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June 24, 2015 U.S. households trash $640 in food a year

Source: USA Today

American households throw away about $640 each worth of food every year, and consumers don't really care about the environmental impact of trashed leftovers piling up in landfills, according to a survey out Wednesday from the...

June 24, 2015 Bottled Water Company Issues Recall Over Possible E. Coli Contamination

Source: Time

A bottled water company has issued a voluntary recall over fears of E. coli contamination. After traces of E. coli bacteria were found at one of the spring sources for Niagara Bottling LLC, the company has issued a voluntary...

June 24, 2015 China Seizes Rotting 40-Year-Old Meat Destined for Dinner Tables

Source: Time

China has found itself embroiled in another food safety scandal after authorities discovered 100,000 tons of smuggled frozen meat—some of which was over 40 years old and had begun to thaw—apparently destined for sale and...

June 23, 2015 7 reasons you should throw your chicken dinner in the garbage

Salon - It is a monster version of salmonella, some strains of which are resistant to seven antibiotics, says Christopher Braden, director of the Centers for îDiseaseî Control and Prevention îdivisionî...

June 22, 2015 Consumers feel the pain as bird flu outbreak causes egg prices to soar

Source: Times Free Press

As of this week, more than 200 chickens nationwide have been positively diagnosed with H2N5 avian flu, but precautionary measures have led farmers and government officials to kill nearly 50 million chickens and turkeys to stop...

June 19, 2015 Canada, United States enter abritration over ag product labeling

Leader Advertiser - On Tuesday, the United States Trade Representative formally triggered an arbitration process with Canada regarding country of origin labeling (COOL) at the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO). The...

June 18, 2015 Egg prices soar as avian flu spreads throughout the Midwest

Examiner - CDC, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) conduct...

June 18, 2015 FDA To Food Companies: This Time, Zero Means Zero Trans Fats - And many food companies stopped using the substance in anticipation of the FDAâs ban. The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî says the food industry has already reduced its use of trans fats by...

June 17, 2015 FDA bans hydrogenated oils from American food supply

Source: LA Times

In a final move to ban trans fats from the American food supply, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday removed hydrogenated oils from its list of food additives that may be used by food manufacturers without special...

June 17, 2015 GMO Ban Off to Bumpy Start in Oregon’s Jackson County

Source: Food Safety News

In reality, the ordinance could qualify as a “regulatory taking” under the U.S. Constitution, meaning that local taxpayers may have to pay farmers with genetically modified crops $4.2 million. Until they know their exposure on...

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