Food/Nutrition News

BPA: The Impacts of Bisphenol A

City Market has signed on support for a bill put forth by Senator Ginny Lyons to ban the distribution and manufacture of any reusable food products (water bottles, baby bottles, Tupperware, etc) that contain BPA.  The bill follows suit with other states and cities and forces Industry to deal with the problem where the FDA has failed to protect consumers. We support the long-term goal of removing BPA from our food system.

Over-Exposed: The Impacts of Bisphenol A on Public Health (pdf)
BPA Fact Sheet (pdf)

Product Recall

A voluntary recall for Children’s Tylenol Plus- Multi-Symptom Cold (Grape Flavor). The affected Lot# is ALM419 with an expiration date of 09/11.

The Reason for the recall is that a small number of these products bottles have areas of thinner plastic than required by the companies standards and may cause the product to lose stability when removed from the carton.

Here is a link with all Product and Lot#’s associated with this recall.

World Maple Production and Maple Pricing

By Dave Folino, Hillsboro Sugarworks
The recent relatively high and stable maple syrup prices have been caused by three major factors---the weather, expanding global demand and a supply management system in Quebec.

Substituting Maple Sugar for Granulated Sugar

What to use instead of 1 cup of granulated sugar:
¾ - 1 cup of maple syrup.
Because: Maple syrup is less sweet than granulated sugar, if you like sweeter foods, you should use the larger amount of syrup. If you prefer something not as sweet, use only ¾ cup.

liquid by 2 to 4 tablespoons per 1 cup syrup used.
Because: Syrup contains more moisture than solid granulated sugar which the recipe calls for.

1/4 – ½ teaspoon baking soda.
Because: Maple syrup has a slight acidity which needs to be neutralized for the batter to rise and form properly. Do not add soda if recipe contains buttermilk, sour milk, or sour cream since these liquids do the same thing.

Oven temperature by 25º.
Because: The maple syrup will tend to caramelize and burn on the top and edges sooner than a batter using a solid sweetener like sugar.

Product Recall: Desert Pepper Salsa

The following product has been recalled effective February 2. Please check the UPC # and the Lot Codes on your salsa to see if it is affected by the recall.
Desert Pepper Salsa

  •     Peach Mango
  •     Pineapple Medium Salsa

Possible metal flakes. Specific lots only.
Peach Mango 16 oz UPC# 71921210102
    Lot Codes 11/30/2012, 12/21/2012, 12/29/2012, 1/12/2013