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Foodbeat’s Offbeat section is exactly what the name implies: A place where we store all of our weird and wacky food news. From celebrity news and cool new products to giveaways and other off-the-cuff stuff, this is where you’ll find all of our topics that don’t exactly fit anywhere else.



Nationwide Smoked Salmon Recall

Nationwide Smoked Salmon Recall

by:Anna Fleet | June 16, 2015 @ 9:15 am
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a nationwide recall on Santa Barbara Smokehouse-brand smoked salmon products, due to potential spoilation with Listeria monocytogenes. The brands affected by the recall include the following marked ...

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What Ridiculous Food Day Falls on Your Birthday?

What Ridiculous Food Day Falls on Your Birthday?

by:Anna Fleet | May 5, 2014 @ 8:51 am
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There sure are a lot of food holidays to celebrate, aren’t there? However, have you ever felt a little left out after spending another Cinco de Mayo birthday chowing down on tamales or stacking ...

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Not-So-Happy McDonald’s Happy Meals Linked to Heroine Bust in Pittsburgh

Not-So-Happy McDonald’s Happy Meals Linked to Heroine Bust in Pittsburgh

by:Anna Fleet | January 30, 2014 @ 2:13 pm
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You might expect to find a figurine from the latest blockbuster movie in your Happy Meal, or perhaps even a collector’s card from a popular video game or pop star, but Pittsburg drug detectives ...

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Woman Eats and Drinks Only Starbucks For An Entire Year!

Woman Eats and Drinks Only Starbucks For An Entire Year!

by:Anna Fleet | January 3, 2014 @ 10:48 am
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I love my Starbucks, but Beautiful Existence, a blogger for 1YearofMyLife.com, decided to challenge herself to eat only Starbucks food and beverages for the entire 2013 year. Beautiful Existence, a blogger who takes on ...

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The Case of the Irish Counterfeit Vodka

The Case of the Irish Counterfeit Vodka

by:Anna Fleet | December 18, 2013 @ 12:23 pm
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It may sound like a tale from a Sherlock Holmes’ novel, but a small batch of counterfeit Smirnoff red label vodka has been making its rounds in Ireland. Luckily, the Food Safety Authority of ...

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How Safe to Eat is That Frozen Food?

How Safe to Eat is That Frozen Food?

by:Catherine Roberts | November 6, 2013 @ 11:15 am
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If you’re like me and freeze a load of leftovers only to forget about them until months later when I need an ice pick to detach the hoarfrost-encrusted Tupperware container from the recesses of ...

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California Locals Shedding Tears Over Potential Sriracha Shortage

California Locals Shedding Tears Over Potential Sriracha Shortage

by:Anna Fleet | October 31, 2013 @ 1:32 pm
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It seems that a potential hot sauce shortage of the popular Huy Fong Foods condiment, Sriracha, may cause a few tears to be shed. Unfortunately, things have already come to tears for the Irwindale, ...

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October 29, 2013 is National Oatmeal Day!

October 29, 2013 is National Oatmeal Day!

by:Anna Fleet | October 29, 2013 @ 10:31 am
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Bitter cold mornings like today (if you’re in a frost -prone portions of North America like I am) call for a warm bowl of breakfast to help ease you out of bed and warm ...

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Toronto Elementary School Bans Junk Food for Lunch

Toronto Elementary School Bans Junk Food for Lunch

by:Anna Fleet | October 18, 2013 @ 9:40 am
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Some teachers just complain about the junk and candy that their students bring to school every day—others actually do something about it! That’s right; a Toronto elementary school has banned junk foods like candy, ...

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