- Eva Longoria is writing a cookbook that's due to hit stores in Spring of 2011. — Grub Street NY
- Top chefs talk about the Gulf's seafood struggles. — Eatocracy
- The single most important tip for backyard-barbecue cooks. — Huffington Post Food
- This weekend, celebrate the World Cup with a festive drinking game. — Chow
- 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs have been recalled. — Serious Eats
- Ten new-school restaurant design trends of 2010. — Eater NY
- The next time you need a quick, luscious chocolate sauce, make this easy recipe. — The Epi-Log
- Meet my new favorite barman: Eric Alperin from LA's The Varnish. — Liquor
This company has an in-house lab that found different results than the FDA, but it still went through with this voluntary recall anyway. If you spot the bags with "Best By" dates of Jun 17, 2011, in your home, discard them to be on the safe side! To find out which states could carry affected products, read more
Felines need thiamine (aka vitamin B1), and tests of the product show an insufficient level, putting those dining cats at risk for a thiamine deficiency if this is their only food. In early stages, this illness consists of excessive salivation, loss of appetite, and vomiting. As it worsens, symptoms include wobbly gate, seizures, and a downward curving of the neck (called ventroflexion). While risky, if caught promptly, it can easily be reversed.
My heart stops anytime I hear pet food recall news and, sadly, recalls are a fact of life.
If you think something is wrong with your furry friend's food – problems, adverse reactions, infestations, etc. – there's actually a FDA district office for all 50 states. Look up the consumer complaint coordinator for your geographic area, call them, and they can take it from there.
Freshway Foods and Imperial Sysco brands are recalling romaine lettuce in at least 23 states east of the Mississippi. The romaine has also been sold in salad bars and delis in stores like Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh stores.
I'd been optimistic about the Obama administration's promise to establish more stringent food safety guidelines, but this demonstrates that, sadly, nothing has really changed. I'll be steering clear of raw greens for a while — what about you?
Has anything you've purchased — from machine parts to peanut butter — ever been recalled? If so, what and what did you do?
The largest of the two is Graco's recall of 1.5 million strollers due to faulty canopy hinges. Similar to Maclaren's recall of 1 million push chairs, Graco announced that children's fingers can be cut when the canopies of their Passage, Alano, and Spree strollers and travel systems are opened or closed. To date, two tots' fingers were cut and five lost their fingertips after getting caught up in the plastic hinges on the identified buggies. The company is offering repair kits to families who own the identified models.
The CPSC also announced the recall of 635,000 Dorel Asia cribs following the death of a 6-month-old child and injuries to 10 more. Similar to the Stork Craft issue last year, the drop sides of 20 affected models can detach, creating enough space for wee ones to become stuck and suffocate.
Have all of the recent recalls shaken you confidence in baby equipment?
Luckily no illnesses have been reported yet — the bacteria was caught in a routine inspection in December — but be careful when handling the treats (to discard them), remove anything else they could have contaminated, and thoroughly clean any containers, too.
- The secret to making super aromatic tea is ginger.
- Tips for pairing wine with Winter fruits.
- The FDA is investigating the fake "unfaithful" Tiger Woods Gatorade campagin.
- A stray pig was found at a Quiznos drive-thru window.
- Anthony Bourdain discusses the new season of No Reservations.
- A cheese recall has hit the national markets.
While the Stork Craft recall might have been the biggest crib recall in US history, it was the Maclaren recall headline that caught the attention of LilSugar readers. The British company responsible for making the simple buggies voluntarily recalled their products and issued repair kits to keep young fingers safe from the faulty hinges. While many mamas own the pushchairs, it seems only a quarter of our Maclaren owners were actually going to put them to rest. The argument? It seems like most any stroller, doorway, or drawer could inflict the same harm. If anything, it serves as a good reminder to keep a watchful eye on those wee extremities!