posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Eggs are getting much more expensive — by the dozen and otherwise. The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 percent in June, the Labor Department said...
posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:44 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak, and said it was reviewing an animal rights group's criticism of a recent...
posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people...
posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM
The department threatened earlier this week to shut down the plants if Foster Farms did not prove that it had made enough changes.
posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Bags of salad are at the center of the cyclospora outbreak according to health officials in a pair of Midwestern states.
Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases to prepackaged salad, but they haven't said which brand or...
posted on January 11, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Late last week, the Food and Drug Administration proposed two new food safety rules it hopes will help prevent foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA signed into law two years ago by...
posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has unveiled a free online tool aimed at helping farmers lower their risk of contamination on the farm by generating customized food safety plans.
posted on September 30, 2011 at 4:08 PM
Cantaloupe illnesses and deaths expected to rise with recent listeria outbreak.
posted on August 27, 2010 at 8:08 PM
A steer cloned from a previous winner is named 4H Grand Champion at the Iowa State Fair. Project Liberty, a cutting-edge biofuels plant begins its first large-scale cellulosic feedstock harvest. An outbreak of salmonella sickens thousands,...
posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM
The repercussions of a salmonella outbreak linked to a pair of Iowa egg producers continues to reverberate throughout the national economy. As grocery stores pull recalled egg cartons from shelves, poultry producers have braced for a consumer...