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Food Borne Illness

Chicken Processed In China May Soon Appear On Your Child's Lunch Tray

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Bettina Elias Siegel

Chinese-processed chicken can easily appear on school lunch trays, despite the USDA's initial statement to the contrary. That means we may be exposing an especially vulnerable population -- children -- to potential food safety risks.

Food Service Workers Without Healthcare: Bon Appetite

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Pat LaMarche

Unlike congresspersons, food workers who lack health insurance probably don't have the luxury of blowing off work just because they don't feel good, especially the ones who rely on tips.

Mothers of Pure Food, Rebirthing a Movement

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

This Mother's Day, let us remember mothers and women who understood the patriotic nature of standing up for wholesome food, of standing up for the health of young children who would become our future.

E. Coli Confirmed As Cause Of 6-Year-Old's Death

Posted 06.01.2012 | Home

A six-year-old boy who died last week in Millbury, Mass. was poisoned with E. coli, according to public health officials. The case was confirmed by...

Cantaloupe Death Toll Climbs Higher

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe has reached 29 after federal health authorities say an eighth person has died in Col...

Cantaloupe Outbreak: Death Toll Continues To Rise

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is still growing as federal health authorities report new deaths in Colorado, Ka...

Cantaloupe Outbreak: Congress Seeks Meeting With Jensen Farms

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Members of Congress have requested a briefing with the Colorado cantaloupe farm whose packing facility has been traced to a deadly list...

Cantaloupe Outbreak: Death Toll Rises Again

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the ...

UPDATE: Samples Test Positive For Listeria At Jensen Farms

AP/The Huffington Post | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.07.2011 | Denver

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Federal health authorities say a nationwide outbreak of listeria in Colorado cantaloupes is ...

Fear In Colo. Town At Heart Of Listeria Outbreak

AP | By P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

HOLLY, Colo. -- Eric Jensen surveys his dusty cantaloupe field and seems equally stunned and puzzled at the fate that has befallen his crop: row upon ...

Crucial E. Coli Screening Program Axed By Congress

Posted 09.04.2011 | Home

Congress has passed a bill that would cut all funding from the Microbiological Data Program, which food safety experts call the United States' most im...

USDA Suggests Testing Meat Before It Goes To Stores

Posted 06.06.2011 | Home

In an effort to reduce the amount of consumer illnesses and deaths due to contaminated meat, the USDA has announced a "test and hold" rule that will d...

Would Your Kitchen Pass A Health Inspection?

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Could your kitchen at home pass a restaurant inspection? New research suggests that at least one in seven home kitchens would flunk t...

Dick Durbin Calls For Overhaul Of Food Safety

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Sunday brought his efforts to call for an overhaul of the nation's food safety laws to a West Loop grocery store. Durbin, wi...

Is There Arsenic In Your Apple Juice?

Mother Nature Network | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Newspaper investigation finds that most apple juice is laced with some level of arsenic. But how much is too much?...

Salmonella Traced Through Shopper-Card Data

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investi...

Food-Borne Illnesses Cost U.S. $152 Billion Annually: Study

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. — Food-borne illnesses, such as E. coli and salmonella, cost the United States $152 billion annually in health care and other loss...

It's Election Day: May I Take Your Order?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Think of your ballot as a list of menu options. Would you like your burger with, or without, deadly pathogens?