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Expert Urges Farmers to Take Lead on Food Safety

posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

 (AP)  DENVER — A food safety expert told Colorado farmers Thursday that last year's deadly listeria outbreak traced to Colorado cantaloupe proved that they cannot rely on third-party inspections to guarantee their produce is safe.... Full Story

USDA Proposes Streamlining Poultry Inspections

posted on January 20, 2012 at 1:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department is proposing to reduce the number of government inspectors at poultry slaughter plants.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says about 1,000 government inspector jobs at poultry plants would be... Full Story

USDA cuts programs

posted on January 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

USDA cuts programs
USDA announced this week plans to shutter 260 facilities across the country, winning praise for cutting costs and concern over food safety. Full Story

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