The U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends an average daily salt intake of about 2,300 mg per day, but the average American diet looks much different. CNN reports on the CDC's list of foods containing "hidden salt," outing many of the food processing industry's worst culprits.
Robert Forrester, CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, talks to CBS News about actor Paul Newman's vision for Newman's Own and its philanthropy, his role as a manager and the one item he always wanted to develop for sale but never did.
In an effort to serve up products that appeal to younger consumers, fast food chicken giant KFC has announced it will begin offering a version of its original recipe fried chicken without the bones. The new product is set to launch in a couple weeks, and the company hopes it will meet the demands of consumers looking for a more portable meal.
Beginning April 1, new food safety rules went into effect in Beijing as the Chinese government seeks to restore consumer confidence in the country's food safety standards. After the initial implementation in the nation's capital, many observers believe the rules will be rolled out throughout the country.
Dr. Robert Lustig specializes in treating childhood obesity and has written a book, "Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease," in which he claims the cure for many of the nation's collective health issues can be achieved by "reducing the availability of sugar in our diet."
A new study released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that the overwhelming majority of kids meals at fast food and convenience restaurants were too high in fat and calories to be part of a healthy childhood diet.
Chef Cristobal Vazquez, executive chef at the Texas Rangers' Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Tex., gives viewers a peek into the kitchen to see how the infamous Boomstick hot dog is made. The 24-inch dog typically weighs between two and a half and three pounds and will set diners back $26.
TIME writer Bryan Walsh explores the possible future of meat. Amid ever more vocal critics of the meat industry and factory farming, scientists are beginning to perfect the science of lab-grown meat, possibly eliminating the need for for animal agriculture. Will science like this ever be viable on a large scale?
A new study has found that 75 percent of packaged food marketed for toddlers contains too much salt. The study is especially troubling in light of studies that show salt consumption at an early age can impact salt preferance later in life.
After NBC News' Andrea Canning exposed herself to controlled levels of hormone disruptors found in food packaging and other household items, the tests are back, revealing how this exposure impacted the levels of these chemicals in her own body. Though FDA has labeled these chemicals safe in small quantities, scientists have conflicting opinions.
NBC News' Andrea Canning invites a team of scientists into her home to evaluate common household items including canned foods to determine which products may contain hormone disruptors. Though FDA has labeled these chemicals safe in small quantities, some scientists aren't so sure.
A study from Harvard University links excessive salt consumption with one in 10 deaths in the U.S. each year. Dr. Richard Besser, ABC's chief medical editor, explains' the study's findings and links high salt intake to hidden sodium found in many processed foods.
As this month is the 30th annual National March Frozen Food Month, we bring you the story of bean. Bean is, unsurprisingly, a bean, and this video traces his journey from farm to freezer to fork.
In a tragic event that highlights the increase in food allergies across the country, teenager Cameron Fitzpatrick died after eating a cookie that contained peanut oil. Fitzpatrick, who was acutely allergic to nuts, was given the cookie by a friend and didn't have access to his EpiPen.
In an effort to meet the new trimmed down calorie demands of consumers across the country, McDonald's is set to release its new Egg White Delight, a whole-grain english muffin with cheese, Canadian bacon and egg whites, totaling 250 calories.
Ben & Jerry's rewarded ice cream fans — or, rather, critics — with a very special Wonka-like factory tour. The ice cream giant invited dissatisfied customers to take a tour of its processing facility in Waterbury, Va., to see for themselves how the company makes its magic.
The PBS Online Film Festival, which closes this Friday, March 22, features "The Story of an Egg," a short film that aims to shed light on the real story behind food industry terms like "cage free," "free range," and "pasture raised."
In honor of a new study published in the journal BMC Medicine in which researchers found a link between elevated consumption of bacon and sausage an premature death, Business Insider has created this instructional video about how to make a Bacon Bowl.
GS1 is a company that creates standardized barcodes for use across various food industry sectors. Euronews spoke with the company's CEO who touts the benefits — for consumers as well as industry — of using barcodes to track ingredients. By using this kind of technology, the food industry could avoid future mislabeling mishaps like the horsemeat scandal in Europe.
A group of mommy bloggers have banded together to petition food giant Kraft to change the recipe of one of its most iconic brands. The moms, led by the proprietors of 100daysofrealfood.com and foodbabe.com, are asking the food giant to remove Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 food dyes from its products, including its famous macaroni and cheese.