BPA bans around the nation

BPA is not federally regulated and safety concerns continue to be researched. Parents, however, don’t want to wait around while science figures out whether BPA in plastic bottles, cups, containers, and other products is harming their kids, which makes banning…

Huntington Meat Packing recalls more meat

Huntington Meat Packing has recalled more meat — 4.9 million pounds of it. This follows a recall of 800,000 pounds of meat last month. The meat was recalled because the company failed to follow the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control…

One burger, hold the e.coli

In a recent beef recall, mechanical tenderizing drove the e.coli deep into the meat, where cooking might not kill it. That kind of kills the whole idea of the consumer being responsible for cooking out pathogens. Personally, I expect my…

Triple washed? Um… maybe quadruple will do it.

The Consumers Union tested 208 bagged lettuce samples from 16 brands and found 39% of them exceeded acceptable levels of coliform bacteria — that’s fecal matter to you and me. CU senior scientist Dr Michael Hansen pointed out: “Although these ‘indicator’…

Contaminated Eggo waffles

Remember that Eggo waffle recall last year? (I didn’t either — why didn’t that get more press?) Well, I guess I won’t be letting my kids eat Eggo waffles anytime soon. Okay, so we don’t eat Eggo waffles, but even…

USDA’s final rule on organic beef and milk

The USDA released it’s final rule on pasture feeding and access for organically raised cows. The highlights: Animals must graze pasture during the grazing season, which must be at least 120 days per year; Animals must obtain a minimum of…