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Navajo Pride Flour Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Navajo Pride of Farmington, NM, has issued a voluntary recall for its bleached, all-purpose flour because of possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled flour is marked with lot No. 075B110064 and is stamped with an expiration date of March 16, 2016. The flour comes in 5-pound cloth bags, 25-pound cloth bags and 50-pound paper bags and was distributed to… Continue Reading

Tribes Still Troubled by FDA’s ‘Inadequate’ Consultation Policy

With less than 30 days notice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally set a date for face-to-face consultation with American Indian tribes and pueblos on its proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On March 27, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor sent a letter to tribal… Continue Reading

Navajo Nation Hikes Sales Taxes on ‘Junk Foods,’ Makes Healthy Food Choices Tax-Free

The Navajo Nation is going to use sales tax policies to try changing food habits on the largest Indian reservation in the United States. The Navajo Nation Council on Jan. 30 approved an additional 2-percent sales tax on so-called “junk foods,” including all sugary beverages. The addition will increase the total sales tax on those… Continue Reading