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Kroger withdraws watermelon and cantaloupe from several stores

December 6, 2017 by


Kroger has posted the following “withdrawal” on its website: PACKAGED CUT WATERMELON, CANTALOUPE Affects QFC Reason: Due to a health department advisory, the product is being removed from sale out of an abundance of caution. Product Withdrawl on December-5-2017 PACKAGED CUT WATERMELON, CANTALOUPE Affects FredMeyer Reason:Due to a Health Department Advisory, the product is being […]

This fruit made the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list for the first time

March 13, 2017 by


Next time you’re browsing the produce aisle, you may want to steer clear of a conventional fruit beloved in pies and whole-fruit form alike. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has yet again released its annual Dirty Dozen list — and this year, pears have made the list for the first time, taking the No. 6 […]

Strawberries remain at top of pesticide list, report says

March 9, 2017 by


By Johanzynn Gatewood An annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues. That’s down 6.6 percentage points from last year. The EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, released Wednesday, ranks pesticide contamination of popular fruits and vegetables […]

Valentine themed fruit platters Recalled

February 17, 2017 by


DITOS of Anchorage, Alaska is recalling 50 cases of Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting 32oz, and 30 cases of Heart Plastic Platter Mixed Fruit w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting 40oz, because it contains undeclared soy and milk. Product was distributed in Alaska to one distributor and may have been redistributed to […]

Roland® Preserved Lemons Recalled

October 12, 2016 by


Roland Foods, LLC in cooperation with the manufacturer in Morocco, is recalling specific lots of Roland® Preserved Lemons due to undeclared sulfites in the product. The affected lots of Roland® Preserved Lemons were distributed nationwide and to Canada to food distributors, food service customers, and super market chains for further distribution or use. The following product […]

Yes, we may have NO MORE bananas

August 18, 2016 by


By Matt Dunn Devastating plant fungus may eradicate bananas within five years. If you love bananas, better buy all the bunches you can because the sweet yellow fruit you know and love might be extinct within the next five to 10 years. According to plant pathologist Ioannis Stergiopoulos, a fast-advancing disease compound, known as the […]

Top 12 foods most likely to make you sick

August 5, 2016 by


Your nose always tips you off when a carton of milk turns sour, and when you spot some mold growing on your leftovers, you know better than to dig in. But don’t assume that everything that looks or smells good is perfectly safe. “Many of the organisms that cause foodborne illness can’t be easily seen, […]