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    A SCHOOLGIRL died after suffering an allergic reaction to a hot dog bun while on a dream family holiday to Disneyland, an inquest heard. Tragic Ava-Grace Stevens, 9, had spent the day with her family at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, when tragedy struck. 2Ava-Grace Stevens, 9, died after suffering an allergic reaction to a hot dog bun while on a dream family holiday to DisneylandCredit: JustGiving An inquest heard the family returned to their villa for dinner that evening when Ava had an allergic reaction to cows milk in a hot dog bun bought from a shop. Despite the efforts of her family and paramedics who performed CPR, she was pronounced dead at hospital on October 28, 2019. Ava's dad Geoffrey Stevens said they had taken care to meet their daughter's milk-free dietary needs but US food labels were not as clear to read as those...
    New York : A gluten-free product is always a healthy product. Photo: Laura James / Pexels You can find attractive phrases on food packaging that can be misleading. That manufacturers promote a product as “100% natural”, “with added fiber”, “light”, “low fat” or “gluten free” does not mean that this food is really healthy. Before you get carried away by attractive food products in the supermarket. We share some of the most popular phrases that you cannot trust. 1. “Low in fat” You must be careful with “low fat” or “light” products. Many foods that have fat removed may need flavor. Some yogurts, for example, can be low in fat, but high in sugar to enhance their flavor. WebMD notes that to compensate for the taste in products that have reduced fat in addition to sugar, flour, thickeners and salt are also often used. What...
    New York : We may think we know what we buy. But is it really so? For example, can we distinguish between a juice and a nectar? Or when a food has an excess of added sugars? Do we know how to assess whether we need to take certain fortified foods? Surely more than one person has come home with a so-called “melting cheese” package. And it turns out that, upon reading the label more carefully, the word “cheese” was nowhere to be found. Reading carefully, the name of the product – which tells us what we are really buying – says: “Shredded milk preparation in threads to gratin and melt”. And isn’t that cheese? No. In this case the ingredients are water, coconut vegetable fat, milk, modified potato starch, salt, milk proteins, lactic ferments, coloring and flavor enhancer. Very far from the definition of cheese, whose ingredients would...
    Nick Kyrgios has labelled Novak Djokovic “a tool” after the world No. 1 reportedly issued a list of demands for players under strict quarantine conditions ahead of the Australian Open. Defending women’s singles champion Sofia Kenin is among 72 players who are consigned to their hotel rooms due to positive coronavirus tests on flights they took to head out for the first grand slam of the year. Players have posted social media clips of them training and in their rooms, with some complaining about the conditions they are having to contend with for 14 days. Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend, Vanessa Sierra, expressed her grievances over the standard of food and having to wash her own hair and dishes during her period of quarantine with the world No. 228 so far. Djokovic does not have to adhere to such strict rules in Adelaide, where he is due to play in an exhibition tournament before the...
    LANDOVER, Md. (WJZ) — Beginning next year, shoppers at Giant Food stores will notice a number of changes the company said will highlight products from minority-owned businesses. The grocery store chain announced this month it will start putting shelf labels in all of its stores that let shoppers know which products come from women, Black, Asian-Indian, Hispanic, LGBT, Asian-Pacific and veteran-owned companies. In total, more than 3,100 products will get the labels when they roll out next month, the company said. In addition, the labels will also be featured online and in the store’s app.
    When Anthony Ortiz saw his father suffer from health issues and undergo a triple bypass, he developed a tool to help his dad eat healthier.Oritz developed the Smart Plate."We combined image recognition along with three weight sensors, in less than five seconds, Smart Plate weighs each section, the macronutrients, and it identifies it with a very high level of accuracy," Oritz said,Dieticians at the Philadelphia Children's Hospital tested the plate and found it to be 99% accurate."Artificial intelligence uses shape, texture, and color to identify the subtle preparation differences. We know the difference between fried, grilled, sauteed, or breaded," Oritz said.The specificity helps people like Danica McAdam, who has type 1 diabetes."Everything that I eat has to be accounted for," McAdam. "I have to have accuracy. I've had type 1 diabetes for 20 years. Trying to figure out what's going to raise my blood sugar, how much insulin I need...
