Food companies are hiring their own auditors and boosting their own food-safety standards in the wake of several serious food recalls. But some observers say the approach could create conflicts of interest and lacks the rigor of a well-run federal inspection system.
People who don't consume enough vitamin C have a 12% higher risk of developing asthma, a review of 40 previous studies has found. The researchers also found a connection between vitamin A deficiencies and higher asthma rates.
Texas-based company Dude! Sweet! Chocolates offers handmade, single-source chocolates featuring seasonal, local ingredients. The chocolates are available at Empire Baking Co., Scardello Artisan Cheese and Flavors From Afar.