Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.
In what's considered a big step for the chicken industry, Perdue has announced most of its chickens are now antibiotic-free.
The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.
There are many things that can cause a hen to stop laying eggs, from the weather to an illness. Here are the most common problems to help you troubleshoot.
An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella has been linked to Foster Farms chicken in a recent recall, but the magnitude of the outbreak may not yet be felt.
Spike Carlsen says building is a lot like cooking. His Flowerpot Smoker combines the two into one ingenious outdoor gadget.
Drought and disease have driven up the prices of beef, pork and chicken, scoring big profits for meat processing companies.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has been threatening to step in and protect the lesser prairie chicken for years, a sour prospect for farmers and ranchers.
Here’s a quiz to help you figure out if you are ready to start your own backyard chicken flock.
Chef and cookbook author Clara Moore recently moved from St. Louis to the Pacific Northwest. How did she get to know her new town? She went shopping for food!
If you have family members who love fast food chicken nuggets or those packaged nuggets from the freezer aisle, guess what -- they're going to love these!
While 45% of the FDA's employees have been temporarily laid off, 87% of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel have been retained.
Two recipes for cooks who hate to do dishes. Peter Todd talks about how we make our food choices, and how smart shopping carts could transform grocery stores.
Chicken and veggies cooked in one of the most healthful ways possible. Use this recipe as a starting point and then let your culinary imagination run wild!
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Department of Agriculture used bad data to justify new poultry inspection rules.
The H7N9 bird flu has Chinese consumers concerned about one of their favorite fast foods.
Considering raising chickens? Here are some tips for negotiating the poultry laws in your area.
Controversial new regulations proposed by the USDA for poultry processors is an attempt to modernize an inspection system that dates back to the 1950s.
While it's normal for chickens to take a break from laying this time of year, there are other factors that may be reducing the number of eggs you're getting.
A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.