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Posts tagged food safety

May 17, 2017

 

chicken

Chinese Chicken Is Headed To U.S. But It’s Really About Beef

The U.S. has given the green light for China to send cooked poultry to America. It's part of a trade deal that opens China's huge market to U.S. beef producers.

March 27, 2017

 

cattle

Brazil Beef Industry’s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Week

It started on March 17 with raids on two meatpacking plants in Brazil. The country’s biggest beef companies stood accused of egregious food safety violations.

March 24, 2017

 

chickens

U.S. Can’t Really Know If Farmers Cutting Back On Antibiotics

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a report says FDA doesn't collect data to know if that policy is working.

February 16, 2017

 

sandwich

‘Sell By’ Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may dupe consumers into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations are proposing reforms.

February 8, 2017

 

fleece jacket in a corn field

Microfibers Are Migrating Into Field And Food

Fleece jackets have transformed our experience of the outdoors. But little, tiny synthetic fibers that fleece is made of could also be ending up in our diets.

January 26, 2017

 

chickens

China’s Newest Food Safety Method: Robot Chicken Nannies

Eighteen humanoid robots monitor 3 million Charoen Pokphand Group chickens for signs of food-borne illnesses and bird flu.

January 26, 2017

 

apple with a bite taken out

Non-Browning GMO Apple To Hit Grocery Shelves Next Month

The world’s first non-browning genetically modified apple, called the Arctic Apple, is set to debut in select Midwestern grocery stores as early as Feb. 1.

July 14, 2016

 

bagged salad

As Bagged Salad Kits Boom, Americans Eat More Greens

Americans buy twice as many packages of bagged salad greens as heads of lettuce these days. Is the bagged stuff just as good?

July 11, 2016

 

soybean plants

New Genetically Modified Crops Push Old Regulations

The last time government agencies updated biotech regulations was 1992. Today a wave of new discoveries is breaking out of the old regulatory framework.

June 28, 2016

 

JBS Marshalltown Pork

What A Slaughterhouse Looks Like From The Inside

While touring JBS Marshalltown Pork Plant, reporters were forbidden from taking photos, making audio recordings or quoting the company without permission.

May 26, 2016

 

Frozen vegetables line a supermarket freezer.

Food Recalls Expand Amid Listeria Outbreak

Another outbreak of listeria has caused a recall to expand to include 360 frozen foods under more than 42 brand names.

April 28, 2016

 

organic by nature label

Organic Frozen Foods On The List Of Recent Recalls

Due to the long shelf life of frozen foods, officials are encouraging consumers to check their frozen products.

March 21, 2016

 

chipotle restaurant

Chipotle Rethinking Food Safety Changes

Chipotle may be stepping back from food safety measures adopted after the restaurant's disease outbreaks.

March 17, 2016

 

empty factory farm

Fossil Fuels And Factory Farms, Advocates Support Divestment

Some animal welfare and food safety advocates think divestment is the key to large-scale change in the factory farm industry.

February 12, 2016

 

david tallent at IU traditions catering

Chef’s Career Change, Cold Weather Citrus, Chocolate Dessert

Chef David Tallent now spends his work days in a different kind of kitchen. Cold weather growing takes some ingenuity. And, chocolate for dessert.

February 5, 2016

 

Meat products at a grocery store in Fairfax, Virginia

Food Safety Rules To Target Salmonella In Poultry Products

USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.

December 17, 2015

 

salmonella

Analyze Your Food With A Device That Fits In Your Pocket

Processes that were once the purview of specialty labs are now being put into pocket-sized products to give consumers the ability to analyze their foods.

December 9, 2015

 

Boston College

Chipotle Under Fire In Boston After Students Become Sick

80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.

November 16, 2015

 

Produce in Han Market

FDA Releases Food Import Standards

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA released safety guidelines to ensure imported produce is held to the same standards as U.S. products.

November 5, 2015

 

Volunteers count pallets of donations at a food bank

Study Finds Many Food Pantries Need Safety Upgrades

New research has brought to light significant concerns about the way food pantries handle food and keep up to date with recalls.

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