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Posts tagged contamination

August 1, 2014

 

Dairy cows

Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Milk

Farmers often treat sick cows with antibiotics, but no one wants to ingest any medicine with their cold glass of milk.

March 14, 2014

Bioterror 

dairy truck

Padlock The Milk! FDA’s Push To Safeguard The Food Supply

Should a toxin be injected somewhere along the supply chain for liquids like orange juice or milk, experts believe it could have devastating consequences.

March 13, 2014

Bioterror 

herd of cattle

Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Experts suspect that the reason the U.S. has avoided a large-scale attack on food is that it doesn’t carry the same weight as a suicide bomb or shooting.

February 18, 2014

Farm Wars 

A crop duster sprays a field.

New Cases Raise Ire Between Conventional And Organic Growers

Reports of pesticide contamination and wind-borne GM seeds have farmers at loggerheads over seemingly irreconcilable practices.

November 24, 2012

Tainted Food 

cantaloupe in hand

The Struggle To Trace Produce From Farm To Table

A new law could force the produce industry – from top to bottom -- to get serious about traceability.

May 21, 2012

hold the wasabe 

Close up of a spicy tuna sushi roll.

Salmonella Sushi Linked To Unsanitary Fish Plant in India

Conditions at the Moon Fishery failed to meet minimum standards for legal export into the USA, says Department of Health.

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 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 

farm

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 2, 2011

More Recalls 

salad

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 28, 2011

Deadly Outbreak 

Cantaloupe

Listeria Outbreak Could Be ‘Deadliest In A Decade’

A listeria outbreak tied to Colorado cantaloupe has 13 confirmed deaths and 72 illnesses, but those numbers could rise.

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 

Cantaloupe

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 9, 2011

Frankenfoods 

honeycomb

EU Says No To GM Pollen In Honey

A ruling passed Tuesday by the European Union could tighten already strict laws on the presence of genetically modified crops in foods.

September 1, 2011

Food Safety 

cantaloupe

Del Monte Sues FDA, More Than Just Cantaloupe At Stake

Del Monte Foods has sued the FDA over their decision to halt imports of cantaloupe from Guatemala, sending a wave of fear through food regulators.

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 

papaya

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.

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.

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