    Giant Food will introduce new shelf labels in January for some 3,100 products sold in its stores that come from minority-owned businesses, the region’s largest grocer announced this week. Landover-based Giant said the new labels, to be present in all 164 stores, will identify products from 218 businesses across its network — all women, Black, Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Hispanic, LGBT, or Veteran owned. “We’re committed to making it easier for customers to identify product attributes that are important to them by fostering a diverse and inclusive network of suppliers that reflects the unique backgrounds and experiences of our Giant family, our customers and our communities,” Ira Kress, Giant Food president, said in a statement. The labels will also be featured on the Giant website and its mobile app, for customers who shop online. The company also plans to highlight its diverse vendors “through storytelling and product spotlights” on its website....
    Stock Market Today With Jim Cramer: Apple Stock Is Cheap View Photos of the 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! Never Eat Foods With These Tricky Words on the Label Don't feel foolish for getting tricked into thinking "health" foods like yogurt and granola are good for you. The food labels misled you, alluding to a food having redemptive benefits, even though they're packed with way too much sugar. These "health halo" labels are tactics designed to get you to buy junk food without feeling bad about it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is constantly looking for ways to regulate the claims food manufacturers make on their packaging, but it's...
    The Food and Drug Administration is calling for new food labels for products containing sesame.The FDA doesn't have the legal power to label packages, but it can ask manufacturers to do so in draft guidance that was recently released.ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton was on Good Morning America to explain what foods to watch out for."Sometimes it's obvious on the ingredients list and sometimes it's hidden. So take a look at this list. Sesame containing ingredients include hummus or tahini. Even some baked goods contain sesame: Snack foods, candy, spices, the list goes on and on, so read those labels and if in doubt, avoid it. This is really important."RELATED: FDA warns patients EpiPens may malfunction, delay injectionsThe guidance to label foods that contain sesame comes after a Northwestern University study from 2019 that estimated 1.5 million Americans have a sesame allergy, which can be just as dangerous...
    (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration is recommending food manufacturers voluntarily list sesame as an ingredient on food labels.The guidance is not a requirement and is intended to help people who are allergic to sesame identify foods that may contain the seed, the agency said."Many Americans are allergic or sensitive to sesame, and they need the ability to quickly identify products that might contain sesame," Susan Mayne, the director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said in a statement.Under current FDA regulations, sesame must be declared on a label if whole seeds are used as an ingredient, but labeling is not required when it's used as a flavor or in a spice blend. It's also not required for a product such as tahini, which is made from ground sesame seed paste. Some consumers are not aware that tahini is made from sesame seeds, the agency said....
    Added sugars in food masquerade under a number of names like cane juice, dextrose, molasses, saccharose, and more. We Are/Getty Images When cutting sugar from your diet focus on cutting out added sugars but keeping natural sugars. Avoid artificial sweeteners because they can make you crave more sugar. Withdrawal cravings and symptoms will likely last a week, or so. This article was reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice based in New York City. This article is part of Insider's guide on How To Lose Weight. According to The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Americans consume what equates to about 17 teaspoons of sugar a day, which exceeds the max recommended amount of 12 teaspoons or about 200 to 250 calories worth. Cutting sugar out of your diet isn't just beneficial for losing weight, it's also important for...
    Snapchat is adding food and wine labels to its visual search lineup. The app’s in-app camera can now scan packaged food and wine labels to surface nutritional info and tasting notes.  The features are similar to what you’d find in standalone food and wine apps. Point the camera at a barcode and Snapchat will display some basic nutritional details as well as an analysis of its relative “health” benefits (provided by nutrition app Yuka). Likewise, “scan” a bottle of wine and you’ll get a pop-up from wine app Vivino with a price, rating and some tasting notes.
    Global Warning Labels and Stickers Market to Reach $13. 9 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Warning Labels and Stickers estimated at US$10. 9 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$13. New York, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Warning Labels and Stickers Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05960452/?utm_source=GNW 9 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Pharmaceuticals, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 4.8% CAGR and reach US$4.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Tobacco segment is readjusted to a revised 3.1% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $2.9 Billion,...
    A 16-year study on the effects of front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labels on food products suggests a correlation between the optional labels and the quality of nutrition within those foods, along with the foods of their competitors. The results of the study, conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University, were released this week. Front-of-package food labels are currently voluntary in the food industry, though many major brands have adopted the labels in addition to the more common and FDA-required “nutrition facts” often seen on the back or sides of food packaging. For the purposes of this study, the researchers looked at the “Facts Up Front”-style of label, which often showcases specific nutritional criteria – e.g., calorie, fat, sugar or sodium content – per serving. The study, from researchers at North Carolina State University, studied the effects of the "Facts Up Front"-style of nutrition labels. (Fox News) “We wanted to know whether...
