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Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets

posted on December 18, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets
Tim Taft’s Vermont family farm has weathered booms and busts for decades. And true to form, the fourth generation dairyman is riding out a downturn in milk prices - which have plummeted 40% from 2014’s record levels. Full Story

Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks

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. Full Story

CDC Researching Bacterial DNA to Minimize Food Poisoning Outbreaks

posted on August 21, 2015 at 5:42 PM

 CDC Researching Bacterial DNA to Minimize Food Poisoning Outbreaks
The nation’s top disease detectives are betting genetic clues could help combat food poisoning outbreaks. Full Story

FDA to Rewrite Proposed Food Safety Rules

posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business. Full Story

Feds earmark $1.5 million to fight citrus greening

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The U.S. government will spend $1.5 million on efforts to control the bacteria that causes citrus greening. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday the money will be spent in Florida, California and Texas in hopes of figuring out how to... Full Story

USDA Seeks Secure Health of Swine Population

posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM

USDA Seeks Secure Health of Swine Population
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. Full Story

U.S. Waterways Under Duress

posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM

U.S. Waterways Under Duress
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than half of the rivers and streams in the United States are in poor biological health and are not able to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures. Full Story

Asian Citrus Psyllid Found In Tulare County, California

posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM

The insect transports a bacteria that has decimated citrus trees in Florida and other parts of the world, but has yet to touch California's $1.8 billion industry. Full Story

Sprouts Clearly Caused E.coli Outbreak

posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

BERLIN — German vegetable sprouts caused the E coli outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100, investigators announced Friday after tracking links to the bacteria from patients in hospital beds to restaurants and then farm fields. Full Story

Germany: E. coli patients continue to rise

posted on June 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

BERLIN (AP) - The number of people sickened by a mysterious strain of E coli in Europe is still rising more than a month after it was first detected, but officials say there are now signs the bacterial outbreak responsible for at least 18 deaths... Full Story

Bacteria Bigger Threat to Citrus than Cold Weather

posted on January 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM

VERO BEACH, Fla (AP) -- While Florida farmers have lost some of their crop to cold weather for the second year in a row, they say a fast-spreading, incurable bacteria presents a greater threat to their trees and the citrus industry. Full Story

Chiquita Uses New Salad Wash to Ward Off Bacteria

posted on October 22, 2010 at 1:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chiquita Brands International Inc. said Friday it is using a new wash on its bagged salads that it says better kills bacteria including E. coli and salmonella. Full Story

Regulators Consider Broadening Testing for E. Coli

posted on June 18, 2010 at 1:06 PM

YAKIMA, Wash (AP) -- The food industry and government regulators have focused for years on finding the most virulent strain of E. Full Story

Lettuce Recall Expands

posted on May 14, 2010 at 2:05 PM

WASHINGTON — (AP) An outbreak of E coli poisoning has expanded to Tennessee, where one more person has been sickened after eating romaine lettuce grown on an Arizona farm. Full Story

Lettuce Sold in 23 States Recalled Due to E. Coli

posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A food company is recalling lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia because of an E coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people, three of them with life-threatening symptoms. Full Story
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