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October 18, 2012

Go Nuts 

peanut line

Peanut Butter Recall Expands To Include Raw And Roasted Nuts

Due to salmonella worries, a recall of nut-related edibles expands to include some 400 Sunland Inc. products.

September 17, 2012

Illegal Food 

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The Raw Milk Debate

We asked our listeners to weigh in on raw milk topics. Should dairy producers be allowed to sell unpasteurized milk in Indiana or not? Is raw milk safe?

July 18, 2012

Red Tape 

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Food Safety Advocates Take Their Cause To The White House

The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011, but progress on the laws it would create have stalled.

June 18, 2012

Chemical Drama 

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Bye Bye BPA In Baby Formula Containers?

The FDA is currently considering a ban on the use of BPA in infant formula containers. The chemical has already been banned in Canada, the E.U. and China.

June 17, 2012

Foodie Drama 

raw milk cheese

Risks Vs. Rewards Of Raw Milk Cheese

Author Paul Kindstedt says there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to raw milk cheese safety.

May 23, 2012

Lettuce Recall 

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Listeria Found In Bagged Lettuce

California producer River Ranch has recalled bagged lettuces nationwide after listeria was found during a routine check.

May 21, 2012

hold the wasabe 

Close up of a spicy tuna sushi roll.

Salmonella Sushi Linked To Unsanitary Fish Plant in India

Conditions at the Moon Fishery failed to meet minimum standards for legal export into the USA, says Department of Health.

April 26, 2012

Don't Have A Cow? 

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Mad Cow Disease Discovered In California

Mad cow disease has been found in California. Officials insist there's no cause for alarm.

April 20, 2012

Is It Worth It? 

A ladle full of raw milk, held over top of a jar full of raw milk.

Rough Times For Raw Milk

Raw milk is the likely culprit for E. coli outbreaks in Missouri and Oregon.

March 23, 2012

Known Unknowns  

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GMO Labeling Gains Strength In Connecticut

Connecticut gets closer to labeling genetically modified organisms in their food -- but not everyone supports the measure.

March 20, 2012

To Slime Or Not To Slime? 

ground beef

‘Pink Slime’: Schools Have A Choice

It's been a long week for "lean finely textured beef."

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 12, 2012

Future Of GMO 

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New Research Could Spell Bad News For GMOs

A new study has found RNA in the livers of people who ate rice. What does that mean for GMO giants like Monsanto?

January 11, 2012

'Cost-Saving Measure' 

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USDA To Close 249 Offices, Affect Local Farms

Cutting 249 USDA offices -- half of which are small, local offices -- will only impact their annual spending by one percent.

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.

December 20, 2011

Year In Review 

stack of newspapers

2011 In Food News

From food recalls to the great GMO debate to Michelle Obama's shifting focus, 2011 was a busy year for food news.

December 5, 2011

Ultra-Processed, Ultra-Filtered 

A row of identical honey jars, on a shelf.  They are backlit with a fluorescent light so they glow a bright golden color.

When Is Honey Not Really Honey, Honey?

According to a study commissioned by Food Safety News, more than three fourths of the honey sold in American grocery stores is not exactly what bees produce.

November 28, 2011

Fruity Drama 

craisin bowl

Dried Cranberries Recalled For Possible Metal Fragments

The timing of Ocean Spray's Craisin recall has some concerned.

November 21, 2011

Food Safety 

turkey time

Gobble Gobble: Tips For Turkey Safety

Avoid food-borne bacteria with tips on how to properly prepare a Thanksgiving turkey.

October 26, 2011

Organic Safety 

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‘Organic’ Label Doesn’t Mean Safer Produce

Organic farms are not immune to food-borne bacteria. Small farms are often exempt from FDA oversight -- so what other options do they have?

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