Latest food supply Stories

2009-02-25 14:02:00

Agriculture and Health Secretaries to Chair Advisory Council HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To provide better oversight of Pennsylvania's food supply from the field to the dinner table, Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the formation of the new Governor's Food Safety Council and announced his appointees to the panel. The first council in the state to focus on food safety, members will advise the Governor on direction for security protocols and practices at all...

2009-02-24 16:25:59

Fewer than one in four consumers now believe the US food supply is safer than it was a year ago Fewer than one in four consumers now believe the U.S. food supply is safer than it was a year ago, according to new data from the University of Minnesota's Food Industry Center. After January's national salmonella outbreak, just 22.5 percent of consumers in the study said they were confident the food supply is safer than a year ago, the lowest reading since the study began in May 2008. Eight people...

2008-09-28 12:00:33

By Dr. Brian Moench Smoldering greed ignited by deregulation has brought our "capitalism on steroids" to the brink of a near-death experience. But this economic formula has worldwide consequences that go far beyond our pocketbooks. Melamine contamination of Chinese milk products has made more than 50,000 infants ill. Tens of thousands have been hospitalized, including a few that have died. Now all of Asia is in a panic about the safety of its food supply. Upon reading the news I was...

2008-09-26 03:00:25

By Anonymous The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Food Protection Plan Progress Report, released on July 2, 2008, in conjunction with the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety Action Plan Update, shows significant areas of activity to further improve the safety of America's food supply since unveiling its Food Protection Plan in November 2007. The improvements highlight the agency's efforts to address domestic and global changes in the U.S. food supply to help keep it one of the...

2008-09-19 15:00:37

By Anonymous We go to the grocery store and we assume the shelves will be fully stocked, the freezers overflowing with choices of food. Increases in the cost of some of our favorite foods recently have revealed just how vulnerable we are to changes in the food supply. A sensible farm policy is essential to ensure that food is available and affordable for all Americans. Congress moved closer last week to passing a farm bill, but issues still need to be hammered out and President Bush has...

2008-09-02 15:45:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that food products from cloned animals may have already become a part of the U.S. food supply. With an estimated 600 cloned animals currently grazing across the U.S., FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey acknowledged "it is theoretically possible" that food products from cloned animals have already become a part of the nation's food supply. "I don't know whether they are or not. I could imagine there are not very many of them," DeLancey added....

2008-08-05 09:00:58

By Laura Hancock Deseret News A new survey for the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has found that food supply safety is one of the most important among six major issues. When asked to describe the issues on a scale from "not at all important" to "very important," 80 percent of polled Wasatch Front residents ranked education as very important. But 70 percent ranked a safe food supply in the "very important" category, outpacing 67 percent for crime, 65 percent for the economy, 61...

2008-07-13 03:00:19

FDA probe highlights problems with food safety in U.S. The federal government's maddening inability to get to the bottom of the current salmonella outbreak that has sickened 1,017 people - including nine in California - would be easy to mock. For three months, investigators have been chasing tomatoes as the salmonella source. But in recent days, after tomato growers around the country suffered steep losses, authorities are turning their attention to jalape o peppers. What gives?...

2008-07-10 09:01:02

From wire reports The Food and Drug Administration's inability to identify the source of a salmonella contamination that has sickened more than 1,000 people in 41 states shows that the 2002 Bioterrorism Act's provisions to protect the nation's food supply are inadequate when it comes to quickly tracing contamination to fresh produce, some food safety experts say. Officials still don't know for sure whether tomatoes, peppers or both were responsible for the outbreak, and they don't know...

2008-07-09 12:00:00

Denise Goodman is one of Long Island's top experts on the travels of tomatoes: their sometimes long and very often circuitous trek from farm to plate. The Manhasset resident is the proprietor of M&R Tomatoes in the New York City Terminal Market -- the bustling Hunts Point cooperative in the Bronx -- the largest food distribution center in the world. It is in large part the lengthy route taken to the table -- sometimes from the U.S. to Mexico and back -- combined with what the government...

Latest food supply Reference Libraries

2009-04-28 21:10:26

The Plodia interpunctella or Indianmeal moth is a member of the Pyralidae family and occasionally referred to as the North American High-Flyer. The larvae are also called waxworms that feed on dry grains and cereals. The females of the species can lay any where from 60 to 400 eggs in her lifetime. She will do so where there is a good food supply for the larvae. Each egg is less than 0.02 inches in diameter and tends not adhere well to the surface on which it is laid. The eggs will...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
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