| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:13 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:39 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
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....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:15 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:08 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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:...