Some Barbecue Food Safety Tips

Some tips to insure a fun and safe grilling experience

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Water Menu Offerings

Ray’s & Stark Bar offers a 23 page water menu. You can try up to 20 different waters on their menu. Check it out here!!! I couldn’t believe this when I first saw this. Are people that particular about water? I know there can be differences, but I don’t think I could even comprehend what

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Is Organic Food Better for You?

Check out this news story from the article, Organic Foods: Are they Really Better for You?  by Ela Soroka This debate continues, but more and more research is being conducted. Watch the news story and look at the article mentioned below and draw your own conclusions with respect to this topic. Some dialogue from the

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Freshness Dates and Shelf Life Testing

Check out this news story from yesterday regarding product freshness. It talks about the different date labels that you can find on different products. These product dates are becoming more and more important to consumers, distributors and retailers. Just last week, Twinkees were advertised to have a longer shelf life with their latest release. Right

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Arsenic Levels in Apple Juice

The FDA released a statement that product can be pulled off the shelf if levels of arsenic are greater than 10 parts per billion. This level is the same, acceptable level that drinking water must adhere to. The FDA updated its standards from 23 parts per billion which was set in 2008. Consumer groups have

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Twinkies are coming back with longer shelf life

Twinkies are coming back in a big way in less than a week. The announcment was made by the Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. this week. The biggest added value of Twinkies coming back is its longer shelf life. Hostess Brands LLC says the spongy yellow cakes will have a shelf life of 45

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Cereal Ingredient Labels

Picking the right cereal makes all the difference. Today’s cereals often have 30% sugar for each serving. This is not a good thing at all.  I came across a great article “Cereal Goodness” – July 8, 2013by Nandita Iyer that really explains this topic very well. I just want to leave you with their  “5

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Food Dates – Very Confusing

Have you purchased a food item and looked at the label and tried to decipher what the dates mean like Use by “xx/xx/xx” date Sell by “xx/xx/xx” date Best by”xx/xx/xx” date Some items like baby foods have a date that is mandated by the government. Otherwise, the date on the package is up to the

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Calorie Counts on Exercise Machines

In the past, information regarding calories on menus has been highlighted because of the new regulations are making it mandatory to post this information. However, many people look at calorie counts each day as they work out at their local gym. How accurate are these counts with respect to calories burned? The following video, (quality

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Shelf Life Testing

A number of food companies are trying to find ways to extend the life of their food or products. Believe it or not almost everything has some type of shelf life. At Midwest Laboratories,   inquiries regarding this type of testing occur almost everyday. For producers, it is a very important topic. It really is

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