President Donald Trump managed to sneak a few minutes from his busy schedule of threatening federal investigators to make official his nominee for the United States Department of Agriculture’s top scientific position on Wednesday. Given the tough choice between filling the role with a scientist or someone who is not a…
If your culinary philosophy includes the belief that no kitchen is complete without a bamboo matcha whisk or a box of gluten-free pancake mix, then Gwyneth Paltrow is probably the lifestyle guru for you. Along with promoting sex-dust smoothies and $66 jade vagina eggs, Gwyn is of course an avid home cook with a…
A company producing ready-to-eat chicken is recalling 933,272 pounds of its ostensibly schoolhouse cafeteria-bound product. That’s equal to 26.5 million McNuggets, based on prior Gizmodo calculations. That is so much chicken.
President Donald Trump intends to intensify enforcement of food safety regulations as a cudgel in international trade negotiations, according to leaked recordings of a what appears to be a phone conversation between Trump and Wilbur Ross, his nominee for Commerce Secretary. During the conversation, which was recorded…
If you’ve ever watched my Guy, Guy Fieri on television, you’d know that the best part is watching him manhandle meat, greasing up his gloveless Guy-paws with the grubbiest gristle. Well, a team of scientists think maybe these celeb chefs need to be a better influence when it comes to food safety.
An outbreak of E. coli that caused 10 million pounds of flour to be pulled from shelves is finally over. Yet, cases continue to pop up, and the CDC says it expects to see even more. Here’s why, even when the outbreak is over, the illness still isn’t.
If you have any Blue Bell cookie dough ice cream in your freezer, put down the spoon. The ice cream company just issued a recall for possible Listeria contamination—the ice cream company’s second Listeria scare in as many years.
When an outbreak of food poisoning hits, we trace our culinary steps backwards in an attempt to untangle the cause, hopefully before it can hit again. But a new sensor could radically change all that.
Actual lab tests have revealed that the commonly-cited five-second rule doesn’t hold up. And yet, they still can’t stop me from eating this piece of floor candy! Who’s in charge now, Science?
Starbucks has recalled 2.8 million of its stainless steel straws after reports of children cutting their mouths while drinking.
The results of a FDA inspection into a Whole Foods prep kitchen—which mixes up those ready-to-eat meals and snacks perfect for an impulse buy—have been revealed. Prepare to be nauseated.
An ongoing audit of the FDA’s food recall system has come out with a preliminary report that throws some serious fire at the existing recall system, describing it as neither “efficient” nor “effective.”
This week, General Mills announced a voluntary recall of 10 million pounds of its flour over possible E. coli contamination. Now, the FDA has traced the outbreak back to its source: a single factory in Kansas City.
Amidst the clamor over genetically modified crops, there’s an underlying point that’s still being missed: Nobody really knows what constitutes a genetically modified crop.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in everything from toothpaste to peanut butter to sugar-free gum. And, it turns out, it’s poison for dogs.
Last year, a biotech startup called Clear Labs performed DNA testing on a bunch of hot dogs and discovered that they often contain more than the label advertises. The same company has now used its arsenal of molecular technologies to break down America’s other favorite meat-on-a-bun product: burgers. Once again, there…
An ongoing listeria outbreak has put eight people in the hospital and forced a recall of 358 different frozen fruits and vegetables. But although we know all these listeria cases are linked to the same source, just what that source is remains a mystery.
E. coli, salmonella, and staph are the names Americans fear when it comes to nasty foodborne illnesses. Yet it’s norovirus that is, far and away, the most common cause of food poisoning in the US. So why aren’t Americans more afraid of it?