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U.S. Gov. Shutdown Affects Canadian Food Safety

How can this be, you ask? Because we import a lot of U.S. food products, and many of those may not be getting the safety oversight they should during the U.S. Government Shutdown. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are cutting back on audits…

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BONUS POST: Trump Feeds Athletes Fast Food!

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a traditional White House victory supper to the the College Football National Champion Clemson University Tigers last night. That’s not unusual. But he had to think fast when he realized the White House chefs were among those staff furloughed due to the Government Shutdown…

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Dear Supermarket Manager 2.0…

Yesterday, I wrote to advise you of a new scam being perpetrated on your customers by major food manufacturers: the promulgation of plastic bottles with dangerously thin walls which can burst on opening. Now, I’ve got another bone to pick…

Nestlé Pure Life Bottle - © Nestlé

Dear Supermarket Manager…

I’ve commented before in this space about how food product makers ‘downsize’ their wares to sneakily raise the price. Now, I just have to expose another deception the beverage makers have started using to save a few cents a unit while deceiving customers about their motives…

Canada Dry Bottles - © Walmart

Canada Dry: A Titan Is Fallen?

Canada Dry, the iconic Ginger Ale brand that actually started in Canada and took the world by a storm of amber bubbles, has been laid low – image wise – after the company that owns it decided to buckle under the threat of a court case and settle with members of a class action suit over its recipe.

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Fast Food Week!

Here we are, barely into the new year, and the Burger Marketing Wars are back on in full force. McDonalds, Firehouse Subs and Dunkins have new Sandwiches for January. Pizza Hut and Denny’s have new menu items. And the Impossible Burger 2.0 is coming…

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