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FTC asks for public comments in its inquiry into the infant formula shortage

The Federal Trade Commission staff is launching an inquiry into the shortage for infant formula that is caused hardship for American families. The inquiry is looking for information about any deceptive, fraudulent, or other business practices that are taking advantage of families during the shortage. Read more →


Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen 2022: Produce with the most and least pesticides

Strawberries, spinach, and leafy greens are again the top offenders on the Dirty Dozen list developed by the Environmental Working Group or EWG. The EWG analyzes data on pesticide-contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables, based on the latest tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. Pesticide... Read more →


The baby formula shortage: a monopoly market, the FDA recall, and efforts to fix the shortage

The news that baby formula is in short supply is really confusing, especially when conspiracy theories are running rampant. It also makes one wonder why so few baby formula companies are in control of the market. And, what did babies drink who weren’t breastfed before formula companies took over baby feeding? Read more →


Ceramic knives are being recalled by Norwex USA due to laceration risk

Norwex USA is recalling about 40,000 ceramic knives in the United States and 2,500 in Canada. The handle on the Norwex ceramic knives can break during use, posing a laceration hazard. The firm has received 188 reports of incidents, including 158 reports of the handle breaking. Read more →


Facts and figures for Mother’s Day 2022

The first Mother’s Day celebrations were organized by Anna Jarvis on May 10, 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, and Philadelphia. Jarvis became the leader for the Mother’s Day movement as the annual celebration became popular across the nation. Read more →


What to buy and not buy in May

May is a big month for bargains, beginning with Mother’s Day and ending with Memorial Day. If you’ve been waiting on a great bargain, there’s a good chance it’ll pop up in May. Check out this guide from DealNews.com on what to buy in May, as well as the items you’ll want to wait until later to purchase: Read more →


Check out these 10 healthy aging tips from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

As part of National Older Americans Month in May, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is providing 10 steps for healthy aging. “Promoting healthy aging helps ensure older adults remain a vibrant, integral community members for many years to come,” said Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., AFA’s president & CEO. Read more →


After a death over the weekend, consumers reminded to use proper canning methods

A man aged 55-65 passed away in Grays Harbor County, Washington, during the weekend from a probable case of botulism. Public health officials are waiting for test results to confirm the cause of death. Health officials assisted the deceased man’s spouse, with the safe disposal of jars of home-canned food. Read more →


Facts and figures for Easter 2022

What are your plans for Easter? Eighty percent of consumers plan to celebrate Easter this year and will spend an average $169.79, according to the National Retail Federation. Total spending for the holiday is estimated to be $20.8 billion, down slightly from last year's forecast of $21.6 billion. Read more →