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  • Danielle Abreu Nov 25, 2019

    Stop! Washing Your Thanksgiving Turkey Could Spread Germs

    Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food. But it’s been a challenge trying to convince cooks to...

  • United States Oct 16, 2019

    Trump Rule May Mean 1 Million Kids Lose Automatic Free Lunch

    Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released an analysis that says as many as 982,000 children could be affected by the change. About half would have to pay a reduced price...

  • Harvard Oct 13, 2019

    Who Says You Can't Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew

    So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Heart...

  • food Oct 1, 2019

    How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

    Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks are small and uncertain and that cutting back likely wouldn’t be worth it for...

  • Danielle Abreu Aug 20, 2019

    Should You Wash That Chicken? The USDA Says ‘No'

    Should you rinse raw poultry? Advice over the years has been conflicting. Even cooking legends Julia Child and Jacques Pepin disagreed, but a new study from the Department of Agriculture has a definitive answer: Don’t do it! “The sink could be a source of cross contamination,” warns the USDA’s Dr. Mindy Brashears.

  • food Jun 6, 2019

    ‘Sell By' Or What? US Pushes for Clarity on Expiration Dates

    If milk is a few days past its “Sell By” date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like “Best By” and “Enjoy By” that cause confusion. By clarifying the meaning of such dates, they are trying to prevent people from prematurely tossing products and to reduce the mountains of...

  • Donald Trump Apr 19, 2019

    How Many Cherries in Frozen Pie? FDA May Soon Drop Rules

    President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies. Emails show the Food and Drug Administration planned to start the process for revoking the standard for frozen cherry pies this week, followed by a similar revocation of the standard...

  • United States Apr 2, 2019

    US Experts Reviewing Low-Carb, Other Diets for Guidelines

    With keto-friendly recipes sweeping social media, some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of approval in the upcoming U.S. dietary guidelines that advise Americans on what to eat. It may seem minor, but backers say low-carb’s inclusion could influence nutrition advice that doctors give and help shape government food programs like school lunches. Currently, the guidelines cite...

  • California Mar 29, 2019

    Emails Show FDA Worry With Growers After Romaine Outbreaks

    After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry’s water testing “failed in an epic and tragic way.” How the industry tests water to grow leafy greens is “unacceptable” and needs to change, James Gorny, a senior adviser for produce safety at the Food...

  • NBC NEWS Jan 15, 2019

    FDA Resuming Inspections of Riskiest Foods Halted by Shutdown

    The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as a result of the partial government shutdown. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday that the agency is bringing back about 150 unpaid employees for the...

  • United States Dec 20, 2018

    What Makes a Chicken Chipper? No One Is Quite Sure, But Researchers Are Checking

    How do you measure a chicken’s happiness? Is it in the way it runs for food? How much time it spends preening? To size up what might make chickens happy in their brief lives, researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, are putting 16 breeds through physical fitness and behavioral tests. They’re watching how well birds scramble over...

  • United States Nov 27, 2018

    It's OK to Eat Some Romaine, Look for Labels: US Officials

    It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn’t eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday the romaine linked to the outbreak appears to be from the California’s Central Coast...

  • United States Nov 21, 2018

    What Is E. Coli?

    From time to time you hear about an outbreak of E. coli. Learn what E. coli is and the symptoms of the illness that can be caused by the bacteria.

  • California Nov 20, 2018

    Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce: Health Officials

    Health officials in the U.S. and Canada are urging people to stay away from all romaine lettuce and products after 32 people in 11 states were sickened by an E. coli outbreak.

  • CEO Aug 2, 2018

    Papa John's Founder: I Should Be Back as Chain's Public Face

    The founder of Papa John’s says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. John Schnatter said in an interview with The Associated Press that he believes he can return to TV and...

  • United States Jul 17, 2017

    Subway Looking to Update Stores' Not-So-Fresh Look

    Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a sales decline. The sandwich chain says the redesign — which includes a brighter atmosphere, displays of vegetables behind the counter and ordering tablets — is the first major revamp since the early 2000s. The changes will take place as stores around the country are...

  • Oscar Jun 30, 2017

    Hold the Nitrites, Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without?

    Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without “added nitrites.” Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite, which is used to preserve the pinkish colors of processed meats and prevents botulism.

  • CEO Mar 1, 2017

    McDonald's Lays Out Plan It Hopes Can Reverse Drop in Visits

    McDonald’s acknowledged that it lost 500 million customer transactions in the U.S. since 2012, and said it plans to use tempting value deals to help win people back.

  • CEO Sep 21, 2016

    Chipotle Seeks to Win Back Customers After E. Coli Outbreak

    Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won’t make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and digital ads outlining the safety steps it has taken since last year’s E. coli outbreak.

  • PRESIDENT Sep 8, 2016

    Starbucks Moves Into ‘Content Creation' With Digital Series

    Starbucks is venturing into the world of “content creation” with stories it says will help balance the “cynicism” fueling media coverage of the presidential election. The coffee chain, which is known for chiming in on social issues, says it’s positioned to give its Upstanders series about inspiring Americans a big stage through its popular mobile app.

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