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February 6, 2012

Tainted Food 


Egg Recall Hits 34 States

Michael Foods has recalled hard-boiled eggs for potential listeria contamination. However, the eggs did not go directly to consumers.

January 13, 2012

Drugs And Bugs 

A herd of brown-and-white beef cattle crowd up to a manger full of brown grain.

FDA Issues New Regulations On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

In back-to-back announcements, the FDA dropped all attempts to restrict two types of antibiotics used in livestock while imposing new restrictions on a third.

November 9, 2011

Fruit Fail 


Moldy Fruit Gets Makeover As…Applesauce?

The FDA investigated a Washington fruit processing plant after nine schoolchildren became sick eating their applesauce in school lunch.

November 2, 2011

Not For The Birds 

cat food

Possible Pet Food Contamination Can Sicken Humans Too

The FDA has announced they will test a wide range of pet foods after concerns that salmonella could be making pets -- and their owners -- ill.

October 26, 2011

Organic Safety 


‘Organic’ Label Doesn’t Mean Safer Produce

Organic farms are not immune to food-borne bacteria. Small farms are often exempt from FDA oversight -- so what other options do they have?

October 12, 2011

Restaurant Recall 

beef patties

Ground Beef Recall Targets Western Restaurants

The USDA issued a recall Tuesday after a routine test found E. coli O157:H7 in beef from a California firm.

October 7, 2011

Food Safety 


New FDA Inspections To Stop Outbreaks Before They Start

New FDA requirements could stop outbreaks -- like the recent listeria linked to cantaloupe -- before they start.

October 3, 2011

Food-borne Bacteria 


Big Bad Bacteria: What’s What In Food-Borne Pathogens

Cantaloupe, beef, prepared salads -- recalls have dominated food news recently. What are the worst food-borne pathogens and how can consumers avoid them?

October 2, 2011

More Recalls 


Ready-Made Salads Recalled For Salmonella

Another recall has hit the Midwest and Southern states -- "Thornton's Quick Café’s Chef Salad" have been recalled over salmonella on grape tomatoes.

September 29, 2011

Contaminated Food 

Frozen Ground Beef

Beef Recalled After Ohio Family Falls Ill

Tyson Fresh Meats is recalling 131,300 pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli contamination.

September 27, 2011

School Lunch Worry 

ground beef

Contaminated Meat Recalled Before Ending Up In School Lunch

A major beef recall is underway after E. coli was found in frozen beef sent to Georgia school districts. So far no contaminated meat has been served, says USDA.

September 20, 2011

Foodborne Illnesses 


Colorado Cantaloupe Responsible For Listeria Outbreak

So far four deaths have been linked to listeria after consuming cantaloupe shipped from a Colorado farm. Jensen Farms issued a voluntary recall last week.

September 12, 2011

Contaminated Food 

Ground Turkey In A Pan

Ground Turkey Recalled For Salmonella – Again

Another 185,000 pounds of ground turkey have been recalled after a strain of salmonella was found at the same plant where a recall took place in August.

August 29, 2011

Dirty Food 

A picture of the Food Safety Discovery Zone, a forty-foot truck that contains an interactive exhibit about food safety.  It is yellow and has a logo on the side. It is in front of the Department of Agriculture building.

Food Industry And Consumers Play A Food Safety Blame-Game

Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.

August 26, 2011

Salmonella Scare 


Mexican Papayas Banned At The Border

The FDA announced Thursday they were banning the import of papayas from Mexico until they were cleared of salmonella.

July 13, 2011

Food Borne Illness 

fenugreek seeds

Culprit In German E. Coli Outbreak: Egyptian Fenugreek Seeds

EU officials say that fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt are the cause of the E. coli outbreak.

July 11, 2011

Clean Food 

four images of food safety

Clean, Cook, Chill, Separate To Prevent Food Borne Illness

In the wake of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe, the US government is launching a campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling procedures.

July 5, 2011

Food-Borne Illness  

alfalfa sprouts

As Russia Lifts Veggie Ban, U.S. Now Plagued By Tainted Sprouts

The German E. coli outbreak is slowing down, but salmonella cases in the U.S. raise more concern about contaminated alfalfa sprouts.

June 11, 2011

Preventative Measures 

Salmonella Bacteria

How Consumers Can Prevent Food Borne Illnesses

The most common pathogens that cause food borne illnesses can be eliminated from food with a few simple steps.

March 16, 2011

Sanitary Rules 

Pie On The Floor

The Five Second Rule? Maybe You Shouldn’t

Five second rule may not be as sanitary as you might think.

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