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Government Says Salmonella Controls DeCoster Practiced in Maine Were Not Followed in Iowa


When 550 million shell eggs were recalled from two Iowa farms in 2010 as the nation experienced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE), Austin “Jack” DeCoster owned or controlled the largest egg production conglomerate in the U.S. Government attorneys say he knew more than he’s let on about controlling the pathogen, and they plan to… Continue Reading

Hotline Launched for Reporting Cruelty, Neglect of Farm Animals


The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has launched a hotline that offers a reward for whistleblowers who report cruelty and neglect on factory farms, at livestock auctions, and in slaughter houses. The organization is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who have committed acts of cruelty… Continue Reading

Study: Farmed Fish Could Be Another Source of Antibiotic Resistance


The concern surrounding animal antibiotics focuses on meat and poultry production, but a new study suggests we should also be paying attention to fish. Researchers at Arizona State University investigated 47 antibiotics in U.S.-purchased shrimp, salmon, catfish, trout, tilapia and swai originating from 11 different countries. Their findings, published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials, identified… Continue Reading

Organic Carob Powder Recalled for Salmonella Risk


Z Natural Foods of West Palm Beach, FL, is recalling 55 pounds of Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder was only available for sale directly through the company’s website at www.ZNaturalFoods.com. It was not available in retail stores. The Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder… Continue Reading