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  • Listeria: Jeni's 2nd ice cream company to recall products

    A second ice cream company has recalled all of its products after health officials found listeria in a sample of its frozen treats. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio said on its website Thursday that it recalled its frozen products after the listeria...
  • Sweet corn on track to become official state vegetable

    Sweet corn on track to become official state vegetable
    The Illinois Senate on Thursday approved a measure dubbing sweet corn as the official state vegetable following a discussion on which food group the golden produce belongs to. Debate centered on whether sweet corn should be classified as a fruit,...
  • Dr. Oz gets dissected

    Dr. Oz gets dissected
    A media firestorm has broken out over a letter I co-signed prevailing upon Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons to reconsider having "America's doctor," Mehmet Oz, retain his position on that esteemed institution's medical faculty. I...
  • Letters: Earth Day; State police barrack; Food labeling

    Letters: Earth Day; State police barrack; Food labeling
    Earth Day My generation had the pill, the Vietnam War, the Kent State shooting, civil rights and Woodstock to deal with, all at once. As youth, we had energy and passion. Now, 45 years later, some of these issues have become faded memories. But...
  • Q&A: What's listeria and how is it traced to ice cream?

    New technologies account for one way that the government is tracking a life-threatening outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries recalled all its products this week after listeria was found in a...
  • Virginia company has goals as it leaves vapor trail in NC

    The founders of Avail Vapor entered the electronic-cigarette business in 2013 with their eyes open to the opportunities and roadblocks of an industry operating in a Wild Wild West mode. The Richmond, Va., company is operating 33 stores in three states,...
  • CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses

    The government is relying on some new technology — as well as a bit of luck — to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries recalled all its products this week as...
  • Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream

    Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. The recall announced late Monday includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and...
  • Puppy Mill Project salutes mother dogs

    Puppy Mill Project salutes mother dogs
    The Puppy Mill Project, which earlier this month helped save 80 dogs at a breeding operation in Kankakee County, will again be honoring mother dogs at its fifth annual Mothers in the Mills fundraiser on May 9, the night before Mother's Day. Cari Meyers,...
  • FDA: Safety problems prompted review of homeopathic remedies

    A top federal drug regulator says increased safety problems with homeopathic remedies contributed to the government's decision to revisit its oversight of the products this week. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday wrapped up a two-day meeting to...
  • Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts

    Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts
    The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says. The percentage of American high...