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McDonald’s Phasing Out Artificial Flavors From Ice Cream

Now that McDonald’s is finally rolling out ice cream machines that work, the fast food giant is also improving the ice cream itself by removing artificial flavors. [More]

Josh Bassett

In Effort To Win Back Customers, Chipotle Menu Now Free Of Preservatives

Amid Chipotle’s effort to win back customers who may have strayed because of that whole food borne illness nightmare, the company has been trying to improve the customer experience. The company’s latest attempt to regain consumer trust involves removing all preservatives from its entire food menu. [More]

Customer Sues Over Citric Acid In “Preservative-Free” Lean Cuisine Pizza

Customer Sues Over Citric Acid In “Preservative-Free” Lean Cuisine Pizza

“Preservative-free” is a food label that plenty of shoppers seek out, and it’s printed right on the front of Lean Cuisine’s boxes of frozen pizza. One customer claims, however, that this label isn’t accurate. Whether she’s right depends on whether citric acid — a chemical that serves different purposes in different kinds of food — is considered a “preservative.” [More]

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut To Cut Back On Preservatives, Antibiotics, Additives

Pizza may not have a reputation as a health food, but that’s no reason to use ingredients that may make the pizza even less good for you. In an effort to reach consumers clamoring for less-questionable fast food, Pizza Hut has announced some upcoming upgrades to its ingredients. [More]


Panera Says Its Entire Soup Menu Is Now Devoid Of All Artificial Ingredients

Panera Bread’s stand against artificial ingredients is marching ahead apace, with an announcement from the company that it’s eliminated artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, and flavors from its entire line of soups. It’s all part of the chain’s plan to go additive-free by the end of this year. [More]


There’s A Preservative That Can Give You An Awful, Itchy Rash — And It’s Probably In Your Bathroom

On Lucy’s* eighth birthday, she woke up to a surprise. It wasn’t a cool toy or a fun game, the kind of things kids often look forward to on days like this. Instead, her back and stomach itched so badly she was crying. [More]

Subway Removing Artificial Ingredients From Its Menu By 2017

Subway Removing Artificial Ingredients From Its Menu By 2017

Last April, Subway stopped using Azodicarbonamide – a chemical that is used to improve elasticity in bread but that also shows up in things like yoga mats. Now, the sandwich shop is taking things a step farther, by making plans to drop all artificial ingredients from its menu by 2017. [More]

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Kraft Recalls Batch Of Velveeta Because….Not Enough Preservative Makes Cheese Spoil Too Fast

If you’re thinking of whipping up a pot of creamy cheese dip this weekend, you might want to inspect your block of Velveeta carefully. [More]

Organic, Natural Meat May Have More Preservatives Than Label Says

Organic, Natural Meat May Have More Preservatives Than Label Says

If you avoid standard processed meats because of labels indicating they’re packed with potentially damaging preservatives including nitrate and nitrite, your efforts may be in vain. The “organic” and “natural” alternatives may include similar chemicals, despite what their labels say. [More]

Why McDonald's Never Rots

Why McDonald's Never Rots

Pictures of McDonald’s burgers that have been sitting around for years with no visible sign of decay, like the 7-year old one at left, have shocked and delighted the internets, but what’s the science behind the madness? Is it because McDonald’s is a lab experiment that we collectively hallucinate as being actual food? Salon asked the experts to find out. [More]