Food safety

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Beer brewers in uproar over new proposed FDA rule

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers’ blood boiling. Beer makers tell The Santa Rose Press […]

03/31/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 11, 2014, line cook Javier Rodriguez uses his bare hands to make chicken tacos at the Hock Farm restaurant in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

In California, chefs fight for bare-hand contact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders. One used her hands to […]

03/24/2014

The entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

CDC report card: Good, bad marks on target battles

  ATLANTA (AP) — About three years ago, the nation’s top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it’s issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement. The seven […]

11/21/2013

A handheld biosensor was developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Smartphone cradle, app detect toxins, bacteria

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able […]

08/02/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Official: Salad mix wasn’t produced in Iowa, Neb.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A food-safety inspector said Wednesday that most, if not all, of the prepackaged salad mix that sickened hundreds of people in Iowa and Nebraska wasn’t grown in either state. Iowa Food […]

07/31/2013

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe. The proposed rules, required by a sweeping […]

07/26/2013

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Rat meat sold as lamb in latest China food scandal

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country’s latest food safety scandal. The Ministry of Public […]

05/03/2013

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Bills seek end to farm animal abuse videos

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An undercover video that showed California cows struggling to stand as they were prodded to slaughter by forklifts led to the largest meat recall in U.S. history.

03/17/2013

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg (AP Photo)

FDA Commissioner: budget cuts mean less safe food

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer food safety inspections and an increased risk to consumers will result from the lack of a new 2013 budget from Congress and the upcoming across-the-board spending cuts, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said.

02/28/2013

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White House warns of food safety cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impending across-the-board budget cuts could mean fewer government food safety inspections and higher prices for meat at the grocery store.

02/11/2013

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FDA proposes sweeping new food safety rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

01/04/2013

Turkey tips to safely prepare holiday meal

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 5,000 deaths occur annually due to improperly cooked holiday food. The two main reasons why people become ill are eating foods that are not thoroughly cooked and improper […]

11/20/2012

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