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2014-07-14 12:25:07

Summer weather typically causes spike in incidences of food poisoning WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are expected to fire up the grills this summer--a time when incidents of foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, tend to surge. In preparation for barbeque season, the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for...

2014-05-21 16:26:52

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A government ordered recall of ground beef products suspected of being tainted with dangerous E. coli bacteria and shipped to at least 12 states is "a wake-up call" to the industry, according to a Florida-based manufacturer of food safety systems. RGF Environmental, located in Riviera Beach, Florida, is an international manufacturer providing global companies with products to safely treat and sanitize air, water and food without...

2014-05-14 16:28:02

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report reveals the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is failing to verify the accuracy of label claims on meat and poultry products sold in the United States. Released by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Label Confusion: How "Humane" And "Sustainable" Claims On Meat Packages Deceive Consumers exposes the lack of any apparent verification of food label claims used on millions of meat packages, and calls on USDA to require...

2014-04-22 08:32:56

LITTLE ROCK, AR, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Vivione Biosciences Inc. ("Vivione") (TSXV:VBI), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Vivione Biosciences, LLC, is pleased to announced that, following a lengthy and vigorous process, the USDA FSIS (US Department of Agriculture Food Safety & Inspection Services) has issued Vivione a Letter of No Objection ("LNO") for its RAPID-B non-O157 Shigatoxigenic group of Escherichia coli ("STEC") Test Kit, intended for the rapid screening of beef trim...

2014-03-29 23:03:37

Nutriom products found to be safe by USDA-FSIS laboratory. Lacey, WA (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Nutriom LLC is a small, family-owned and operated company, founded by an immigrant who came to this country more than 30 years ago looking for opportunity. Nutriom has developed a new technology for dehydrating eggs using its unique, patent-pending drying technology. Nutriom produces a dehydrated egg (“Egg Crystals™”) that when mixed with water and cooked, functions and tastes just like fresh...

2014-01-29 23:04:18

The “Rebel Chef,” French can cook anything, anytime, anywhere and showed the world in 2012 as winner of Food Network’s Extreme Chef. New York (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Parties and food are an integral part of Super Bowl Sunday, and for the millions of Americans watching the game and celebrating with their families and friends, foodborne illness, such as norovirus, is not an invited guest. As an extension of their national Food Safe Families public service advertising (PSA) campaign,...

2014-01-08 16:27:01

USDA cost-cutting plan would turn over inspections to poultry processors, increase risk of foodborne illnesses WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees has joined with food and worker safety groups in calling on Congress to reject a budget proposal from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to implement a new poultry inspection system during FY 2014. AFGE and the other groups also are urging Congress to restore...

Federal Regulators Need More Control On Salmonella Fight: Pew Report
2013-12-20 11:32:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ongoing salmonella outbreak that has been linked to a California chicken producer highlights the need for more action to be taken by federal regulators to step up food safety rules and regulations to protect American consumers. Foster Farms, the sixth-largest chicken producer in the US, is behind a string of salmonella outbreaks that has so far sickened more than 500 people in 29 states since 2012. The latest outbreak, which...


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