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August 15, 2016 Wal-Mart’s chicken safety program shows significant results

Source: Food Safety News

With four steps, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has taken a giant leap in poultry food safety, reporting a decrease of the frequency of Salmonella contamination of chicken parts to 2 percent.

August 11, 2016 The Greening of the Golden Arches

Source: The Progressive Farmer

McDonald's is more than just the world's largest restaurant chain. Its golden arches symbolize fast food. To critics, they symbolize all the evils fast food represents: salt, sugar, fat and mystery additives, everything highly...

August 9, 2016 Wineries Watch Grape Crop Exposed To Soberanes Fire Smoke

Source: CBS - San Fran

Grape growers are keeping their eyes on their crops at a dozen wineries in Carmel Valley closest to the Soberanes Fire, which has burned over 60,000 acres since it began more than two weeks ago in Monterey County.

August 8, 2016 The Path To Food Safety

Source: Growing Produce

Food safety comes down to people. It is people know-ing what procedures to follow and how to follow them. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the law, and following food safety protocols is a necessary part of doing...

August 4, 2016 China Starts to Lose Its Taste for McDonald’s and KFC

Source: Bloomberg

When it comes to China’s multi-billion dollar fast food industry, Yum! Brands Inc. and McDonald’s Corp. are living large, enjoying a combined 38 percent share of the market in 2015. Yum’s KFC restaurant chain and the Golden...

August 4, 2016 Bottled Water to Outsell Soda for First Time This Year

Source: Bloomberg

The biggest U.S. bottled-water companies -- Nestle Waters, Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group -- say Americans have switched from carbonated beverages because their products are calorie-free and as portable...

August 2, 2016 Bayer says will halt future U.S. sales of insecticide

Source: Reuters

The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said...

August 2, 2016 Happier Meal? McDonald's nixing some unpalatable ingredients

Source: Business Insider

McDonald's, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said Monday it's eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu items.

August 2, 2016 New GMO labeling law fails to meet activists' standards - The Organic Consumers Association, another non-profit, said the law "amounts to no labeling" and robs states of the right to pass their own laws which mandate GMO labels. The OCA dubbed the bill the DARK Act...

August 2, 2016 CDC Spending $67 Million to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Food Poisoning Bulletin - Dr. Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota state epidemiologist and medical director at the Minnesota Department of ... and protect patients from infections in healthcare facilities and strengthen state's abilities to...

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