The USDA has proposed changes that would increase line speeds at pork processing plants, a move advocates say will increase worker injuries.
An outbreak of botulism caused by nacho cheese sauce from a gas station has hospitalized nine people and killed one man in northern California.
Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.
General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.
Mechanically tenderized meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.
New research has brought to light significant concerns about the way food pantries handle food and keep up to date with recalls.
Consumer Reports says about 20 percent of store-bought ground beef from conventionally raised cows in the U.S. contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The U.S. Justice Department warned that food companies could face criminal charges if they fail to protect consumers against foodborne illnesses.
A new report from the CDC shows that E. coli and other foodborne illnesses are down, but a deadly, less common type of food poisoning is growing.
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.
Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.
Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.
New York is the latest in a growing list of cities using social media to sleuth out food borne illness outbreaks.
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.
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.
What is 'pink slime'? Where does it come from? And why has everybody suddenly started to care about it?
A new invention may eventually take the gamble out of consuming raw veggies.
Bakers usually warn against eating raw cookie dough to avoid salmonella from the eggs. What about pathogens found in store-bought dough?
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.
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.