FDA Announces Major Recall on 18 Dog Food Brands

Adella Miesner

In September, the FDA announced a recall of products from three dog food brands potentially affected by a toxin created by mold. Now, the agency has tacked 15 more brands onto that list. 



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Sunshine Mills, the maker of several brands of pet food, is at the center of the controversy. Last week, the FDA updated the public, warning that 18 of the company’s dog food brands could be tainted with aflatoxin. According to the agency, “Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets.”

On Sept. 2, Sunshine Mills announced a recall on certain pet food products after the Louisiana Department of Agriculture&Forestry found an unsafe level of the toxin in one sample.

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Stock up with a two-week food supply, urges University of Vermont nutritionist

Adella Miesner

A lull in quarantine, a stretch of good health — and a calm before winter storm and flu season — is an ideal time to stockpile emergency food supplies, says a University of Vermont nutrition expert.



A half-stocked pantry of canned food is seen in a Burlington home on Oct. 13, 2020. Emergency planning experts recommend a 14-day supply of nutritious, non-perishable meals.


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A half-stocked pantry of canned food is seen in a Burlington home on Oct. 13, 2020. Emergency planning experts recommend a 14-day supply of nutritious, non-perishable meals.

Before loading up several shopping carts, take the time to plan for a stockpile of ingredients for healthy meals that have a long shelf life, recommends Susan Bodette, an educator with UVM Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

“Before you restock, first check your pantry, refrigerator and freezer to see what you already have,” Bodette wrote in a news release. “Discard any expired food.”

Beyond family favorites, she adds, remember that food for infants, children and folks with special dietary needs

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Tips from leading nutritionist Barbara Cox to ward off covid

Adella Miesner

If you’re healthy you’ve got a sporting chance at business and at life. Entrepreneur of the Year winner 2008, Barbara Cox merges the worlds of business and nutrition and takes ten minutes to dispense some vital knowledge to Business Matters readers.

No stranger to the business world, the chances are high that you’ve already enjoyed some of her products without even knowing it. She designed and launched the first flapjack protein bar which was snapped up by Selfridges before launching her nutritional meal delivery service nationwide. Both of these set the trend for the following fifteen years of easy protein fixes and subscription based businesses.

Today she works as a nutrition consultant and wellness coach as well as sitting on many lifestyle advisory boards across the UK and Europe. After discussing how important the need is for business owners everywhere to boost their immune system to maintain control of their

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Embracing Your Phone’s Fitness Potential

Adella Miesner

Your smartphone is a constant companion for calls, texts and web surfing, but many people are now discovering that it can be a powerful ally for their health and wellness, too. With lockdowns forcing people to spend time at home instead of at the gym, people who are used to working out have to adapt their exercise routines to the new at-home reality. It’s no surprise that this has made technology take on an even bigger role in personal fitness.

Depending on what phone you have and which apps you use, your smartphone can log a lot of different fitness data. Built-in sensors can track steps, measure altitude (for stairs), evaluate general physical activity, and even do approximate sleep tracking. The results aren’t as accurate as they would be when using a smartwatch or dedicated tracker, but your phone can do more than enough to help you begin your journey.

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This Is the Worst Menu Item at Applebee’s

Adella Miesner

When you head to Applebee’s for dinner, you know you’re going to feast on comfort food at the. beloved fast-casual dining spot. But, what you might not realize is that the Applebee’s menu is crawling with tons of unhealthy meal options. If you’re trying to keep on track with your health goals by eating meals that won’t derail your entire day, dining here won’t be as easy as you may think.



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In fact, there’s one sneaky dish that looks relatively good for you, but is actually the worst on Applebee’s menu. Simply put, it’s bad news, and the one dish you should never order. Read on to find out what it is (and, for more diet disasters, be sure to avoid these  108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are).

The worst menu item at Applebee’s is the…

Oriental Chicken

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Pieces of Glass Found In This Grocery Item

Adella Miesner

A public alert has been issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for four premade meal bowls by Taylor Farms. An employee found glass during the production process, however, the Taylor Farm bowls were still shipped to supermarkets in San Antonio and Houston, Texas before the alert was issued.



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The glass alert is not an official recall “because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase,” according to the USDA. However, if you did purchase one of them, you should not eat it. Either throw it away or return it. (While checking for the products in the alert, check your fridge for the 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.)

The alert mentions these bowls with an establishment number of “P-34733” or

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Top heart-healthy foods to eat while working from home

Adella Miesner


a bowl of fruit on a table: Antioxidant-rich berries such as black, pink, dark blue and red-colored berries can offer many vital vitamins and minerals.(Representational image: IE)


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Antioxidant-rich berries such as black, pink, dark blue and red-colored berries can offer many vital vitamins and minerals.(Representational image: IE)

By Aman Puri In times when the entire country is hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, people have realized the importance of healthy lifestyle and stronger immunity. Times have changed and today, most of the professionals work from home, which provides the opportunity for healthy cooking and improving your eating habits with wholesome nourishing meals. We need to improve our eating habits and gain knowledge of eating better and should consider this as an opportunity to enhance our lifestyle and to positively adapt to this changing pattern.

So on this World Heart Day, let’s vow to eat heart-healthy foods, encourage our overall health and follow a dynamic lifestyle for stronger metabolism and healthier hearts.

Working from home? Weight Loss and Diet Tips for better heart

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Tom Brady Just Launched This Healthy Meal Subscription Service

Adella Miesner

While routine workouts and disciplined diets followed by superstar athletes can feel impossible to achieve to the rest of us, Tom Brady has always been game in demystifying exactly what he does to stay in top shape. And this six-time Super Bowl champion is all about eating the right food.



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In his 2017 book The TB12 Method, he detailed his diet, which according to him is a “mix of Eastern and Western philosophies,” for the general public. Basically, Brady believes in eating foods found in nature (so no chicken nuggets), and letting vegetables lead the way. However, he avoids certain foods that cause inflammation, and stays away from processed stuff as much as possible (although he did tell Men’s Health that obsessively worrying about your diet is probably worse for you than eating that pizza or chip every once in a while.)

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Diet App MyNetDiary Heads into the Holiday Season with New Diet Plans and Recipes

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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Top-rated weight loss and nutrition app MyNetDiary is currently launching several advances for Fall 2020. New offerings include keto-, low-carb-focused and Mediterranean diets and functionality, along with hundreds of Premium Recipes. Users of different lifestyles can choose from a variety of diets based on their preferences and further customize diet and tracking options from measuring carb and protein intake to calorie distribution and macronutrient targets. For each diet, the app provides premium features, including personalized guidance and feedback, access to diet libraries, extensive nutritional information and advice developed by registered dietitians. For time-pressured people, the new premium recipes are fast and easy with the majority clocking in at about 20 minutes of preparation and cooking time. As a response to current diet trends,

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How much should a toddler eat per day and tips to avoid to avoid fussy eaters

Adella Miesner

If your baby was brilliant through the weaning stage, eating every piece of fruit or vegetable you gave them, it might have come as a shock when suddenly they hit the toddler stage and refuse pretty much everything!

But fear not, this is completely normal and although incredibly frustrating for parents, there are things you can do to help and encourage your child to eat a wider variety of foods.

We spoke to Ballymoney based Paediatric Dietitian, Dr Kirsty Porter who also runs Nutrition4kids and she had this advice for parents worried about how much their toddlers should be eating.

She told Be: ” Parents can often worry about their children’s eating when they are toddlers. They could have previously eaten a wide variety of foods when they were infants and are now starting to refuse previously accepted foods or eating less at times.

“Toddlers appetites decrease as their nutritional

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