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Food safety tips for those in path of Hurricane Matthew

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Editor’s note: The USDA posted this information Wednesday in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The National Hurricane Center expects that Category 3 Hurricane Matthew will affect Florida’s Atlantic coast Thursday evening… Continue Reading

USDA has Food Safety Advice for Those Affected by Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued some food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Joaquin. On Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Joaquin is now a Category 4 hurricane in central and northwest Bahamas. It is expected to move into the United States… Continue Reading

Major Meat Processors Survive Sandy Intact

Major meat processors on the east coast weathered the worst of Hurricane Sandy on Monday without many complications, trade publication Meatingplace reported Tuesday. Overall, the five processors contacted by Meatingplace reported little more than temporary closures at plants over concern for employee safety. Some deliveries to northeast locations have been delayed, however. The facilities of… Continue Reading

Fraud Followed Hurricane Irene Food Safety Program

Fraud was the price of food safety in Connecticut after Hurricane Irene. Over the past weekend, an angry Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state was investigating “multiple incidents of possible fraud” by state residents, including some state employees, who took money intended for low-income people to replace food spoiled in the aftermath of… Continue Reading

Food Crop Safety After Irene’s Floodwaters

Last Friday and Saturday, the crew at Roxbury Farm in New York’s Hudson Valley prepared for the hurricane by stowing machinery and hay bales above the floodplain. Jean-Paul Courtens and his workers harvested ripe delicata squash, secured tomato plants against the wind, and pulled irrigation equipment from the Kinderhook Creek. However, there was no way… Continue Reading

In Wake of Irene, Rivers Tested for E. coli, Pesticides

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, federal officials are actively sampling water from six East Coast rivers to check for E. coli, pesticides and other hazards that may have washed into waterways. The U.S. Geological Survey announced Monday it has dispatched field crews to respond to the hurricane-turned-tropical storm, which, while less severe than predicted,… Continue Reading