Food Safety

Report Says FDA Struggles To Keep Food Safe

A new report says the Food and Drug Administration is stretched thin and needs to reorganize to better keep the nation's food safe.
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Surging Costs Hit Food Security In Poorer Nations

Families from Pakistan to Argentina to Congo are being battered by surging food prices that are dragging more people into poverty, fueling political tensions and forcing some to give up eating meat, fruit and even tomatoes.
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Meat Industry Pushes Back On Non-O157 E. coli Bill

The American Meat Institute (AMI) pushed back against a bill introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) last week that would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to regulate six additional strains of E. coli in meat and poultry products.
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Grace Foods Recalls Cans Of Corned Beef

Caribbean food products maker Grace Foods USA is voluntarily recalling two batches of its canned corned beef because they have higher than acceptable levels of a drug used to treat cattle for parasites.
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California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Montclair Meat Co., Inc., a Montclair, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 53,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
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FSIS Develops Guide To Reduce E. coli In Cattle

Food Safety News reports the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) has issued a compliance guide to reduce E. coli contamination in cattle. FULL STORY »

California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Montclair Meat Co., Inc., a Montclair, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 53,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
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Ground Beef In Schools This Fall Will Be Safer

Students will be eating safer beef in school cafeterias when they return to school in the fall.
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AMI Defends Current E. coli Tracing Procedures In Comments To FSIS

AMI is unaware of any data that would support the need to change current policy regarding follow-up sampling and inspection methods except in the case of high event periods, says AMI Vice President of Food Safety and Inspection Services Scott Goltry in comments submitted to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on the issue of tracing procedures for E. coli O157:H7
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Minnesota Woman, Cargill Settle E. Coli Case

A Minnesota woman who became severely ill with an E. coli infection from a tainted hamburger has reached a settlement with the meatpacking arm of agribusiness giant Cargill Inc., both sides announced Wednesday.
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University Of Missouri Prepares Students, State Agriculture For Food Defense

University of Missouri specialists are working to ensure that food producers, processors and retailers know how to protect the state's food supply from intentional contamination. FULL STORY »

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