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October 23, 2014 North Carolina Food Distributor Shuts Down Following Huge Recall

Source: Food Safety News

SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, NC, which recently recalled virtually all of its pre-packaged sandwiches, hamburgers, chili dogs, salads and other food products because of potential Listeria contamination, has reportedly closed its...

October 22, 2014 The best thing since sliced bread' A ban on sliced pan

The Irish Times - The high-profile American food writers Mark Bittman and îMichael Pollanî have both asserted that the first step towards better health is to get people to stop drinking what Americans call soda. It...

October 21, 2014 Perils of drinking sugary soda: weight gain, cavities, shortened lifespan and

Source: Dallas Morning News

This report comes via the Washington Post, which in turn saw it in the American Journal of Public Health. But enough giving credit where it’s due. The important news is this: More soda = shorter telomeres = shortened life span.

October 21, 2014 WTO Finds U.S. Meat Labeling Violates Rules - OTTAWA--The îWorld Trade Organizationî found against the U.S. Monday in an ongoing dispute over meat-labeling rules that Canada and Mexico say discriminates against livestock exports from their...

October 20, 2014 FDA seeks to mesh public and private food safety accountability

Source: The Packer

ANAHEIM, Calif.- The last word on food safety regulations for the produce industry won’t be written next year, even though the Food and Drug and Administration has committed to publish final versions of the produce safety and...

October 20, 2014 Why Canada may be heading into a food security crisis

The Star - And itâs a problem when its production and transportation result in huge carbon emissions. Journalist and author îMichael Pollanî (The Omnivoreâs Dilemma) claims it takes 26 ounces of oil to...

October 16, 2014 North Carolina Firm Recalls Nearly 150 Food Products for Potential Listeria Contamination

Source: Food Safeth News

SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, NC, is recalling numerous food products sold under several brands because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall includes the food services firm’s SunBurst, Fresh...

October 6, 2014 San Francisco and Berkeley consider a 'sin tax' on sugary drinks

The Christian Science Monitor - Because no city or state has been able to get and keep a soft-drink tax, no one knows for certain whether it would actually lead to a drop in obesity or conditions such as diabetes, said initiative...

October 6, 2014 Soda makers pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Lincoln Journal Star - That came after the threat of legal action by the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî, said Jeff Cronin, a spokesman for the nutrition advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Michael...

October 2, 2014 Soda makers pledge to cut consumption of calories

Longview News-Journal - The announcement was made at the îClinton Global Initiativeî in New York City and comes as the countryâs three biggest soda makers face pressure over the role of sugary drinks in fueling...

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