FDA Offers Grilling Tips

  FoodFacts.com would like to discuss grilling season. With grilling season just around the corner, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month released a pamphlet with grilling tips for the safe preparation of foods. E-coli and salmonella are two of the most well-known and common food-borne illnesses in existent, and both illnesses are […]

Added Sugar All Around

  FoodFacts.com would like to explore added sugar today. Last week, on our Facebook page, we highlighted clever marketing ploys employed by companies to sell food. One of the most common things we found in those products, however, was added sugar. So while people may think they’re buying healthy when purchasing foods they find have […]

Do you REALLY know how much sugar is in your food?

FoodFacts.com just recently discovered this, and we figured we would share it. Thank you Cousin Marilyn for sending in this information! 4.2 grams = 1 teaspoonful of sugar = 1 cube. **Each cube is a teaspoonful.**                                   As always, […]

All the Cows Go Mad — The Latest on Mad Cow Disease

  FoodFacts.com would like to address the news of confirmed “mad cow disease” case in California. Think back to a little less than a decade ago, when “mad cow disease” was first mentioned in the United States. The widespread panic that ensued following a presumptive diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as “mad […]

Mutated Gulf Seafood — Are Consumers Safe?

FoodFacts.com will be exploring the effects on seafood following disasters such as oil spills today.   Back in 2010, theGulf of Mexicosaw an oil spill unlike any seen in decades. For months, the news covered the BP oil spill, examining the environmental effects of the spill that flowed for months following an explosion of an […]

Dioxins — Any “eggscape” from them?

  FoodFacts.com would like to take some time to look at dioxins.   Recently, it has been revealed that in Germany, the highly poisonous chemical was found in eggs from a couple of farms in levels that was above the permissible level set.   Needless to say, the farms found with those eggs have been […]

Food for Thought: Pink Slime

FoodFacts.com will be tackling the topic of pink slime today.   Pink slime, also known as lean finely textured beef (LFTB), has been making headlines recently compliments of the controversy surrounding its usage in fast food and school lunches. This meat filler, as some may know, is used in roughly 70% of all ground beef. […]

Salmonella. Are You Up to Date on the Latest Outbreak?

FoodFacts.com will be looking at Salmonella today.   As of April 6, 2012, 100 people have been stricken with Salmonella in an outbreak that has spread across 19 states. The specific serotype is Salmonella Bareilly. Dates for the onset of the illness ranges from January 28 to March 25, with reported cases of the disease […]

Bug Colors. Are Cochineal Beetles in Your Food?

Here at FoodFacts.com, we have been fielding several inquiries on colors extracted from Cochineal Beetles over the past few weeks.   Most recently, this topic has been the talk of the town following a news report on the subject, which revealed that the coloring created from the Cochineal Beetles was used in a Starbucks Strawberry […]

The Many Faces (er..Ears?) Of Corn … nutrition facts brought to you by FoodFacts.com

According to the USDA 2010 crop production summary corn for grain production is estimated at 12.4 billion bushels.1 With so many bushels of corn sold, you’d wonder what all the corn is being used for? As it turns out, corn is a versatile crop with a wide variety of uses. The national corn growers association […]