Outbreaks from Salmonella-contaminated ground turkey killed one person and sickened nearly 90 others in 28 states this year, highlighting the dangers associated with a product increasingly popular with consumers as an alternative to ground beef.
Twenty-seven News21 fellows from Arizona State University, University of Maryland, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska and Harvard University collaborated in 2011 to examine food safety issues through in-depth stories, photos, video, graphics and interactive databases. The stories, originally published by The Washington Post and featured on msnbc.com, also appear on the websites of News21 and the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization. The News21 program is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to promote in-depth, interactive and innovative investigative journalism at journalism schools across the country. It is headquartered at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
In chicken houses longer than a football field, newborn chicks huddle together for warmth, forming a fuzzy, moving yellow carpet.
Over the next two months, these chicks will peck at the dirt, nibble on pellets,
Two-tenths of a penny per dozen. That’s what it costs Pennsylvania farmers to make eggs safer. By disinfecting henhouses, trapping rodents and regularly testing for harmful bacteria, the state’s egg farmers have cut the presence
Russell Libby and Brian Snyder walked out of the Rayburn House Office Building on a brilliant spring day in April 2009 shaking their heads.
The two were on Capitol Hill representing the interests of small
Inconsistent reporting of foodborne illnesses among states leaves large portions of the country vulnerable to the spread of potentially deadly outbreaks before health officials can identify their causes and recall contaminated foods.
Since 2006, Salmonella
Against the backdrop of San Francisco’s skyline, investment banker Ali Dagli strolled through rows of fresh-picked produce, chatting with farmers as he carefully packed his purchases into a canvas bag slung casually over his shoulder.
A growing reliance on new, cheaper and faster testing for infectious diseases has experts questioning the accuracy of a reported decline of E. coli O157 cases in the U.S., challenging one of the nation’s few