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37 min ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Proposed federal rules show misplaced priorities on food safety

I firmly believe that ensuring the safety of the food we eat is one of the most important responsibilities of the federal government.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Cheese, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Giant/Martin recall Arrowhead Mills & Maranatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters

Following a recall by nSpired Natural Foods, Inc., Giant Food Stores, LLC and Martin's Food Markets says it removed from sale MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters due to potential Salmonella contamination.


Holtville Tribune

Back-To-School Food Safety Tips for Parents

Children are at high risk of contracting foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing.


Related Topix: E. Coli, Health, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

USA Today

4 Moscow McDonald's closed for alleged sanitary violations

Russia's food safety watchdog has temporarily shut down four McDonald's restaurants in central Moscow - including Russia's first outlet near Red square -- for alleged sanitary violations.


Related Topix: World News, Russia

Bakery & Snacks

Cargill Innovation Center offers fast track to new products

The $5.5 million expansion doubled the square footage of the facility, dubbed the Plymouth Food Innovation Center, from 20,000 to 40,000.


WRIC-TV Richmond

Food Safety Specialists Warn Not to Eat Canned Soups, Sauces by Corfinio Foods

Food safety staff from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services put out a statement Wednesday, warning people not to eat any canned soups or sauces made by Corfinio Foods of Richmond.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Richmond, VA, Botulism, Health

Scientific American

Tweets Identify Food Poisoning Outbreaks

On May 15th, 2013, Chicago Magazine dining critic Jeff Ruby tweeted the following: "When Nietzsche said "That which does not kill you makes you stronger," he obviously never had food poisoning from a Lebanese restaurant."


Related Topix: Twitter

Food Quality News

Grant supports 'interdisciplinary' food safety training

A grant from the US Department of Agriculture will support a project which will integrate computer simulation with the teaching of food safety.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, Microbiology, Biology, Cornell University, UC Davis

Tue Aug 19, 2014

10 helpful parenting tips for preparing a healthy school lunch

As parents begin sending their children back to public school, some are choosing to bypass the cafeteria's pre-planned food schedule, opting to pack their own lunch instead.


Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Kids


Peanut butter recalled

Each year one out of every six Americans is sickened by a foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Government rules protect cronyism

To see the true heights of government cronyism, look to the lowly catfish. The current controversy over catfish inspections is a great example of how government rules can be created and adapted to protect one player in a market, at the expense of the others.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, Representative Vicky Hartzler, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Opinion

The Victoria Advocate

Pack a safe and healthy lunch

With the start of a new school year, it is time to review some health and safety precautions for packing school lunches.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables

Las Cruces Sun-News

NMSU's new student-run store opens Wednesday in Gerald Thomas Hall

LAS CRUCES >> What was once a small gelato operation tucked away on the third floor of New Mexico State University's Gerald Thomas Hall has grown into a spacious store on the ground floor, stocked with shelves of products made by students on campus.


Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, New Mexico State University, Marketing

Heinz in China food scare

US foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co said it will tighten controls over ingredients suppliers in China after it was forced to recall some infant food products from Chinese store shelves due to excess levels of lead.


Related Topix: Food, Heinz H J, Retail, Wal Mart Stores, Drink, Milk, Food and Drug Administration

Triple Pundit

Salmonella Trial Illustrates Glaring Holes in Food Safety Control

As the first federal criminal trial related to food-borne illnesses enters its third week, witnesses reveal a lack of regulatory oversight and unpalatable details of production at the Peanut Corporation of America, the company responsible for causing a 2008-2009 outbreak of Salmonella that killed nine and sickened over 700.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Mon Aug 18, 2014


FDA approves use of higher levels of tomato lycopene to color...

Ice cream co in 'David & Goliath' lawsuit v Nestle: Is it time for a rethink about the way shelf-space is allocated in US supermarkets? The FDA has approved a petition from LycoRed seeking the green light to use higher levels of tomato lycopene to restore color to processed meats, giving manufacturers of sausages, deli meats and jerky an ... (more)


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

DENMARK: "Serious errors" in handling of listeria outbreak

Denmark's food safety watchdog made "serious mistakes" in its handling of a listeria outbreak linked to the death of 12 people, the country's government has said.


Mental Help Net

Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says

That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria that can make youngsters sick, explained Natasha Haynes, a family and consumer sciences agent for Mississippi State University.


Related Topix: Kids, Family


Report: Hundreds of pot food safety violations

Hundreds of food-safety violations at edible marijuana manufacturers are documented in Denver inspection records since the start of the year.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Denver, CO

PhysOrg Weblog

Can Twitter help better identify foodborne illness cases?

An estimated 55 million to 105 million people in the United States suffer from foodborne illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , resulting in costs of $2-$4 billion annually.


Related Topix: Twitter, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Canada, Food Poisoning, Health, E. Coli


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