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In light of recent recalls in NJ, how safe is our food supply?

A number of food recalls in New Jersey over the past two weeks alone, including everything from baby food to granola bars, might have you questioning the safety of the food supply.

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Jersey Shore Schools with Most Drugs and Alcohol [LIST]

These numbers are reported by each district, so each jurisdiction is responsible for reporting their results fairly and accurately. But they are required by law to report them...

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Watch out: Granola bars recalled due to possible Listeria bacterium

A popular brand of granola bars has announced a recall after the company learned one of the ingredients may be contaminated with listeria.

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A Listeria scare widens a frozen food recall to over 40 brands (Thinkstock)
A Listeria scare widens a frozen food recall to over 40 brands (Thinkstock)
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Check your freezer! Frozen food recall widens to more than 40 brands

Trader Joe's, Earth's Pride and McCain are just a few I recognize as local to New Jersey, plus Costco brands like Organic By Nature. This involves both organic and non-organic items.

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KNUTSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 30: Dandelion seed heads grow in a grass meadow on April 30, 2014 in Knutsford, United Kingdom. Dandelion plants (Taraxacum officinale) are officially a weed plant but are commonly used to make beer, wine, soft drinks and herbal remedies. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Dandelion seed heads grow in a grass meadow on April 30, 2014 in Knutsford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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The humble dandelion has a place at the dinner table in NJ

"It is so hot right now to have the local ingredients and the farm-to-table ingredients. And certainly, dandelion provides that."

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How ready is New Jersey for a major public-health threat?

New Jersey is leading the way, according to the National Health Security Preparedness Index.

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N.Y. Jets. Linebackers Taiwan Jones and Julian Howsare visit CBW Elementary school in Bayville, NJ. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
N.Y. Jets. Linebackers Taiwan Jones and Julian Howsare visit CBW Elementary school in Bayville, NJ. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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N.Y. Jets Linebackers visit C.B.W. Elementary School in Bayville

New York Jets Linebackers Taiwan Jones and Julian Howsare visited the school along with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to reward the school as a "Division Champion" in the NJDA's Jets PLAY 60 "Eat Right, Move More" program.

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NJ autism resources: Supporting families, including strong siblings

With the highest rate of autism in the nation (1 in 41 children), there's plenty of need for programs and therapy. But what about emotional support for families...

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Mosquito control efforts in NJ not changing over Zika fears

The mosquito-borne Zika virus is a major concern among health officials and residents in New Jersey, but it's not changing the state's approach to curbing the mosquito population this year.

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Eggs headed for ShopRite: Is this ‘chicken abuse’ or a setup? (VIDEO)

Farm's owner says the video was shot by a short-term employee who only shot the damage he did himself.

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Four Golden Rules for understanding autism in NJ

New Jersey continues to have the highest rate of autism in the nation, with 1 in 41 children statewide now classified as on the autism spectrum. Here's how you can make their lives and the world we all share better.

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No need to worry about Zika? Spread of virus ‘unlikely’ for NJ this mosquito season

The types of mosquitoes capable of carrying the Zika virus can and have been found in the Garden State, but an outbreak of the illness is not anticipated for New Jersey during the upcoming warmer months.

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