PRAIRIE FARE Mayo Not the Common Culprit in Foodborne Illness
Poor mayonnaise. It's been falsely applauded for some things and falsely accused of others. Let's set the record straight.
Myth No. 1: Mayo makes a great hair conditioner.
When I was a teen, my fr... Posted on 5/31/13 at 8:24 AM
FARM BLEAT Q&A on the Food Safety Bill
Sen. Al Franken's office has released a Q&A regarding some of the specifics in the Senate's version of the Food Safety Act, which was approved on Tuesday. The information follows:
S. 510: Frequen... Posted on 12/1/10 at 2:47 PM
A unit of ConAgra Foods Inc. pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor and will pay $11.2 million to end a federal probe into a 2007 recall of peanut butter, including the Peter Pan brand, linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds.
U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed bringing together the country’s food safety operations into one agency to better monitor food quality in a move that would reshape the Food and Drug Administration.
U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Jan. 28 that would create a single food safety agency by bringing together the oversight functions of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.
An Iowa-based egg producer and two of its executives are facing federal criminal charges in connection with a 2010 salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs in the U.S., according to federal court documents filed Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Feb. 29 that if her agency does not get more money to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, she can already predict an increase in foodborne illness and problems with imported food.
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack may have thought he was complying with the mood in Congress recently when he presented a budget with a minimum of increases, but at a four-hour hearing before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee he got a full dose of members’ views on cuts to the programs they think are important.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s proposal to reorganize six agencies that promote business and trade and possibly reorganize food safety agencies has not been well received in agriculture or consumer advocacy circles.
LOS ANGELES — The death toll from listeria-contaminated cantaloupes has reached 29, making it the deadliest food-borne outbreak in the United States since at least 1985, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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