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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Embracing new labels, first lady jumps into food fight

    Embracing new labels, first lady jumps into food fight
    WASHINGTON — The way nutritional information is displayed on food is “simply not acceptable,” First Lady Michelle Obama declared on Thursday as she endorsed an administration effort that would force the food industry to more clearly...
  • Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us

    Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us
    Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us. So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
  • 'Got Milk?' slogan nixed for campaign touting milk's protein content

    'Got Milk?' slogan nixed for campaign touting milk's protein content
    The long-running "Got Milk?" slogan promoting milk consumption in the U.S. has been nixed. The Milk Processor Education Program, funded by milk processors, has launched a new ad campaign that aims to emphasize milk's protein content to get Americans...
  • Americans are making healthier food choices, new study says

    Americans are making healthier food choices, new study says
    Way to go, America, you're making healthier choices each and every day. American adults are increasingly consulting food labels, eating less fat and downing more fiber, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic...
  • Foods likely to cost more in 2014: Chocolate, beef, cereal and more

    Foods likely to cost more in 2014: Chocolate, beef, cereal and more
    Eating well in 2014 could get more expensive. Items such as chocolate, beef, bread and cereal are expected to experience price hikes in the new year. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, all food prices are expected to increase by 1.25%...
  • Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. The investigation of U.S....
  • USDA closes Foster Farms plant over roach infestation

    USDA closes Foster Farms plant over roach infestation
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended operations at a Foster Farms poultry plant Wednesday because of a cockroach infestation. The plant, which is located in Livingston, Calif., 25 miles southeast of Modesto, was one of three Foster Farms...
  • Plant closure over roach infestation latest setback for Foster Farms

    Plant closure over roach infestation latest setback for Foster Farms
    The cockroach infestation that closed a Foster Farms chicken plant in Central California was the latest setback for the giant poultry company, which last year faced a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 400 people. The U.S. Department of...
  • USDA lifts suspension of Foster Farms plant

    USDA lifts suspension of Foster Farms plant
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lifted its suspension of a Foster Farms poultry plant in Central California that was cited for cockroach infestation, a spokesperson said Friday. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service cleared the...
  • Foster Farms plant shuttered a day after reopening

    Foster Farms plant shuttered a day after reopening
    Foster Farms shut down its largest poultry plant in Central California on Sunday, two days after federal inspectors lifted a suspension for cockroach infestation. The company said fresh chicken production at the Livingston facility was put on hold for...
  • Most children get food and beverage marketing at school, study says

    Most children get food and beverage marketing at school, study says
    Most students are exposed in school to efforts by food and beverage companies to sell food or gain brand loyalty, despite a decline in some kinds of commercial enterprises, including in soda machine contracts, researchers reported Monday. High school...