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Thanksgiving Dinner: Is there Anything New?

dinner napYou may think you know everything there is to know about the up-coming holiday because (you say) it's the same every year--same food, same guests, same bloated stomach, same redundant leftovers. Still, perhaps there are a few Thanksgiving-related questions you can't answer.  Try these:  Can eating turkey make you sleepy?    Can a turkey be fried indoors? What's the best way to prepare a turkey for traveling? We'll answer these and other questions including the most important one: is there any way to make this holiday fun for overworked hosts?  Let's find out. 

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. No self-respecting publication or TV news (or food) show gets through autumn without discussing and depicting lavish Halloween decorations, gigantic pumpkin contest winners, and scrumptious pumpkin pie recipes to serve after the Thanksgiving turkey. Let's learn more about pumpkins. What are they? How big can they grow? What foods can we make with them?  Are they nutritious?  And, finally, what's actually in that can labeled "100% pure pumpkin"?


So you thought you were up to date on what foods were healthier than others. But don't be too surprised if researchers force you to reshuffle your beliefs. That's their job. Be flexible enough to keep an open mind when considering the virtues and vices of various edibles.

PFAS--What do the letters stand for? Are they dangerous?

NOTE: Much of the information in the following article came from a newly updated FDA website about PFAS.  The FDA provided CNN with an advance copy of the text.



FDA Recall: Outbreak Investigation of E. Coli O26 Linked to Aldi Baker’s Corner Flour, May 2019

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of

Recall: Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Jennie-O brand ground turkey products.

On November 15, CDC has updated its notice of a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products with recall information for ground turkey that may be contaminated with Salmonella The updated information is at Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S.

FDA Removes 7 Synthetic Flavoring Substances from Food Additives List

The FDA is amending its food additive regulations in response to two food additive petitions, to no longer allow for the use of a total of 7 synthetic flavoring substances and flavor enhancers (adjuvants).


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