Food and Nutrition

Cantaloupe recall announced for possible Salmonella

DFI Marketing Inc. Voluntarily Recall announced for 28000 cases of cantaloupes - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of cantaloupes that were distributed by DFI Marketing Inc. out of Fresno, California. A single sample of cantaloupe tested positive for Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported. Out of a concern for safety, the company is recalling certain cantaloupes that were shipped to Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Mexico.

Women weigh less when they read Food Nutrition Labels

credit: National Cancer Institute Bill Branson (Photographer) PD

(Best Syndication News) - A study found that women who read the food nutrition labels weighed almost nine pounds less than those who did not. The researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela used data from the US women consumers to determine their findings. Additionally, the University of Tennessee, Arkansas (USA) and the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural Finance Research also participated in the study.

What the researchers found is that the women who read the labels had a body mass index (BMI) rating that was 1.49 point less than those who would never look at the package nutrition information while shopping.

Red Vines Licorice expands recall for exceeding California Lead Levels

One of the Red Vines Black Licorice Products involved in Recall - CDPH

(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the recall of more Red Vines licorice products because they tested higher than the state standards for lead. This recall comes on the heels of another recall announced by the American Licorice Company. The new products include Red Vines® Black Licorice, Snaps®, and Mixed Bags containing Black Licorice Candy.

The first recall was announced on August 22, but now more products have been determined to exceed the state's standards for lead levels.

The CDPH is asking consumers who have the recalled product to not eat it and instead they should throw out the product.

The products were packaged in various sizes and came in different forms. The black licorice portion is what tested positive for excessive lead levels. Not included in the recall are the Red Vines® Sugar Free Black Licorice and their Red Flavor Licorice products.

Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls certain Bagged Salads for possible Listeria Contamination

Dole Italian Blend product bag - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of certain Dole bagged salads because they could possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Around 1,039 cases of bagged salads are involved in the recall.

The recall was announced after the North Carolina Department of Agriculture identified Listeria monocytognes during a random sample test. No people have become ill from eating the salad products. However, out of safety, consumers who have the recalled ready-to-eat bagged salad should not eat it.

The Dole Italian Blend coded with 0049N2202008, that has a “Use-By” date of August 20 and UPC number of 7143000819 are involved in the recall.

Red Vines Black Licorice Twists Candy exceeded Lead Levels in California

Red Vines Black Licorice Twists candy - CDPH

(Best Syndication News) - A batch of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists candy exceeded the lead levels safety standards set by California. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat the black licorice with the ‘Best Before’ 020413 printed on the package.

The CDPH found that the candy with the ‘Best Before’ 020413 date had 0.33 parts per million of lead. Each serving could provide up to 13.2 micrograms of lead. According to the health department, children under 6 years of age should not eat any more than 6.0 micrograms of lead from all food consumed that day.

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