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The evolution of organic messaging moves away from fear

Opinion

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Editor’s note: This opinion piece was originally posted July 18, 2016, by the Alliance for Food and Farming. At the inaugural Organic Produce Summit in Monterey on July 14, we witnessed a messaging evolution happening among the strongest organic advocates. This messaging moves away from disparaging non-organic products and mirrors the main message of the Alliance… Continue Reading

Weis recalls baked goods because of metal bits in sugar

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Another recall spurred by metal fragments in sugar from an unnamed supplier was issued Friday evening, this time for 30 bakery products sold by Weis Markets. The Weis recall includes muffins, cookies, shortbread and bread products distributed to the Pennsylvania-based retailer’s stores. It operates more than 160 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey… Continue Reading

‘Wild Boar Brotwurst’ recalled because of excess nitrites

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A Colorado company is recalling more than 4,500 pounds of “Wild Boar Brotwurst” products because of excessive levels of nitrites. “The problem was discovered by FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) personnel during a routine label verification task,” according to the recall notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “FSIS discovered that the establishment’s formulation… Continue Reading

Two E. coli cases linked to livestock close Washington school

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Two young Washington state girls are hospitalized with complications from E. coli infection and their school has been temporarily closed for cleaning. One of the girls has reportedly developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious kidney condition linked to E. coli infection. Health officials said the source of their exposure to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) bacteria… Continue Reading

Outbreak sparks nationwide public health alert and hog recall

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UPDATED CONTENT:  A recall was announced on Thursday afternoon, with USDA officials reporting it could not be initiated earlier because company personnel from Kapowsin Meats were not available. New information about the recall is followed by the original story about Wednesday night’s public health alert. Kapowsin Meats Inc., in Graham, WA  recalled  approximately 11,658 pounds of pork… Continue Reading