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Turkey recall revives battle over antibiotics

Turkey recall revives battle over antibiotics

According to The Wall Street Journal, the outbreak of illness from turkey contaminated with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella is reviving a debate over whether federal regulators need to curtail the use of antibiotics in livestock.

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Boston high school students drinking fewer sugary beverages

A study published in Preventing Chronic Disease shows that changing school policy to limit or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages may result in declining consumption of those beverages.

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Cargill recalls 36 million lbs of ground turkey

Cargill Value Added Meats Retail, a business unit of Wichita-Kan.-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., has announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 36 million lbs of fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the company’s Springdale, Ark., facility from Feb. 20 through Aug. 2, due to possible contamination from Salmonella Heidelberg.

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Why bitter tastes differ for some people

New findings may lend insight into why some people are especially sensitive to bitter tastes. Scientists from the Monell Center and Givaudan Flavors have identified a protein inside of taste cells that acts to shorten bitter taste signals.

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It’s time for common sense about flavored milk in schools

Chocolate milk (as well as other flavored, sweetened milk) has recently become a prime target in the national debate over childhood obesity.

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McDonald’s to offer improved nutrition choices

McDonald’s USA President Jan Fields has announced the company’s “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices.”

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Poll finds more than half of Americans prefer organic foods

When given a choice, American consumers prefer to purchase organic foods, according to the Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll.

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Spierings joins Fonterra as new CEO

Fonterra Co-operative, a leader in dairy nutrition, has announced the appointment of Theo Spierings as its new CEO.

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National Restaurant Assoc. debuts ‘Kids LiveWell’ initiative

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has unveiled a new nationwide initiative that provides parents and children with a growing selection of healthful menu options when dining out.

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Reser’s to acquire Vaughan Foods

Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. and Vaughan Foods Inc. have entered into an agreement for Reser’s to acquire Vaughan Foods for $18.25 million in cash.

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