Food Safety

The Scary Reason Why Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Chicken Nuggets Have Been Recalled — Food News

Chicken-nugget aficionados and chicken-finger enthusiasts be warned — nearly one million pounds of chicken from an Oklahoma-based manufacturer may be contaminated with "extraneous materials." What kind, you ask? The kind nobody wants in their body: metal.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Ok Food Inc. has issued a recall of their chicken products. After five customers reported finding metal objects in their food, an investigation took place to reveal the metal pieces came from the belting of a metal conveyer.


Edamame Recall Hits 33 States Amidst Potential Listeria Contamination — Food News

Edamame is a favorite snack or appetizer to nosh on, especially before a big sushi dinner. These green soybeans are a rich source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. They're also delicious.

Now sushi-lovers need to be wary when eating the appetizer, as an edamame product from Advanced Fresh Concepts has been recalled in 33 states. A random quality testing analysis revealed a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.


Check Your SodaStream Carbonating Bottles ASAP — Shopping News

Your SodaStream bottle that turns plain water into carbonated water may have more in common with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 than you think: they're both at risk of exploding.

On Tuesday, the company issued a voluntary recall for 51,000 bottles. The reason behind the recall is that the brand's one-liter blue carbonating bottles are a risk, as they "burst under pressure, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystanders."


Safe to Eat? Food Labels Are Finally Getting Easier to Understand. — Food News

If you've looked at the date label on food packaging and asked yourself what exactly "best by" means, you're not alone. It's confusing! There's a lot of guesswork when it comes to the date plastered on food packaging and, more often than not, it leaves it to the shopper's discretion to decide whether a food is safe for consumption.

Currently, there are over 10 phrases for food labels: sell by, use by, expires on, best before, better if used by, best by, best when used by, enjoy by, fresh until, use or freeze by. But now, two food industry groups propose narrowing down the list of labels to two standardized options: best if used by and use by.

That sounds much easier, doesn't it?


Is It Safe to Eat Snow? — Food Safety

Who hasn't stuck their tongue out to catch falling snow flakes? Eating snow is a childhood rite of passage — just as much as singing about not eating the yellow stuff — but as adults, and as parents to young children, we may have some concerns about whether it is prudent or even safe to eat snow.

The short answer is "yes" — snow is primarily water, after all — but there are a few rules you should follow.


Cuisinart Just Recalled 8 Million Food Processors — Food News

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Just in time for all that holiday baking and cooking you may have planned, 8 million food processors from Cuisinart haven been recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. So far Conair, the producer of the Cuinisart food processors, has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken bits of the processors' blade in their food. According to USA Today, half of these people are reporting mouth and dental injuries.


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