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Traditional milk takes aim at plant-based alternatives

The milk in your local grocery’s dairy aisle is claiming identity theft, and it even has a proposed bill in Congress to bolster its case. According to Fortune, the milk industry has twice attempted in the last two decades to convince the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce its definition of milk, “the lacteal secretion…obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows.” The definition means the almond, coconut, soy, cashew or pea milk sold in grocery stores technically doesn’t make the cut. It is a point of contention for traditional milk producers because the FDA has ... Read More

Recall: Flowers Foods bread contains undeclared milk

Flowers Foods has just announced a recall of all brands of Bar-B-Q bread for containing undeclared milk. Dairy allergies are very common throughout the country. People who eat this bread unaware of its true contents can put their life at risk. There have been no illnesses reported to date. Sunbeam Bar-B-Q Bread, Bunny Bar-B-Q Bread, Flowers Deli Bar-B-Q Bread, and Ingles Pull-Apart Bar-B-Q Bread are included in this recall. Various retailers have sold this bread in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee. This a voluntary recall and Flower Foods is advising its trade customers to remove this product from sale immediately. It ... Read More

People who take calcium pills are at greater risk for heart attacks

Heart attacks are twice as likely to occur in people who take calcium supplements than in people who do not take them, according to a large European study published online in the journal Heart. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, involved nearly 24,000 participants and focused on the hazards of heart attacks in people using calcium supplements. Data showed that the hazard ratio for heart attacks among calcium supplement users was 1.86 compared to 1.17 for nonusers. In other words, calcium users had nearly double the risk of heart attacks as nonusers. The study also ... Read More