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Kraft Recalling Select Boxes of Macaroni & Cheese Dinners
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Kraft Foods Group is recalling select boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinners because of the possibility that some boxes contain small pieces of metal. The recall is voluntary and affects about 242,000 cases of the original flavor of the company’s popular macaroni and cheese product." For the full story, click here.
Trader Joe's Recalls Raw Walnuts Products Over Salmonella Risk
Per Reuters: "Trader Joe's on Tuesday announced a recall of its raw walnuts products, saying they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella although the company said they have so far received no reports of illness connected to the nuts." For the full story, click here.
Does Organic Food Taste as Virtuous If It Goes Mass Market?
Per the Wall Street Journal: "The Plum shopper and others like her are becoming the darlings of the food industry. Food giants such as Coca-Cola Co., General Mills Inc. and Kellogg Co. are looking to the smaller food brands they’ve purchased such as Honest Tea, Annie’s Inc. and Kashi, which sell food perceived as healthy or labeled organic. Their goal: to drive up sales to this desirable, loyal consumer willing to pay up in the name of organic or natural, as sales of soup, soda and cereal stagnate." For the full story, click here.
Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?
Per NPR: "Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best." For the full story, click here.
Salty Snacks Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Youths
Per Reuters: "Eating a lot of salty snacks is tied to higher blood pressure in Italian middle school students, according to a new study. Eating lots of salt or sodium is a risk factor for high blood pressure, and the salt in the diets of children is increasing worldwide thanks to processed foods, researchers report." For the full story, click here.