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USDA Extends California Salmonella Chicken Recall to Bases

Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by California-based Foster Farms to include products believed to have been send to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on …

California Chicken Plant Sues Orkin Over Cockroaches

A Central California chicken-processing plant has filed a lawsuit against a pest-control company over a cockroach infestation that caused the plant to close for two weeks. The Modesto Bee reported that Foster Farms in Livingston filed a lawsuit last month …

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 …

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 …

FDA Seeks Feedback on New Food Safety Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration kicked off a series of public meetings on Thursday to explain its proposed new rules for improving the safety of the nation’s food supply – and gain feedback on the potential regulations. The rules …

Court OKs Salmonella Treatment for California Almonds

An appeals court ruled Friday that federal officials have the authority to require that all California almonds be treated for salmonella following outbreaks linked to almonds from the state. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District …

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 …

Washington Restaurant Involved in Salmonella Cases Reopens

A Vancouver, Wash., restaurant linked to several dozen cases of salmonella has reopened. Clark County public health officials gave On The Border the go-ahead to reopen Oct. 15 although they still don’t know the source of the outbreak. The Columbian …

Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Wash. Restaurant

A salmonella outbreak has led health officials to temporarily close a Vancouver, Wash., restaurant. Dr. Alan Melnick, the Clark County health officer, says there have been 11 confirmed and five probable cases linked to the On The Border restaurant. The …

FDA: Indiana Farm Tied to Salmonella Outbreak Unclean

A federal inspector found two strains of salmonella and unclean conditions at an Indiana cantaloupe farm’s fruit-packing plant during inspections prompted by a deadly outbreak linked to the farm’s melons. The Food and Drug Administration’s report on the mid-August inspections …