Speak Up For Food Safety Legislation, HR 2749

This text is taken from an email from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. First it was spinach.  Then tomatoes and peppers.  Then pet food, peanuts, even pistachios—all tainted with Salmonella, E. coli, or another contaminant. And now it’s cookie dough. Every two hours, one person in the U.S. dies from a preventable disease caused by the food they ate. Each year 76 million people suffer an episode of food-borne illness and 325,000 are hospitalized.  These numbers just touch the surface of failures in our food safety system.  Outbreak after outbreak has destroyed consumers’ confidence leaving families fearful
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Best Fruit to Eat

I have looked at a couple websites, used background knowledge and others help to try and come up with a list of the best fruit to eat. Here it goes… and let me know if you agree or disagree with anything (in no particular order) 1. Oranges Oranges are a great fruit because they are high in vitamin C and they can fight off scurvy. They are also a source of dietary fiber. 2. Blueberries Blueberries are not only tasty, but they are a great source of potassium along with other vitamins. They also help keep your memory intact and
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Summer Tips

Since it is summer and we are all enjoying the beautiful weather, we want to all stay as healthy as we can. I found a website that lists 5 myths and truths regarding food. They are not only all important, but pertain to summer. Read and be careful. I was surprised by a couple of these myself… Safe to Eat? Five Summer Food Tips…            “http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25267057/
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Coldstone Pudding Ice Cream

I have never been a big fan of Coldstone, but it is a huge hit around where I live. If you are going out to get ice cream with friends, or enjoying dessert during a date, no matter what the occasion, Coldstone always seems crowded. I do not like there ice cream because I feel it is really expensive for what you get and because it is always so rich. If i go there, I usually get sorbet or sherbet because it is lighter. Anyways, I have just heard there is a new ice cream out at coldstone. This new
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Wendy’s Asian Inspired Chicken

I recently was in a hurry and had to get fast food. I went to Wendy’s because in my opinion, it is the best food if I have to eat some type of fast food. When I was pulling in the drive threw, I saw there new special- Asian chicken. This chicken looked amazing on the ad. It looked really fresh, not fried, a good size portion, and more. Needless to say, I thought it was a good choice, so I decided to order it. When I got the chicken, I was surprised… First, the chicken was fried. Second, there
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Monette’s Market

Looking for a great place to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables?? If you are even in the Toledo area, I know the perfect place…MONETTE’S!!! This small market not only always has fresh food, but it great quality with low prices. I first found out about the market from one of my sorority sisters who has lived in Toledo her whole life, and who has been working at the marketplace for over a year. I always thought markets for fruits and vegetables cost more than the grocery because they were always the best selection, but I was wrong. When I
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4th of July Dessert

I was online looking for recipes for 4th of July because we are not only celebrating the holiday, but my brother’s birthday is Monday. I found the perfect recipe that won’t make you feel bad about eating it, or that bad atleast. RECIPE INGREDIENTS: For the blueberry sauce: 1 pint fresh blueberries, rinsed 1 tablespoon water 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch For the dessert: 1 pint strawberry sorbet 1 container (1 1/2 quarts) vanilla ice cream Fresh blueberries and strawberries for garnish 1. Combine the blueberries and the water in a medium-size saucepan.
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Food Safety Tips for July 4th

Many of us will celebrate with a day of outdoor activities and tasty meats from the grill. The chef of your household might have the skills to cook the perfect burger, but does he or she know food safety? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has provided food safety recommendations for outdoor cooking celebrations that typically mark the holiday weekend. “Safe food handling is always important,” says FSIS Administrator Alfred V. Almanza, “but during the warm summer months — peak grilling season — there is an increased need for awareness of safe food handling practices.” As
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Nibbles & Bites: The Party’s Over

Put down that calendar! Before you plan your next party, how about spending some time going over the one that just finished to see what worked, what didn’t and what could have been better. The Guests Look back over your guest list, this time concentrating on the ones who came. Did anyone make a fool of them-self, cause a problem or generally show themselves as an ungrateful boor? This is especially helpful when evaluating new members of your guest book so you know who not to invite in the future. More than the obvious offenders, were there more subtle clues
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Tucson restaurant news: Dave, Johnny, John

More Tucson restaurants news Daves eat free Any guy whose first name is Dave or David gets a free entree on Tuesday, June 30, when accompanied by another guest. So let’s just say your name is David Letterman and you want to go to Famous Dave’s for your free entree, you must be accompanied by a non Dave or David. You must also show a photo I.D. Famous or not, all Daves and Davids who play by these rules get a free entrée at Famous Dave’s BBQ, 4565 N Oracle Rd, 888-1512, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Johnny seduced me
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