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  • Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

    March 28, 2014 6:07 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Nearly a million jars of untainted peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill. The $2.6 million worth of peanut butter is being hauled to the landfill in Curry County this week to expedite the sale of the bankrupt Sunland Inc., the peanut-processing plant in... more »
  • Tyson Foods recalls 33K pounds of chicken product

    January 12, 2014 5:42 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a news release the product was not sold in retail stores. It was produced on Oct. 11... more »
  • Govt health and safety efforts slowed or halted

    October 9, 2013 8:59 AM

    WASHINGTON- The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states. The federal Centers... more »
  • Health stories for Jan. 31, 2013 Play Video

    January 31, 2013 2:40 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 31, 2013 - Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge are taking a skeptical look at some popular weight loss myths, which they believe can lead to bad policy changes and public health recommendations. ... more »
  • FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

    January 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. The long-overdue rules are aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths a... more »
  • FDA halts operations at peanut butter plant

    November 26, 2012 4:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations of the country's largest organic peanut butter processor, cracking down on salmonella poisoning for the first time with a new enforcement authority the agency gained in a 2011 food safety law. FDA officials found salmonella all over Sunland Inc.'s New... more »
  • FDA names Ind. farm tied to salmonella in melons

    August 23, 2012 7:39 AM

    OWENSVILLE, Ind. - The Food and Drug Administration has identified a southern Indiana farm that produces cantaloupes linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak and says the operation has recalled its melons. The FDA says Chamberlain Farms of Owensville could be one source of the multi-state outbreak. A Chamberlain... more »
  • Arkansas Firm Recalls Ground Turkey Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

    August 3, 2011 10:30 PM

    WASHINGTON- Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products subject to recall... more »
  • USDA announces recall of 36M lbs of ground turkey

    August 3, 2011 5:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department says meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a death in California and at least 76 other salmonella illnesses. Illnesses in the outbreak date back to March and have been reported in 26 states coast to coast, including... more »
  • Jennie-O recalls 55,000 pounds of turkey burgers

    April 3, 2011 12:58 PM

    WILLMAR, Minn.- Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that it says were sold at Sam's Club Stores nationwide. The meat may be contaminated with Salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Saturday. It includes 4-pound boxes of... more »
  • FDA finds salmonella during egg farm inspections

    February 1, 2011 3:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - A series of Food and Drug Administration inspections at the nation's largest egg farms has found at least one operation contaminated with salmonella. The FDA is inspecting the country's 600 largest egg farms in the wake of a salmonella outbreak in eggs last summer that sickened at least... more »
  • Iowa egg farm tied to "habitual" environmental offender

    August 27, 2010 2:52 PM

    The owner of an egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella recall was able to expand his egg empire despite being branded a "habitual violator" of Iowa's environmental laws - a label that was supposed to ban him from building any more farms. Documents reviewed by The Associated... more »
  • LSU Ag Center weighs in on salmonella source

    August 23, 2010 10:22 PM

    A recall of tainted eggs has topped 500 million. More than1,000 people across the country have gotten sick with salmonella poisoning. State inspectors last week found three cases included in the recall. They don't think the eggs went through major distribution chains. The feds blamed the outbreak on two farms... more »
  • FDA warns consumers about runny eggs

    August 23, 2010 1:01 PM

    An over-easy egg should make you un-easy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration. Margaret Hamburg says consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened about 1,300 people. About a half billion eggs have... more »
  • LDAF continues looking for recalled eggs

    August 20, 2010 7:42 PM

    Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said certain recalled shell eggs may have been distributed in Louisiana. Recently, an Iowa egg producer voluntarily recalled 380 million eggs because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Today, another Iowa egg producer announced a voluntary recall of certain shell eggs that have the... more »
  • Recall for certain alfalfa sprouts

    May 21, 2010 7:52 PM

    A nationwide recall is on for all Caldwell alfalfa products after it appears to be tainted by salmonella. The sprouts made at least 23 people sick, including an infant sick, in 10 states. Caldwell Fresh Foods, in Maywood, California produced the products. They are sold under various labels in certain... more »
  • USDA strengthens salmonella standards for poultry

    May 10, 2010 1:14 PM

    The Department of Agriculture is setting new standards for the levels of salmonella and another pathogen in young chickens and turkeys as part of an effort to strengthen food safety. The new standards would hold poultry slaughterhouses more accountable by decreasing the number of samples allowed to test positive... more »
  • Samonella in Food Additive Sparks Recall

    March 5, 2010 11:35 AM

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  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 1

    December 1, 2009 5:47 PM

    AIDS awareness, bacteria in chicken, and how to much exercise can put you at risk for osteoarthritis are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Nov. 17

    November 17, 2009 5:38 PM

    Louisiana's premature birth rate, prescription drug prices, the effect of Prilosec in people who take Plavix, and the long-term impact of food poisoning are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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