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Alexa Nemeth and is currently a student at Washington State University majoring in Pre-Law Political Science with minors in Philosophy and Business Administration. She is originally from Seattle and hopes to attend law school there; currently she is interested in pursuing Health Law. Alexa is a junior and will be applying to law schools next fall. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity for women and is involved in many on campus activities including Pre-law Society. Her favorite activity is running.

Five years after suffering brain damage from an intravenous food supplement prepared with too much magnesium, an Irish child died of complications due to pneumonia.

Elaine Barrett, from Galway, was born prematurely in 2003.  At less than six weeks old, while still in the hospital, she was given a special food supplement.  According to the …

In an effort to support local farms and meet the demand for locally raised meat, the federal government has awarded an $800,000 grant toward the construction of a slaughterhouse in Liberty, NY, Meatingplace reported.

Construction of the new $1.7 million, 5,000-square foot Southern Catskills Red Meat Processing Facility is expected to begin next spring.

“This …

A restaurant in New South Wales, Australia had to pay a penalty when 170 people fell ill with Salmonella after eating there earlier this year.

Investigators with the New South Wales Food Authority concluded that the cause of the January Salmonella outbreak at the Burger Bar in the town of Albury was a contaminated raw …

A recent phone survey of 1,000 Americans not only found that some people are doing too little when it comes to food safety, but also that some are actually doing too much. 

NSF International, an independent public health and safety non-profit, says its survey reveals Americans are uncertain about some basic food handling and meal …

Ten scientists from Bangladesh are being trained this month in aquaculture food safety by seafood experts from FDA and the University of Maryland Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN).

Aquaculture, the controlled production of seafood, is now the fastest-growing segment of agriculture worldwide and accounts for more than half of all fish …

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. in Russellville, AL was cited Tuesday for 29 safety and health violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the chicken-processing plant $135,500.

An investigation began in March after workers complained of ammonia odors, cuts and stabbing injuries. When OSHA inspectors observed a large number of safety …

Despite the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that bioengineered salmon is safe, many are still wary of the idea. 

The Center for Food Safety criticized the FDA’s analysis as misguided and dangerous. Federal tests were “insufficient in determining the long-term, unforeseen consequences” of genetic engineering, said Wenonah Hauter, director of Food & Water Watch.…

Washington State University researchers say they’ve found that organically grown strawberries are more nutritious, flavorful and have a longer shelf life than conventionally grown strawberries.  They also leave soil healthier.

John Reganold, WSU professor of soil science, authored the strawberry study, which was published by the Public Library of Science in its online journal, PLoS …