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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.

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 13, 2011

Food Safety 

ground beef

Six New Strains Of E. coli Added To Ground Beef Regulation

In a move applauded by food safety advocates, the USDA has announced ground beef will not be sold if it tests positive for six additional strains of E. coli.

August 15, 2011

E. coli Outbreak 

Diverse E. coli

USDA Announces Ground Beef Recall

60,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled after an inspection in Ohio found E. coli bacteria.

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 12, 2011

Food Safety 

E. coli

Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

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 15, 2011

Budget Cuts 

Elderly eating

WIC, USDA, Food Safety Funds Slashed In Proposed Bill

The poor, the elderly, women, infants, and children will bear the burden of budget cuts to federal food programs.

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.

June 9, 2011

European E. Coli Crisis 

vegetables at the supermarket

E. Coli Outbreak Waning, Still More Questions Than Answers

Scientists have been unable to identify the source of the outbreak or the reason for its severity, and nobody can predict the impacts on European agriculture.

June 3, 2011

Food Borne Illness 

E. Coli On Lettuce

New E. Coli Strain Responsible for Outbreak

The strand of E. coli responsible for the food-borne illness outbreak in Germany is rare and deadly.

June 1, 2011

Pink Meat Controversy 

rare burger held by a hand

Rare Pork Gets The OK, Rare Beef Still On The Hot Seat

The USDA now says you can "Be Inspired" to cook pork less, but one state has made it illegal for restaurants to cook rare beef. The pink meat controversy!

March 8, 2011

Nutty Recalls 

Skippy Peanut Butter

Step Away From The Nuts: Two Recalls Announced

Check the labels: hazelnuts and Skippy reduced fat peanut butter spread have been recalled due to contamination from E. coli and salmonella.

February 18, 2011

Food Safety Economics 

Raw hamburger

Consumers Are Willing To Pay More For Safer Food

This study finds that consumers are willing to pay more for food that has a greater probability of being safer.

January 26, 2011

Fast Food Lawsuit 

A Taco Bell

Lawsuit Filed Over Taco Bell’s Meat

Taco Bell's meat is under fire as an Alabama law firm claims Taco Bell's "beef" isn't really beef.

November 19, 2010

Political Progress 

farmers market food and sales

Amendment Makes Small Farms Exempt From Some Food Bill Regulations

An amendment exempting small farmers from some FDA regulation has been added to the Food Safety Bill. The definition of "local" becomes a tighter radius.

July 19, 2010

food safety 

Milk drop splashing

Colorado Raw Milk Dairy Back In Business (Almost)

A goat farm in Colorado is cleared to resume distribution of raw milk after last month's string of E. coli and campylobacter outbreaks.

May 14, 2010

Food Safety 

Romaine lettuce

CDC: Dozens Sickened By E. Coli From Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control reported dozens of confirmed illnesses from a strain of E. coli bacteria found in wholesale romaine lettuce.

June 30, 2009

Food Safety 


How Safe Is Our Food? Food Safety Emerges As A Major Issue

Food Safety is growing into a "hot button" issue among consumers and lawmakers. Earth Eats has some resources to help you stay informed.

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