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Posts tagged food safety

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



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.

November 5, 2015


Diverse E coli

E. coli Outbreak Shutters Chipotle Across Northwest

43 Chipotle restaurants have been closed following an outbreak of E. coli, while a ground beef outbreak has been traced to a Nebraska plant.

September 1, 2015


Burgers grilling on a barbecue

Study Finds Superbugs Rampant In Ground Beef

Consumer Reports says about 20 percent of store-bought ground beef from conventionally raised cows in the U.S. contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

August 5, 2015



Cyclospora Outbreak Linked To Cilantro

384 people have reported illness in 26 states with cyclosporiasis—the disease caused by a single-cell parasite, cyclospora.

July 29, 2015


A finger track marks the first taste of a newly opened jar of peanut butter.

Prosecutors Seek Life Sentence For Tainted Peanut Butter

An executive with the Peanut Corporation of America faces a life sentence for covering up a salmonella outbreak blamed for nine deaths.

July 27, 2015


Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Salmonella Detection Technology Wins FDA Competition

A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.

July 15, 2015


blue bell ice cream in freezer section

Government: Food Companies Risk Prosecution For Outbreaks

The U.S. Justice Department warned that food companies could face criminal charges if they fail to protect consumers against foodborne illnesses.

May 22, 2015


Oil drums

Farm Loses 57,700 Turkeys To Tainted Oil Sold As Food Grade

The industrial waste oil passed off as food-grade oil contained lascadoil—a combination of oleic acid, soy oil, and lasalocid sodium, used in animal drugs.

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