Food Safety

The Best Way to Store Cut Tomatoes — Tips from The Kitchn

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While eating tomatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is the best boon of August, leftover sliced tomatoes leave quite the conundrum: Do you stash the cut tomato in the fridge, as you would other fruit, and risk ruining its texture? The answer is somewhat surprising.

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Starbucks Recalls 2.8 Million Stainless Steel Drinking Straws — Food News

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Starbucks has recalled 2.8 million stainless steel drinking straws after four reports of children injuring their mouths.

The recall for the straws includes the stainless steel Cold-to-Go reusable straws that come in a pack of three. The straws were sold as a component of the following two cups: Grande 16-ounce cups and Venti 24-ounce cups. The straw featured a ridge at the bottom to help it stay in the lid of the cup.

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Is It OK to Eat Watermelon Seeds? — Little Seeds, Big Melon

Watermelon is the perfect summertime treat, but stopping to spit out the seeds can dampen enthusiasm for the fruit. Skittish adults might get nervous about choking on the seeds; kids fear that a rogue seed will cause a watermelon to grow in their stomachs. No need to worry, though! Experts say you should have zero fears — watermelon seeds are perfectly safe to eat.

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General Mills Expands Its Flour Recall Due to E. coli Fears — Food News

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On May 31 of this year, General Mills issued a recall on 10 million pounds of flour across Gold Medal, Signature Kitchen, and Wondra brands due to fears that the flour might be contaminated with E. coli. On July 25, for the second time now, General Mills expanded this recall so it now includes 45 million pounds of flour with potential contamination across these three brands (see the full list of products here). The recall includes flour that was produced between November 4, 2015 to February 10, 2016.

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10 Things You Should Throw Out of Your Fridge Right Now — Fridge Fix-Up

Does opening your fridge inflict terror and guilt? While you should try to avoid food waste as much as possible, sometimes things are just past the point of no return.

You can feel okay about getting rid of these 10 things in your fridge without a second thought. You'll be doing yourself and your fridge a favor by making room for things you can actually consume. A clean fridge packed with delicious ingredients is something you can look forward to seeing.

Here's what you should toss.

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3 Reasons Why You Probably Shouldn’t Refreeze Melted Ice Cream — Tips from The Kitchn

Picture this: You bring out a big tub of ice cream at your backyard barbecue or pool party, and after it's been scooped and distributed, it gets forgotten about as guests go back to swimming, lounging, and chatting. There the tub sits in the summer heat, and pretty soon it's a sticky, drippy mess. Better throw it back in the freezer to refreeze for next time, right? Wrong.

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