Food in the News

Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk

Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organ

Getting It Right When Supermarket Shopping, Choosing a Beverage, and Using Your Microwave

Fish MarketLet's find out what online and print sources have to say about edible matters you might get wrong.  For example,  you might expect that employees at supermarkets are trained to know the safe, proper ways to handle foods so that pathogens are kept at bay.

FDA Investigates Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Linked to Dried Coconut

On April 2, the FDA identified 16 retail locations that were supplied with potentially contaminated bulk dried coconut. This updated information is in addition to previous information identifying recalled packaged products.


Adjusting Your Diet for Allergies, Sniffles, or Pregnancy

allergiesDon't you just hate people and publications that begrudge you your food freedom and tell you what to eat and what not to eat?  But there's no avoiding such advice, always given "for your own good." Well, for your own good, Shelf Life Advice is passing along some dietary tips we just found in two magazines and on one government website.

What foods are healthy? Do you know? Does anyone?

SodaAre you eating foods and drinking beverages that are likely to decrease your risk of illness and lengthen your life?  I'll bet you're not sure. Of course, you know that too much sugar (especially added sugar), salt, and fat (especially saturated fat) are not good for you. You know that a diet long on plant food and short on food from animals is healthier than the reverse. But the specifics are more difficult to rate.

Health newsletters talk about fish, alcoholic beverages, and soy

In addition to reading the Shelf Life Advice home page regularly and searching its extensive content to find answers to your specific questions about foods, you can also keep abreast of newsworthy happenings concerning food by subscribing to a few monthly newsletters published by the nation's major universities.  (Some also post articles on the internet.)  You might learn about what Americans are eating these days, what they should eat

Let Us Eat Romaine Lettuce? Maybe Not

The following news story raises three questions, ranging from practical to philosophical: Should I avoid eating romaine lettuce until further notice?  Is the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) too pokey in declaring a particular food a health risk?

Just in Time for New Year’s Eve, Getting High Makes Headlines

A plethora of newspapers and magazine articles about alcoholic beverages appear for our perusal as we approach New Year's Eve. The emphasis seems to be upon recipes rather than warnings, so Shelf Life Advice will dispense with the former and focus on the latter. We're fast approaching that evening when imbibing enough to get yourself a bit tipsy is expected and even encouraged by some well-meaning hosts who want you to have fun. Therefore, we're here to give you some trustworthy and sometimes sobering information about alcohol and your body.  No, we're not trying to bash the bottled holiday "cheer."  There are benefits as well as risks involved, as we point out.

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Giant Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

FAQs about that Ubiquitous Fall Favorite, the Pumpkin

pumpkinRecently, have you noticed a lot of happy, orange faces smiling at you?  They're everywhere in October--standing proudly in front of houses, grinning from people's lawns, and shining candlelight through windows at night.


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