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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Illinois firm recalls turkey base product because of undeclared allergy

    Vanee Foods, a Broadview, Ill. establishment said June 16 it is recalling approximately 3,156 pounds of turkey base because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced...
  • Pork Mini Buns recalled because of misbranding of ingredients

    Pork Mini Buns recalled because of misbranding of ingredients
    Wei-Chuan USA Inc., a Bell Gardens, Calif., establishment, said June 22 it is recalling approximately 332 pounds of Pork Mini Buns Crab Meat Added due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products were formulated with fish, shellfish and egg,...
  • Having a baby? Get ready for a bellyful of costs

    It more than goes without saying that having children costs money, from bake-sale supplies and college funds to tattoo removal and bail. Just look at the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which reports that a child born in 2012 would...
  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy. Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
  • Reader feedback May 26: Evacuation plans, boat falls off, People Express to launch, California drought

    McAuliffe wants to review local evacuation plans Gov. Terry McAuliffe says reviewing Hampton Roads hurricane evacuation plans is a "top priority." He has asked two cabinet secretaries to head a new look at emergency evacuation plans for Hampton Roads...
  • Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced

    Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced
    The Obama administration announced Tuesday that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region can vie for a share of $400 million available nationwide for reducing erosion and polluted runoff from fields and feedlots. Robert Bonnie, undersecretary for natural...
  • Letter: Resist a lawn to resist the drought

    Re: “The grass doesn’t need to be greener,” Mailbag, June 11. Roberta Medford hit the nail on the head in her letter. We need to focus on the real culprit— the lawn — not just the symptoms (mowing, leaf blowers, pesticides,...
  • First lady decries plan to lower school lunch nutrition standards

    After steering clear of most messy legislative battles, First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday publicly took on lawmakers, food companies and lunch ladies who say the school lunch law she championed nearly four years ago is leading kids to brown bag it....
  • Fruit and vegetable prices going up as California drought continues

    Fruit and vegetable prices going up as California drought continues
    Fresh fruits and vegetable prices will go up an estimated 6%  in the coming months, the federal government said Wednesday, as California’s ongoing drought continues to hit price tags in grocery stores across the country.   "You’re probably...
  • Study: Pesticide used on 'bee-friendly' plants may hurt bees

    Study: Pesticide used on 'bee-friendly' plants may hurt bees
    Many plants being marketed in nurseries and garden centers as beneficial to bees have been treated with an insecticide some scientists believe to be harmful to bee colonies, according to a study made public Wednesday by an environmental group. The study...
  • USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat

    USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat
    A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday...