| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:03 PM
There were two applause lines in New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s TED talk last month: First, that in six years she "turned cycling into a real transportation option in New York"; and second, that she brought the city...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With millions of turkeys thawing and piles of stuffing waiting to be prepared, Thanksgiving is one of the riskiest times of year for food safety.
Bacteria can be lurking anywhere in crowded holiday kitchens, spread by cross contamination or...
| Dec 1, 2013
Re "Hard data on plastic bags," Editorial, Nov. 27
The Times' suggestion of a study to determine the effects of plastic-bag bans on the municipalities in California that have passed them is an excellent idea. But let's make sure it is truly objective....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Food expert Marion Nestle asks whether government-shutdown-mandated furloughs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hampered its response to the salmonella outbreak at Foster Farms.
The bacteria traced to three of the firm's California...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new plan Wednesday to reduce the number of salmonella outbreaks linked to meat and poultry.
The effort comes weeks after Foster Farms chicken was found to have sickened at least 389 people nationwide with...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert Monday afternoon, saying it had linked some raw chicken products produced in California to a salmonella outbreak.
The agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it had...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:34 PM
A salmonella outbreak in Foster Farms chicken contains several antibiotic-resistant strains that may explain an unusually high rate of hospitalization.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that some salmonella strains found in the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:02 PM
A salmonella outbreak has been linked to chicken from three Foster Farms processing facilities in California, sickening nearly 300 people in multiple states and triggering a public health alert.
Cooks everywhere should remember the steps to protect...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:39 PM
A gunman armed with an assault-type rifle fired multiple rounds at a federal courthouse in Wheeling, W.Va., on Wednesday, shattering the glass facade of the building before being shot and killed by law enforcement officers, authorities said.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:42 PM
With 300 people already sickened by a salmonella outbreak in Foster Farms chicken, consumers are being reminded to take extra precautions when handling raw poultry.
High on that list is something counterintuitive: Don't wash raw chicken in the sink....