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September 11, 2014

 

workers breaking down chicken carcasses

U.S. Meat Inspection System In Disarray, Watchdogs Say

Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.

August 14, 2014

 

USDA inspectors examine a chicken

Critics Blast Revamped Poultry-Inspection Regs

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.

July 22, 2014

 

Factory workers put chicken meat on an assembly line for processing.

Another Scandal Hits Fast Food Chains In China, Japan

A news report shows McDonald's and Yum! Brands' meat supplier processing expired meat and food that fell on the factory floor.

July 10, 2014

 

prison

Mounting Complaints About Food In Midwest Prisons

Maggots were found in two Ohio prisons on June 30, and this wasn't the first complaint against Aramark Correctional Services.

July 9, 2014

 

chicken cutlets on a grill

Foster Farms Chicken Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak

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.

June 24, 2014

 

Food truck

Food Trucks Vs. Restaurants: Which Are Cleaner?

A new study found that food trucks in seven American cities scored as well or better on food safety inspections than restaurants.

May 2, 2014

 

Raindrops coating unpicked apples in an orchard

EU Apple Ban Drubs North American Regs

The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.

March 26, 2014

 

at the bottom of the peanut butter jar

Listeria Outbreak Affects Peanut Butter, Cheese Spreads

A nationwide recall is in effect for Parkers Farms products after listeria was discovered in peanut butter, cheese spreads, dips and salsa.

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 26, 2014

Small Scale 

organic berry farm

Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

February 10, 2014

Class I Recall 

Cows in field

USDA Recalls Beef Unfit For Human Consumption

Nearly 9 million pounds of beef have been recalled after the USDA discovered diseased animals were processed without proper oversight.

December 27, 2013

Year in Review 

Holiday decorations shine in front of the US Capitol

Big Shame And Small Wins In 2013, Food Policy Watchers Say

Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.

December 18, 2013

New Beginning? 

Sanlu Headquarters

Chinese Brand Involved In Melamine Scandal Goes Organic

Under new ownership, Sanlu is attempting to rebrand with organic grains. The question is will Chinese consumers buy in?

November 5, 2013

Waste Not 

pizza

Leftover Food? Swap It!

Concerned with food waste? Ordered too much takeout? A new app will help with that.

October 17, 2013

Infection 

Electron microscope rendering of e coli bateria on a lettuce leaf

Three E. coli Cases Linked To Indiana Orchard

Three have fallen ill with E. coli infection in Kentucky and Indiana, but the infection may not have come from food.

October 9, 2013

Foodborne Fears 

Black and white microscope image of salmonella bacteria

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 278, Concerns Over Shutdown

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.

September 9, 2013

Woof! 

A government poultry inspector examines chickens on a production line.

Watchdog Cries Foul Over Poultry Inspection

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Department of Agriculture used bad data to justify new poultry inspection rules.

July 9, 2013

Farm Inspectors 

usda headquarters

Meat Inspectors Get Blowback for Blowing Whistle

A whistleblower group says USDA officials are retaliating against meat inspectors who report inhumane treatment of animals at slaughterhouses.

April 29, 2013

Right To Know? 

Ten grain silos side-by-side at dusk

Bill Introduced Would Require GMO Labeling

Advocates of the new bill say consumers deserve to know what they are feeding their families.

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