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USDA Agricultural Research Service

Briefly: Pesticide tests — Warm walnuts — Holy Land chicken

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, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. Scientists target pathogens with research The invention of a new small plastic pouch that releases chlorine dioxide… Continue Reading

Cold plasma proving to be hottest new food safety treatment

Described as a “purple blow torch” by food safety scientists, cold plasma treatment can kill 99.9 percent of norovirus on blueberries without damaging the delicate fruit, giving a food safety boost to the so-called superfood. Brendan Niemira, a microbiologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, PA, and a team… Continue Reading

Inexpensive camera system detects foodborne toxins

Opinion

Editor’s note: This information was originally posted July 12, 2016, by Sandra Avant, public affairs specialist for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service as part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s blog.   As the weather heats up this summer, many of us are firing up our grills and going on picnics. But one thing we… Continue Reading

USDA: Alternatives to Antibiotics to Keep Food Animals Healthy

(This article was posted Nov. 18, 2015, on the USDA blog site.) Antibiotics are lifesavers. We depend on them to treat bacterial infections and diseases, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and strep throat, as well as ear infections and infected wounds. In response to U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidance, veterinarians and producers are moving toward… Continue Reading