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40 Virginia Cases of Hepatitis A Now Linked to Smoothies

40 Virginia Cases of Hepatitis A Now Linked to Smoothies

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia health officials say there are now 40 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A that are connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations across the state, up from 28 cases less than a week ago...

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Award-Winning Chef Michel Richard Dies at 68

Award-Winning Chef Michel Richard Dies at 68

Award-winning chef Michel Richard has died, according to his longtime publicist Mel Davis. He was 68 years old. "Michel Richard passed peacefully Aug. 13 at 8:47 a.m.," Davis confirmed. "He spent his final days at Sibley Hospital surrounded by his loving family, friends, colleagues, and most especially, the wonderful chef community of Washington, D.C."...

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Foster Farms Chicken Nuggets Recall Due to Plastic, Rubber Pieces

Foster Farms Chicken Nuggets Recall Due to Plastic, Rubber Pieces

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, Louisiana is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully-cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic and rubber. The Class 1 high health risk recall was issued on April 29, 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection …

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Skimmed Milk: Study Finds People Who Eat More Full-Fat Dairy Less Likely to Develop Diabetes

Skimmed Milk: Study Finds People Who Eat More Full-Fat Dairy Less Likely to Develop Diabetes

As people raised on two-percent milk or on the downright heavenly whole kind know, skim is little more than water mixed with a splash of milk extract. (If you grew up drinking skim, anything richer might taste gross to you. Sorry for your misfortune.) But then there are the legions …

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What Passive Racism, The Gap, And Italian Food Have In Common

The question we are all asking ourselves over this recent Gap advertisement scandal is: Is passive racism just as bad as straight up racism. Although the another really good question to be asking ourselves is: Since when is it okay for a bunch of people to stare at images of …

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Chipotle Massachusetts Outlet Shut After Workers Fall ill to Norovirus

Chipotle Massachusetts Outlet Shut After Workers Fall ill to Norovirus

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill fell sharply Wednesday, a day after the popular burrito chain operator said it would temporarily shut a Massachusetts restaurant after four employees fell sick. The director of the Board of Health in Billerica, Mass., said Wednesday that one employee at a closed Chipotle restaurant had …

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Offering ‘Free burritos’ After Closing For Food Safety Meeting

Chipotle Mexican Grill Offering 'Free burritos' After Closing For Food Safety Meeting

Chipotle is giving away a freebie after the restaurant closed for part of the day for a food safety meeting. The Mexican restaurant chain’s website has instructions on how you can text to receive a coupon for a free burrito. Go to www.chipotle.com/raincheck and follow the instructions. You’ll be asked to text …

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Photos Emerge Appearing to Show McDonald’s Mozzarella Sticks Without Cheese

Photos Emerge Appearing to Show McDonald’s Mozzarella Sticks Without Cheese

Photos emerged on social media this week appearing to show hollowed-out fried breadcrumb shells with no cheese. McDonald’s added mozzarella sticks to its menu earlier this month. Recent McDonald’s customers hoping to bite into a stick of mozzarella-filled goodness, thanks to a new item on the fast food chain’s McPick …

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Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Now Linked to Illness in 9 States

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Now Linked to Illness in 9 States

The outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle Mexican restaurants has now caused individuals to become ill in nine states since October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania now join California, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington in reporting cases linked to the …

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