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How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry’s fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country’s cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chia Seed Powders, CDC Says

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chia Seed Powders, CDC Says

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recalls of chia seed powders expand as 21 people in 12 states have been sickened by salmonella tied to the powder. The powder has a long shelf life, so consumers should check their pantries.

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A Spice Buyer On Why Pepper Is Dirty, And How It Gets Clean

A Spice Buyer On Why Pepper Is Dirty, And How It Gets Clean

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Spices get dirty because of the way they’re grown, stored and harvested, according to the head spice buyer for McCormick & Company. Because there are so many small farmers and shippers worldwide, that end of the supply chain is hard to control. So spices need to be sterilized before they hit supermarket shelves.

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Salmonella Shutdown? USDA Threatens Closure Of Major Chicken Plants

Salmonella Shutdown? USDA Threatens Closure Of Major Chicken Plants

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Foster Farms, the large California-based chicken processor at the center of a major salmonella outbreak, faces the threat of a USDA closure of three of its facilities by the end of the day Thursday. Some 278 people in multiple states have been sickened in the outbreak.

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CDC: Deadliest Drug Resistance Comes From Hospitals, Not Farms

CDC: Deadliest Drug Resistance Comes From Hospitals, Not Farms

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The agency said that the most problematic resistant bacteria are emerging in hospitals. But it also called bacteria that have become resistant to drugs used on the farm a “serious threat.”

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Your Kitchen Spices Can Often Harbor Salmonella

Your Kitchen Spices Can Often Harbor Salmonella

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Spices may add more than flavor to your food: Some harbor dangerous bacteria. Contamination has caused big outbreaks in the United States, and the FDA is looking into how to reduce the risk.

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Julia Child Was Wrong: Don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

| August 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child’s advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywhere. Yet studies suggest 90 percent of Americans do it, so food safety researchers are launching a campaign to squash the habit.

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The FDA Doesn’t Want Chickens To Explore The Great Outdoors

The FDA Doesn’t Want Chickens To Explore The Great Outdoors

| July 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

The FDA’s new proposal aims to reduce the risk that chickens will pick up salmonella from wildlife and lay contaminated eggs. But some farmers worry that the guidance could make it much harder for them to let their birds range freely on pastures.

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Bands Aren’t The Only Things That Incubate At Music Festivals

Bands Aren’t The Only Things That Incubate At Music Festivals

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the start of Coachella this weekend reminds us, tis the season for outdoor music festivals. But great bands aren’t the only things these massive, multiday gatherings can foster. Two recent studies document how such events can be breeding grounds for foodborne illnesses that rock your belly.

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Mapping The Microbes That Flourish On Fruits And Veggies

Mapping The Microbes That Flourish On Fruits And Veggies

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Salad is not just a food; it’s home to a flourishing community of mostly benign microbes. A new inventory finds surprising differences in the bacteria growing on popular fruits and vegetables.

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Steak Tartare: A Daredevil’s Lunch

Steak Tartare: A Daredevil’s Lunch

| June 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

If you are one of those people who wish to believe that this dish was inspired by the sight of Tatar horsemen placing pieces of meat under their saddles to tenderize it because they couldn’t find the time to stop and do it properly what with their hectic nomadism and all, you would be in the wrong. The Tatars did, in fact, placed meat under their saddles, but it was to help heal and guard against saddle sores for their poor, overworked horses.

Sweat-soaked, sore-healing meat. Sounds delicious.

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KQED's Forum: Food Safety

KQED's Forum: Food Safety

| April 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

Last month, the Obama administration vowed to upgrade food safety laws for the 21st century. Just last week, traces of salmonella in a central California pistachio processing plant sparked a nationwide recall of the nut. What does the future hold for food safety?

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