Kraft Recalls Over 36,000 Cases Of Cheese Due To Possible Choking Hazard


(PCM) Kraft Foods has revealed that they are calling for a voluntary recall on over 36,000 cases of their individually wrapped cheese singles claiming that part of the wrapper could cause a possible choking hazard. The recall includes 3-4 pound packages of American and white American Kraft singles. The affected products have a “best when used by” date between December 29, 2015, and January 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing code “S54″ or “S55.”

The company explains that they called for the recall after discovering that a thin strip of the film packaging could remain adhered to the slice of cheese after it has been removed. If the consumer fails to notice the strip of film packaging and consumes the product it could possibly lead to a choking hazard.

Thus far the company has received ten complaints about the issue and three reports of choking. Anyone that has purchased an effected package can return it to the point of purchase for an exchange or a full refund.

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Scary Graphic Shows The Effects Of Coca-Cola On The Body

(PCM) A scary graphic that was posted by the Renegade Pharmacist has gone viral showing the effects that drinking one can of Coca-Cola can have on the body after it is consumed. It may just scare into giving up drinking Coke forever, as it really made us think twice about what we are putting into our body.

Posted by The Renegade Pharmacist on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Listed below are the effected that are details in the infographic that showcase Coca-Cola’s dangerous effects:

First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

>60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to urinate.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes and water.

>60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, *ahem* peed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

On the Renegade Pharmacist website owner Niraj Naik also states “I discovered that a trigger factor for many widespread diseases of the west such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes could be closely linked to the consumption of one particular substance found in many processed foods and drinks — fructose in the form of high fructose corn syrup.High fructose corn syrup is found in pretty much all processed foods such as ready meals, fast foods, sweets and fizzy drinks and most people are totally unaware of its danger”


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The Very First Organic Drive-Thru Restaurant Opens In California


(PCM) Creators of the popular Amy’s Kitchen frozen organic food brand found in grocery stores across the nation have branched out and opened the country’s very first organic drive-thru restaurant called Amy’s Restaurant in Rohnert Park, California. The results have completely exceeded the company’s expectations and they say the demand has honestly been a bit overwhelming.

Consumers can order their favorite Amy’s Kitchen items on the go such as Mac N’ Cheese and gluten-free pizza, however you had best have a bit of patience as it was reported that the drive-thru wait time during the restaurants first week of operation was “really long” at times exceeding 20 minutes. It was also said that the line to get into the actual restaurant to order was just as bad, as the line stretched all the way out the door.

All of the food served in Amy’s Restaurant is sustainably grown and employees are all paid a fair living wage with benefits. Given the success of the first restaurant the company now plans to open up additional locations throughout the Bay Area.

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Manager Confirms The Existence Of The McDonald’s Secret Menu


(PCM) Rumors have been circulating for quite some time that like many other fast food chains McDonald’s has its’ very own secret menu and it has now been confirmed by the manager of a franchise in Scotland during a recent Reddit AMA session.

He revealed that customers have the ability to mix and match any ingredients they wish, all they have to do is make the request and by willing to pay the difference for any additional add-ons. He went on to say that the most popular secret menu item, at least in Scotland, is “The Land, Air, and Sea Burger” which as you can imagine is a Big Mac, McChicken and Filet-O-Fish smashed into one sandwich.

The item we found the most humorous is the McGangBang which consists of a McChicken inside of a double cheeseburger! The McDonald’s secret menu was not created by anyone at corporate headquarters. It just consists of the numerous ways that customers can combine various ingredients to create some truly unique sandwich combinations.

The Scottish manager does offer up some final advice before ending his informative AMA saying “Do NOT order the grilled chicken. It’s horrible frozen chicken that we defrost and steam and it’s a bit gelatinous.”  Yuck!

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Would You Name Your Baby Quinoa For $10,000?


(PCM) Many people enjoy eating quinoa, however do they enjoy it enough to name their new baby after it? Restaurant chain BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse think it’s a great idea and are currently offering up a $10,000 gift card to whichever family names their baby Quinoa first.

The gift card giveaway is in promotion of the restaurant chain’s new quinoa bowl entrees, which include a “Roasted Chicken with Spinach Quinoa Bowl” and “Roasted Salmon Quinoa Bowl”.  They are super excited about the new quinoa bowls and wanted to do something a little outside of the box in terms of promotion.

The giveaway began on June 22 and the $10,000 gift card will be awarded to the family that names their baby Quinoa first and can prove it with the birth certificate. The deadline to enter is October 21 and entries can be submitted via email or regular post mail.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse operate 163 restaurants in 20 states including New York and California. Would you name your baby Quinoa for $10 grand?  That is an awful lot of free meals!

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Whole Foods Accused Of Price Gouging


(PCM) If you have ever shopped at Whole Foods, you are well aware that their prices are always quite a bit higher than you would pay at a regular grocery chain. In fact, the grocery retailer has even been jokingly referred to as “Whole Paycheck” over the years. Recently, investigators in New York launched a probe into Whole Foods pricing and discovered that they have been grossly overcharging their customers for years.

In fact, the investigators called it “the worst case of overcharges” they have ever seen! It was found that Whole Food has been overcharging customers over a period of the last five years. The store received violations which included inaccurate weight labels on pre-packaged food, as well as, adding tax to non-taxable items.

To give an example, the cost of pre-packaged coconut shrimp was marked up by as much as almost $15.00 above normal cost, a pack of chicken tenders by about $5.00, and a vegetable party tray by about $6.00. Definitely hurting the pockets of consumers!

A spokesperson for Whole Foods defends the store saying that the pricing often happens on the manufacturing side of things and that the grocers are not to blame for the price gouging. Just last year, Whole Foods paid upwards of $800, 000 in a settlement for overcharging consumers for food based on weight.

Are you a Whole Foods shopper? How happy are you with their pricing practices?

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