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April 26, 2017

 

Poultry-worker

Tyson Announces Better Conditions And Safety For Meat Workers

An investigation found that the more than 500,000 slaughterhouse and meat processing plant workers have some of the most dangerous factory jobs in America.

April 25, 2017

 

combine

Farmers Lobby For Right To Repair Tractors

Farmers fixing their own equipment would be an obvious blow to the business of tractor dealers who have cornered the market on repair.

March 21, 2017

 

grilling meat

Amid Scandal, Brazil Assures Safety Of Its Food Exports

The country's federal police say that health officials were bribed to ignore outdated and adulterated meat.

February 28, 2017

 

Tom Hansen holds a pike

Ice Fishing Has Its Rewards, But Bring A First Aid Kit

Every winter people flock to lakes of Canada and northern U.S. to ice fish. According to a new study, the seemingly harmless sport has some risks of injuries.

March 21, 2016

 

chipotle restaurant

Chipotle Rethinking Food Safety Changes

Chipotle may be stepping back from food safety measures adopted after the restaurant's disease outbreaks.

January 11, 2016

 

ear of corn

TPP Could Mean More Global Trade Of GMOs

TPP would make it harder for countries to prevent GMOs from entering their markets if they’re already approved in the U.S.

December 22, 2015

 

casey stuery at hoosier hills food bank

Tracking Food Donations, From Grocery Store To Soup Kitchen

Once food is marked for donation at groceries, it's a race to get it to hunger organizations around the area. Unfortunately, not all food survives the journey.

December 9, 2015

 

Boston College

Chipotle Under Fire In Boston After Students Become Sick

80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.

November 16, 2015

 

Produce in Han Market

FDA Releases Food Import Standards

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA released safety guidelines to ensure imported produce is held to the same standards as U.S. products.

July 14, 2015

 

worker in a field

Changes To Farmworker Housing Rules Worry Farmers, Advocates

Many farmers rely on a stable supply of migrant laborers to return year after year. That’s an incentive to provide safe housing.

June 9, 2015

 

Farmer Brian Fleischmann

Farmers With Prosthetics Face Durability Challenges

According to the National Safety Council, 1 out of every 10 agriculture injuries results in amputation.

March 25, 2015

 

usda office building

Would Consumers Be Safer With One Food Safety Agency?

Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.

July 22, 2014

 

Factory workers put chicken meat on an assembly line for processing.

Another Scandal Hits Fast Food Chains In China, Japan

A news report shows McDonald's and Yum! Brands' meat supplier processing expired meat and food that fell on the factory floor.

September 11, 2013

Radiation Woes 

Red fish on ice

South Korea Bans Fish From Fukushima Region After Leaks

Over two years after the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, the Japanese fish trade is still feeling the repercussions .

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.

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.

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?

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.

August 19, 2011

Kids In The Kitchen 

precut veggies

After-School Snacking: Be Safe, Be Healthy

School is out for the day and the kids are hungry! Keep them reaching for healthy options while keeping them safe.

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