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  • Sheetz making changes to food service over coronavirus concerns

    03/23/2020 7:33:34 PM PDT · by lightman · 30 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | 23 March A.D. 2020 | Edward Sutelan
    Sheetz will be making changes to how customers will be able to shop at its convenience store. On Monday, Sheetz announced that it would be stopping self-serve coffee and other drink machines, as well as stopping the availability of self-serve pastries in its bakery. “Sheetz is doing everything we can to prioritize the health and well-being of our team members, customers and the communities we serve as the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve,” Sheetz President and CEO Travis Sheetz said in a press release. “These changes are in the best interest of our customers and employees as we remain...
  • Coronavirus Just Another Reason to Avoid Salad Bars

    03/10/2020 5:55:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2020 | John Kass
    Even with all the media attention on coronavirus, we're missing the really big story: Those disgusting hot food bars and salad bars at various supermarkets and food courts near you. People put their hands on the lettuce. They cough on the olives. Multiple hands touch the ladles and spoons. And government does nothing. Consider that video that went viral before the coronavirus outbreak. It was of a man at the hot food bar at a grocery store, slurping cream of broccoli soup from the ladle. He put his lips and tongue all over that ladle. Then he put the ladle...
  • CDC: Stop washing your raw chicken

    05/03/2019 6:35:58 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 141 replies
    fox ^ | 2 May 2019 | Alexandria Hein
    Don’t wash your raw chicken! Washing can spread germs from the chicken to other food or utensils in the kitchen. https://go.usa.gov/xmTqz The agency recommended placing raw chicken in a disposable bag before placing it in the shopping cart or refrigerator, washing hands with soapy water after handling it, using a separate cutting board to handle it, and never placing cooked food or fresh produce on the same surface as uncooked chicken.
  • Government scientists fed cat and dog parts to cats in sick experiments: report

    03/19/2019 7:14:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 Mar 2019 | Ruth Brown
    The US Department of Agriculture bought dozens of cats from Chinese meat markets, butchered the felines — and then fed their parts to healthy kittens at a Maryland lab for twisted experiments, according to a disturbing new watchdog report. The experiments, which took place as recently as 2015, were aimed at studying toxoplasmosis, a common parasitic infection that causes food-borne illness.
  • Failing Grade: Dallas Policies Protect the City’s Filthiest Restaurants from Health Inspectors

    06/23/2018 8:10:21 AM PDT · by texas booster · 25 replies
    The Dallas Observer ^ | May 29, 2018 | Brian Reinhart
    On Aug. 18, 2016, the Lakewood location of Mi Cocina, a popular upscale Tex-Mex chain, faced one particularly unhappy visitor: a Dallas health inspector. The food safety report filed that day graded Mi Cocina at 60 points out of 100. The details weren’t pretty. Flies in the kitchen. No hot water for washing dishes. Cooked chicken sitting out at room temperature. In summary, the report concluded, Mi Cocina “fails to meet City of Dallas Food Protection and Education sanitation standards. 10 day follow-up inspection required.” That follow-up inspection never took place. Mi Cocina’s next health inspection came 221 days later,...
  • Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs recalled due to metal found inside packages

    05/21/2017 10:45:07 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 2 replies
    Fox 4 News ^ | 5/21/17 | Staff
    Cincinnati-based John Morrell and Co. is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products under the “Nathan’s” and “Curtis Beef Master” brands that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The beef franks were produced on January 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017. 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017. The products...
  • Everything We Love to Eat Is a Scam

    07/16/2016 11:41:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | Maureen Callahan
    Among the many things New Yorkers pride ourselves on is food: making it, selling it and consuming only the best, from single-slice pizza to four-star sushi. We have fish markets, Shake Shacks and, as of this year, 74 Michelin-starred restaurants. Yet most everything we eat is fraudulent. In his new book, “Real Food Fake Food,” author Larry Olmsted exposes the breadth of counterfeit foods we’re unknowingly eating. After reading it, you’ll want to be fed intravenously for the rest of your life.
  • Chipotle to close all restaurants on Feb. 8 for food safety meeting

    01/15/2016 9:00:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    Chipotle is shutting down all its stores nationwide for a few hours next month to hold staff meetings about food safety. The meeting will occur on February 8.
  • Obama proposes new agency to make Americans’ food safer

    02/02/2015 1:59:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2015 4:34 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation’s food safe. The proposal in the president’s budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illnesses linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts and cantaloupe in recent years. More than a dozen federal agencies oversee food safety, and consumer advocates have long called for bringing all those functions together in a single home. […] The budget proposes consolidating the Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and all of FDA’s food safety oversight into one new agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The new agency...
  • Vegan-Friendly OC Eatery Shut Down After Customers Fall Ill

