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General Mills Recall: 1.8M Boxes of Cheerios Aren't Gluten Free

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.

Second Death Reported in Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak

A Texas woman has become the second person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers sold by a California company, health officials reported Wednesday.

Meat Mystery: Label Laws May Change

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | May 19
Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.

Recent Food Recalls: 8 Things You Should Know

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 13
Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria - listeria. Here's a look at the listeria bacteria and answers to questions that consumers may have.

Holy Hummus! Sabra Recall Over Listeria Concern

About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

Killer Ice Cream: 3 Hospital Patients Dead From Blue Bell

FOOD/DRINK | By Terry Wallace, Nicholas Clayton | Mar 16
The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the Texas icon's first product recall in its 108-year history.

Food Allergies? 3 Tips While Traveling

With the help and advice of allergy experts and practical vacation-planning steps to help you avoid allergy triggers and also be prepared for the possibility of an accidental reaction, a holiday in the sun (or the snow if you like) may be on the horizon.

Gluten-Free Labeling Standards Go Into Effect

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Aug 5
Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

Five Food Writers Subpoenaed in 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit

FOOD/DRINK | By Regina Garcia Cano | Jul 31
Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.

FDA Takes Another Look at Mercury in Seafood in Relation to Pregnant Women

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lauran Neergaard | Jun 3
The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency won’t require mercury labels on seafood packages.

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