Recent Food Recalls

Recent Food Recalls

Type of Food Resources:


Food (except meat) Inquiries: Submit Your Question.

Phone: Call 1-888-SAFEFOOD    (1-888-723-3366)

Call weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Closed Thursdays 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Mail: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740

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Meat, Poultry, or Egg Products

Email: Send your question to mphotline.fsis@usda.gov.

Phone: Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854)

(TTY: 1-800-256-7072)

Call weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Pet Food

Email: Send your question to CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov.

Phone: Call the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine at 240-276-9300 and leave a message. Your question will be answered within 2 business days.

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Illness or Food Poisoning

Email: Send your question to cdcinfo@cdc.gov.

Phone: Ask a Foodborne Illness Question (CDC) at
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

(TTY:  1-888-232-6348.)

Call anytime, 24 hours a day, every day.

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Herbal Teas That Reduce Stress And Promote Relaxation

Herbal Teas That Reduce Stress And Promote Relaxation

Herbal Teas That Reduce Stress And Promote Relaxation

Teas have been used for centuries to help promote health and wellness. The process of drinking tea in and of itself can be relaxing. The warmth of the tea can be very relaxing and soothing. The teas that you drink can have an added bonus of providing a relaxing boost. We have compiled a list of some of the most relaxing teas along with how they are prepared.

Passion Flower Tea

This tea can help promote relaxation and relieve anxiety. Passionflower is so effective that Buzzfeed reports it is used to make a medication called Oxazepam that treats Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Don’t worry, though, you don’t have to go to your doctor to enjoy this great tea. To make this tea, all you need is one teaspoon of dried passionflower leaves to steep in a cup of hot water.

Chamomile Tea

Drinking a cup of Chamomile tea can make you feel relaxed and often helps people fall asleep. It is one of the main ingredients in the name brand Sleepy Time Tea. Chamomile has been used to help treat insomnia, relieve stress and anxiety, and it has a mild muscle relaxing capacity. All of these benefits can make it the perfect cup of calm right before bed.

To make this tea you need 3-4 tablespoons of dry chamomile, or you can steep fresh chamomile flowers.

Rose Tea

A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet. Apparently, roses are not just good for their looks and smell. Rose petals can be used to make a calm evoking tea. Rose tea can help reduce stress and anxiety and tastes excellent!

To make this tea, you can use a tablespoon of dried rose petals. If you want, you can steep washed fresh rose petals as well. The fresh petals should be steeped for about ten minutes or until the petals turn dark.

Peppermint Tea

The menthol in peppermint is a natural muscle relaxant, and according to the Huffington Post, this makes it the perfect before bed tea. Peppermint tea works to relieve stress and anxiety, and it contains no caffeine. With peppermint tea, you may get the added bonus of digestive aide as peppermint can help settle a sour stomach.

To make a good peppermint tea, you can use 1 tablespoon of dried leaves. If you want to use fresh leaves, make sure to crush them before allowing them to simmer in boiling water for two minutes.

Ashwagandha Tea

This Indian tea has a mild sedative effect and has been shown to be safe for short-term use. The herb affects the central nervous system and slows the body’s response to stress. This is an adaptogenic herb, which can help the body relax while providing powerful antioxidants. This is one potent tea so make sure that you start slowly!

Dr. Oz recommends that this tea be made with boiled milk instead of water. You can add a half teaspoon of dried leaves to the boiled milk and let steep for about 15 minutes.

Kava Kava Tea

The Calm Clinic recommends that you get Kava tea from an herbal tea shop because it contains enough of the active ingredient to cause relaxation and stress reduction. This is a very strong herbal tea and should be taken with the permission of a physician because it can interact with some medications!

To make Kava tea you should combine it with something high in fat like butter or coconut milk. This creamy tea will have you relaxed in no time.

All of these herbal teas are great ways to help you relax at the end of a stressful day. They can be used to take time out of a busy day and keep you calm and focused.

Remember that since some of the herbal teas do cause drowsiness you should try them at home before bed first, before deciding to use them to help with daytime stress.

 

The 10 Best Superfoods for Good Health

The 10 Best Superfoods for Good Health

The 10 Best Superfoods for Good Health

Good health is priceless as you are able to get more done in your day and a live, prosperous and healthy life.

It is necessary to take care of your body today so that it is strong enough as you get older to keep diseases at bay.

Eating good foods does not have to be expensive or take too much of your time to prepare if you plan well. Make sure to stock your fridge with healthy foods to avoid the temptation of getting take-out or eating junk.

Get rid of unhealthy foodstuff in your car or home that could tempt you to eat when you get hungry.

Super Foods

Below is a list of the ten best super foods that you should include in your shopping list.

Salmon

Salmon is full of omega 3 fats which are beneficial for heart health. Hence, people at a higher risk of heart attack should eat salmon a few times a week.

Salmon contains a chemical substance called tryptophan that is important in promoting better sleep. Salmon is great for improved brain health and highly recommended for children’s proper brain development.

It also increases bone density to prevent breaks in children and the elderly.

