Corona Beer 12-Ounce Glass Bottles Recalled

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Constellation Brands has issued a voluntary recall of many of its Corona Beer products.

The recall, announced August 15, comes after the company's quality control laboratory found that some bottles of Corona Extra had defects that could cause small pieces of glass to break off and fall into the beer.

See also: Florida Beer: Extra Ordinary Bitter From Funky Buddha Brewery


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Sriracha Plant Shut Down Due to Offensive Odors

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Sriracha shortage in the future?
Sriracha is known for its bold flavor, but apparently the fumes coming from the sauce is enough to get residents living near a sriracha plant ill -- causing a Superior Court order to have the factory partially shut down.

According to the Los Angeles Times, The city of Irwindale, California sued Huy Fong Foods on Oct. 21 after neighbors complained of "heartburn, inflamed asthma and even nosebleeds that they said were caused by the spicy odor coming from the hot sauce plant". Irwindale is a small city of less than 1,500 residents, located in Los Angeles county.

See also: Sriracha Stuff: Ten Rooster-Sauce-Themed Gifts for the Spice Lover in Your Life

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Thanksgiving Horror Stories: Pig Abuse, Dead Presidentially Pardoned Turkeys

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Turkey gets pardoned. Sentenced to death anyway.
Today, NBC ran a story about pig abuse at an Oklahoma farm that supplied animals to Tyson Foods. An undercover video shot by Mercy for Animals in September or October of this year shows workers "kicking, hitting, and throwing pigs and slamming piglets into the ground." The video, a public relations nightmare for Tyson, prompted the food giant to terminate its contract with the farm and take possession of the remaining animals. Gary Mickelson, a spokesman for Tyson Foods said, "We're extremely disappointed by the mistreatment shown in the video and will not tolerate this kind of animal mishandling."

So, does this story have a happy ending? Of course not! This isn't the only time Tyson's farms were caught in the act of animal abuse.

See also: Where to Buy Local, Free-Range Turkeys


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Chicken McNuggets Allegedly Found to Contain Fibers, Hairs, "Red Stuff" (Yuck)

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What's inside those golden nuggets?
If you stopped by the Mickey D's drive-thru for a quickie lunch at your desk, you might want to put down those nuggets. We know they're tasty (especially slathered in barbecue sauce), but a health blog is reporting some very un-chicken-like substances found in their nuggets.

Natural News' Forensic Food Lab director Mike Adams recently ordered some chicken nuggets at an Austin, Texas McDonald's then decided to look at them through a high-powered microscope. What do you think he found?

If you thought chicken, you'd be wrong. Adams describes finding unusual colors, a green algae-like globule, blue objects, and mysterious fibers. Describing the view as an "alien landscape", he's not looking at anything resembling chicken.

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Coca-Cola to Defend Aspartame in New Ad Campaign

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Beverage Institute via Twitter (cropped)
Part of a Diet Coke campaign defending aspartame.
As the world gets fatter and obesity becomes a major health hazard, soda manufacturers take a large portion of blame. And, even when companies like Coca-Cola launch diet products, the fight doesn't end there, with people rallying against the artificial sweeteners that can supposedly cause as much damage as corn syrup if consumed in large quantities.

The largest soda brand in the world, the Coca-Cola Company, is taking aim to fight back, with a campaign to defend aspartame, the sweetener in Diet Coke.

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Taco Bell Worker Apparently Licks Taco Shells, Posts on Facebook UPDATED

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Taco Bell via Facebook
Just stop, OK?
It's pretty much agreed that when you drive your car to the Taco Bell order window, you're not there for your health.

But, then again, you might be justified in assuming you're getting a "safe" taco. As in, one that's never been licked by a human tongue.

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Beaver Privates in Your Ice Cream?

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Is this little guy's privates in your ice cream?
Just when you thought it was safe to eat ice cream..

We recently came upon a list of "eight ingredients you never want to see on your nutritional label" on menshealth.com.

As we perused the usual suspects -- sodium nitrates, food dyes, partially hydrogenated oil -- we came across an additive that sounded familiar -- castoreum. So we read on..and were immediately fascinated and completely repulsed at the same time.



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Publix Issues Recall for Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad

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If you've ever had food poisoning, you'll know, it feels like death. And no, we're not talking about that time you told you boss you had food poisoning when you were really covering up a bad hangover. Nice try.

Some forms of food-borne pathogens are much worse than others: Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria. This week, Publix voluntarily recalled one of its Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad, because of fears of Listeria contamination.

See also:
- Publix's New Digital Coupon Service is Coming in March
- Publix Recalls Frozen Shrimp Tempura
- Voluntary Recall of Fast-Food Apple Slices
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One Grain More: Awesome Les Miserables Parody For People With Food Allergies

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Let's hear Hugh Jackman sing this one...
Let me start by saying as respectfully as possible that I think many people with food allergies are, um, not as sick as they make themselves out to be?

I recall an episode of Sex and the City where Carrie tells a server that she's allergic to parsley, when in actuality she just hates the stuff. When her boyfriend asks her why she lied she replies that it's easier to lie than to say she hates it.

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Nestle Issues Nationwide Recall of NESQUIK Powder

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Nestle has issued a recall on NESQUIK powder.
Moms, before making an after-school snack for your kids, check the UPC code on your NESQUIK Chocolate milk powder.

Nestle and the FDA have just announced a voluntary nationwide recall on many varieties of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder drink mixes.

The company is removing the products from store shelves after they were notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. 

So far, there have been no reports of any illness.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder are advised to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.

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