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Blog Archives 2014

Recently, the New York Times published an article claiming that job vacancies in the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are leading to more food recalls. That’s not true.  The fact is, vacancies within the agency do not mean there are less inspectors on the job in our nation’s meat plants...

Tagged Alerts

Valentine’s Day is probably the most popular date night of the year. Romance and special dinners fill the bill either at home or at a restaurant. A different kind of dating is useful when it comes to food safety—food product dating.

While people can enjoy dinner with their “dates,” there...

Tagged Kitchen

Government officials are investigating a cluster of illnesses associated with Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor sold in 5- and 25-pound bags. Out of an abundance of caution, the FDA is warning food service companies and consumers not to use any Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice products sold in 5-...

Tagged Rice

An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, an auto-immune digestive disorder, that can have serious health consequences.  For them, FDA’s recently issued standard for the claim “gluten-free” on food labels is critical.  This new regulation provides consumers with the assurance...

In order to win the game, the first downs have to keep coming without the penalties. Super Bowl Sunday will be a long day of first downs and a long day of eating! It’s the second highest day of food consumption in the U.S., and that means hosts and guests need to have their defense ready to keep...

Tagged Super Bowl | Football

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