Almonds

These nuts contain good fats that help reduce bad cholesterol in the blood; besides they curb hunger to ensure one does not eat too much. Almonds make a great snack; in addition they contain vitamin B, magnesium, prosperous and copper which are necessary minerals for good health.

Chocolate

The darker the chocolate the better the nutrition; chocolate is full of antioxidants that get rid of toxins in the body. It is also believed to lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation in the body for better quality of life. Moderation is required when consuming this super food.

Blueberries

Blueberries have a lovely blue-purple hue that contains a chemical substance called anthocyanin which is an antioxidant. This antioxidant helps to fight prostate cancer, which, is a common killer in the world. They also reduce the risk of developing glaucoma when eaten regularly.

Beans

Not enough words can describe the goodness of beans; they are high in fiber which is essential for colon health. They contain easy to digest proteins for building and repair of muscles. They reduce bad cholesterol in the blood when eaten regular; besides they are affordable and available in most localities.

Eggs

An egg a day is good for you; eggs contain complete protein which the body digests slowly for continuous supply of energy which is beneficial when working out. An egg is one of the few foods that contain natural vitamin D which is essential for strong bones.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt contains proteins that help in the building of strong muscles. Besides it contains good bacteria that strengthen the immune system to fight diseases.

Quinoa

Quinoa is a seed that is high in amino acids, iron, prosperous and dietary fiber. People suffering from anemia will benefit from eating the seeds. Quinoa leaves are also eaten as greens; however they are not easily available in the market. The seeds when cooked can be added to salads for a sumptuous meal full of healthy goodness.

Broccoli

This is a vegetable in the cabbage family that is full of antioxidants that lower the risk of cancer when eaten often. Broccoli can be eaten raw or steamed to ensure the vitamins present are not damaged by high heat.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes contain dietary fiber ideal for digestive health; furthermore they contain beta carotene for good eyesight. Vitamin C present is necessary in healing and repair of the body caused by exposure to the elements.

 

Pizza Style Bread Toppings

Pizza Style Bread Toppings

 Pizza Style Bread Toppings

 

This is a great appetizer or a side with a bowl of soup. There are three different variations offered here but use the base and make it your own with what you have on hand.

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Pizza Style Bread Toppings

These topping can go on an English muffin, sandwich bread, pita or tortillas. Add some pizza sauce and you have a new Pizza. *Fantastic for lunch or cut smaller for appetizers.
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Author Laurie

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 roasted Poblano chilies canned green chilies
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 lb Monterey Jack Cheese grated

Instructions

  1.  Cut the bread in half lengthwise.

    Mix all the ingredients and spread on bread to the edge of the bread. 

    Broil until browned and puffy. Slice and serve hot

  2. BROILED ONION BREAD 1 large red onion, minced,  freshly ground black pepper, 3 T mayonnaise 1 loaf of French bread Cut bread in half lengthwise.

    Mix together all the ingredients. Spread mixture on the bread and broil until bubbly and brown. Slice and serve hot. 

  3. CHEESE OLIVE BREAD 1 4 oz. can chopped olives, 1/4 cup diced green onions curry powder to taste, 3/4 grated Cheddar cheese, salt, French bread, 4 T mayonnaise, Minced parsley

     Mix together all ingredients. Cut the French bread lengthwise. Spread mixture on the bread and broil until bubbly. Sprinkle with minced parsley. Slice and serve hot.

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Roasted Beets with Beet Greens

Roasted Beets with Beet Greens

Roasted Beets with Beet Greens

 

Roasted Beets with Beet Greens are one vegetable that fit the description “eat a rainbow”. Beets come in many intense bright and beautiful colors, taste great, and are powerhouse of nutrients like B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, health-boosting nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification and strengthen your immune system, support brain and bone health. Beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, so they should be eaten in moderation. If you can get the beets with the fresh greens still attached it is almost like getting two vegetables in one.

This recipe, Roasted Beets with Beet Greens, is roasted beets, feta cheese. Serve warm or cold as a salad and garnished with the bright green color of the pistachios.

 

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Roasted Beets with Beet Greens

Roasted Beets with Beet Greens, is roasted beets, feta cheese. Serve warm or cold as a salad and garnished with the bright green color of the pistachios.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 83 kcal
Author Laurie

Ingredients

  • 8 beets
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 pistachios or pipasta (pumpkin seeds) roasted and roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash the beets thoroughly, leaving the skins on, and remove the greens. Rinse greens, removing any large stems, and set aside. Place the beets in a single layer in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or roasting pan, and toss with about 2 tablespoons of the dressing. It is easier to peel the beets once they have been roasted.
  2. Cover with foil and bake until beets are tender when pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Peel beets while warm. Cut beets in half and slice thinly. Transfer to large bowl.
  3. When the roasted beets are almost done, heat about 2 tablespoons of the dressing, over medium-low heat, in a large skillet add the greens and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, stir until greens are wilted and tender.
  4. Transfer greens to a medium bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange beets in center of platter. Surround with greens; sprinkle with feta. Drizzle with any remaining dressing.
  5. Mix in crumbled feta cheese and a little dressing. Garnish with the nuts.

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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Beets with Beet Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 0.5g 1%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.