Orange color Polish crested chicken on exhibition in a cage.
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Homeowners with backyard chickens have now given federal agriculture officials reason to worry. A contagious viral disease affecting the respiratory, nervous and digestive systems of birds and poultry is spreading through backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles and…

Here are the Top Ten  food safety stories  for 2015 as compiled by Food Safety News.   Top-10_406x250 No. 1—The massacre on Dec. 2, 2015  of 14 people in San Bernardino County, CA mostly involved those responsible for local food safety and related county health inspections and the homicides were  carried out by Islamic extremists,

About 1,000 reports Syed Rizwan Farook prepared for the San Bernardino County Division of Environmental Health Services indicate that he was a “by the book” food safety inspector before he took up mass murder. The San Bernardino, CA, shooting that rocked the nation on Wednesday, Dec. 2, occurred at a holiday luncheon for county public…