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February 1, 2019

 

General Mills Recalls Flour After Salmonella Test

General Mills has recalled all 5-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached flour after detecting Salmonella in a sample.

March 9, 2018

 

Salt Water Destroying Historic Farmland In Chesapeake Bay

Rising sea levels in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay have poisoned some of the oldest farmland in the nation’s colonial history.

August 10, 2017

 

Officials Point Fingers Amid Egg Contamination Scare

Millions of eggs have been recalled in European countries afraid they've been contaminated with insecticide. Who is to blame, though?

December 12, 2016

 

Ethanol Spills On The Rise In The Midwest

From 1985 to 2015, 1.3 million gallons of ethanol spilled nationwide. At more than 760,000 gallons, the Midwest accounts for almost 60 percent of this total.

April 28, 2016

 

Organic Frozen Foods On The List Of Recent Recalls

Due to the long shelf life of frozen foods, officials are encouraging consumers to check their frozen products.

July 27, 2015

 

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.

June 11, 2015

 

Colorado’s Pot Industry Is On Its Own With Pesticides

The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.

May 7, 2015

 

Officials Seek To Contain Avian Flu As Outbreak Spreads

Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.

September 11, 2014

 

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.

August 2, 2014

 

Nanotechnology Sneaking Into Food Supply

As the number of nano food products continues to surge, watchdogs say their dangers are still poorly understood and the FDA's new guidelines lack teeth.

August 1, 2014

 

Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Milk

Farmers often treat sick cows with antibiotics, but no one wants to ingest any medicine with their cold glass of milk.

March 14, 2014

Bioterror 

Padlock The Milk! FDA’s Push To Safeguard The Food Supply

Should a toxin be injected somewhere along the supply chain for liquids like orange juice or milk, experts believe it could have devastating consequences.

March 13, 2014

Bioterror 

Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

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.

February 18, 2014

Farm Wars 

New Cases Raise Ire Between Conventional And Organic Growers

Reports of pesticide contamination and wind-borne GM seeds have farmers at loggerheads over seemingly irreconcilable practices.

November 24, 2012

Tainted Food 

The Struggle To Trace Produce From Farm To Table

A new law could force the produce industry – from top to bottom -- to get serious about traceability.

May 21, 2012

hold the wasabe 

Salmonella Sushi Linked To Unsanitary Fish Plant in India

Conditions at the Moon Fishery failed to meet minimum standards for legal export into the USA, says Department of Health.

November 2, 2011

Not For The Birds 

Possible Pet Food Contamination Can Sicken Humans Too

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.

October 12, 2011

Restaurant Recall 

Ground Beef Recall Targets Western Restaurants

The USDA issued a recall Tuesday after a routine test found E. coli O157:H7 in beef from a California firm.

October 7, 2011

Food Safety 

New FDA Inspections To Stop Outbreaks Before They Start

New FDA requirements could stop outbreaks -- like the recent listeria linked to cantaloupe -- before they start.

October 2, 2011

More Recalls 

Ready-Made Salads Recalled For Salmonella

Another recall has hit the Midwest and Southern states -- "Thornton's Quick Café’s Chef Salad" have been recalled over salmonella on grape tomatoes.

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