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6 weird things that happen to food before you buy it

July 7, 2014 by


By Jessica Migala The process of getting that apple on your plate sounds simple enough: farmer picks apple, apple gets loaded on a truck and shipped off to the grocery store where it lands in your cart. Well, not quite. In fact, your food goes through a lot to make it to you, from being […]

Food Safety Tip for Friday

June 13, 2014 by


Store it, don’t ignore it. There are many important steps to take to ensure your food or product is properly stored. All potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food stored in refrigeration should be discarded if not used within seven days of preparation. All potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food should be labeled with the date it should be sold, […]

‘Bizarre’ Cluster of Severe Birth Defects Stuns Health Experts

February 17, 2014 by


A mysterious cluster of severe birth defects in rural Washington state is confounding health experts, who say they can find no cause, even as reports of new cases continue to climb, according to NBC News. Federal and state officials won’t say how many women in a three-county area near Yakima, Washington have had babies with […]

Black Widows Found On Grapes At Supermarkets In Several States

November 23, 2013 by


A Pennsylvania woman got quite the shock Thursday when she was washing some red grapes and felt her fingers brush up against something slimy. Yvonne Whalen saw a long spider leg creep over the top of one of the pieces of fruit and immediately dropped the colander into the sink. A spider expert later confirmed […]

Wegmans Requires GAPs inspection for Produce Suppliers

September 24, 2013 by


Wegmans Food Markets takes an important new step this month in a food safety campaign focused on fresh fruits and vegetables. As of September 30, 2013 the supermarket chain is requiring all growers who furnish fresh produce to Wegmans to show they’ve passed a “Good Agricultural Practices” inspection – GAPs, for short. Beginning in 2008, […]