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Was that pasteurization vote with or without representation?

Some might consider putting Congress on record for or against raw milk as an accomplishment, especially it the vote wasn’t close. An amendment to House Resolution 2 that sought to allow raw milk shipments between any of the 28 states where sales are legal went down 79-331. It is thought to be the first up… Continue Reading

Local officials say Brexit could undermine food safety in U.K.

The Local Government Association of the United Kingdom is warning that food safety will be undermined when Brexit begins next year, and continuing forward, if federal authorities don’t take action to ensure uninterrupted access to multinational databases. The Local Government Association (LGA) represents 415 government entities, including 370 local councils in England and Wales. It is a cross-party organization… Continue Reading

Food Safety Tips for Shopping at Your Favorite Farmers Market

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The end of May means it’s nearly time for America’s favorite food lovers’ tradition: visiting your local farmers market. In addition to all the invigorating colors, exquisite aromas, strong flavors, and spirit of community, the farmers market is also an opportunity to develop one-on-one relationships with the people who produce your food! Their passion for… Continue Reading

State-by-state counts show Hepatitis illnesses up and down

Editor’s note: This is the companion story of a two-piece news package we are presenting today. The main story describes the ongoing, multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A and how states are addressing it. Most case counts in both stories are as of April 30. However, some of the main outbreak states have since updated their counts,… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A outbreak definitely involves mainstream population

Editor’s note: This is the main story of a two-piece news package we are presenting today. The companion story includes additional information about Hepatitis A and a state-by-state breakdown of Hepatitis A cases. Most case counts in both stories are as of April 30. However, some of the main outbreak states have since updated their counts,… Continue Reading

Dragon brand kratom recalled; Salmonella illness reported

A company in South Salt Lake City is recalling Dragon brand kratom in bottles and sealed packages of encapsulated and raw powder because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. At least one illness has been reported in connection with this brand of kratom, according to the company. “Consumers who may be in… Continue Reading

Badger Botanicals recalls kratom; another sick from Salmonella

Badger Botanicals LLC of Springville, UT, is recalling four of its kratom products because tests by the Food and Drug Administration returned positive results for Salmonella contamination in the product. “One potential illnesses has been reported to date in connection with this problem,” according to the recall notice. The kratom products sold by Badger Botanicals are reported in… Continue Reading