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  • 'Got Milk?' slogan nixed for campaign touting milk's protein content

    'Got Milk?' slogan nixed for campaign touting milk's protein content
    The long-running "Got Milk?" slogan promoting milk consumption in the U.S. has been nixed. The Milk Processor Education Program, funded by milk processors, has launched a new ad campaign that aims to emphasize milk's protein content to get Americans...
  • USDA launches fund to help drought-stricken California farmers

    USDA launches fund to help drought-stricken California farmers
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to...
  • Oscar Mayer wieners recalled because they contain cheese

    Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because they may contain cheese, federal inspectors said. The recall, which amounts to nearly 1 million hot dogs, occurred after the Madison, Wis.,-based company labeled...
  • Healthy Eating Is Key To Diabetes Control

    Healthy Eating Is Key To Diabetes Control
    About 26 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, including nearly 7 million people who don't even know they have the disease, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on these numbers, the CDC projects that...
  • Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us

    Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us
    Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us. So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
  • Preliminary list shows recalled beef sold to Latino meat markets

    Preliminary list shows recalled beef sold to Latino meat markets
    Three days after the a massive recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef products, federal agriculture officials have released a preliminary list that shows that many retail stores that bought the products are Latino meat markets in Northern California....
  • Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms may not be over

    Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms may not be over
    Dozens more people have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak tied to Foster Farms chicken that was thought to have been over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. The agency reported 51 new cases of Salmonella Heidelberg between...
  • U.S. farm exports surge, helped by growing demand in developing world

    The developing world has largely usurped U.S. manufacturing, but emerging economies are increasingly big customers of American farmers. Between 2000 and 2013, American fruit, grain, meat and dairy sold overseas nearly tripled to $140.9 billion, making...
  • USDA closes troubled Central Valley slaughterhouse over cleanliness

    A troubled Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program was closed by federal inspectors Monday for failing to meet cleanliness standards. Operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif., about 30...
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk
    Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages may instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs made with milk, a known allergen.  The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the...
  • EatingWell: Sorting out common terms can help you make healthier food choices

    When you shop for food in a supermarket, the choices are endless. Sure, it's a snap to find the ingredients you want, but sorting out package claims can be overwhelming. Getting what you're paying for means learning some basic terms. Here's a sampling:...