    09/05/2014 2:49:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 5, 2014 1:33 PM | Ron Kilgore
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Investigators with the Orange County Health Department were working Friday to determine what may have caused several people to get sick after eating at an upscale Newport Beach restaurant. KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports authorities say six diners came down with the intestinal bacteria Shigella after eating at the True Food The self-billed healthy living restaurant was shut down on Aug. 28 for two days over what county inspectors labeled an “imminent health risk” due to at least one confirmed case of Shigella. Following the closure, True Food reopened after the entire restaurant was sanitized and...
  • Food poisoning fells more than 100 at Maryland food safety summit

    04/29/2014 4:25:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/29/14 | Lindsay Dunsmuir- Reuters
    (Reuters) - A U.S. food safety summit in Maryland earlier this month has become a cautionary tale after more than 100 attendees came down with suspected food poisoning. Most of those affected complained of diarrhea, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. Local health officials have heard from about 400 of the 1,300 attendees and are at a loss as to the exact cause of their illness. The April 8-10 meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center included representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and food...
  • Chicken from China? Your Seafood is Already Being Processed There

    03/06/2014 1:12:01 PM PST · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    Thanks to our Change.org petition (307,000-plus signatures and rising), millions of Americans have learned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is about to allow U.S chickens to be sent to China for processing and then shipped back to the U.S. for human consumption. This arrangement is particularly alarming given China’s appalling food safety record and the fact that there will be no on-site USDA inspectors in those plants. In addition, American consumers will never know that chicken processed in China is in foods like chicken soup or chicken nuggets because there’s no requirement to label it as such. One...
  • Are We Crazy? USDA To Label Chinese-Processed Chicken As ‘Made In America’

    10/22/2013 8:05:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 45 replies
    Economy In Crisis ^ | 9/17/2013 | Margaret Elkis
    The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that four Chinese poultry processors have permission to begin shipping meat to the U.S. The nightmare for U.S. consumers? The Chinese-processed chicken will be labeled as ‘made in America!’ Even though the Chinese poultry processors are only allowed to ship cooked meat from U.S.-raised chickens, many in the United States are alarmed that our leaders would allow such a deal to go down in the first place. After all, China is notorious for its food safety problems. Concerns among the public are warranted when you consider that the CDC estimates 325,000 Americans...
  • Take the Liberal Brain Scan: Am I Sarcastic Now? How ‘Bout Now?

    10/06/2013 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2013 | John Ransom
    BDAtlanta wrote: Then maybe try to repeal it through a majority vote which is obtained through elections. Sorry you are such babies about this. Obamacare is the law, upheld by the Supreme court. last year's election solidified its standing with the majority (51%) of Americans backing the guy who was President when Obamacare was passed. Grow up. - Obamacare is Killing Us Dear Comrade BD, Yes, we are in the process of attempting to repeal it through a majority vote. That’s what elections are about. That’s what next year’s elections will be about for sure. Thanks for pointing that progressives...
  • Golden Corral Dumpster Video Shows Food Stored Outside by Garbage in Hot Florida Sun

    07/09/2013 12:05:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    Employee Brandon Huber's viral video shows piles of raw meat sitting in the summer sun. And he says it is about to be served to buffet customers once the state inspection is over.The food is fit for flies. But instead, the rancid meat was being served to customers, a Golden Corral restaurant employee says in a shocking video. ‘I cook this food every day, and now I see what is involved into it,’ 21-year-old Brandon Huber says. ‘I cook this food every day, and now I see what is involved into it,’ 21-year-old Brandon Huber says. Brandon Huber's viral video...
  • Is Your Food Being 'Poisoned'?

    06/11/2013 3:59:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The Oxford English Dictionary defines "poison" as "a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed." The legal definition of the term is "any product or substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount." The medical condition of poisoning is even broader: It can be caused by substances that are not even legally required to carry the label "poison." Therefore, can food become poisonous? Of course it can if it is infected, tampered with or altered...
  • Horse meat found in Ikea's Swedish meatballs

    02/25/2013 5:47:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Swedish furniture giant Ikea was drawn into Europe's widening food labeling scandal Monday as authorities said they had detected horse meat in frozen meatballs labeled as beef and pork and sold in 13 countries across the continent.
  • Trader Joe's recalls peanut butter

    09/23/2012 3:43:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    The grocery store chain Trader Joe's is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states.
  • Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study

    09/19/2012 5:31:52 PM PDT · by opentalk · 123 replies
    The Grocer UK ^ | Septembe 19, 2012 | Elinor Zuke
    The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, new research published today reveals. In the first ever study to examine the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, or the NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize also developed by Monsanto, scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumours and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females, compared with 23 and 14 months respectively for a control group.“This research shows an extraordinary number of...
  • Five Different Shelf Life Studies:Two on Canned Food and Three on Dry Food

    07/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Grandpappy.onfo ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    fter granting permission, my Entire Food Shelf Life Summary Article was published in the Journal of Civil Defense, Volume 43, Issue Number 2, Year 2010. The Journal of Civil Defense has an extremely wide distribution and readership including all the Congressmen in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Publisher's Mailing Address: The American Civil Defense Association, 11576 S. State Street, Suite 502, Draper, UT 84020 Publisher's Web Address: www.tacda.org.