| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Mexico has blocked imports of Foster Farms chicken from three Central California processing facilities linked to an outbreak of salmonella.
The Mexican government told the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday that it was removing from its list of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The government on Friday moved to protect America's pets by proposing tougher rules for how their food is manufactured.
The new Food and Drug Administration regulations would establish production guidelines to help prevent harmful bacteria and other...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to protect pets, and their owners, from contaminated food.
The Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule would set new manufacturing standards for people and facilities involved in the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Food expert Marion Nestle asks whether government-shutdown-mandated furloughs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hampered its response to the salmonella outbreak at Foster Farms.
The bacteria traced to three of the firm's California...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The skeleton crew still on duty counting your pennies at the IRS is making it loud and clear that if you owe taxes, you're still expected to pay on time. Pay for what? Taxpayers aren't getting the services we deserve......
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Pretty doesn’t last. But the naked mole rat abides.
The nearly blind subterranean rodent with wrinkly, pink skin and sparse hair looks disturbingly like a big toe with tusks. But it can live for 30 years -- 10 times longer than its rodent...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Breast milk may be best for baby, but ordering it over the Internet is not necessarily such a good idea.
Researchers recently bought more than 100 samples of expressed breast milk from two milk-sharing websites and then took them to the lab to see...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service will not withdraw its proposed rule to make changes to poultry inspections, Agriculture Undersecretary for Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen told Agweek, even though the...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 3:50 PM
NEW YORK -- A large chunk of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s mounting legal bills may get even bigger.
The nation's largest bank could now pay a record $13 billion to settle a raft of federal and state probes, according to a person familiar with the...
| Sep 15, 2013
I bought a new cookbook. It was full of luscious photos and simple recipes, which were hard to follow. French I could manage. Metric, I couldn't.
Just how heavy is a gram? Does a liter really equal a quart or does it just wish it did? And what's with...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The thought of undergoing a colonoscopy while not completely unconscious might give you shivers.
And it shouldn't, say several doctors who perform the procedure.
Responding to business columnist David Lazarus' article last week calling out insurer...