Is your Thanksgiving turkey hiding antibiotics and other drugs?

The Chicago-based advocacy group FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) has released a new report examining the use of antibiotics and two other drugs by top turkey producers in the U.S. Turkey is a holiday favorite and generally considered healthier than other meats, but some turkeys may contain antibiotics and other veterinary drugs that can help propagate superbugs, leave carcinogenic residues in the meat, and endanger animal health.

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Don’t invite food poisoning to your Thanksgiving feast

Preparing that Thanksgiving meal for family and friends is often hard work. Don’t make it harder by inviting food poisoning, either before or during the preparation and cooking. Brain Severns and Karen Blakeslee, food safety experts from Kansas State University, offer these tips to ensure your guests don’t have a side serving of food poisoning:

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Is your Thanksgiving turkey hiding antibiotics and other drugs?

The Chicago-based advocacy group FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) has released a new report examining the use of antibiotics and two other drugs by top turkey producers in the U.S. Turkey is a holiday favorite and generally considered healthier than other meats, but some turkeys may contain antibiotics and other veterinary drugs that can help propagate superbugs, leave carcinogenic residues in the meat, and endanger animal health.

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HyVee Chocolate Caramel products recalled due to undeclared peanuts

The Palmer Candy Company is recalling some cases of HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters and HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels that may contain peanuts. Peanuts are not listed on the product labels. People with allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if the inadvertently consume these products.

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Gourmet Express recalls chicken and shrimp packages due to undeclared egg

Gourmet Express LLC. is recalling selected packages of Fusia Chicken Lo Mein, Bremer 3 Cheese Chicken, and Bremer Garlic Shrimp, due to the possible presence of egg, which is not on the ingredient label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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FDA defines “gluten-free”

Those with celiac disease or sensitivity to some grains can now be confident that foods labeled “Gluten-Free” truly are. The FDA has issued a final rule that defines the conditions a food must meet to be labeled “gluten-free,” “without gluten,” “free of gluten,” or “no gluten.” Foods that do not meet the requirements of the rule will be considered misbranded and subject to regulatory action by FDA.

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