Food Safety

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.


You Might Want to Throw Out That Tub of Sabra Hummus — Food News

Bad news for anyone who thought they could pick up a couple tubs of hummus for pre-Thanksgiving snacks: Sabra Dipping Co. recently announced that they are recalling dozens of different products — including hummus — due to a potential listeria outbreak. The recall includes 57 different products, which is essentially most of the products that the company offers.

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A Guide to Telling If Your Turkey Is Thawed Yet — Thanksgiving Tips from The Kitchn

Thawing a turkey is a critical first step in roasting your Thanksgiving turkey. While you should plan a minimum of three days for a standard 12- to 15-pound bird, other factors, like the temperature of your fridge and your turkey's location in that fridge, will affect how long it takes your turkey to actually thaw. There are two ways to determine whether your turkey is completely thawed or not, and a few tips to follow if you find you have a slightly frozen turkey come Thursday.

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5 Things to Know About Leftovers, According to a Food Safety Expert — The Post-Thanksgiving Refrigerator

Whether you're cooking the big family meal or attending it, there's one thing that everyone looks forward to the day after Thanksgiving (hint: it's not Black Friday): the delicious leftovers!

The last thing you want, however, is a queasy stomach (or worse), thanks to improper food handling. To keep your tummy happy the second — or third — time around, follow this advice from Deirdre Schlunegger, CEO of Stop Foodborne Illness.

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Is It Safe to Eat Homemade Halloween Treats? — Halloween Hospitality

Even if you're not a person who loves Halloween — the costumes, the candy, the commercialism — there is an aspect of the holiday that's actually really nice. On this one day, people open up their doors and welcome you into their homes (or at least onto their stoops or porches or driveways). People who might not, on any other given day, even nod hello will greet you with a basket or a plastic pumpkin full of treats.

Unless, of course, you're thinking what Judith Klemesrud was thinking when she penned a cautionary article for the New York Times on October 28, 1970: Trick or treating on Halloween, she warned, is likely to result in "more horror than happiness." That "kindly old woman down the block" has probably been busy all week stuffing apples with razor blades.

And that's not all: "The chocolate 'candy' bar may be a laxative, the bubble gum may be sprinkled with lye, the popcorn balls may be coated with camphor, the candy may turn out to be packets containing sleeping pills," Klemesrud wrote.

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Fresh Express Salad Recalled for the Fourth Time This Year — Food News

Do you have any bagged salad from Fresh Express in your fridge? You better check. For at least the fourth time this year, Chiquita Brands International's Fresh Express is recalling their bagged salads, and this time it's for undeclared allergens.

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