HOUSE PASSES ANTI-GMO LABELING LAW

Reuters.com reports that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont.

Jonathan Youtt, of Oakland, performs a puppet show during a rally in support of the state's upcoming Proposition 37 ballot measure in San Francisco, California October 6, 2012. The initiative, commonly known as the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, would require mandatory labeling of genetically-modified raw and processed food products and prohibit products containing such to be called natural. While supporters see the measure as part of the consumer's right to know, the controversial measure has also drawn strong criticisms in recent times for being poorly written, increasing costs for both taxpayers and consumers, as well as presenting additional risks of lawsuits against retailers. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT) - RTR38V4L

To learn more visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/23/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSKCN0PX17920150723

CHICKEN NUGGETS RECALLED OVER CONTAMINATION FEARS???

NBC New York reported that Murry’s Inc., a Pennsylvania-based food company, is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of chicken nuggets nationwide due to possible staph contamination after its product tested positive for Staphylococcal enterotoxin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

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To learn more go to http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Chicken-Nugget-Recall-Murrys-Bell-Evans-Gluten-Free-Health-Staph-Bacteria-315850321.html

SUPPLIER RECALLS 1.7 MILLION POUNDS OF FROZEN CHICKEN???

A Maine poultry company that sells products to several retailers including a popular grocery store chain in the tri-state and New England has recalled more than 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken over concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella.

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To learn more visit http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Barber-Foods-Chicken-Recall-Million-Pound-Frozen-Products-Salmonella–314731311.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand

What Are the Dangers of Plastic Food Storage Containers???

Some plastic food containers are not formulated to withstand the effects of being heated in a microwave oven. The United States Department of  Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service warns that such containers can melt or warp in the heat. Additionally, the USDA says various kinds of harmful chemicals can end up in your food if you put a non-microwave-safe plastic container in a microwave.

 

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This article was found in Livestrong.Com.  To obtain more information, go to http://www.livestrong.com/article/173172-what-are-the-dangers-of-plastic-food-storage-containers/

 

 

Certification Seal Asserts Non-GMO Status of Organic Foods

Just as we at Premier Group International have been promoting non-animal byproducts in plastic, a new group is certifying food to contain no GMO’s! A trend PGI has had interest in for several years and growing!

Read the article: https://www.specialtyfood.com/news/article/new-certification-seal-asserts-non-gmo-status-organic-foods/

New Certification Seal Asserts Non-GMO Status of Organic Foods

Beginning to wonder what the FDA does?

Did you know? Technically the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has neFDAver formally approved any genetically engineered crop as safe for human consumption. Biotech companies that produce GMOs are trusted to self-regulate and test their own products’ safety. Learn more: http://orgcns.org/1ALPoDq U.S. Food and Drug Administration ‪#‎GMOs

Plastic (Not) Fantastic: Can Food Containers Leach a Potentially Harmful Chemical?

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To learn more as to how Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous compound in plastics which was advertised in Scientific American, go to http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/plastic-not-fantastic-with-bisphenol-a/

 

 

 

Safer Baby Bottles? Look for These BPA-Free Bottles.

In an article on Good Housekeeping  regarding baby bottles, learn which types of BPA-Free Bottles are safer.

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Go to http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/parenting-tips/bpa-free-bottles-44042508#slide-1

Whole Foods Expanding to Attract Health-Conscious Kosher Consumers!!!

In a recent article posted on Kosher Today, Whole Foods is expanding to attract more consumers.

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http://www.koshertoday.com/whole-foods-dramatic-expansion-kosher-attracts-health-conscious-kosher-consumers/