posted on November 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM
New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods.
posted on September 11, 2015 at 2:38 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have been 341 reported cases of salmonella involving the garden-variety cucumbers since July 3 in 30 states with Arizona reporting 66 cases.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken producer continues to sicken people more than a year after it started. Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no...
posted on February 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the cheeses produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., are linked to a listeria outbreak.
posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM
In the wake of the outbreaks of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS, USDA is making efforts to secure the health of the nation’s swine population through the development of new vaccines.
posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:56 PM
A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores, state health officials announced Monday.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM
A new government study says on an average day, U.S. adults get roughly 11 percent of their calories from fast food. That's down two percent percentage points from the last time the Centers for Disease Control measured America’s caloric intake.
posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and at least one death.
posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials Thursday reported a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.
The cumulative case count jumped from 29 a week ago to 158 this week, thanks to a wave of...
posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:39 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio health and agriculture officials said Wednesday they are investigating the cases of 10 sick people whose illnesses have similarities to a swine flu virus. All had attended the same county fair, and officials at the...