| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Mexico has blocked imports of Foster Farms chicken from three Central California processing facilities linked to an outbreak of salmonella.
The Mexican government told the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday that it was removing from its list of...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has outlined a broad plan to combat salmonella. But some food safety advocates say it doesn't do enough to combat a pathogen responsible for 1.3 million illnesses in the U.S. each year.
The push has taken on new...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:45 PM
About 12% of spices imported into the U.S. each year is contaminated with insects, animal excrement, rodent hair and even rubber bands, according to a Food and Drug Administration draft report released Wednesday.
The study was conducted in response to...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:26 PM
A new study from Penn State University published in the Journal of Food Science reaffirms the necessity to be extremely careful when handling and cooking chicken, even -- and maybe especially -- if it comes from the farmers market.
The study, which...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:23 AM
In an effort to avoid illness outbreaks from imported foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would require importers to verify that their suppliers' standards are on par with those of domestic growers and processors....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Motive Flynn and Vega's (Kristin...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:43 PM
When Typhoid Mary died in 1938, in medical exile on a tiny New York island, she took untold numbers of Salmonella typhi to her grave. No one knew how the bacteria managed to thrive and not kill her.
A team of microbiologists from Stanford University and...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In my first post outlining my 100-mile diet, I mentioned a $35 local chicken and a comment war broke out over whether the price was justifiable. Though I think sustainable food is priceless, searching for a more reasonably priced bird, I called up...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In the wake of the recent Consumer Reports investigation finding a high percentage of contamination in ground turkey sold at retail outlets, there are some things to remember about food safety.
The Times' Ricardo Lopez reported: "Consumer Reports said...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:56 PM
It's a common mantra among free-market-loving conservatives that government regulations hinder business growth and cost workers jobs.
That may be true for some regulations, and it never hurts to go back and rethink old rules.
But it's also clear...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:21 PM
More than 70 people in 18 states have fallen ill because of a salmonella outbreak linked to imported Mexican cucumbers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The agency said 14 people have been hospitalized, and it is working...