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'Cancer Eye' a Common Reason for USDA Condemnations
Health & Wellness  (tags: Rancho Feeding Slaughterhouse, USDA, sick cows, eye cancer, safety, research, society, protection, investigation, health, government, food, ethics )

Carrie
- 481 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
If media reports prove to be true, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down the Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse in northern California because the facility was processing cows with eye cancer.
Please Sign: Don't Send US Chickens to China for Processing
Health & Wellness  (tags: Chicken processing, USDA, China, food safety, health, melamine poisoning, chicken jerky pet food poisoning, animal welfare laws, Chinese tariffs on US chicken imports, US jobs, animal rights, consumer protection, food labeling )

Susan
- 484 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Chicken raised in the US may soon be processed in China, then sent back to US for consumption. Given China's sub-par food safety record, and for other reasons, this is a really bad idea.
Mad Cow, Eye Cancer, Feces In Your Food? The Price of Cutting Back on Meat Inspectors
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, meat, inspectors, inspections, USDA )

Freya
- 492 days ago - alternet.org
The USDA is cutting back on federal meat inspectors, allowing slaughterhouses to self-police, and already questions about the program are surfacing.
Pathetic: How the USDA Cowers to the Poultry Industry
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, USDA, chicken, poultry, illness, pathogens, factory farms, oversight )

Freya
- 497 days ago - alternet.org
Earlier this year, Food & Water Watch received information that USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was going to permit a trade association -- the National Chicken Council -- to collect data in poultry plants to assess the rate of foodborne...
Rancho Beef Recall Expands Nationwide
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, Rancho Beef recall, health, protection, prevention, safety, food, warning )

Carrie
- 501 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The U.S. Department of Agriculture now believes that the approximately 8.7 million pounds of meat recalled by Petaluma, CA, processor Rancho Feeding Corporation and lacking a full federal inspection was shipped
Nestlé Recalls Hot Pockets Sold at Walmart, Stop & Shop, Martin's and Giant
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, Rancho Beef recall, Nestle Hot Pockets, safety, food, warning, health, prevention, protection )

Carrie
- 501 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The products being recalled are Hot Pockets brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and Hot Pockets brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese in the two-pack box.
Dump the Filthy Chicken Rule - Sign the Petition to President Obama and USDA!
Health & Wellness  (tags: foodchain, poultry, chicken, USDA, inspections, chemicals, chemicals in food, food safety, modernization, health, microbes treatment, warning, diet )

Angelika
- 502 days ago - dailykos.com
The U.S.D.A.is considering a rule change that would privatize poultry inspection , allowing companies to inspect chicken and turkey carcasses themselves. What happens if birds are contaminated with feces? The rule allows companies to douse them with more
USDA Eases Regulations on Beef Imports in Regard to 'Mad Cow Disease'
Health & Wellness  (tags: Mad cow disease, USDA, health, humans, safety, research, risks, protection, food )

Carrie
- 607 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final ruling late Friday afternoon easing regulations on beef imports in regard to bovine spongiform encephaltpathy (BSE), the fatal disease in cattle also known as "Mad Cow Disease."
Salmonella Tied to Foster Farms Chicken Hospitalizes Dozens, May Be Drug-Resistant
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, CDC, salmonella, chicken, illness, medicine, risks, safety )

Carrie
- 635 days ago - nbcnews.com
Federal food safety workers who monitor dangerous bacteria have been recalled from furlough to track an outbreak of salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken that has hospitalized a high proportion of victims, including some with hard-to-treat infections.
Get Ready for Extra Helpings of Feces, Pus and Chlorine on Your Plate: US Is Deregulating Its Meat Industry
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, deregulation, meat industry, self-regulation, beef, pork, chickenfood, disease, illness, risks, safety )

Roseann
- 636 days ago - alternet.org
Risks to food consumers will only increase as the government "washes its hands" of meat and poultry inspection.
California Meat Processor Recalls More Ground Beef for Potential Plastic Pieces
Health & Wellness  (tags: recall, Valley Meat Co., safety, health, USDA, humans )

Carrie
- 640 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
According to a recall notice issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Central Valley Meat Company is recalling nearly 90,000 pounds of ground beef in 40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs of "Fine Ground..
National School Lunch Dropout Rate Is Small, USDA Reports
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, diet, schools, USDA, health, lunch program, study, society, food, government, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 640 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The federal subsidized lunch program has lost 524 schools out of about 100,000 that were enlisted before the standards changed, and only 90 said they were leaving specifically because of the new meal plan requirements.
USDA Responds to Charges of Misleading Parents on Chinese Chicken in School Lunches
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, domestic chicken, China, school lunches, children, government, safety )

Carrie
- 645 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
On Wednesday, Bettina Siegel, author of The Lunch Tray blog, published an article entitled, "USDA Misinforms Parents About Chinese-Processed Chicken in School Meats." In response, USDA has posted a clarification on its blog that all the chicken it...
Ohio Senator Wants USDA's Poultry Inspectors Assigned to China; Charges 'Labeling Gap'
Health & Wellness  (tags: China, USDA, meat inspectors, health, food, humans, safety, risks, protection, prevention )

Carrie
- 651 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
American consumers need USDA "on station" to inspect chicken processing as it occurs in China, and a "labeling gap" is putting U.S. food safety at risk, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) suggests in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
Ground Beef Destined for School Lunches Recalled for 'Foreign Materials'
Health & Wellness  (tags: warning, food, meat, beef, recall, safety, FSIS, USDA, children )

Carrie
- 651 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
FSIS announced late Thursday that Central Valley Meat Company was recalling the products because it may contain small pieces of plastic.
 

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