Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.
The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.
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.
Experts suspect that the reason the U.S. has avoided a large-scale attack on food is that it doesn’t carry the same weight as a suicide bomb or shooting.
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.
Indiana melon farmers are trying to better understand Food and Drug Administration requirements in preparations for upcoming inspections later this year.
Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.
The pair of proposed guidelines stresses the importance of preventing food-borne illness in the first place.
A new law could force the produce industry – from top to bottom -- to get serious about traceability.
Due to salmonella worries, a recall of nut-related edibles expands to include some 400 Sunland Inc. products.
Conditions at the Moon Fishery failed to meet minimum standards for legal export into the USA, says Department of Health.
A random sampling of Diamond brands' pet food found Salmonella.
It's been a long week for "lean finely textured beef."
Eggs are the star of the show at the Schacht Farms table at the Winter Farmers Market.
A new invention may eventually take the gamble out of consuming raw veggies.
Raw milk proponents are gearing up for a fight as new evidence emerges that raw milk is more likely to make you sick than its pasteurized counterpart.
Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.
Bakers usually warn against eating raw cookie dough to avoid salmonella from the eggs. What about pathogens found in store-bought dough?
The FDA has announced they will test a wide range of pet foods after concerns that salmonella could be making pets -- and their owners -- ill.
Cantaloupe, beef, prepared salads -- recalls have dominated food news recently. What are the worst food-borne pathogens and how can consumers avoid them?