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3 hrs ago | Patch.com

New England Oyster Illnesses in High Numbers

A bacteria has been detected in some of the oysters off the coast of Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. The bacteria has been identified as Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

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8 hrs ago | AlertNet

Problems at Foster Farms plants emerged amid salmonella outbreak

Sanitation problems at a slaughterhouse can promote the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," by allowing dangerous bacteria to remain on meat that is shipped into the food supply. In the poultry industry, salmonella is a particular risk.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Livingston, CA, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

12 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Raw milk use rises but pros and cons still debated

Massey University Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Nigel French, is bringing evidence-based science to the table and he wants to stop people getting sick unnecessarily. There is an increase in people producing and selling raw milk, by vending machine, and selling it at the farm.

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Related Topix: E. Coli, Health

16 hrs ago | Business Journal

New Mexico beef jerky recalled

Claude's Beef Jerky with red chile was recalled due to lack of inspection and undeclared allergens. The jerky is produced by Albuquerque-based firm Beef Jerky by Art.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

17 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Calls for tougher safety measures as Taiwan 'gutter oil' scandal widens

Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration on Monday found tainted animal feed oil imported from Hong Kong in 187 food products sold in Taiwan, while Minister of Health and Welfare Chiu Wen-ta called for tougher food safety measures. Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration has found tainted animal feed oil imported from Hong Kong in 187 food products sold in Taiwan.

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19 hrs ago | NWAonline

Restaurant Inspections

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date.

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23 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Groups Sue USDA Over New Poultry Rule

GROUPS SUE USDA OVER NEW POULTRY RULE Sep. 15, 2014 Feedstuffs reports: The group Food & Water Watch filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System rules. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service amended its new inspection rule to remove a change that would allow poultry processing plants to increase their line speeds to run as high as 140 birds per minute.

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Texomaland

Wichita Falls Texas Food Handler Classes

Welcome to the Food Handler Classes service for the City of Wichita Falls, Texas. This certification course is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a permit in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires training.

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Burlington Times News

Good for how long? Survey reveals confusion about expiration dates affects health and wallets

Consumers should check to make sure this date has not passed before purchasing food. have nothing to do with safety.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli

West Hawaii Today

Calming the panic in Greens-ville

The color of hydrangea blossoms is dependent on the acidity of the soil in which they grow. Diana Duff/Special to West Hawaii Today The Asian semi slug is currently the most prevalent host for rat lungworm.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home, Captain Cook, HI

The Times-Tribune

In the Garden

Although our gardens are winding down, most of us still have some veggies to enjoy until Jack Frost comes knocking. How tempting it is to bite into an apple fresh from the tree, grab a ripe tomato or nibble on a fresh cucumber.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Texomaland

State of Arizona Food Handler Classes

Welcome to the Food Handler Classes service for the State of Arizona. This food handlers certification course is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a permit in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires training.

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Time

9 Most Confusing Words On Chicken Labels

If you've been worrying about antibiotics in meat and antibiotic-resistant superbugs, good news: Perdue Farms says it will no longer routinely inject antibiotics into eggs about to hatch, NPR reports. Until now, the eggs have been injected with a vaccine to prevent a common chicken virus.

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Related Topix: Food, Perdue Farms, Vaccinations, Health, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science

Packer

FDA gets high marks - for now

Officials with the Food and Drug Administration get high marks for their willingness to meet with the produce industry - anytime and anywhere, it seems. While we might complain that these same officials aren't allowed to divulge specific details, dates and revisions to proposed food safety rules, they have never been hesitant to share what they can.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Opinion

The Salinas Californian

Agroterrorism: A looming threat to food supplyAgroterrorism: A...

Agroterrorism: A looming threat to food supply The Salinas Valley is vulnerable to intentional attack using pathogens or toxins Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1s0zqrh "For the life of me, I cannot understand why the terrorists have not attacked our food supply, because it is so easy to do." From California to New England, there is one thing all farmers have in common: The food they produce is extremely vulnerable to a devastating act of agroterrorism.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Agriculture, Science, Prison

Fri Sep 12, 2014

South China Morning Post

Chief of 'gutter oil' firm detained in Taiwan on fraud charges

Yeh Wen-hsiang's detention came just days after he drank his company's oil in a press conference to prove it is safe for consumption. Photos: CNA, David Wong The head of a Taiwanese company at the centre of a widening food safety scandal has been detained for selling hundreds of tonnes of "gutter oil" that caused mass product recalls, authorities said on Saturday.

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Voice of America

China-US Pork Trade Surges Despite Regulatory Gaps

Employees work on production lines at a pork processing plant owned by Henan Shuanghui Group Ltd., in Luohe, in central China's Henan province. FILE - Employees work on production lines at a pork processing plant owned by Henan Shuanghui Group Ltd., in Luohe, in central China's Henan province.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Food Quality News

FQN to host roundtable on foodborne outbreaks

Join us as with experts from the European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium, EFSA, FDA and University of Wisconsin-River Falls we try and answer the question: What's the best way to minimize risk of exposure from foodborne illness outbreaks? The event, at 9:30am New York time, 3:30pm Paris time, will last for one hour and through the platform you will have the opportunity, and be encouraged, to ask our panellists questions. Purnendu C. Vasavada, professor emeritus of Food Science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Kathleen F. Gensheimer, chief medical officer, director Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation FDA/Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine will form half of the panel.

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The Madison Press

Bottom line: Don't wash poultry

We had a cookout at my sister's house last weekend and I noticed she rinsed off her chicken in the sink before preparing it for cooking. Are we supposed to do that? Your sister may be confusing food safety guidelines for poultry with those for produce.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Opinion

South China Morning Post

More robust checks will rebuild Hongkongers' trust in food safety

Kent Fung says recent scares over tainted oil and expired meat should spur our food regulators to impose a more robust certification system on importers, and be more open about their work In Hong Kong, the legal framework of food safety control is laid down in the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation. The basic requirement is that no food intended for sale should be unfit for human consumption.

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