| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:00 AM
More than two months after declaring the outbreak over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an additional 43 people have been sickened by strains of salmonella linked to Foster Farms poultry.
The new cases were reported between late...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
That extra slice of bacon is going to cost more than just your cholesterol.
Prices for the crispy treat rose 13% in February from a year earlier to $5.46 a pound, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which looked at average prices in cities...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Tyson’s Foods Inc. is recalling 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Club stores nationwide after discovering the food contained pieces of plastic that have caused minor oral injuries to consumers, the company and the U.S. Department...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages may instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs made with milk, a known allergen.
The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When you shop for food in a supermarket, the choices are endless. Sure, it's a snap to find the ingredients you want, but sorting out package claims can be overwhelming. Getting what you're paying for means learning some basic terms. Here's a sampling:...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Connecticut, along with the rest of the maple-syrup-producing world, is about to switch to a whole new system that is intended to help consumers know exactly what it is they're buying.
The new grading system, has been in the works for years. It will...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:52 PM
As the CEO of the Northeast's largest wholesale distributor of aquatics and pets, I have worked with Connecticut pet store owners for decades. These committed entrepreneurs, tireless workers and compassionate pet owners operate responsibly and with the...
| Mar 2, 2014
Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away.
Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos.
His opponent isn't...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON — The way nutritional information is displayed on food is “simply not acceptable,” First Lady Michelle Obama declared on Thursday as she endorsed an administration effort that would force the food industry to more clearly...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The World Health Organization is challenging you to eat no more than six teaspoons of sugar per day.
In a new guideline on sugar consumption, the United Nations’ health agency reiterates its 2002 recommendation that no more than 10% of daily...