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Outsourcing Food Inspection Is Too Hard to Swallow

Donald Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Donald Cohen

American public institutions have a long track record of keeping our food disease-free. Yet as this service is increasingly outsourced to for-profit corporations, it is leading to repeated oversight failures that have caused illness and even death.

How Steve King Became an Ally of Immigration Reform

Frank Sharry | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Frank Sharry

An amazing transformation has happened over the past few weeks. King has gone from being the bane of our existence to becoming an ally. No, he hasn't changed positions. No, he isn't doing it on purpose, either. He just keeps doing what Steve King does.

The President's Deportation Quota Is More Offensive Than Rep. Steve King's Idiocy

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 09.30.2013 | Latino Voices
Pablo Alvarado

When Barack Obama said he needed a "dance partner" in Congress to reform immigration law, he might not have been thinking of Steve King, but King has proven to be Obama's best accomplice in what constitutes the perfect political crime.

Friday Talking Points -- The Corpse-Like Stench Of Washington's Giant Misshapen Penis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For Obama's offensive on the economy to work, a few Democrats need to "have his back" and help him push his initiatives. Starting with the minimum wage -- an issue wildly popular among voters.

Ashley Balcerzak

Dreamers Deliver Cantaloupes To Steve King

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three undocumented immigrants delivered cantaloupes to Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) office Thursday and called for his removal from the Ho...

Should Contaminated Food Really Be Killing So Many People?

Bloomberg View | the Editors | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View Contaminated food sickens 48 million Americans, resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and more than 100,000 hospitalizations each year...

Inside The FDA's Food Safety Letdown

Bloomberg Markets | Posted 10.13.2012 | Home

William Beach loved cantaloupe -- so much so that starting in June last year he ate it almost every day. By August, the 87-year-old retired tractor me...

The Biggest Food Safety Disasters Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.26.2012 | Home

If there's something we tend to take for granted, it's food safety. We hardly expect the bag of lettuce we buy at the supermarket, or the jar of peanu...

Farm Behind Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Recalls Watermelons

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home

An Indiana farm implicated as the likely source of a Salmonella outbreak that sparked the recall of its cantaloupes, which resulted in the sickening o...

Farm Behind Recalled Melons Quits Cantaloupe For Good

Posted 09.07.2012 | Home

The farm associated with a recall of 580 cantaloupe crates that were potentially contaminated with listeria this past summer has called it quits on th...

Salmonella Source Found For Recent Cantaloupe Outbreak

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home

INDIANAPOLIS -- A southwestern Indiana cantaloupe farm is the source of at least some of the salmonella responsible for an outbreak that sickened peop...

Why Are Cantaloupes Always Getting People Sick?

Posted 08.30.2012 | Home

Numerous reports of salmonella and listeria-contaminated cantaloupes have poured in over the last few months and years, leaving us scratching our head...

FDA Names Cantaloupe Farm Tied To Deadly Outbreak

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home

OWENSVILLE, Ind. — Health officials say a farm in southwestern Indiana was the source of at least some of the salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe...

Feds Pressured To Name Melon Farm Tied To Deadly Outbreak

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home

INDIANAPOLIS -- Food safety advocates called on federal officials Tuesday to release the name of an Indiana farm that recalled its cantaloupes amid a ...

Cantaloupes Linked To Deadly Outbreak AGAIN

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home

Aug 17 (Reuters) - A salmonella outbreak blamed on cantaloupe grown in Indiana has killed two people in Kentucky and sickened some 150 people in the...

Marvelous Melons: Making the Most of Summer

Neil Zevnik | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Neil Zevnik

Your standard cantaloupe is no slacker. A Middle Eastern proverb puts it this way: "He who fills his stomach with melons is like he who fills it with light -- there is a blessing in them."

Cantaloupe Recall, Version 2.0?

Posted 08.15.2012 | Home

Last year, the listeria outbreak from cantaloupe was the deadliest in a decade. But now there's been another cantaloupe scare -- this time with a Nort...

How To Eat Cantaloupe And Honeydew, Other Than Fruit Salad

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2014 | Taste

You'll be needing one a day for the rest of summer.

Colo. Cantaloupes Return A Year After Deadly Listeria Outbreak

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

GLENDALE, Colo. — Nearly a year after the nation's deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in more than two decades, Colorado cantaloupes are back ...

Back On The Shelves

Posted 07.14.2012 | Denver

A little less than a year after the Jensen Farms listeria outbreak took the nation by storm as the third-deadliest food outbreak in U.S. history, Rock...

After Outbreak, Cantaloupe Farm Can't Cut It

AP | Posted 05.26.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A Colorado farm that was traced to a listeria outbreak in cantaloupe last year has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The outbreak...

Cantaloupe Grower Fined Over Migrant Housing

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 03.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado cantaloupe grower whose farm was identified by federal authorities as the source of a listeria outbreak that killed 30 peopl...

Auditor Rated Farm 'Superior' Two Months Before Huge Listeria Outbreak

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators looking into an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe linked to 30 deaths last year found that third-party...

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: 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...