As you make efforts to use up those holiday leftovers and prepare dishes like this low-fat turkey and veggie bake
Looking for a heart-healthy protein to incorporate into your diet? Brenda Roche Wolford, a food system expert for Best Food Facts, says that chicken breast is a healthy option, especially as a source of lean protein. To purchase the healthiest chicken, look for chicken breast that is the least processed and make sure the skin is removed.
We noticed a discussion on a social media website asking, “Buying a chicken should be easy; labeling is confusing, what’s the healthiest?” Our food system expert Brenda Roche Wolford, M.S., R.D., University of California, Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County, answers this question.
In the U.S., we are privileged to have so many food choices. When purchasing items at the grocery store, consumers can choose from products labeled as natural, organic and free-range, among others. But what do all of those labels really mean? Best Food Facts searched out definitions for a few labels from the USDA, which regulates meat, poultry and processed egg products. For simplification, we have bolded the main takeaways in the definitions, but have kept the full definition available in case you would like more specific information.
Ground beef products from a Nebraska meatpacker have been recalled from 16 states, due to possible E. coli contamination. Those included are:
Alabama California Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi New York North Carolina Ohio South Carolina Tennessee West Virginia Wisconsin
The USDA's Food Safety Inspection service confirmed that Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. recalled 10-pound chubs of chuck fine ground beef 80/20, packed in cases containing
According to Dr. Stephen Taylor, no one knows the exact answer to why the prevalence of food allergies is increasing. He doubts any experts would hypothesize that chemicals used in food production play a role in the prevalence of food allergies. He explains other theories that seem much more plausible, but have not been proven, like clenliness, c-section births and avoidance of specific foods.
Best Food Facts received a reader question asking, “Why is there such an increase