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.
To learn more visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/23/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSKCN0PX17920150723
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.
To learn more go to http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Chicken-Nugget-Recall-Murrys-Bell-Evans-Gluten-Free-Health-Staph-Bacteria-315850321.html
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.
To learn more visit http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Barber-Foods-Chicken-Recall-Million-Pound-Frozen-Products-Salmonella–314731311.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand
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.
To learn more visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/18/amys-drive-thru-vegetarian-amys-kitchen_n_7612660.html
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.
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/
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.
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.
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/
In an article on Good Housekeeping regarding baby bottles, learn which types of BPA-Free Bottles are safer.
Go to http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/parenting-tips/bpa-free-bottles-44042508#slide-1