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May 2, 2017 April's FDA Recall Roundup: Enough to Put You Off Food For A Few Days

Source: Forbes

The FDA's list of food recalls for April sound less like contaminated food items and more like a menu from Hotel Transylvania: pentobarbital-laced dog chow, ground-up golf balls in the frozen hash browns and bat body parts in the...

April 24, 2017 Golf Balls In Hash Browns Prompt Food Recall

Source: Huffington Post

McCain Foods USA is enacting a voluntary recall of two varieties of its hash browns because the potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls.

April 21, 2017 Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

Source: CNN

Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests.

April 18, 2017 More flour brands added to Robin Hood national flour recall

Source: CBC

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added more brands of flour and flour products to the national recall it issued April 4 over fears of E. coli contamination.

April 13, 2017 Hospitalizations drop where laws restrict trans fats

Source: Reuters

People were less likely to go to the hospital with heart attacks or strokes after several counties in New York State restricted the use of trans fats, according to a new study.

April 13, 2017 Women's Institute urges supermarkets to do more to cut food waste

Source: The Guardian

First WI report on food waste finds confusion persists over ‘best before’ and ‘sell by’ dates, with supermarkets potentially contributing to the problem

April 12, 2017 Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low

Source: European Food Safety Authority

Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, new figures show. The latest monitoring report published by EFSA reveals that more than...

April 11, 2017 Progress in Sustainable Agriculture Must be Supported

Source: UC Food Observer

While federal support for sustainable agriculture is significantly at risk, public enthusiasm is at an all-time high. Now is the time for farmers, researchers and experts in the field to build a rallying cry for maintaining and...

April 10, 2017 Consumers claim dead bat found in recalled Fresh Express salad mix

Source: Food Safety News

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Saturday said it had received a dead bat from a consumer who claimed it was found in a packaged salad mix, sparking an investigation that has prompted the Atlanta-based...

April 6, 2017 EU clears ChemChina's $43 billion takeover of Syngenta with conditions

Source: Reuters

ChemChina [CNNCC.UL] won conditional EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its $43 billion bid for Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta (SYNN.S), a deal that could help China boost its domestic agricultural output.

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