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Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recalled

Hopefully you didn't use any of this on your salad over the Thanksgiving holiday;  Officials from Newman's Own have recalled some of their Lite Honey Mustard Dressing - over concerns that it contains an ingredient that isn't listed on the label.

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Source:  Svadilfari via flickr
Source: Svadilfari via flickr
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Walmart Joins The Mail Order Gourmet Food Business

In an effort to expand their demographics and their business model, Walmart has joined the mail order gourmet food business.

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Source:  Gordon Lew via flickr
Source: Gordon Lew via flickr
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New Study Sheds Light On The Ten Germiest Places In A Restaurant

If you're like most people, you dine out for at least one meal a week in a restaurant.  And, you'd like to think that the food and the environment is as safe and clean as your own home. Unfortunately, it's no surprise that they're not - and a recent study sheds light on the "most-germiest" places in a restaurant.  The worst part:  The restroom isn't in first place!

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The End Could Be Near For Hostess – Maker Of Twinkies And Wonder Bread

Two favorites from your childhood could be gone forever as the company that makes them gets ready to surrender to a strike that's held up operations for the past three months.  Hostess Foods says that if an agreement wasn't reached by the evening of November 15th, they would be forced to shut down operations and liquidate the company, resulting in the loss of 18,000 jobs

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Source: Buck82 via flickr
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Minnesota And Wisconsin Farmers Can Rest Easy After Failed California Vote On Genetically-Modified Foods Fails

It was a win for the food industry along with farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin as California voters rejected a vote to mandate labeling for food products that have been genetically modified. Part of the reason that the election went the way it did was an investment from the food industry to lobby potential voters;  Those investments included money from local companies

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Source:  Kraft Foods Website
Source: Kraft Foods Website
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Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Jalapeno Variety Of Kraft String Cheese

A voluntary recall of Kraft Foods jalapeno-variety of string cheese has issued - with concerns that a thin layer of plastic film from the package may remain adhered to the product, resulting in a choking hazard.

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Changes are Coming to the Nutrition Labels on the Foods You Buy

The Food and Drug Administration is making changes to the nutrition labels you see on the products you buy at the grocery store.  The alterations are aimed at helping customers make "health choices".

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Source: Cookbookman17 via flickr
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Reported Bacon Shortage Might Be A Big Fat Lie

Earlier this week, news reports from Europe and Great Britain were calling for a "worldwide bacon shortage" - brought on by a combination of the drought in the United States and new farming regulations overseas.  American pork producers are telling fans of the smoky meat to stop panicking.  They say they domestically, we should be okay.

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Source: mcsquishee via flickr
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Kroger Recalls Bagged Spinach Due To Listeria

More Listeria concerns have caused Kroger to recall their bagged spinach products.   The products in question were sold in 15 states - none of which include Minnesota or Wisconsin at this time.  However, Michigan stores are included.

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Source: tamaki via flickr
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Arsenic Found In Majority Of Rice Products Sold In The United States

Whether you eat the long grain variety, the Arborio "risotto" style, a baby-style cereal, or even the infamous Rice Krispies - chances are your rice has some arsenic in it.  Arsenic is a known human carcinogen.

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Source: Steven Vance via flickr
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All Is Not Sweet In The Sugar Industry: Battle Rages Between Natural Sugar And Corn Syrup Labels

Sugar is sugar is sugar -- right?  Not exactly, and that - along with millions of dollars in profit - is what's at stake in  the current sugar versus corn syrup debate.

A lawsuit was recently filed by a group of corn syrup producers alleging that a sugar trade group is allowing their product to be short-changed in the hearts and minds of both consumers and industry relationships

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Source: Enokson via flickr
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Chicken Soup For The Soul To Give Fans Chicken Soup For Their Bowl

Fans of the inspirational book series "Chicken Soup For The Soul" can rejoice:  They're about to get chicken soup for their bowl(s) - as the company gets ready to launch a line of actual soups that will hit grocery stores soon

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