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.
From food recalls to the great GMO debate to Michelle Obama's shifting focus, 2011 was a busy year for food news.
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.
The timing of Ocean Spray's Craisin recall has some concerned.
Avoid food-borne bacteria with tips on how to properly prepare a Thanksgiving turkey.
Organic farms are not immune to food-borne bacteria. Small farms are often exempt from FDA oversight -- so what other options do they have?
The number of CSA farms has grown enormously since 2007, as farmers, consumers and litigators are beginning to see them as a solution to many social problems.
New FDA requirements could stop outbreaks -- like the recent listeria linked to cantaloupe -- before they start.
Another recall has hit the Midwest and Southern states -- "Thornton's Quick Café’s Chef Salad" have been recalled over salmonella on grape tomatoes.
Tyson Fresh Meats is recalling 131,300 pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli contamination.
A listeria outbreak tied to Colorado cantaloupe has 13 confirmed deaths and 72 illnesses, but those numbers could rise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vinegar was tainted with antifreeze at a Ramadan meal in China's western Xinjiang region.
Although there were some challenges in its first two years, support for the Farm to School program is enthusiastic.
Meat enhanced with solutions and flavorings can have five times as much sodium as would naturally occur in the product.
The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?
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.