Another mad cow case found in Canada
Canada's Food Inspection Agency confirmed a new case of mad cow disease in the far west province of British Columbia.
It was the fifth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) detected in Canada since 2003 and the second this year.
Beverages can add to weight gain
Each year, weight gain sneaks up on millions of Americans who indulge in high-calorie drinks. Beverages now make up 21 percent of our daily calorie consumption. That's nothing to hiccup at as obesity and diabetes sweep the nation. The first beverage guidance system was recently devised to help consumers like you and me maintain a healthy weight.
Bill would standardize warnings on food, drink
A bill poised to pass the House Mar. 2 would impose uniform safety warnings and labeling rules on food and beverages nationwide -- a significant change from current practices that the food industry argues will help consumers but many state agriculture and health officials fear will significantly reduce their ability to protect the public.
Campbell cuts sodium in top-selling soups
Campbell Soup Co. on Feb. 22 announced major sodium reduction efforts, including the introduction of 25 percent-reduced-sodium versions of its top-selling soups -- Campbell's Cream of Mushroom, Chicken Noodle and Tomato soups. The new soups will be available in August.
Capitalizing on new breakfast, lunch & dinner consumption patterns
Breakfast, lunch and dinner occasions share many similarities. All are increasingly being consumed away-from-home and all are hugely affected by time pressures. As a result, informality is a trend that characterizes each occasion. Meal occasions are also becoming lighter too a phenomenon influenced by a desire to eat more healthily throughout the day and to simply grab a quick bite.