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Chilean Blueberries Get Extra Scrutiny at U.S. Ports of Entry

USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service has erected new barriers to the entry of Chilean blueberries to the United States. Neither fears about last year’s Cyclosporiasis parasite in fresh produce nor Hepatitis A in berry blends had anything to do with the APHIS action. Instead, it’s the European grapevine moth and its cousins that… Continue Reading

FSIS: Some Recalled Chilean Chicken Got Through to U.S. Retailers

The Chilean chicken recall for dioxin contamination expanded Thursday, with the amount being held at the U.S. border growing from 126,000 to 155,595 pounds. Still, some of the product reached U.S retail shelves. According to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the total amount of chicken involved in the recall has reached 347,637 pounds, up… Continue Reading

USDA: Level of Dioxin in Chile’s Chicken Recall Would Not Have Sparked Recall in U.S.

Nearly 200,000 pounds of Chilean chicken is being recalled in the United States for dioxins only because the levels found violate Chile’s domestic limits, according to federal food safety officials. In other words, the 126,000 pounds of chicken currently being held at the border is there only because Chile recalled it, not because the U.S…. Continue Reading

Dioxin Chicken Recall Prompts Questions from Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch, a Washington, DC-based advocacy group, said Monday it’s concerned about the way the U.S. Department of Agriculture is regulating meat imports following last weekend’s recall of nearly 200,000 pounds of imported chicken for dioxins — toxic pollutants that can pose a public health risk. On Saturday, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service… Continue Reading

Theology of Salmon: Wild or Farmed?

Most of what people think they know about aquaculture salmon is obsolete, or wasn't true in the first place


Food Safety News writer Ross Anderson recently toured fish farms and processing plants in southern Chile as a guest of Salmon of the Americas, a Chilean trade organization. This is the second of two reports. Puerto Montt, Chile – In the Pacific Northwest, where I’ve lived and worked for 40 years, salmon is more than… Continue Reading