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McDonald's Is Removing Human Antibiotics From Its Chicken. Here's Why That's Good News For All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

McDonald's announced on Wednesday that within the next two years, U.S. restaurants will stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics that are used to ...

New Study Reveals Most Common Causes Of Food Poisoning

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're one of the 50 million Americans who have suffered from food poisoning each year, chances are you're not entirely sure what caused it. Perhap...

It's Time To Put Food First

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Unfortunately, the FDA putting food last is only one part of our broken food safety system. There is also a fundamental failure of coordination and responsibility for food regulation at the federal level.

Peanut Mogul Found Guilty Of Selling Salmonella-Tainted Food

AP | By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may b...

Foster Farms Recalls Chicken Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of ...

9 Dirty Things In Your Kitchen You Probably Haven't Been Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

(But you probably should.)

If a Chicken Exists Only to Become Chicken Nuggets, Does It Really Matter How She Lived? The Connection Between the Humane Treatment of Animals, Health and Food Safety

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

The food you eat is the biggest socio-political decision you make each day. However, conditions and treatment of animals is not only a moral issue. Animal treatment has a direct impact on the health of American consumers.

Nearly 34,000 Pounds Of Chicken Recalled After Possible Salmonella Contamination

AP | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a st...

Contaminated Chicken for Christmas Dinner?

Martha Burk | Posted 02.19.2014 | Home
Martha Burk

Just in time for Christmas dinner, Consumer Reports published a report highlighting the danger posed by the high rate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in U.S. poultry aisles.

Lynne Peeples

Superbugs Permeate The Poultry Aisle, Consumer Reports Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Rick Schiller describes himself as a "super-healthy dude," who practices taekwondo and rarely misses work. The thought that he could be leveled by...

The Biggest Thanksgiving Mistake You Could Make

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The turkey is often viewed as the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast. But if the bird is filled with stuffing, the popular side dish could easily c...

What's for Thanksgiving? Hopefully Not More Crippling Pain for Poultry Workers

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Rena Steinzor

Workers who suffer grave ergonomic injuries from the repetitive motions of hanging, cutting, and packing the birds would endure conditions that are two or three times worse than the status quo.

America Is Sick of Chicken

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Heritage Radio Network

The most effective way to avoid salmonella (other than abstaining from eating poultry) is to know where your food is coming from. When choosing a chicken or a turkey to consume, it is imperative to consider its genetics, the conditions in which it was raised, what it was fed, and whether or not it was treated with antibiotics. Avoiding animals that were bred and raised on a factory farm is a step in the right direction.

5 Foods You Are Probably Storing Incorrectly Right Now

The Stir | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
The Stir

What stuff are you firm about keeping in the fridge regardless of the rules?

Meatless Monday -- Bite into Real Food For Food Day

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The Congressional decision to cut SNAP dollars (formerly known as food stamps) starting November 1 makes Halloween especially scary this year. The gov...

Cook That Chicken Because You're on Your Own

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rena Steinzor

CDC investigators are a vital link in the chain of public protection because they are the people who "trace back" illness to its source. Obviously, knowing someone has salmonella poisoning is not enough: we also need to know which food from what company gave them the disease.

Government Shutdown Harms the Public Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

Most serious are the long-term public health and safety consequences of this government shutdown. The CDC, for example, announced a suspension of its annual seasonal flu activities just as influenza season kicked off.

There's A Major Salmonella Outbreak And The Government Can't Track It

WIRED | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

Late-breaking news, and I'll update as I find out more: While the government is shut down, with food-safety personnel and disease detectives sent home...

Nearly 300 People Sickened By Salmonella-Tainted Chicken

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health officials urged consumers to cook chicken thoroughly and take other precautions after an 18-s...

Typhoid Mary Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science

How exactly was the Irish immigrant known as Typhoid Mary able to infect about 50 people in New York City in the early 1900s without succumbing to the...

Public Health Warning: This Meat May Contain Life-threatening Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Is it acceptable that an accidental spillage in the kitchen refrigerator or the incorrect handling or cooking of meat at a restaurant can now result in a life-threatening -- yet entirely preventable -- antibiotic-resistant disease? Well, Big Ag seems to think so.

Don't Let Food Safety Reform Go Down the Disposal

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While many worthy policies and programs need funding, it's hard to think of any more universally necessary than protecting our nation's food supply. The sequestration means, however, the FDA will be forced to reduce the number of inspections it conducts.

Cucumbers Give 73 Across Country Salmonella

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Watch out, cucumber fans: your favorite raw vegetable has been tied to an outbreak of salmonella. Marler Blog reported on Thursday that 73 people i...

Risky Meat: Will Your Meal Send You To The Hospital?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We decided to analyze outbreak data to answer the question: What are the riskiest -- and the safest -- meat and poultry products? Which foods are most likely to make us sick and cause the most severe cases of illness?

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Are On The Rise, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

A new analysis of data collected by federal scientists suggests that a shockingly-high percentage of meat sold in U.S. supermarkets is contaminated wi...