| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Reports of consumers getting a face full of hot steam and scorching coffee grounds, with 61 suffering burn injuries, have sparked a recall of more than 600,000 Mr. Coffee single-cup brewers.
The products, which were sold for up to $80 online and at...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Children: They bring you untold joy and hope for the future. They also cost $234,900 each to raise. And that doesn’t include college.
Kids are an increasingly pricey proposition, with expenses up 3.5% last year from 2010, according to an annual...
| Jan 30, 2012
For millions of Americans, bagged salads are a miracle food, the perfect mix of health and convenience.
Time-pressed cooks can rip open a bag and pour the leaves right into the bowl, reassured by the "triple-washed" label that some wondrous process has...
| Jan 30, 2012
The salad chefs I know fall into two camps: Some serve pre-washed bagged leafy greens straight from the bag. The others insist on washing them first, even though the bag label promises that the contents are "triple-washed."
Over the years, I've ignored...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:22 AM
The peanut butter recall that started this past weekend with a salmonella-linked product sold at Trader Joe’s has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters, according to producer Sunland Inc.
The New Mexico-based company...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Coming off a rough year, Taco Bell is approaching its 50th birthday hoping to think less and live more, ditching its old “Think Outside the Bun” motto for a new slogan: Live Más.
The Irvine chain plans to make a big show out of the switch,...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Trader Joe’s is facing yet another recall, this time affecting nearly 5,000 pounds of its store brand Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice, which may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.
The producer of the product, Canadian company Aliya’s...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Children’s pockets everywhere are safer and parents are breathing a sigh of relief now that Cadbury UK has created a form of chocolate resistant to melting.
The sweets maker, owned by American company Kraft, tested the chocolate against its...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Nestle USA issued a voluntary recall of its Nesquik chocolate powder after being tipped off by an ingredient supplier of possible salmonella contamination.
The Glendale-based company said it was calling back canisters of the product, which is mixed...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:34 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom. To improve the nation's access to safe food, the General Accountability Office is recommending in a new report the creation of a single federal agency to oversee it and run a......
| May 3, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Here's your toot-toot-tootsie Tuesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all. Chase bank is lowering the $4 and $5 ATM fees it experimented with for non-customers using its machines. The......