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Could Hydroponics Limit Foodborne Illnesses? #MIN35!

February 9, 2012


I visited a hydroponics company at the Mass Innovations Night, #MIN35! The company, Freight Farms, uses a unique blend of recycled materials, hydroponic growing and digital networking to create modular, expandable, portable and profitable production units that quickly and easily grow food anywhere. The company spokesperson said that one unit could produce 400 heads of lettuce […]

Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky Recall for Possible Salmonella

November 17, 2011


In cooperation with the FDA, the J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited recall on two specific Best-If-Used-By dates of 16 ounce Smucker’s® Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. […]

Holiday Food Donation Tips

November 14, 2011


With Thanksgiving soon approaching, many organizations like the Boy and Girl Scouts are holding food drives for those in need.  Whether you are participating in the Scouting for Food Drive or dropping off Food to your Local Food Bank, please remember to check food expiration dates and recalls before donating. Most food banks prefer donated […]

Food Recalls are Up According to ExpertRECALL Index

November 7, 2011


According to a news release from PR Newswire, food recalls in the third quarter affected nearly six times as many units as the previous three-month period.  The report released today in the quarterly ExpertRECALL™ Index also takes a look at medical and product recalls as well.   The ExpertRECALL Index also found that pharmaceutical and medical device […]

Low Acid Coffee – Who knew?

November 7, 2011


Java lovers rejoice, Puroast Low Acid Coffee which boasts less acid and ultimately less heartburn will be available for the holiday season.  According to the company, Puroast® is an all-natural, gourmet coffee that has up to 70% lower acid than the other leading brands. The company developed a method that reduces acid while providing the […]