Food is such an important aspect of our lives (we couldn't live without it, after all) that the safety of what we eat is of the utmost concern to us. Accordingly, many of the warnings we come across every day deal with the safety of the foods we eat, expressing concern about everything from the containers we cook in to the use of genetically-engineered plants and animals.
Microwaving food in plastic containers releases cancer-causing agents into the food.*
The artificial sweetener aspartame is responsible for an "epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus."*
Mountain Dew will shrink testicles and lower sperm count.*
The energy drink Red Bull contains a dangerous stimulant linked to the formation of brain tumors.*
Canola oil is toxic.*
The combination of shrimp and
Young boy dies from eating Pop Rocks candy with soda pop.*
KFC restaurants stopped using the word "chicken" to describe their products because they are serving meat from genetically modified animals.*
Ingestion of some types of margarine increases the risk of coronary disease.
Bananas will be extinct within ten years.
Apple pips contain a cyanide compound.
In the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, consumers should avoid fish because it may contain the zulican virus.
Cups of instant noodles pose a danger to consumers due to their wax linings.
A massive recall of contaminated Sara Lee meat products is underway.
Cadbury of Canada has recalled chocolate eggs that may have pieces of plastic in them.
Mold that forms in pancake mix can cause life-threatening allergic reaction.*
Studies linking bread consumption to various societal ills call for "bread free" zones around schools.
Prepackaged salads may contain E. coli.
A child who drank sour candy spray experienced throat spasms.
The FDA has advised consumers to not eat fresh spinach or fresh spinach-containing products until further notice.
The FDA has barred travellers from bringing Vegemite into the U.S.
Gorton's fish fillets have been recalled due to reports that pills were found in some of them.
Recall issued for foil-wrapped chocolate coins because they contain melamine.
Fruit must be eaten before meals rather than after lest it putrefy in the stomach and cause bloat.
Star fruit is dangerous to eat.
Pyrex brand glass bakeware is now manufactured from different material and is more susceptible to breakage.
Banana baby food is being recalled due to glass in the product.
A consumer found a fermented Capri Sun fruit drink.
Article warns about the dangers of brominated vegetable oil in Mountain Dew soda.
Image shows a package of Kraft macaroni and cheese bearing a warning due to the presence of GMO wheat.
Takis cause ulcers and cancer in children.
Item warns about eating farm-raised tilapia and other fish from China.
Video shows Golden Corral restaurant storing food in an outdoor trash enclosure.
Insect larvae have been discovered in packages of Earth's Best brand baby food pouches.
Smithfield Foods was sold to a Chinese company that will be slaughtering and processing hogs raised in the U.S.
Fireball whisky has been recalled.
The world will run out of chocolate by 2020.
Eating six or seven bananas at once can result in death from a lethal potassium overdose.
Photographs document crabs imported from China that have been injected with toxic preservatives.