The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recalled several of Perdue's chicken products after customer complaints revealed possible contamination. These products were shipped nationwide.
Public Health June 3, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that more than 62,000 pounds of raw ground beef products are getting recalled due to potential contamination of E. coli. An E. coli infection could be severe and even life-threatening.
Public Health May 24, 2019
Feces in food? A non-profit group filed a lawsuit against USDA for failing to respond to their petition pushing for new food regulations that would prevent fecal contamination on poultry and meat products.
Public Health April 19, 2019
What's the necessary amount of time for proper hand washing? If in doubt, sing two "Happy Birthday" songs from start to finish while lathering the hands with soap and water.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 1, 2018
The USDA confirmed that around 17 tons of beef delivered to Kroger distribution centers might be contaminated by hard bits of plastic. The retailer issued a recall for several of its products that were included in the batch delivered by its supplier.
Public Health May 5, 2018
USDA warns of possible bone contamination in frozen chicken products for toddlers. Here are the Yummy Spoonfuls products shipped nationwide that are affected by the recall.
Public Health June 25, 2017
Food product companies are conducting a recall on chicken products after learning from a supplier that some of their ingredients may have had undeclared allergens.
Public Health June 10, 2017
The USDA recalls more than 5,600 lbs of meat produced in Pennsylvania after authorities tested it positive for E.Coli. Affected states include Illinois, New York, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Public Health May 7, 2017
A Tennessee poultry farm under contract with Tyson Foods Inc. is now placed under quarantine by the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials afrer it was found infected with H7 strain of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Public Health March 6, 2017
The USDA unveiled new farming rules that aim to protect poultry, pork and beef growers from anticompetitive practices. The rules are expected to affect nearly 1 million livestock producers.
Animals December 16, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama signed a new law that would require food companies to indicate whether their products have been made using genetically modified ingredients.
Public Health August 1, 2016
Living nearer supermarkets may change the way you eat, a new study suggests. It’s not because you eat more, but because it prompts you to make healthier food choices.
Life February 29, 2016
The USDA suggests that people limit their intake of added sugar or natural sweeteners to only 10 teaspoons per day. With that, most people switch to artificial sweeteners, but is it safe to do so?
Life January 19, 2016
Huisken Meat Company recalled its Sam’s Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion products due to a possible contamination of wood materials. The products were reportedly shipped to retail locations nationwide.
Life January 7, 2016
The USDA is testing an experiment that consists of shooting sterile moths into cotton fields to falsely reproduce with wild moths to prevent infestations that destroy the crop.
FUTURE TECH October 8, 2015
Government officials investigate the potential sources of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), including reusable tote bags from China. Their report states that the tote bags used for international trade were reused but often not cleaned.
Life October 3, 2015
The United States Department of Agriculture approved the conditional use and testing of anti-avian influenza drug. Iowa drug company Harrisvaccines awaits government approval to sell.
Life September 24, 2015
After the recent crippling avian flu outbreak, the USDA is planning to use heat and suffocation to euthanize infected birds in the future unless better control methods are found.
Life September 21, 2015
A Minneapolis home has been the sanctuary of about 400 monarch butterflies as its owner decided to take a break from her job and raise the critters full-time. The task is time-consuming but she is fulfilled and happy with what she is doing.
Earth/Environment August 20, 2015
Kapowsin Meats is recalling 116,262 pounds of whole hogs because of possible salmonella contamination. The company also faces a lawsuit after a 19-year old girl suffered from a range of illnesses following consumption of the company's whole roasted hog.
Life August 17, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture invested an additional $5 million to help in addressing the water quality issues in Lake Erie. The said pledge was done following U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio plea to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Earth/Environment August 15, 2015
Aspen Foods is one of the latest to initiate a recall after nearly 2 million pounds of its chicken products were found to be possibly contaminated with Salmonella.
Life July 18, 2015
A new YouTube video explains where all this dinosaur pee has come from.
Animals May 30, 2015
Lee's Sandwiches joins the growing list of companies recalling their food items. This time, though, fraudulent use of USDA inspection marks prompted the recall of chicken, beef and pork products.
Life May 27, 2015
Bird flu is spreading through chicken and turkey stocks throughout the United States, prompting federal officials to develop a vaccine for the illness. How serious is the problem, and how could ducks ruin the whole plan?
Life April 22, 2015
Bird flu is threatening commercial and backyard poultry in the United States. As a precaution, the USDA has been tasked with developing a vaccine for birds.
Life March 25, 2015
The credibility of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is threatened over its lab protocols. The CDC is taking steps to improve its internal operations.
Life March 20, 2015
The Arctic Apple is the first genetically engineered apple to be approved in the United States. It reignites the long-standing debate on the safety of GMOs.
Life February 14, 2015
New diet guidelines are expected to downplay meat as a part of the American dinner plate, out of both health and environmental concerns. Meat industry is objecting, countering that lean meat belongs in a healthy diet.
Earth/Environment January 4, 2015
Three Texas-based companies are recalling some of their meat products due to ingredients that contain an undeclared allergen, which could cause serious and even deadly reactions in certain individuals.
Life December 30, 2014
Forests in the eastern United States were not affected by climate change over the last five centuries as much as local events, a new study found.
Earth/Environment October 16, 2014
A new non-allergenic peanut is being developed that would be safe for the 2.8 million Americans with peanut allergies to consume.
Internet Culture August 27, 2014
Raising a child in the U.S. till they turn 18 could set back the average American family by nearly a quarter million dollars per a USDA report. However, families with more children would be able to cut back costs by comparison.
Society August 19, 2014
The USDA is expected to roll out some new guidelines that could reduce taxpayer money and reduce foodborne illnesses to less than 5,000 cases a year.
Life August 2, 2014
The White House has released a memorandum to save the population of bees and other pollinators. The memorandum calls for the establishment of a Pollinator Health Task Force.
Earth/Environment June 22, 2014
After at least 84 workers were exposed to the potentially-deadly anthrax bacteria in a CDC accident, management of the investigation has been transferred to the USDA.
Life June 22, 2014
The Obama administration released a memorandum outlining the strategies and planned actions of the new Pollinator Health Task Force. It's an effort to support and fund research about pollinator deaths and encourage protective measures.
Earth/Environment June 22, 2014
Fruitland American Meat company of Jackson, Missouri recalls over 4,000 pounds of beef over concerns of mad-cow disease contaminants. USDA reports health problems a minor probability.
Life June 15, 2014
Kids in schools are eating more fruits and vegetables, thanks to new guidelines released by USDA.
Life March 6, 2014
The U.S. Depart of Agriculture has now broadened its WIC food assistance scheme to include fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables. The scheme, intended to provide food assistance to low-income women and children, has been running for forty years.
Life March 4, 2014
The USDA's nutritional guidelines, introduced in 2012, have seen increased consumption of fruits and vegetables at low-income school cafeterias.
Life March 4, 2014
A new survey by the US Department of Agriculture showed that the US consumption of pizza accounted for a third of the global market, and that 13 percent of Americans eat pizza on any given day, thanks to a US food policy that promotes dairy products.
Society February 13, 2014
Networked climate hubs proposed by the U.S. government will help farmers better deal with the effects of global warming.
Animals February 10, 2014
A recent study indicates that Americans are cutting down on high-calorie fast food and starting to eat healthy.
Life January 17, 2014
Owing to E.coli contamination threat, a California-based food processing company has had to recall 90 tons of pre-packaged salads and sandwich wraps.
Life November 14, 2013