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In May, NCL filed a formal complaint with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a nutritional scoring system - used in 1,600 stores nationwide - that gives snack chips, soft drinks, and desserts scores as high as or higher than some canned fruits and vegetables.
Lemon juice is a kitchen staple, used in cooking, baking, and flavoring in many recipes, and many cooks opt for the convenience of bottled lemon juice, rather than keeping fresh fruit on hand. Recently, the National Consumers League has discovered that not all bottled lemon juice products are what they claim to be.
With the recent outbreak of foodborne illness -- which has sickened at least 80 -- caused by raw milk, more attention has been drawn to this contentious issue. Advocates of drinking raw milk claim that it has increased health benefits not available in milk that has been commercially pasteurized. With all the rhetoric surrounding the topic, it can be difficult for consumers to get a straight answer about raw milk. Here are some basic things you should know to make healthy decisions for you and your family.