Police in Brazil raided two major meat companies after allegations that workers had bribed officials to overlook rotten and tainted meat.
Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.
Mechanically tenderized meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.
The FDA study is part of a larger government effort to reduce the persistently high rates of the food-borne illness in chicken and turkey.
A pathogen-screening device created by Purdue scientists could improve the process of identifying harmful food pathogens.
USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.
Stewart Parnell was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak from tainted peanut butter products.
An executive with the Peanut Corporation of America faces a life sentence for covering up a salmonella outbreak blamed for nine deaths.
A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.
Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.
Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.
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.