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Health & Wellness

USDA to Allow Chickens From U.S. to Be Shipped to China for Processing and Back to U.S. for Consumption, Just Like Seafood
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA approval, poultry, chicken, China, exports, food, environment, ethics, health, healthcare, humans, government )

Stefanie
- 146 days ago - ecowatch.com
Scores of Americans are in an uproar since Food Safety News revealed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon allow U.S. chickens to be sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the states for human consumption.
Pathetic: How the USDA Cowers to the Poultry Industry
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, USDA, chicken, poultry, illness, pathogens, factory farms, oversight )

Freya
- 157 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...
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
- 162 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
Organic Chicken Carries Just as Many Superbugs as Conventional
Health & Wellness  (tags: chicken, organic, poultry, family, food, health, superbugs )

Nancy
- 201 days ago - motherjones.com
To get the USDA label, chickens need to be raised under organic rules only from the "second day of life" (PDF)--meaning that they can and commonly do receive antibiotics while at the hatchery.
7 Horrifying Things About the Chicken You Eat
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, americans, animals, bad food, children, chicken, disease, dishonesty, ethics, health, humans, illness, investigation, prevention, protection, research, risks, science )

Kit
- 285 days ago - alternet.org
Many people eat only chicken to avoid the health and environmental questions surrounding red meat. Yet the track record of US chicken may be worse.
Salmonella Tied to Foster Farms Chicken Hospitalizes Dozens, May Be Drug-Resistant
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, CDC, salmonella, chicken, illness, medicine, risks, safety )

Carrie
- 295 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.
Letter From The Editor: Our Stake in China's Food Safety
Health & Wellness  (tags: China, U.S. food safety, chicken, research, protection, risks, science, safety, health, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 311 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
I think we need to have an adult conversation about the People's Republic of China and food safety.In the 41 years since Dick Nixon and Henry Kissinger went to Beijing for tea with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, the U.S.-China relationship has been one...
188,000 Pounds of Chicken From Chile Recalled for Dioxin
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, government, FSIS, chicken, dioxin, warning, safety, health, risks, humans, illness, protection )

Carrie
- 367 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
After the Chilean Ministry of Health found dioxin in chicken products, FSIS said it instructed importers to hold product from the country at the point of re-inspection. U.S. authorities believe 188,522 pounds of chicken may be affected and of that...
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 26 in Iowa
Health & Wellness  (tags: Salmonella Enteritidis, Iowa, chicken, eggs, illness, food, health, humans, risks, prevention, warning, family, news )

Carrie
- 368 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
At least 26 people in Iowa have fallen ill with a "relatively uncommon" strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, according to the Iowa Deparmtnet of Public Health. The illnesses are spread across 19 Iowa counties.
REPORT: Superbug Dangers in Chicken Linked to 8 Million At-Risk Women
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotic resistance, chicken, factory farming, health, superbugs )

Julie
- 741 days ago - abcnews.go.com
A growing number of medical researchers say more than 8 million women are at risk of difficult-to-treat bladder infections because superbugs - resistant to antibiotics and growing in chickens - are being transmitted to humans in the form of E. coli.
Pilgrim's Pride: Stop Putting Poison in Your Poultry ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: environment, poison, chicken, health, protection )

Cher Away
- 1357 days ago - change.org
There's no need to use roxarsone in chickens' feed, and it's certainly not worth the health and environmental risks associated with it. Sign our petition asking Pilgrim's Pride to immediately eliminate its use of roxarsone.
WTFood: McNuggets Have a Little Too Much in Common With Silly Putty
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, McDonald, chicken, research, interesting, nutrition, humans, ethics, children, warning, risks, safety, science, news )

Elena
- 1482 days ago - grist.org
Moms across the nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief every time their toddlers pop Silly Putty in their mouths with the news that that childhood mainstay is not completely unlike another one: McDonald's Chicken McNuggets
Chickens Not Fooled By GM Crops
Health & Wellness  (tags: chicken, chickens, not, fooled, GM, GMO, crops, maize, corn, mercola )

Kellie
- 1788 days ago - articles.mercola.com
Chickens refusing to eat the maize they had been fed has led to the discovery that their feed had been genetically modified to include a well-known weed and insect killer.
A Deadly Ingredient in a Chicken Dinner
Health & Wellness  (tags: chicken, arsenic, health, death, cancer, humans, food, government, risks, safety, science )

Cowboss
- 1859 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Most people don't know that the chicken they eat is laced with arsenic. The ice water or coffee they enjoy with their chicken may also be infused with arsenic. If they live on or near a farm, the air they breathe may be infected with arsenic dust as well.
Sign Petition: Tell Your Senator to Support SB 416
Health & Wellness  (tags: animals, livestock, cows, beef, cattle, poultry, chicken, pigs, antibiotic, resistant, bacteria, water, soil, food, danger, health, disease, warning, safety, humans, protection, illness, prevention )

Tom
- 1887 days ago - ga3.org
Livestock and poultry producers routinely feed antibiotics to animals to boost growth rates or counteract unhygienic living conditions. This creates antibiotic-resistant bacteria transmitted to humans through water, soil, animal contact, or food we eat.
 

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