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  • What do food stamps buy?

    What do food stamps buy?
    The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...
  • L.A. Now Live: California discourages food stamps enrollment

    L.A. Now Live: California discourages food stamps enrollment
    Talk with Times reporter Evan Halper at 9 a.m. about California’s food stamp program, which ranks among the stingiest in the nation enrollment-wise. Liberal California discourages eligible people from signing up for food stamps at rates...
  • California discourages needy from signing up for food stamps

    California discourages needy from signing up for food stamps
    WASHINGTON — It was not surprising that Texas held out. For years, Texas was among a handful of states that required every resident seeking help with grocery bills to first be fingerprinted, an exercise typically associated with criminals....
  • The Obamas' second first dog is a chance to talk about all dogs

    The Obamas' second first dog is a chance to talk about all dogs
    Despite President Obama’s mention during his 2012 victory speech that “one dog’s probably enough,” apparently it wasn’t. The Obamas have expanded the first family with another Portuguese water dog, which they named Sunny. All...
  • USDA issues public health alert for some California chicken

    USDA issues public health alert for some California chicken
    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...
  • Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family

    Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family
    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...
  • USDA letter details unsanitary conditions at Foster Farm plants

    A U.S. Department of Agriculture letter to Foster Farms highlights a series of food safety violations that may have led to the recent outbreak of salmonella that has sickened nearly 300 people across the nation. Foster Farms was cited 12 times between...
  • USDA may close 3 California poultry plants in salmonella outbreak

    USDA may close 3 California poultry plants in salmonella outbreak
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is threatening to close three California poultry plants operated by Foster Farms blamed for an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened at least 278 people nationwide. In a letter sent Monday to Foster Farms,...
  • USDA threatens to shut down Foster Farms plants

    USDA threatens to shut down Foster Farms plants
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has threatened Foster Farms with shutting down the three plants involved in the recent salmonella outbreak, according to a NBC News report Wednesday. And Consumer Reports magazine said that it had tested samples of...
  • Salmonella and the shutdown: CDC furloughs harm public health

    Salmonella and the shutdown: CDC furloughs harm public health
    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...
  • 'A pickle on every plate!' says canning and preserving teacher

    'A pickle on every plate!' says canning and preserving teacher
    “Pickling is amazing! A pickle on every plate!” the teacher exclaimed. Ernest Miller, who teaches the canning and preserving course that’s in its fourth week, does not necessarily mean cucumber discs or spears — though he finds...