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Allergic Reactions

Peanuts, along with tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, and egg, are the most common food allergies According to Food Allergy Research and Education, an estimated 15 million Americans have food allergies, and children are more likely to experience these allergies. In fact, approximately 1 in every 13 children in the United States lives with … Continued

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Holiday Gatherings Can Be Hazardous to Pets

Photo taken from: kaboompics.com Holidays can be dangerous for pets. Yes, you read that right. Hear me out. Holiday gatherings usually mean a lot of food to be prepared by the home chef. So, when home chefs with pets host their family and friends for large holiday gatherings, it is important that the chef and … Continued

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Mechanically Tenderized Beef Gets Label In 2016

Photo taken from http://barfblog.com/tags/costco/ Starting next year, partially cooked beef products must say on their label if they’ve been mechanically tenderized. Under a new rule, raw or partially cooked beef products must bear labels that say if they’ve been tenderized by mechanically by blade or needle. The labels must also give cooking instructions — including … Continued

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To Wash, or Not to Wash?

To wash, or not to wash? That is the question. You might think that washing chicken before cooking it is a good idea. But what you could be actually doing is spreading Campylobacter all over the kitchen. Here’s an infographic found on www.safefood.eu that shows why you should not wash raw chicken. http://www.safefood.eu/Food-Safety/Don-t-Wash-Raw-Chicken/Facts.aspx According to … Continued

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Ocean to China?

Why did the chicken cross the road…err… ocean to China? Let’s ask the United States Department of Agriculture, shall we? Some of you may already know that the USDA has agreed to allow American raw homegrown chickens to travel halfway around the world to China for processing before returning to the U.S. for retail consumption. … Continued

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