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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Bay Area beef processor sold meat from cows with eye cancer

    Bay Area beef processor sold meat from cows with eye cancer
    Rancho Feeding Corp., the Bay Area slaughterhouse that recalled nearly 9 million pounds of beef products last month, sold some meat that came from cows with eye cancer, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Meat processed...
  • Can you eat only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? The WHO wants you to try

    Can you eat only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? The WHO wants you to try
    The World Health Organization is challenging¬†you to eat no more than six teaspoons of sugar per day. In a new guideline on sugar consumption, the United Nations’ health agency reiterates its 2002 recommendation that no more than 10% of daily...
  • Beef processor at center of big recall is sold

    Beef processor at center of big recall is sold
    An upscale Marin County meat purveyor is purchasing a troubled San Francisco Bay Area slaughterhouse at the center of a recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef. In a transaction that signals rising demand for locally raised, grass-fed beef, Marin...
  • Meat processor at center of national recall is sold

    Meat processor at center of national recall is sold
    Rancho Feeding Corp., a Petaluma meat processor under federal investigation after recalling nearly 9 million pounds of beef earlier this month, is being bought by an artisanal Marin County farm specializing in pasture-raised livestock. Marin Sun Farms...
  • U.S. olive oil producers want stricter guidelines for imports

    U.S. olive oil producers want stricter guidelines for imports
    If you think an olive oil imported from Italy or Spain is superior to one made in California, U.S. olive oil producers would like to have a word with you. They're looking to change the perception of domestic olive oil, and want you to reach for American-...
  • USDA closes troubled Central Valley slaughterhouse over cleanliness

    USDA closes troubled Central Valley slaughterhouse over cleanliness
    A troubled Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program was closed by federal inspectors Monday for failing to meet cleanliness standards. Operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif., about 30...
  • U.S. farm exports surge, helped by growing demand in developing world

    U.S. farm exports surge, helped by growing demand in developing world
    The developing world has largely usurped U.S. manufacturing, but emerging economies are increasingly big customers of American farmers. Between 2000 and 2013, American fruit, grain, meat and dairy sold overseas nearly tripled to $140.9 billion, making...
  • USDA's inspector general investigating firm behind beef recall

    USDA's inspector general investigating firm behind beef recall
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general has opened an investigation into the Northern California firm behind a massive recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef products, raising the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by the company.  A...
  • Nearly 9 million pounds of beef recalled by Northern California firm

    Details of where nearly 9 million pounds of beef products recalled Saturday by a Northern California slaughtering plant were sold were scarce Monday, but a preliminary list of retailers shows that many were Latino meat markets. Rancho Feeding Corp. of...
  • Preliminary list shows recalled beef sold to Latino meat markets

    Preliminary list shows recalled beef sold to Latino meat markets
    Three days after the a massive recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef products, federal agriculture officials have released a preliminary list that shows that many retail stores that bought the products are Latino meat markets in Northern California....
  • After recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef, California firm shuts down

    After recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef, California firm shuts down
    A Northern California firm that recalled 8.7 million pounds of beef products distributed in four states has been voluntarily closed, the plant's quality control manager confirmed Monday. Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma on Saturday recalled the beef...