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July 23, 2014 The Factory in the China Food Scandal Is Foreign-Owned. That Could Have Made It a Target

Source: Time

No company should be allowed to get away with unsafe products, but the harsh spotlight shone on multinational enterprises in China could be part of an effort to undermine them in favor of local businesses

July 22, 2014 Beef toughest on environment, study says

Source: Columbus Dispatch

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times as much...

July 22, 2014 China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

Source: Reuters

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan. McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands...

July 21, 2014 USDA should implement long-overdue food-safety rules

Source: Portland Press Herald

As consumers, we take it for granted that the food we prepare for ourselves and our families is safe to eat. Unfortunately, all too often, it’s not. Every year, food-borne illnesses sicken 48 million Americans (or one out of...

July 21, 2014 Yum, McDonald's In Another China Food Safety Scandal

Source: Forbes

McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brand Inc. are ensnared in another food safety scandal in China. The two companies have suspended orders from a Shanghai meat supplier, while Chinese authorities investigate allegations that the company...

July 18, 2014 UN Body Unveils New Food Safety Standards

Source: RTT News

The United Nations body responsible for setting food safety standards has adopted guidelines to protect consumers worldwide, including setting out maximum levels of lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice.

July 18, 2014 USDA proposes rule to ensure retailers can track sources meats

Farm And Ranch Guide - WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 â The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) today is proposing to require that all makers of raw ground beef...

July 17, 2014 USDA proposes ground-beef rule for retailers

MeatPoultry.com - WASHINGTON â Retailers will be required to keep detailed records of all materials used in ground beef, according to a proposal from the US Department of Agriculture's îFood Safety and Inspection...

July 11, 2014 China’s Food Safety Issues Worse Than You Thought

Source: Food Safety News

Food safety has always been an issue (in China) due to lack of knowledge about contamination and hygiene standards. Even in Beijing I can count on contracting food poisoning at least once a year, despite all my precautions. The...

July 9, 2014 Reps Urge USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms After Chicken Recall

Source: NBC News

Two members of Congress are calling on federal agriculture officials to shut down all Foster Farms poultry plants until a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 600 people is resolved.

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