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

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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

All Vegetarian Drive-Thru Coming Soon???

The Huffington Post reports that Amy’s Kitchen will be opening an all-vegetarian drive-thru in July.  The first restaurant will open in Rohnert Park, California, a city north of San Francisco.  Vegetarian diets have doubled over the past five years so hopefully this will be the first of many restaurants nationwide.

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To learn more visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/18/amys-drive-thru-vegetarian-amys-kitchen_n_7612660.html

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/

 

 

New Study Seems To Link BPA And Autism!!!

It has long been suspected that BPA is somehow linked to autism in children, but, until now, has not been documented.  Check out this article on organicconsumers.org to learn more.

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https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/bpa-and-autism-study-rowan-rutgers-researchers-shows-link

 

Toxic Chemicals Found in Dollar Store Products???

Themindunleashed.org reported toxic chemicals being found in 81% of Dollar Store products.  Apparently the products tested contained chemicals linked to learning disabilities, cancer, and other serious illnesses.

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http://themindunleashed.org/2015/03/81-percent-of-dollar-store-products-tested-contain-chemicals-linked-to-learning-disabilities-cancer-and-serious-illnesses.html

 

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/

 

 

 

Are Plastics Safe for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups or Are There Healthier Alternatives???

In a recent article on BabyGearLab, you can learn about the potential dangers in plastics, as well as healthier alternatives.

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http://www.babygearlab.com/a/11078/Are-Plastics-Safe-for-Baby-Bottles-and-Sippy-Cups

Halal Awareness of Food Safety Spreads!!!

See the attached McDonalds article and visit our site at http://www.pregrp.com to learn more about our halal certified food storage containers.

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http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2015/03/04/muslims-everywhere-are-pissed-after-mcdonalds-makes-huge-stand-against-islam/