Category Archives: Food / Groceries

FDA Gluten Free Labeling to Remove Confusion for Consumers

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set a date for the new gluten-free labeling rules to come into play. Beginning August 5th 2014, foods with more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten can no longer be … Continue reading

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Fruit Shipped to Costco, Sam’s, Trader Joe’s and BJ’s Recalled on Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that California-based Wawona Packing Company is voluntarily recalling a number of their branded peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots. The recall is being done due to the possible contamination of the fruit with … Continue reading

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol: a Cocktail Combination with Serious Consequences

A substance use research group at the Australian National University of Canberra has published research this week which shows the practice of mixing alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks can have serious side effects. This, after a study earlier this month … Continue reading

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Sobering Research Encourages Less Alcohol for a Healthier Heart

Contradictory new research has surfaced on the effects of light to moderate drinking on cardiovascular health. It turns out that your end of the workday treat could be causing more harm than good. Traditionally, light to moderate drinkers (those who … Continue reading

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July 11: Krispy Kreme Anniversary, 7-11 Day and Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day Deals

It’s not often you have great deals going on at different retail outlets to celebrate different events, but for those who like to get a good deal, July 11, 2014, is one of the better days to find one. There … Continue reading

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Those Fortified Cereals and Snack Bars Are Good for You, Right? Maybe Not

Those fortified cereals with added vitamins and minerals you have been purchasing for your kids may seem like the healthier choice compared to those which don’t have the added nutrients, but they may actually be more harmful than the average … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Receives $800,000 Fine for Overcharging California Customers

One of the golden rules of grocery shopping is to always check your receipt. Grocery stores make mistakes far more often than most people believe, and it’s important to keep your eyes open for these mistakes so you don’t end … Continue reading

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Your Morning Cup of Starbucks Coffee Is Going Up

Your morning cup of Joe is going to cost a little bit more beginning Tuesday when you visit your local Starbucks coffee shop. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) announced they’ll be raising the price of their coffee in-store, and their branded coffee … Continue reading

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Kraft Makes Velveeta Cheese without Enough Preservatives: Recalls 260 Cases

For anyone seeing a bit of humor in the fact Kraft needed to recall 260 cases of its highly processed Velveeta cheese spread for not having enough preservatives in it can be forgiven. That being said, it’s not a laughing … Continue reading

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You’re Cutting Your Cake Wrong: The Scientifically Correct Way to Do It

You probably think you know how to cut a cake, but if you want to do it the scientifically correct way, the chances are high you’ve been doing it wrong all these years. If you cut a wedge when you’re … Continue reading

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Look for Higher Pork Prices with Deadly Pig Virus Surge Come Autumn

There isn’t much good news for meat eaters this year. Beef prices are at all time highs, and they are expected to stay that way for the foreseeable future. The solution to this would usually be to move to another … Continue reading

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Healthy Buzzwords Get People to Think Spam Is Healthier than Salmon

There’s a specific reason why all the products you see in the grocery store are plastered with healthy buzzwords in bold lettering like “organic,” “heart healthy,” “antioxidant,” “all natural,” “gluten-free” and “whole grain” on their packaging. The simple reason is … Continue reading

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How to Win McDonald’s World Cup Ole Ole Instant Peel Game 2014

The World Cup has begun and there’s an opportunity to win a number of food and soccer prizes as part of McDonald’s Ole Ole instant win peel game. Here are some of the ways you can improve the chances of … Continue reading

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Your Mom Taught You Wrong: Washing Raw Chicken Can Lead to Food Poisoning

Your mother probably did it and so do you, but you shouldn’t. There are still a lot of people who wash raw poultry before cooking it, but they’re doing it wrong according to experts at the UK’s Food Standards Agency. … Continue reading

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Will Fasting Become a New Weapon in the Fight Against Diabetes?

A group of researchers in Utah, studying people who fast from time to time for religious reasons, found in past studies that those who fast tend to have low rates of both heart disease and diabetes. These researchers wanted to … Continue reading

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Why the Latest Mad Cow Beef Recall Should Make You Happy

There’s a lot of news about the recall of more than 4000 pounds of beef from Fruitland America, a meat slaughterhouse in Missouri. Americans love their beef, and the news of a recall due to the possibility of bovine spongiform … Continue reading

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Chia Powder Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Poisoning

There is another food recall, this one for chia powder rather than beef. If you consume chia powder, you might want to check your shelves to make sure you don’t have any brands recalled due to possible salmonella poisoning. The … Continue reading

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Regularly Eating Processed Red Meat May Be Killing You

If you love processed meat, a new study doesn’t deliver very good news for you. A Swedish study published online in Circulation: Heart Failure followed 37,000 men ages 47 to 79 over a 12 year period who ate processed meat … Continue reading

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4000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Over Mad Cow Concerns

A Jackson, Missouri company has recalled over 4000 pounds of beef which was delivered to thirty-four Whole Foods Market grocery stores in the US Northeast (Northern Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island), and single restaurants in both New York and … Continue reading

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Women Should Substitute Poultry for Red Meat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women who thought it might be okay to begin eating red meat again might want to take a moment to reconsider. It seems women who want to reduce their risk of breast cancer should substitute a meal consisting of red … Continue reading

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