The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that pregnant or nursing women and young children eat up to 12 ounces of fish and seafood a week, … [Read more...] about Not All Tuna is the Same
Most of us are aware that a diet high in sodium can lead to hypertension and other health problems. In early 2010, the American Heart Association … [Read more...] about Sodium in Disguise – Hidden Salt Surprises in Unlikely Foods
The massive egg recall announced last week has alarm bells ringing for many people. The most shocking fact is that close to half a billion eggs (yes, … [Read more...] about Safe List: Egg Brands Not on the Recall List
In our recent article BPA in Foods: How to Avoid It, we discussed the ubiquitous presence of bisphenol-A (BPA). The December 2009 issue of Consumer … [Read more...] about BPA-Free Canned Foods: Which Brands?
In the December 2009 issue of Consumer Reports, lab tests conducted on several brands of canned juice, soups, tuna, and green beans found that almost … [Read more...] about BPA in Foods: How to Avoid it
Although a baby's diet is rather limited during the first year, baby food - both homemade and store-bought - has the potential to carry germs that … [Read more...] about Safe Preparation and Storage of Baby Food
Making Sense of Common Food Label Claims Even the savviest grocery shopper can have a hard time making sense of the claims on food labels. With … [Read more...] about Be a Grocery Store Sleuth: How to Decode Claims on Food Labels
The issue of genetically modified (GM) foods ignites strong emotions from both supporters and opponents. Each side bolsters its point of view with … [Read more...] about What Does Genetically Modified Actually Mean?