The nation’s flock of egg-laying hens is at its smallest since 2004 thanks to the massive outbreak of avian influenza this spring.
Researchers found that the virus was spread up to a half-mile during two windy days that “appeared to be related to clusters of outbreaks 5 to 7 days later."
The outbreak has affected 174 farms in 15 states. Because there's no vaccine, infected and even healthy birds must be killed to try to stop the virus.
Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.
Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.
An E. coli vaccine has been on the market for years that could reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s a vaccine for cows, but not many cows are getting it.
An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella has been linked to Foster Farms chicken in a recent recall, but the magnitude of the outbreak may not yet be felt.
The outbreak has sickened 14 and killed 1, but the CDC is unsure of the source of the outbreak.
The FDA announced Thursday they were banning the import of papayas from Mexico until they were cleared of salmonella.
EU officials say that fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt are the cause of the E. coli outbreak.
The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?
The strand of E. coli responsible for the food-borne illness outbreak in Germany is rare and deadly.
Contaminated alfalfa sprouts leads to multi-state salmonella outbreak.