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  • 10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise
    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...
  • More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak

    More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak
    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...
  • Bacon prices rise as disease hits pork production

    Bacon prices rise as disease hits pork production
    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...
  • Tyson recalls 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club

    Tyson recalls 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club
    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...
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk
    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...
  • EatingWell: Sorting out common terms can help you make healthier food choices

    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:...
  • New Labels, But Same Old Maple Syrup

    New Labels, But Same Old Maple Syrup
    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...
  • Proposed Limits On Pet Stores Too Strict

    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...
  • Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA

    Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA
    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...
  • Embracing new labels, first lady jumps into food fight

    Embracing new labels, first lady jumps into food fight
    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...
  • Can you eat only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? The WHO wants you to try

    Can you eat only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? The WHO wants you to try
    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...