In the last month alone, two of the largest distributors of raw (unpasteurized, unprocessed) milk in the Northwest, PCC Natural Markets and Whole Foods, announced plans to discontinue the sale of raw milk altogether. The
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JBS S.A., the world’s largest beef producer, has formed a Food Safety and Quality Advisory Team for its American division, JBS USA. Based in Greeley, CO, JBS USA maintains one of the country’s largest beef…
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Thailand is a country well known for its cuisine. Globally extolled as sophisticated and spiritual, the country has long produced some of the World’s most flavorful and, with its traditional use of vegetables and brown
A child diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 has died after an outbreak at a Vancouver-Portland area daycare center hospitalized four.
Health officials said the first reported illness occurred on March 19. The daycare, located in
As many as 200 people may have been sickened with norovirus at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA, the Boston Globe reported Thursday. So far there have been no hospitalizations.
Harvard Faculty Club, an…
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday released its Open Government Plan, a document indicating plans to integrate openness, transparency, participation, and collaboration into the Department’s day-to-day operations.
The move is a response to
One day after spurning environmentalists by expanding U.S. offshore oil and gas drilling, President Obama delighted activists by taking tough new steps to restrict the pollution of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachian states.
On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a law allowing the state of California to ban the sale, transport, or purchase of cows and pigs unable to stand or walk on their own.
In the last two months, Daniele International Inc. has recalled 1.4 million pounds of its ready-to-eat meats because they became contaminated with Salmonella Montevideo, a strain now responsible for an outbreak that has infected 252…
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On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is formally listing Bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical found widely in consumer goods, as a “chemical of concern.”
Although this action will not immediately trigger…
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