Consumer Reports: Arsenic and Lead Are in Your Children’s Fruit Juice

Source: Consumer Reports Consumer Reports (CR) tested 45 popular fruit juices sold across the counter, including apple, grape, pear, and fruit blends, and found elevated levels of the heavy metals — lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic in almost half of them, including juices marketed for children. More than 80 percent of parents of children age […]

Woodbridge: “Have-A-Heart” Food Drive Through Feb. 14

Source: Central Woodbridge Township officials are challenging township businesses, retail food service outlets, hospitality industry, corporate businesses and offices, community organizations, schools and residents to see if collectively they can best the amount set last year. “As we enter the New Year, let’s not forget that there are many less fortunate families throughout Woodbridge […]

African Heritage and Health Week

Source: The ancestors of African Americans brought many wonderful food traditions to parts of the Caribbean, South America, and the southern states of the U.S. Over the generations, many of these food traditions have been lost. But whether we look to Virginia, Jamaica, Nigeria or Brazil, we find this overall healthy eating pattern shared […]

Fruit Recall From New Jersey Walmarts; “Healthy Small Food Retailer Act” Signed into Law

Sources: Food And Drug; Fresh nectarines and peaches sold by Walmart and Fairway supermarkets in New Jersey and New York have been included in a multi-state recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Ja. Vandenberg Inc. packing house in Yonkers New York, […]