At least 400 people have been infected by Cyclospora parasites in two separate outbreaks associated with vegetable-dip trays from Del Monte and salads from McDonald’s.

There isn’t any evidence to indicate the two multi-state outbreaks are related, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control
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National fast-food chain Wendy’s is removing soda from its kids’ menus, acknowledging requests from consumer organizations, including and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Effective immediately, menus intended for children’s food options will not mention soda, although parents are still free to order it for their
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Taco Bell has revealed the remaining 12 percent of the ingredients in its “seasoned beef” that are not beef. At its website, Taco Bell lists the following as the comprehensive ingredients in its “seasoned beef” mixture: “Beef, Water, Seasoning [Cellulose, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Salt, Oats (Contains Wheat), Maltodextrin
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Thousands of fast-food workers in dozens of U.S. cities are reportedly set to stage a one-day national strike on Thursday to protest the industry’s low wages and predominant lack of basic benefits. Organizations representing restaurant employees say they expect it to be the largest-ever strike within the fast-food industry, which
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With the passage of the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010, in addition to improving school meals, Congress required the U.S. Department of Agriculture to update nearly nonexistent nutrition standards on so-called competitive foods. These are foods sold outside the school meal program, including fast food items sold alongside the
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More than 90 percent of kids’ meals offered by the nation’s chain restaurants fail to meet the National Restaurant Association’s definition of a healthy meal for children, according to new study released Thursday by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Researchers analyzed 3,498 meal combinations on kids’ menus
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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) this week released the results a survey conducted by her office on antibiotics used in meat and poultry production. In February, the congresswoman wrote to 60 of the nation’s largest food manufacturers, restaurants, and retailers and asked them to respond with details on their policies, including
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