FDA continues study to increase spice safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been analyzing a two-year nationwide study to collect information on the presence of Salmonella in retail packages of spices consumers buy in supermarkets, ethnic markets, discount stores, and on the internet.

There have been several recalls of spices and herbs in the past few years for Salmonella […]

Are raw meat-based diets right for your cats and dogs?

In recent years raw meat-based diets (RMBD) for pets have increased in popularity due to nutritional and health benefit claims from some pet owners. While The American Animal Hospital Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association have recently adopted statements discouraging this type of diet, there previously has been very little published data that would […]