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FDA Holding Webinar About Food Labels & Nutrition Facts

Published on August 4, 2010 By T-Rex

FDA- Understanding food labels can help you make wise choices – if you know what to look for. What’s % DV and why is it important? What’s the relationship between serving size and total calories? The FDA will host a webinar “Using a Food Label to Make Smart Food Choices”, Tuesday, August 10th at 1:30 [...]

Vegetables Sold to Chipotle Mexican Restaurants Recalled

Published on July 27, 2010 By T-Rex

This latest food recall issued by the FDA definitely hits home, and is a bit disturbing for several reasons. First, it’s another product in our food supply that can ultimately kill us. Second, I eat at Chipotle at least twice a week. Chipotle prides its company on serving “food with integrity”, using organic and local produce “when practical”, [...]

Federal Agents Seize $230,000 Worth of Bee-Shield Hand Sanitizer

Published on July 9, 2010 By T-Rex

 Who knew Federal Agents were used to “seize” products like hand sanitizer? Although, this is not our first “bee” related seizure! Do you remember a few weeks ago, this odd headline: FDA Seizes More Than $32,000 Worth of Potentially Deadly Honey. So now we have another headline that looks like it belongs on The Tonight Show [...]

Government Officials Say They are Committed to Ensuring Safety of Gulf Coast Seafood

Published on June 30, 2010 By T-Rex

With the oil still gushing into the ocean, it appears the government is trying to reassure consumers that their seafood is, and will be safe. I’m personally not sure how they will do this, but I’m glad they are attempting it. It also appears to be a good step in trying to salvage as much of the [...]

Got Sushi? Got Fish? You Need Got Mercury

Published on June 29, 2010 By T-Rex

If you eat any type of fish you very likely “got mercury.” That’s because nearly all fish contain at least some mercury, and some are at very high and dangerous levels. So there are some things about mercury and mercury poisoning you need to know. Fish are a great source of high quality protein, low in saturated fat, contain omega-3 [...]

Shellfish Company is Recalling Lobster Meat Because of Potentially Fatal Health Risks

Published on June 15, 2010 By T-Rex

Here we go again. It’s time to check your refrigerators and freezers. This latest warning from the FDA comes just a week after a shrimp recall, and not even a week after the FDA seized potentially deadly honey from a distributor in one of the most unusual stories we’ve ever seen. The following was issued by [...]

FDA Seizes More Than $32,000 Worth of Potentially Deadly Honey

Published on June 11, 2010 By T-Rex

This headline seems like it belongs on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but unfortunately it’s no joke. Who knew the FDA had a sweet tooth and would actually “seize” honey! It seems more and more that we are seeing food recalls, and now distributors are being raided for using ingredients that “could lead to [...]