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Poultry Industry Refutes Consumer Reports, Says Chicken Breasts Safe

U.S. poultry producers have dramatically reduced the presence of harmful bacteria in poultry meat, a trade group said on Friday in defending the food safety record of the industry. “The numbers tell us we’re making tremendous progress,” the National Chicken …

Connecticut Health Department Offers Holiday Food Safety Tips

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reminding people to be careful preparing food for the holidays so they don’t get sick. Tracey Weeks is coordinator of the department’s food protection program. She says one in six Americans will get …

Safe, Happy Halloween From ‘World’s Leading Authority on Poisoned Candy’

I have a second, unpaid job. It’s seasonal. Each year during the last two weeks of October, I field a lot of calls from reporters. You see, I’m the world’s leading authority on poisoned Halloween candy. I acquired this distinction …

AIG Launches Product Recall Estimate Service, Raises Contaminated Product Limits

In response to the growing financial impact and frequency of product recalls for food and beverage manufacturers, distributors and importers in the U.S. and Europe, American International Group (AIG) today launched NOVI, a web-based service to help companies estimate the …

Indiana Melon Growers Face New FDA Rules after Salmonella Outbreak

Southwestern Indiana’s melon growers are facing new federal regulations following last year’s salmonella outbreak that killed three people who ate Indiana-grown cantaloupes. Workshops were recently held to educate melon farmers and their workers about the Food and Drug Administration’s new …

Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Disagree on Sales of Raw Milk

When it comes to raw milk, even dairy farmers who drink their own product disagree over whether they and their peers should be allowed to sell it. The issue has made headlines with the recent trial of a Sauk County …

California Lawsuit Claims Lead In Ginger, Plum Candies

California has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other food retailers, manufacturers and distributors, alleging the companies are selling lead-tainted ginger and plum candies without warning labels, as required by state law. Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office …

FDA Proposes New Food Safety Rules

U.S. regulators proposed new food safety rules on Friday that aim to make food processors and farms more accountable for reducing foodborne illnesses that kill or sicken thousands of Americans annually. The new rules, required by the Food Safety Modernization …

Food Borne Illness Cases Present Complex Coverage Questions

One of the most heavily litigated insurance issues in coverage liability cases related to outbreaks of widespread food borne illnesses is the determination of occurrence where multiple people in multiple states are affected by a contaminant that seems to stem …

Audit: Louisiana Restaurant Inspections Don’t Ensure Food Safety

Louisiana’s regulators of food safety fail to ensure restaurants and other retail food establishments are complying with health standards and allow violators of safety requirements to continue operations, according to a new audit released Nov. 26. The Office of Public …