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Florida company recalls 3 tons of ground beef for E. coli risk

FLORIDA COMPANY RECALLS 3 TONS OF GROUND BEEF FOR E. COLI RISK

Operators of institutional kitchens in Florida are being urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for fresh and frozen raw ground...

 
 
 
Boiling during home canning won't prevent botulism poisoning

BOILING DURING HOME CANNING WON'T PREVENT BOTULISM POISONING

People across the country are gearing up for home canning in efforts to preserve summer flavors for year-round enjoyment. Consequently,...

Letter From The Editor: Just a chat with the new administrator

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: JUST A CHAT WITH THE NEW ADMINISTRATOR

During last week's IAFP meetings in Salt Lake City, I had the opportunity to chat with FSIS Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, who is...

 
 
 
Maize Collaborators Embark on Ambitious 26-line Pangenome Project

MAIZE COLLABORATORS EMBARK ON AMBITIOUS 26-LINE PANGENOME PROJECT

Computational biologist Doreen Ware harvests maize tissue for RNA isolation. Photo by Miriam Chua c/o USDA The first reference genome...

Federal court orders remedial action by Minnesota's Meech Dairy

FEDERAL COURT ORDERS REMEDIAL ACTION BY MINNESOTA'S MEECH DAIRY

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has enjoined Todd & Patty Meech Dairy Farm and its co-owners from introducing...

 
 
 
Following Farm Deal With General Mills, Midwestern BioAg Nabs $15M

FOLLOWING FARM DEAL WITH GENERAL MILLS, MIDWESTERN BIOAG NABS $15M

Midwestern BioAg , a Madison, WI-based maker and vendor of fertilizers, seed, and other biological products that it says can help farmers...

Clean meat staking its claim amid regulatory uncertainty

CLEAN MEAT STAKING ITS CLAIM AMID REGULATORY UNCERTAINTY

As the world's population balloons, agriculture and science have converged to create sustainable, innovative solutions to food production....

 
 
 
Wrap up your celebration with fireworks, not food poisoning

WRAP UP YOUR CELEBRATION WITH FIREWORKS, NOT FOOD POISONING

An estimated 48 million people suffer from foodborne illness in America each year; that means 1 in 6 ill people, with roughly 128,000...

Almost 7 tons of jerky, meat sticks recalled for inspection issue

ALMOST 7 TONS OF JERKY, MEAT STICKS RECALLED FOR INSPECTION ISSUE

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that People's Sausage Co. is recalling almost 7 tons of jerky and meat stick...

 
 
 
Here's why Trump's plan to consolidate food safety efforts won't work

HERE'S WHY TRUMP'S PLAN TO CONSOLIDATE FOOD SAFETY EFFORTS WON'T WORK

Editor's note: This opinion column was originally published by The Conversation and is republished here with permission. The Trump...

Virulent Newcastle Disease means backyard chicken craze needs to clean up its act

VIRULENT NEWCASTLE DISEASE MEANS BACKYARD CHICKEN CRAZE NEEDS TO CLEAN UP ITS ACT

Orange color Polish crested chicken on exhibition in a cage. Photo illustration Homeowners with backyard chickens have now given federal...

 
 
 
Texas company recalls raw, frozen ground beef for E. coli

TEXAS COMPANY RECALLS RAW, FROZEN GROUND BEEF FOR E. COLI

Photo illustration Texas Naturals Meats is recalling almost 500 pounds of raw frozen ground beef that was produced almost a year ago...

Chicago meat company closes to avoid federal court action

CHICAGO MEAT COMPANY CLOSES TO AVOID FEDERAL COURT ACTION

A Chicago meat company owner has agreed to cease operations and stay out of the meat and poultry business in exchange for the Justice...

 
 
 
Multiple brands of chicken, beef and pork products recalled

MULTIPLE BRANDS OF CHICKEN, BEEF AND PORK PRODUCTS RECALLED

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USDA recall review shows some meat was left off original list

USDA RECALL REVIEW SHOWS SOME MEAT WAS LEFT OFF ORIGINAL LIST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has found HF Food Distributors in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, failed...

 
 
 

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Farm subsidy payments: an EWG analysis

FARM SUBSIDY PAYMENTS: AN EWG ANALYSIS

The Environmental Working Group, ever on the job, has a new analysis of subsidy payments to farmers . Nearly 28,000 farmers got USDA...

 
 
 
Publisher's Platform: FDA continues its role as Chicken Little

PUBLISHER'S PLATFORM: FDA CONTINUES ITS ROLE AS CHICKEN LITTLE

After 25 years doing food litigation, I am seldom surprised by the announcement of a foodborne illness outbreak. It was no different...

After court loss: Cattlemen want Trump to make COOL part of the deal

AFTER COURT LOSS: CATTLEMEN WANT TRUMP TO MAKE COOL PART OF THE DEAL

Those independent cattle ranchers who mostly hold up in Billings, MT, won't back down when it comes to country of origin labeling ,...