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Posts tagged food-borne illness

January 13, 2012

Food Fears 

cantaloupe

Listeria Outbreak Traced To Faulty Inspection

Untreated water and outdated machines contributed to a listeria outbreak that killed 30 people in September.

January 5, 2012

Risky Practice 

cold cuts

FSIS Concerned Over Inconsistent Cleanliness

High-risk food producers are only tested for listeria every four years. When the FSIS realized they were changing production practices, they were not happy.

January 5, 2012

Questionable Meat 

burger

Ammonia-Treated Beef Pulled From School Lunches, Fast Food

Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.

November 7, 2011

Unpasturized Dairy Woes 

Close up on the face of a white goat in a pasture poking his head through a metal gate.

Raw Milk Controversy And The Case Of The Rawesome Three

The California arrest of the "Rawesome Three" is casting a national spotlight on the controversy surrounding the right to consume or sell unpasteurized dairy.

October 11, 2011

Local Food Rock Star 

Joel Salatin On The Farm

Joel Salatin, Part 2: Food Regulation And The Little Guy

In part two of the Earth Eats interview with Joel Salatin, he talks about what's wrong with food regulation from the standpoint of the small farmer.

August 2, 2011

Good School Food 

Kid Eating A Cherry Tomato

Farm To School Meal Program Off To A Good Start

Although there were some challenges in its first two years, support for the Farm to School program is enthusiastic.

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 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.

May 17, 2011

Food Safety 

China Food Market Worker With Food In Plastic Containers

Borax Beef, Fake Eggs, Reused Buns: China Food Woes Continue

A string of new investigations of dangerous food products suggests that China's food safety reform has not been effective enough.

March 22, 2011

Foodborne Illness 

Turkeys

USDA Makes Tough New Safety Standards For Chicken, Turkey

New, stricter standards placed on the chicken and turkey industries are predicted to prevent 25,000 cases of foodborne illness a year.

March 1, 2011

Follow Your Food 

barcodes on onions and green peppers

There’s A Market For Food Traceability Systems

As consumers and the government call for safer food, food traceability systems make it possible to see a product's path from farm to table.

February 17, 2011

2012 Federal Budget 

Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA)

Obama’s Budget Proposal Rewards FDA, Hurts USDA

The FDA was awarded over $4 billion in funding to help pay for its food safety programs, while the USDA experienced budget cuts.

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.

April 16, 2010

Food Safety 

capitol hill

Senate Food Safety Bill Amendments Proposed, Final Debate Delayed

A final vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act has been further delayed so the Senate can instead focus on financial regulatory reform.

March 26, 2010

Food Safety 

Raw milk

FDA: Sudden Increase In Reported Illnesses Due To Raw Milk

There have been at least 12 cases in two days of illness due to contaminated raw milk in the Midwest.

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