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Organic Food isn’t all its Cracked up to be

March 13, 2017 by

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Sorry green-market-loving hipsters, but it turns out eating organic isn’t always that great for the planet, and may only have a marginal effect on your health. A new study published in the journal Science Advances reports that even though organic farms have the ecofriendly benefit of using fewer pesticides, they also use more land, which […]

Strawberries remain at top of pesticide list, report says

March 9, 2017 by

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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 […]

Whole Foods closing regional kitchens – Listeria findings

January 25, 2017 by

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Whole Foods Market Inc is closing its North Atlantic food-preparation facility at 9 Commercial St., Everett, MA on March 17, 2017. The kitchen facility ceased food production on Monday. Whole Foods is also closing regional kitchen facilities in Atlanta, Georgia and Landover, Maryland. Whole Foods received a U.S. FDA warning letter on June 8, 2016 […]

Organic Veggie Trays Recalled

January 10, 2017 by

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Mann Packing is recalling 205 cases of 18 ounce Organic Veggies with Organic Ranch Dip in a snacking tray because the product may contain mislabeled ingredients that could pose an allergen risk; specifically egg, milk, soy and mustard. The product has a best if used by date of January 14 and an incorrect UPC barcode: 71651901471 […]

Over half of US shoppers want organic food for their pets

November 2, 2016 by

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Natural and organic products benefit from the consumer perception, whether real or imagined, that they are purer and safer than regular products. Based on survey results published by market research firm Packaged Facts in the report Natural, Organic and Eco-Friendly Pet Products in the U.S., 6th Edition, half (50%) of pet product purchasers agree that […]

Various Dr. Praeger’s and Ungar’s Products Recalled

May 17, 2016 by

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Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. is  recalling various not-ready-to-eat frozen food items due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall. No illnesses to date have been reported to Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. for the […]

Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables & Natural Directions Organic Green Peas Recalled

May 12, 2016 by

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NORPAC Foods, Inc. of Salem, Oregon is  recalling two (2) frozen private label vegetable items, Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables and Natural Directions Organic Green Peas, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with affected products listed in the table below. No […]