Monthly Archives: March 2010

Cat’s grocery bag exposed

AFTER ALL THAT RANTING ABOUT “KID FOOD” EARLIER THIS WEEK, what did I come home with? Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, I also came home with graham crackers, although not little animal shaped ones just full sized regular…

Booklist: Fast Food Nation

By Eric Schlosser In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser delves deep into the world of fast food, discussing every aspect of the business — the way food is made, the way employees are treated, and the way the business is…

With a name like Smuckers…

… you have to read the ingredients. Both jams and jellies are made from fruit. The main difference is  jelly has the pulp filtered out while jam contains some fruit and seeds. The FDA  specifies that jams and preserves are…

HVP Recall: What you need to know

The FDA recently issued a recall for HVP manufactured in paste and powder form and distributed by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. This large recall is especially concerning because the contaminated product was shipped to food manufacturers for use in a…

Egg labels: what egg-zactly do they mean?

ON A RECENT TRIP TO THE GROCERY STORE, my brain became scrambled, if you will, at the task of buying eggs. Each dozen was littered with phrases touting reasons to buy it. (My personal favorite: “hand fed and watered with…

Walmart vs. Wholefoods: the battle for the locavore

Walmart has entered the contest to grab consumers looking for organics and local produce. But how does it compare to Whole Foods, the arguable leader of the segment? Cory Krummer writes an interesting piece in the Atlantic about Walmart’s entry…

Imitation is in the eye of the beholder

According to the FDA web site, a food must be labeled as imitation if it “resembles a traditional food and is a substitute for the traditional food [and] if the new food contains less protein or a lesser amount of…