    Pension Wealth: Add to Your CPP or OAS Passive Income With These REITs 1970–1973 Datsun 240Z: Your Guide to Nissan’s Original Z Sports Car Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Wearing This 30 Mins/Day Reverses Years Of Bad Posture & Back Pain Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/16 SLIDES © Mint Images - Getty Images Grocery stores offers so many different options for one specific type of food, meaning that you probably spend much of your time reading labels and trying to decide which brand to buy. Not only does the...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. If you live in Texas or know someone who does, look twice—or have them look twice—before reaching for that jar of peanut butter or can of soup, cranberries, or ground coffee. And definitely that tin of Spam, container of salt, and jar of mayo. A San Antonio artist has been sneaking around to supermarkets and relabeling canned food in an act of creative consumer disobedience. Jars and containers are popping up on shelves with parody labels bearing call-to-action political messages, and the labels are virtually indistinguishable from the originals. You’d be forgiven for mistaking them until you get home, when your astute, label-reading housemate makes the fool of you. A few more: pic.twitter.com/jhULlU7Avh — Alex Zielinski (@alex_zee) September 11, 2020 “One of my San Antonio friends has been using his graphic...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Trader Joe's now says it's not rebranding certain items despite a petition driven by a California teenager calling some products racist.The grocer dismissed reports it had planned to change the names of international food items like "Trader Jose" and " Trader Ming's"Trader Joe's said it disagrees with accusations of racism and said it does not make decisions based on petitions.In a statement last week, Trader Joe's said "We make decisions based on what customers purchase, as well as the feedback we receive from our customers and crew members. If we feel there is need for change, we do not hesitate to take action."The grocer also said the names of its international foods "show appreciation for other cultures."The petition calling for the renaming of the products said, "The Trader Joe's branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures - it presents 'Joe' as the default 'normal' and the...
    The grocery store chain Trader Joe’s will actually not be rebranding its international food products amid accusations that they promote racist stereotypes. Earlier this month, Trader Joe’s said that the ethnic names for its various products – Trader Giotto’s (Italian), Trader Ming’s (Chinese), Trader José (Mexican), and Trader Joe San (Japanese) – would be discontinued, asserting that such a decision had been in the works for several years. “While this approach to product naming may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect – one that is contrary to the welcoming, rewarding customer experience we strive to create every day,” a spokesperson for Trader Joe’s said at the time. In an announcement on its website, Trader Joe’s has said that some ethnic brands will stay, stating that they were not in any way racist. “A few weeks ago, an...
    SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is temporarily allowing manufacturers of packaged foods to substitute ingredients without changing the labels, meaning you might not know exactly what’s in the product. This could spell big trouble if you’re allergic to one of the substitute ingredients. Consumer Reports explains why it’s happening and how you can make safer choices when you shop. There’s real confusion about this temporary policy. Right after the announcement, individuals and consumer advocacy groups launched a petition, sent letters to the FDA, and posted comments on its website demanding more transparency about food labels. The FDA states that none of the ingredients being substituted can be one of the top eight food allergens without manufacturers disclosing it to consumers. But beyond those eight, the guidance is vague. For other foods that are known to cause allergies, the FDA says manufacturers “should avoid” using them as...
    As the link between climate change and the global food system has become clear, consumers are more conscious of the environmental impacts of their food purchases. Companies have responded with plans to put carbon labels on their products to show total estimated greenhouse gas emissions associated with the product. Total emissions can be difficult to calculate as the carbon footprint of food includes emissions from land conversion, the growing and harvesting processes, livestock digestion, transportation, packaging, and food processing. In 2007, Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, attempted to label all its products with the total number of emissions, but halted its project due to the complexity of the calculations. However, companies like Carbon Trust have been doing carbon calculations, certification program, and carbon labels since 2007. Source: Carbon Trust Product carbon footprint certification and labelling Recently, there has been a resurgence in the carbon labeling movement as several large...
