Food Safety

Consumer Reports: How Safe Is Your Shrimp?Americans love shrimp. We eat an average of almost four pounds a year, making shrimp more popular than tuna.
Consumer Reports: Avoiding Pesticides In Fruits & VegetablesWe know that it’s healthy to eat more fruits and vegetables. But a lot of produce contains pesticides. That’s especially a concern for children because they’re still growing and they metabolize toxins differently.
Pepperidge Farm Recalls Bagels For Food AllergiesYou may want to think twice before you reach for your morning bagel if you have a food allergy.
County Hoping To Implement New System To Grade RestaurantsA new way of grading restaurants could be coming to Allegheny County.
Giant Eagle Pasta Sauce Recalled The Ohio company that makes the "Giant Eagle Market District Bolognese Pasta Sauce" is recalling about 25,000 pounds of the product, the Associated Press reports.
Kellogg's Cereal Recalled For Possible Glass Fragments Kellogg's is recalling boxes of its "Special K Red Berries" cereal, saying some boxes might contain glass fragments.
Food Safety ResourcesYou spend and spend your hard-earned money to pack the refrigerator and the pantry, and the minute you do a clock is ticking down the path to “expiration” and “use by” dates. The USDA estimates that we throw out 96.4 billion pounds of food each year.
Pitching Perfectly Good Food? "Sell By" & Expiration Dates ExplainedListeria, salmonella and E.coli are words that have conditioned us to a fear reaction by years of foodborne illness scares. But problems don’t have to come from a tainted factory; you can grow them right at home.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary In Pittsburgh Talks Food SafetyU.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who grew up in Pittsburgh, was back home to promote President Obama's American Jobs Act. But his visit came just after a recall of cantaloupes from a Colorado farm.