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The lunch line of the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Rice recalled after skin reactions in children

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben’s rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions after children in three states had skin reactions and […]

02/10/2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 23, 1985, file photo, provided by the Atlanta based Coca-Cola Co. the history of shapes of the soft drink's bottles is displayed. AP Photo/Coca Cola)

Drink makers giving people ways to ditch the can

NEW YORK (AP) — It keeps getting easier to ditch the soda can. When Coca-Cola said this week that it would let people make its drinks at home using a beverage machine, it became the […]

02/07/2014

Chobani Greek Yogurt (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

No yogurt for US team in customs spat

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — U.S. Olympians will have to make do without the team’s official yogurt — denying them a source of protein and potentially disturbing their daily routines as they prepare for the biggest […]

02/07/2014

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New rules would ensure safety of infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula. The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products […]

02/06/2014

Customers shop for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Companies push voluntary labels on modified foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Large food companies are trying to head off state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide. The food industry and farm groups are pushing […]

02/06/2014

"Thank You" plastic bags.

Reusable bag reminder for Los Angeles

How are you adjusting to needing to bring your own, reusable bags to grocery stores in Los Angeles? We are several weeks into the new year and LA banned plastic bags January 1st. City officials […]

02/05/2014

A vendor sells cotton candy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)

Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda’s a culprit

CHICAGO (AP) — Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems. It doesn’t take all that much […]

02/03/2014

Peanuts (AP Photo/The Avalanche-Journal, Brad Farris)

New treatment could reduce kids’ peanut allergies

LONDON (AP) — An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts. Although […]

01/29/2014

Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by 1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight […]

01/27/2014

Simply Cheetos are displayed in New York on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Candice Choi)

PepsiCo rebrands ‘Natural’ products with ‘Simply’

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word “Natural” in some of its products and instead is going with “Simply.” The company changed its “Simply Natural” line of Frito-Lay chips to […]

01/24/2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Subway joins first lady’s healthy eating effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has a new partner in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage them […]

01/23/2014