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Posts tagged foodborne illness

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.

June 4, 2014

 

A Yelp lunchbox declares that 'in the future, everything will be reviewed.'

Yelp Helps New York Track Food Poisoning

New York is the latest in a growing list of cities using social media to sleuth out food borne illness outbreaks.

February 2, 2014

 

holding marijuana plant

Colorado Creates Food Safety System To Regulate Marijuana Industry

Colorado’s marijuana regulators, essentially, have to create a new state-run food safety system to ensure that the now-legal THC-infused foods are safe.

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.

April 3, 2012

I'll Have The Veggie Burger 

Bowl of finely-ground meat trimmings compressed into fine cylinders

Pink Slime’s Icky PR War

What is 'pink slime'? Where does it come from? And why has everybody suddenly started to care about it?

March 7, 2012

You First, Siri 

e. coli bacteria

A Reason To Hope For Spooked Sprout Fans

A new invention may eventually take the gamble out of consuming raw veggies.

December 12, 2011

Half Baked 

dough

Bakers Beware: E. Coli Tied To Raw Cookie Dough

Bakers usually warn against eating raw cookie dough to avoid salmonella from the eggs. What about pathogens found in store-bought dough?

December 5, 2011

Aw, Shucks 

oysters

New Study Cracks Open Infectious Bugs In Oysters

Bad news for fans of raw oysters in the UK -- three-quarters of oysters were found to contain norovirus, a potentially nasty vomit-inducing bug.

October 24, 2011

CSA's Save The Day? 

A large patch of sunflowers is half-submerged in a large expanse of floodwater.  Power lines travel away from the camera on the right side of the screen, also submerged in many feet of water, with the power lines glistening.  Large trees in the background.

12,000+ Strong For Community Farming

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.

August 29, 2011

Dirty Food 

A picture of the Food Safety Discovery Zone, a forty-foot truck that contains an interactive exhibit about food safety.  It is yellow and has a logo on the side. It is in front of the Department of Agriculture building.

Food Industry And Consumers Play A Food Safety Blame-Game

Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.

August 26, 2011

Salmonella Scare 

papaya

Mexican Papayas Banned At The Border

The FDA announced Thursday they were banning the import of papayas from Mexico until they were cleared of salmonella.

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.

March 22, 2011

Foodborne Illness 

Turkeys

USDA Makes Tough New Safety Standards For Chicken, Turkey

New, stricter standards placed on the chicken and turkey industries are predicted to prevent 25,000 cases of foodborne illness a year.

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