Ditch the Dip! What You Need to Know About the Hummus Recall

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REUTERS: Sabra Dipping Co recalls 30,000 Cases of Hummus over Listeria Fears

"Sabra Dipping Company voluntarily recalled 30,000 cases of its classic hummus nationwide over possible Listeria contamination, federal health officials and the company said on Wednesday. The recall follows warnings from U.S. health officials over the weekend against eating any products from a Blue Bell Creameries' Oklahoma ice cream plant, which has temporarily closed because of possible Listeria contamination." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Enriched Broccoli Reduces Cholesterol

"Including a new broccoli variety in the diet reduces blood LDL-cholesterol levels by around 6 percent, according to the results of human trials. The broccoli variety was bred to contain two to three times more of a naturally occurring compound glucoraphanin. It is now available in supermarkets in England, under the name Beneforte." Click here to read the full story.

WSJ: IKEA Adds Veggie Balls to Its Menu

"Known almost as well for its meatballs as its flat-pack furniture, IKEA now wants to draw more vegetarians into its restaurants. The Swedish furniture giant is launching balls made of vegetables as part of a larger push to expand its food business. IKEA Group’s food division is a behemoth, contributing more than 5% of overall revenue, with close to $1.5 billion in sales last year. More than 600 million customers eat IKEA food every year." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Rats Fed a Dietary Fiber Supplement Had Better Weight Control

"Rats fed a fiber supplement while on a high fat and high sugar diet show a much lower weight gain than those who did not eat the fiber, a study shows. A team of researchers says the study helps scientists better understand the mechanisms of weight control and energy balance." Click here to read the full story.