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Consumer-Funded Test Finds 11 of 12 Pet Foods Contaminated

A number of pet food brands are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria and other contaminants that could cause negative health effects to humans and their pets, according to a testing project funded by a group of pet owners and coordinated by the Association for Truth in Pet Food. The project is the first of its… Continue Reading

Advisory Issued for Honeycrisp Apple Cider

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has advised consumers to avoid drinking certain Pepin Heights Orchard Honeycrisp-brand apple cider because some of the cider distributed in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin could have elevated levels of patulin. No illnesses have been reported. Patulin is a mycotoxin — a byproduct of some molds — that can grow in… Continue Reading