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The Government Shutdown Is Endangering What We Eat

Thanks to the furlough, all routine inspections of domestic food production (except for meat and poultry products) have stopped — and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is operating with a skeleton staff, was ill-equipped to deal with a recent salmonella outbreak that made hundreds of people sick… » 10/10/13 11:50am 10/10/13 11:50am

What Is the Germiest Part of Your Kitchen?

Refrigerator meat compartments, blender gaskets, can openers, and rubber spatulas are where the bulk of the germs live in your kitchen, according to a new study that suggests that we're all a bunch of filthy animals who essentially create petri dish-like environments out of our household items because we don't know… » 3/29/13 12:20pm 3/29/13 12:20pm