There’s good news for millions of children who participate in the program daily: The National School Lunch Program’s strict food safety standards work.

A study led by researchers from the University of Connecticut and the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that food safety standards for ground beef supplied to the program are highly effective in…

A study published August 24 in BMC Microbiology by Aretha Williams and Omar A Oyarzabal reported on the prevalence of Campylobacter species in skinless, boneless retail broiler meat.

The study was conducted in Alabama between 2005 and 2011, and resulted in the findings that Campylobacter bacteria could be found in 41 percent of retail broiler…

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates blood levels of trans fatty acids in U.S. white adults dropped by 58 percent from 2000 to 2009 — a decrease being hailed as huge public health progress.

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The CDC study, published as a letter Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, …

If people living on the Gulf Coast trusted the federal government all that much, they might be in trouble right now.  

In the first peer-reviewed challenge to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) safe levels for cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a new study says they were overestimated in Gulf seafood following the …

A new study highlights the need for revamping the aging U.S. Food and Drug Agency, the organization in charge of monitoring the safety of 80 percent of the U.S. food supply. The 500-page study was requested by Congress in order to pinpoint the ways in which gaping holes in the efficiency of the FDA can…

According to a national survey of more than 3,000 participants conducted for NPR by Thomson Reuters, more than 60 percent of Americans are worried about food safety, with 51 percent expressing particular concern over the safety of the nation’s meat supply.

25 percent of the survey participants expressed concern about seafood contamination; 23 percent worried…

Whether you abide by the five-second rule, seven-second rule or five hour rule you may want to consider new research completed by Clemson University scientist Paul Dawson. He and his students recently published a study in the Applied Journal of Microbiology delving into the science behind the infamous five-second rule.

Dawson’s team analyzed the ability…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new study highlighting the increasing frequency of salsa and guacamole-based foodborne illness outbreaks.

This study, which was presented by the CDC at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, analyzed all of the foodborne illness outbreaks since the CDC began keeping records in 1973.…

A new study suggests that exposure to high levels of organophosphate pesticides, which are commonly used on fruits and vegetables, can lead to a higher rate of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

The study, published yesterday in Pediatrics journal, analyzed the levels of pesticide residue in the urine of 1,100 children ages eight to …