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October 2, 2011

More Recalls 

salad

Ready-Made Salads Recalled For Salmonella

Another recall has hit the Midwest and Southern states -- "Thornton's Quick Café’s Chef Salad" have been recalled over salmonella on grape tomatoes.

September 29, 2011

Contaminated Food 

Frozen Ground Beef

Beef Recalled After Ohio Family Falls Ill

Tyson Fresh Meats is recalling 131,300 pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli contamination.

September 28, 2011

Deadly Outbreak 

Cantaloupe

Listeria Outbreak Could Be ‘Deadliest In A Decade’

A listeria outbreak tied to Colorado cantaloupe has 13 confirmed deaths and 72 illnesses, but those numbers could rise.

September 27, 2011

School Lunch Worry 

ground beef

Contaminated Meat Recalled Before Ending Up In School Lunch

A major beef recall is underway after E. coli was found in frozen beef sent to Georgia school districts. So far no contaminated meat has been served, says USDA.

September 15, 2011

Counter-Terrorism 

wheat field

Is The U.S. Food Supply Safe From Outside Attack?

Keeping the food supply safe from attack is an utmost priority. However, with no one body in charge of food safety, results are difficult to measure.

September 13, 2011

Food Safety 

ground beef

Six New Strains Of E. coli Added To Ground Beef Regulation

In a move applauded by food safety advocates, the USDA has announced ground beef will not be sold if it tests positive for six additional strains of E. coli.

September 1, 2011

Food Safety 

cantaloupe

Del Monte Sues FDA, More Than Just Cantaloupe At Stake

Del Monte Foods has sued the FDA over their decision to halt imports of cantaloupe from Guatemala, sending a wave of fear through food regulators.

August 22, 2011

Tainted Food 

uighur meal

11 Dead After Consuming Tainted Vinegar In China

Vinegar was tainted with antifreeze at a Ramadan meal in China's western Xinjiang region.

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 28, 2011

Food Labels 

Packaged Meat In A Grocery Cart

If Meat Contains Additives, USDA Wants Label To Say So

Meat enhanced with solutions and flavorings can have five times as much sodium as would naturally occur in the product.

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 11, 2011

Clean Food 

four images of food safety

Clean, Cook, Chill, Separate To Prevent Food Borne Illness

In the wake of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe, the US government is launching a campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling procedures.

June 1, 2011

Pink Meat Controversy 

rare burger held by a hand

Rare Pork Gets The OK, Rare Beef Still On The Hot Seat

The USDA now says you can "Be Inspired" to cook pork less, but one state has made it illegal for restaurants to cook rare beef. The pink meat controversy!

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.

April 25, 2011

International GMOs 

Nebel field

GM Crops Could Get Kicked Out Of The EU

The EU is discussing legislation that would allow individuals countries the ability to decide whether or not to farm GM crops.

March 23, 2011

Chemicals In Meat 

bacon

The Pinkness Of Your Bacon May Be A Result Of Illegal Chemicals

China just arrested 14 involved with feeding illegal chemicals to pigs.

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 24, 2011

Tasty Bugs 

Insect Dish

Treating Insects As Livestock May Solve Our Meat Needs

What's one way to feed the growing global population on limited land while being environmentally friendly? Eat insects!

February 18, 2011

Food Safety Economics 

Raw hamburger

Consumers Are Willing To Pay More For Safer Food

This study finds that consumers are willing to pay more for food that has a greater probability of being safer.

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.

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