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Fruit Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

If you feasted on fresh fruit recently, you may want to be on the lookout for symptoms of listeria. California-based Wawona Packing Co. issued a v...

CDC's Top 10: Five for 2013, Five for 2014

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Despite the cuts, we continue to protect and improve the health of individuals, families, our communities, our country and of people across the globe. It's our passion and what makes us feel so fortunate to do the work we do.

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.

Farmers Tied To Listeria Outbreak Plead Guilty

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business

DENVER — DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado farmers whose cantaloupes were tied to a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people pleaded guilty on Tu...

Popular Brand Recalls Thousands Of Pounds Of Meat On Listeria Fears

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business

MILWAUKEE -- Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee has recalled 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products because of possible Listeria bacteria...

Little-Used Charges Employed In Cantaloupe Listeria Case

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

DENVER — Criminal charges against two cantaloupe farmers over a deadly food-borne illness send an emphatic message to fruit and vegetable grower...

Farmers Arrested In Fatal Listeria Outbreak

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON and DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

DENVER — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people...

1 In 5 People Infected With Listeria Die, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living

In the last few years, as many as one in five people infected with Listeria died as a result of their infection. The shocking figure comes from a new ...

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.

Company Recalls 468,000 Pounds Of Meat Over Bacteria Concerns

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Louisiana-based meat packing company has expanded a recall of meat products because of possib...

In the Public Interest: Danger on Our Dinner Tables

Nasima Hossain | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Nasima Hossain

Sequestration is one of the hottest topics in D.C. right now, but one consequence that has been largely overlooked is the impact that these budget cuts would have on our dinner tables and our health.

The Worst Food Safety Disasters Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.11.2012 | Food

From widespread salmonella outbreaks involving peanuts and cantaloupe to the discovery of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow, it's been quite a...

Grocery Chain Recalls 45 Cake Varieties Due To Listeria Risk

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.16.2012 | Food

Publix supermarkets in several Florida counties have pulled 45 varieties of cake from shelves because they may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria....

Dole Recalls Bagged Salad Over Listeria

Posted 10.19.2012 | Food

Are you a buyer of pre-mixed, pre-washed bagged salad living in the Northeast or Midwest? You'd better go check your fridge. Because on Wednesday, pro...

Consumers Aren't Freaked Out About Food Safety, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.16.2012 | Food

Despite this year's numerous food safety catastrophes, U.S. consumers aren't too worried about the possible effects. Market research firm NPD Group...

Inside The FDA's Food Safety Letdown

Bloomberg Markets | Posted 10.13.2012 | Food

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 | Food

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...

Major Supermarket Chain Recalls Spinach Over Listeria Risk

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | Food

CINCINNATI -- Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states due to possible Listeria contamination. The Fresh Selections Tender Spi...

15,880 Pounds Of Snack Products Recalled Over Listeria Risk

Posted 08.06.2012 | Food

A Minnesota processor is recalling about 15,880 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products, citing a potential Listeria risk. The U.S. Depart...

U.S. Not Meeting Its Goals On Foodborne Illnesses

Posted 07.31.2012 | Food

With the constant news reports about various food safety breaches, it's not really a surprise that the U.S. is falling short of 2010 goals to reduce i...

Cantaloupe Recall, Version 2.0?

Posted 08.15.2012 | Food

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...

Company Recalls Meats After Listeria Kills 2

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 07.19.2012 | Food

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A New Zealand meat company has recalled several of its products after tests showed a possible link to a listeria outbreak t...

Company Recalls 300,000 Pounds Of Possibly Tainted Meatballs

Reuters | Lily Kuo | Posted 09.08.2012 | Food

July 7 (Reuters) - A New Jersey meatball manufacturer is recalling more than 300,000 pounds (136,000 kg) of meat products due to possible listeria c...

Lawyers: Listeria Melon Lawsuits Will Bear Fruit

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.04.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Lawyers involved in lawsuits against a Colorado farm identified as the source of a deadly listeria outbreak last fall said Monday they were ...

Growing Green Awards: Winners Produce Food that Nourishes People and the Planet

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today, NRDC announces the winners of the 2012 Growing Green Awards. These awards celebrate the farmers, business owners, and bold thinkers who are transforming America's food system.