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Rat Czar to the rescue — Comment now on USDA chicken plan — Cleanup on Aisle 2; pooh on you

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption. Man sprays produce with feces-scented liquid A Harris Teeter store in South Carolina has reopened after a man allegedly sprayed fresh produce with what is believed to be… Continue Reading

Ohio Poultry Processor Faces $861,500 in Fines From OSHA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an Ohio poultry processing facility operated by Case Farms Processing Inc. for two willful, 20 repeat, 30 serious, and three other-than-serious safety and health violations. The country’s 13th-largest supplier of chicken, whose customers include national fast-food and supermarket brands, faces $861,500 in… Continue Reading

OSHA Proposes $38K Fine for Chicken Processor Over Worker Injuries

Following an inspection of a Delaware poultry plant, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found nine worker-related safety violations and proposed a penalty of $38,000. According to OSHA, the poultry processor, Allen Harim Foods LLC in Harbeson, DE, has been exposing poultry plant workers on the debone line to musculoskeletal… Continue Reading

Tyson ‘Striving to Eliminate’ Human Antibiotics in Chickens

Tyson Foods, the largest poultry producer in the U.S., announced Tuesday that it would strive to quit using human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by the end of September 2017. The company, based in Springdale, AR, stated that it has already stopped using all antibiotics in its 35 broiler hatcheries, requires a veterinarian’s prescription for… Continue Reading

Strong New Pathogen Standards Would Save Lives


Each year, one in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness. Of those who become sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. American families shouldn’t have to worry that the food they eat will make them sick. However, we have a long way to go to reach that goal. In 2012, testing by the U.S. Department… Continue Reading

Raw Poultry: Legal History, Public Policy, and Consumer Behavior


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that, “as of January 15, 2014, a total of 430 persons infected with seven outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 23 states and Puerto Rico.” In response to the news, the popular media, the technical and professional public health and consumer publications, including… Continue Reading