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New Sugar Substitute, Advantame Approved by the FDA

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the sixth sugar substitute. The FDA says Advantame has successfully passed the process of food additive petition and can now be used in baked goods, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, candies, frostings, frozen desserts, gelatins and puddings, jams and jellies, processed fruits and fruit juices, toppings and syrups. “We...

Beef Recall 2014: 1.8M Pounds Recalled in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio Due to E. coli

On Monday, 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products were recalled due to fear that they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef products were produced between March 31, 2014 and April 18, 2014 by Wolverine Packing Company based in Detroit, Michigan. The products subject to recall have the establishment number “EST. 2574B” and will have a production date code in the format “Packing...

Jimmy Kimmel Asks: What is Gluten? Gluten Free People Don’t Know

On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel set out to find if gluten-free people really know what gluten actually is. Kimmel sent a camera crew to a popular exercise park in Los Angeles to find people who maintain a gluten-free diet and ask them. Kimmel found four people, none of whom were able to give an accurate definition of the compound. “It’s pretty sad, because I don’t know,” one man said. Others...

Organic Mangos Recalled Due to Listeria Health Risk

Organic mangos are being recalled due to possible risk of Listeria monocytogenes. Pacific Organic Produce in San Francisco, California haS voluntarily recalled a specific number of cases of organic Tommy Atkins mangos (PLU numbers 94051 & 94959) that were sold under the Purity Organic brand between the dates of April 14, 2014 and May 2, 2014 due to the possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. The...

Midori Green Sriracha Makes Huy Fong Foods Run For Their Money

The famous red rooster Sriracha from Huy Fong Foods may have a run for their money. There’s a new Sriracha and it’s green. Midori Sriracha, the first green Sriracha sauce in the country is based in New York by 6-month old specialty foods company Musashi Foods. They also sell a Japanese Spicy Mayo. Midori Green Sriracha calls its sauce a “unique Japanese interpretation of the classic...

Food Poisoning Report Shows Salmonella Cases Down, but Other Foodborne Infections on the Rise

In a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it shows the rate of food poisoning caused by salmonella dropping, but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The rate of Salmonella infections dropped by about 9 percent compared with the previous three years, though it was unchanged from 2006-2008, baseline years used for comparison. Campylobacter infections,...

Domino’s Introduces Specialty Chicken as New $5.99 Menu Item

Domino’s has introduced a new item on their menu called, “Specialty Chicken.” It includes 12 pieces of boneless chicken and layers of Domino’s sauces, cheeses and pizza toppings to create four varieties of the side item: Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeño-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo and Sweet BBQ Bacon. The Specialty Chicken will be available in Domino’s $5.99 mix-and-match...

Walmart Partners with Wild Oats in Effort to Make Organic Food Cheaper

Walmart plans to start selling organic foods for a cheaper price after it’s partnership with Wild Oats. Walmart announced Thursday that it would be partnering with Wild Oats, a prominent health food label, in efforts to expand the organic food options and drive down the price of organic foods across the country. “We know our customers are interested in purchasing organic products and, traditionally,...

Doritos Locos Tacos Invented in 1995 by Taco Bell Interns, They Claim

A group of former interns at Taco Bell’s ad agency claim they came up with the Doritos Taco idea. Andrea Watt, Mark Rader and Roy Brown were part of a summer internship at Taco Bell in 1995. They pitched the idea of a Doritos-shell taco to Taco Bell executives as part of an intern competition. “The whole goal was to come up with a product … and ours was the Doritos taco,” former...

Tyson Chicken Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club Recalled Due to Pieces of Plastic Found

Tyson Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Clubs nationwide because the nuggets may contain pieces of plastic, the company says. “The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products,” the USDA’s news release on the matter reads. “FSIS [Food Safety and Inspection Service] has received no...