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Long John Silver Worst Meal In America
2013-07-02 15:31:00

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most fishermen are admired for reeling in the big catch, restaurant chain Long John Silver's is under scrutiny for its new menu item: Wild-Caught Haddock. The lobbying group Center for Science in the Public Interest calls the chain's "Big Catch" menu item the "worst restaurant meal in America." The non-profit group conducted its own lab tests that revealed Long John Silver's Big Catch meal - which includes a piece of fried...

Wrigley Pulls Alert Energy Gum As FDA Launches Probe Into Caffeine-Laced Food
2013-05-09 11:35:25

[WATCH VIDEO: Caffeine In Food Investigated By FDA] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For whatever reason, food and drink makers have been actively pursuing ways to put caffeine into otherwise caffeine-free products including Cracker Jacks, potato chips and chewing gum. Wrigley, for instance, recently launched Alert Energy Caffeine Gum which contains 40 milligrams of caffeine – about as much as a half cup of coffee – in each piece. Meanwhile the...

Quality Of US Fast Food Still Abysmal
2013-05-07 12:08:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2011, fast-food giant McDonald´s announced the debut of "Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices,” a program that aimed to increase focus “on providing nutrition information that enables customers and employees to make simple, informed menu decisions.” However, that campaign and others like it from the Golden Arches´ fast food competitors has failed to provide Americans with healthy menu options,...

Wrigley Chewing Gum Now Has Caffeine, Watchdog Calls For Action
2013-04-30 07:47:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Caffeine has been an ingredient of controversy as of late, with the FDA probing the cause of several deaths over the past few years linked to the stimulant. Among the investigations is that of energy drink maker Monster Beverage Co., which is being blamed for the death of a 14-year-old Maryland girl in 2011, who purportedly got a lethal dose of caffeine after consuming Monster Energy drinks. While the FDA continues its...

Restaurant Meals For Kids Loaded With Excess Calories And Fat
2013-03-28 13:52:16

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Childhood obesity continues to be a problem. A report released by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says that chain restaurants are not doing enough to help kids - and parents - make good choices. And that those restaurants are contributing to the problem. "One out of every three American children is overweight or obese, but it's as if the chain restaurant industry didn't get the memo," CSPI nutrition...

FDA Urged To Limit Soft Drink Sugar Levels
2013-02-14 09:16:09

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Consumer groups, scientists, and health-advocacy organizations recently urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider determining safe limits of high-fructose corn syrup and other forms of sugar in soft drinks, as high levels could affect the risk of developing diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. In particular, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) helped spearhead the effort to urge the FDA to...

Consumer Group CSPI Reveals 2013 Xtreme Eating Awards – Foods Packed With Calories
2013-01-16 11:54:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each January Americans everywhere are busy making their New Year´s resolutions, resolving to quit that unhealthy smoking habit, stop procrastinating quite so much, or making amends to get into the gym a little more often. But perhaps the most popular resolution each year has to do with food. How often have you stood in front of the mirror around the New Year a made the resolve to stop eating quite so many caloric, fat-laden,...


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