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Twelve bottles of wine went to space – now it’s almost time to taste them

Twelve bottles of wine went to space – now it’s almost time to taste them

Twelve bottles of wine that boldly went where no Bordeaux has gone before have returned from the International Space Station, with a tasting planned to see just how near-zero-gravity might have impacted them. The unusual cargo - along with 320 vine canes from the French region - was aboard SpaceX's Dragon when it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean this week, having returned from the orbiting research platform.

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Oscar Mayer seeks Hotdoggers to drive Wienermobile in 2021

Oscar Mayer seeks Hotdoggers to drive Wienermobile in 2021

In the year 2021, Oscar Mayer is seeking 12 recent college grads to become drivers of the Wienermobile. The Wienermobile, if you've never seen it, is a giant hot dog vehicle that doubles as an advertisement for the Oscar Mayer company. At any given moment, a handful of brand ambassadors - also known as Hotdoggers - are employed and deployed in Wienermobiles across these United States.

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Dog and cat food recall expands after more pet deaths reported

Dog and cat food recall expands after more pet deaths reported

Midwestern Pet Foods has expanded a previously announced recall of dog and cat food over the potentially high levels of a toxin produced by a naturally-occurring mold. This expanded recall covers all cat and dog food that has corn as an ingredient that expires on or before July 9, 2022. According to a separate alert from the FDA, more than 70 dogs have died after eating this food, though not all of the deaths were confirmed to result from aflatoxin poisoning.

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FDA says more than 10,000 containers of ice cream recalled over metal

FDA says more than 10,000 containers of ice cream recalled over metal

More than 10,000 containers of ice cream have been recalled in multiple US states over the risk of contamination, according to a recall recently highlighted by the FDA. The issue is the potential for small pieces of metal in the ice cream, with the recall noting that the metal pieces are from filling equipment parts.

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Study finds it only takes a bit of junk food to spoil a healthy diet

Study finds it only takes a bit of junk food to spoil a healthy diet

Healthy diets come with a variety of potential benefits, including everything from less brain fog to a lower risk of developing certain diseases and chronic conditions. If you generally eat healthily but occasionally indulge in some junk food, you may be sabotaging the benefits you'd otherwise get from your healthy diet, according to a new study from Rush University Medical Center.

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Don’t ignore dog and cat food recalls: The deadly risk explained

Don’t ignore dog and cat food recalls: The deadly risk explained

The FDA recently noted another round of cat and dog food recalls, this one spurred by the presence of aflatoxin at potentially deadly levels. This isn't the first pet food recall this year caused by this toxin, but it is the most deadly, with more than two dozen dog deaths linked to the recalled pet food. What is aflatoxin and why is it so dangerous?

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CDC says E. coli outbreak is over, but it never found the source

CDC says E. coli outbreak is over, but it never found the source

In mid-November, the CDC detailed a multi-state E. coli outbreak first announced by the FDA. As with other outbreaks, officials were investigating the source of the illnesses, something that was narrowed down to 'leafy greens,' but no specific variety, brand, or company was linked. In an update, the CDC says the outbreak is over, but the source is still a mystery.

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KFConsole ready to heat up your game and keep your poultry warm

KFConsole ready to heat up your game and keep your poultry warm

This year has thrown a lot of schedules out of whack and it seems that KFC may have gotten its April Fools date either too late or too early. Then again, the company is notorious for its outlandish and eccentric marketing campaigns around the world but this definitely takes the cake, or, more appropriately, the chicken. As teased last June, the KFConsole is all but ready to take on the PS5 and the Xbox Series X|S, not only with gaming chops but a feature no console has or would even want to have.

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Nestle recalls 92k pounds of chicken meal over unexpected plastic

Nestle recalls 92k pounds of chicken meal over unexpected plastic

Nestle is recalling more than 92,000lbs of chicken meal products sold under the Lean Cuisine brand because they may contain small pieces of hard plastic. The recall was recently highlighted by the USDA, with the recall noting that the US Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service worries some of these products may still be in consumers' freezers.

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Trader Joe’s edamame recalled over risky bacterial contamination

Trader Joe’s edamame recalled over risky bacterial contamination

If you recently picked up a bag of frozen edamame from Trader Joe's, now is the time to give it a second look. The FDA has highlighted a new food recall concerning frozen edamame sold under the Trader Joe's brand over the risk of contamination with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. The recall notes that infections caused by this bacteria can be serious in some people.

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Study warns ultra-processed foods may cause death risk to skyrocket

Study warns ultra-processed foods may cause death risk to skyrocket

Frequently eating ultra-processed foods, such as chips, microwave meals, and other convenience foods, may pave the way for heart disease and drastically increase your risk of dying from it. The findings come from the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention at the I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, where researchers found that overall death risk increases in association with ultra-processed foods.

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Daily wine and cheese may be a surprising way to keep your mind sharp

Daily wine and cheese may be a surprising way to keep your mind sharp

A study from Iowa State University has found that consuming certain food products may help preserve cognitive acuity in one's later years. The results, which were described as surprising, found that consuming alcohol and cheese every day may have a protective effect on one's cognitive function, as well as one type of red meat.

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