They're calling it "honey laundering." More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores is filtered to the point where it contains no pollen -- which would make it flunk the quality standards set by most of the world's food safety agencies, according to testing ... More >>
Your food recall alert of the day. (Getting tired of these yet? Right.) A specific lot of grape tomatoes grown by a Florida grower has been recalled by the FDA for possible salmonella contamination, prompting a larger recall of packaged salads. Six L's of Immokale ... More >>
A Salmonella strain in turkey burgers that has sickened people in 10 states, including California, is antibiotic-resistant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Jennie-O Turkey Store, based in Willmar, Minn., recalled 27 tons of frozen turkey bur ... More >>
Any of you guys try the new Coca Cola "Freestyle" machines yet? These are the super futuristic touchscreen soda machines that give you 100 flavors of Coke products that are made by a printer. Yes, a printer. I don't understand it. I had to read the description several times. Frankly, it scar ... More >>
There's actually no mountain in El Monte, but that hasn't kept the city
from striving for greatness: "El Monte is home to Longo Toyota,
the number one auto dealer in the United States by sales and volume,"
crows the city's Web site. "Other major retail businesses include Home
Depot, Sam's Club, and ... More >>
In honor of April Fools, I give you a dozen consumer products (and one nuclear battleship) that should not have exploded but unfortunately did. Or, in the case of the ship, could. These are all true. (Except for the last one.) As usual, the joke is on the hapless consumer.
1. Electrolux Vacuum Cle ... More >>