News tagged with food products

Evidence piles up for banning trans fats

(Medical Xpress)—Banning the use of trans fats in the preparation of foodstuffs is one of the most effective ways to prevent some of the world's biggest killer diseases, but many governments are not taking ...

Apr 04, 2013
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FDA says longer use of nicotine gum is OK

The Food and Drug Administration says smokers that are trying to quit can safely use nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended.

Apr 01, 2013
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Hypospadias not related to organic diet during pregnancy

(HealthDay)—Although no obvious relationship between organic diet during pregnancy and hypospadias has been found, frequent consumption of non-organic high-fat dairy products during pregnancy might be associated ...

Mar 21, 2013
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Soy versus dairy: Which milk is better for you?

There are good reasons why people may want to swap soy with dairy milk. The carbon, water and phosphate footprint of soy milk is a fraction of the latter. But the main reason for the increasing popularity ...

Mar 19, 2013
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Shanghai finds another 800 dead pigs in river

Shanghai fished another 809 dead pigs out of its main waterway on Friday, bringing the total carcasses found this week to 8,300 in a scandal that has spotlighted China's troubles with food safety.

Mar 15, 2013
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Researchers find industrial chemicals in food samples

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered phthalates, industrial chemicals, in common foods purchased in the United States. Phthalates can be found in a variety of ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Ikea meatball producer finds horsemeat

The producer of Ikea meatballs withdrawn from shelves in 25 countries has found horsemeat in its products, Sweden's national food agency SLA said Wednesday.

Feb 27, 2013
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Ikea says no horsemeat in US meatballs

Ikea said Monday there was no horsemeat in its popular meatballs sold in the United States, after the Swedish furniture giant withdrew possibly horsemeat-tainted meatballs from stores in Europe. ...

Feb 25, 2013
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UK: Horse drug may have entered human food chain

(AP)—Six horse carcasses that tested positive for an equine painkiller may have entered the human food chain in France, Britain's food regulator announced Thursday—and the agency's chief said horsemeat tainted with the ...

Feb 14, 2013
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White House warns of food safety cuts

(AP)—Impending across-the-board budget cuts could mean fewer government food safety inspections and higher prices for meat at the grocery store.

Feb 11, 2013
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