    Trader Joe’s To Eliminate Ethnic Food Labels: ‘Trade Jose,’ ‘Trader Giotto’s,’ ‘Trader Mings’
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to calls for Trader Joe’s to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. In the latest call to re-name racially-charged brands and logos, nearly 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the retail giant to rename products labeled “Trader Ming’s,” “Trader José,” or “Trader Giotto’s” to refer to Chinese, Mexican or Italian food, respectively, SFGate reported. The petition said the labels perpetuate harmful stereotypes. “The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures — it presents ‘Joe’ as the default ‘normal’ and the other characters falling outside of it — they are ‘Arabian Joe,’ ‘Trader José,’ and ‘Trader Joe San,’ the petition states. The company said in a statement that it decided several years ago to use only the Trader Joe’s...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to calls for Trader Joe’s to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. In the latest call to re-name racially-charged brands and logos, nearly 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the retail giant to rename products labeled “Trader Ming’s,” “Trader José,” or “Trader Giotto’s” to refer to Chinese, Mexican or Italian food, respectively, SFGate reported. The petition said the labels perpetuate harmful stereotypes. “The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures — it presents ‘Joe’ as the default ‘normal’ and the other characters falling outside of it — they are ‘Arabian Joe,’ ‘Trader José,’ and ‘Trader Joe San,’ the petition states. The company said in a statement that it decided several years ago to use only the Trader Joe’s...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to calls for Trader Joe’s to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a years long process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. In the latest call to re-name racially-charged brands and logos, nearly 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the retail giant to rename products labeled “Trader Ming’s,” “Trader José,” or “Trader Giotto’s” to refer to Chinese, Mexican or Italian food, respectively, SFGate reported. The petition said the labels perpetuate harmful stereotypes. “The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures – it presents ‘Joe’ as the default ‘normal’ and the other characters falling outside of it – they are ‘Arabian Joe,’ ‘Trader José,’ and ‘Trader Joe San,’ the petition states. The company said in a statement that it decided several years ago to use...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Responding to calls for Trader Joe's to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work.In the latest call to re-name racially-charged brands and logos, nearly 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the retail giant to rename products labeled "Trader Ming's," "Trader José," or "Trader Giotto's" to refer to Chinese, Mexican or Italian food, respectively, SFGate reported.The petition said the labels perpetuate harmful stereotypes."The Trader Joe's branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures - it presents 'Joe' as the default 'normal' and the other characters falling outside of it - they are 'Arabian Joe,' 'Trader José,' and 'Trader Joe San,' the petition states.The company said in a statement that it decided several years ago to use only the Trader Joe's name on...
    California based, and well known retailer, Trader Joe’s responded to calls for changes to its packaging that some have claimed is racist by saying the company is already in the process of doing just that. Diane DeGuzman of SFGate reported the grocery store chain issued a statement after a petition began circulating, explaining what it has done and why it was doing it. The company issued a statement talking about its international products and how they are branded. “While this approach to product naming may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect— one that is contrary to the welcoming, rewarding customer experience we strive to create every day,” Kenya Friend-Daniel, national director of public relations for Trader Joe’s said. “With this in mind, we made the decision several years ago to use only the Trader Joe’s name on...
    Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to calls for Trader Joe's to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. In the latest call to re-name racially-charged brands and logos, nearly 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the retail giant to rename products labeled “Trader Ming's," “Trader José,” or “Trader Giotto's” to refer to Chinese, Mexican or Italian food, respectively, SFGate reported. The petition said the labels perpetuate harmful stereotypes. "The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures — it presents ‘Joe’ as the default ‘normal’ and the other characters falling outside of it — they are ‘Arabian Joe,’ ‘Trader José,’ and ‘Trader Joe San,’ the petition states. The company said in a statement that it decided several years ago to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to calls for Trader Joe’s to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. In the latest call to re-name racially-charged brands and logos, nearly 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the retail giant to rename products labeled “Trader Ming’s,” “Trader José,” or “Trader Giotto’s” to refer to Chinese, Mexican or Italian food, respectively, SFGate reported. The petition said the labels perpetuate harmful stereotypes. “The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures — it presents ‘Joe’ as the default ‘normal’ and the other characters falling outside of it — they are ‘Arabian Joe,’ ‘Trader José,’ and ‘Trader Joe San,’ the petition states. The company said in a statement that it decided several years ago to...
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