'Consumer Reports' on Serious Eats

'Consumer Reports': Two-thirds of Fresh, Whole Broiler Chickens Contain Salmonella, Campylobacter

Two-thirds of fresh whole broiler chickens tested by Consumer Reports in 22 states contained salmonella and/or campylobacter bacteria, the magazine reports. Air-chilled organic birds (especially store-brand birds) fared best. Among name brands, Perdue's were cleanest while 80 percent of Tyson and Foster Farms chix registered for one or both pathogens. [via Civil Eats]... More

'Consumer Reports' Rates Fast Food French Fries

Unfortunately, Consumer Reports only hits the big three--McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's. The two redheads get "very good" ratings while the King merely receives a "good," with CR saying what I've always thought about BK fries: "coating detracts from the quality and makes texture a little tough, not crispy."... More

Grill Shopping: Advice from Consumer Reports

The Consumer Reports blog posts advice about buying gas grills, including a useful tip about bringing a magnet for testing the quality of the metal. Watch the accompanying video for more information about grill size, price, safety, and what BTUs really mean.... More

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