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Frozen blackberries recalled due to possible Norovirus

Frozen blackberries recalled due to possible Norovirus

A voluntary recall of some frozen blackberries sold in Walmart stores has been issued due to the potential of being contaminated with Norovirus according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Alma Pak of Alma, Georgia is recalling specific lots of product containing frozen blackberries after FDA testing of frozen blackberries was reported to […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. FIRST GENE-EDITED BABIES CLAIMED IN CHINA A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — DNA he says he altered with a powerful new tool, AP learns. 2. MEXICO TO TAKE STRONG ACTION AGAINST MIGRANTS Mexican officials pledge to shore up security near its border with the U.S. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 13

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 13

2ND WEBSITE POSTS AUCTION FOR GUN THAT KILLED TRAYVON MARTIN An online gun auction website yanked George Zimmerman’s ad to sell the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, saying it wanted no part in the deal, but a second site offered to post it. A listing for the weapon was removed […]

Imported beef, pork will require no labeling

Imported beef, pork will require no labeling

It pays for consumers to read food labels but that is now a murkier quest because the concern about chicken now extends to beef and pork originating from other countries. Assertive consumers’ efforts to determine where their food comes from was further complicated recently when the president signed the Omnibus Bill in December 2015 which […]

Food globalization and your health

Food globalization and your health

Problems with tainted food don’t only affect children and adults; pets can be severely impacted also. Pets in the U.S. started getting sick or dying around 2008. According to the FDA website, as of Sept. 30, 2014, it has received approximately 5,000 complaints of illness associated with consumption of chicken, duck, or sweet potato jerky […]