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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Rancho Feeding Corp. processed beef with cancer, documents show

    Rancho Feeding Corp., the Bay Area slaughterhouse that recalled nearly 9 million pounds of beef products last month, sold meat that came from cows with cancer, according to documents obtained by The Times.  In a Jan. 14 suspension letter, the U.S....
  • Bay Area beef processor sold meat from cows with eye cancer

    Rancho Feeding Corp., the Bay Area slaughterhouse that recalled nearly 9 million pounds of beef products last month, sold some meat that came from cows with eye cancer, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Meat processed...
  • Can you eat only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? The WHO wants you to try

    Can you eat only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? The WHO wants you to try
    The World Health Organization is challenging you to eat no more than six teaspoons of sugar per day. In a new guideline on sugar consumption, the United Nations’ health agency reiterates its 2002 recommendation that no more than 10% of daily...
  • Embracing new labels, first lady jumps into food fight

    Embracing new labels, first lady jumps into food fight
    WASHINGTON — The way nutritional information is displayed on food is “simply not acceptable,” First Lady Michelle Obama declared on Thursday as she endorsed an administration effort that would force the food industry to more clearly...
  • Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA

    Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA
    Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away. Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos. His opponent isn't...
  • Proposed Limits On Pet Stores Too Strict

    As the CEO of the Northeast's largest wholesale distributor of aquatics and pets, I have worked with Connecticut pet store owners for decades. These committed entrepreneurs, tireless workers and compassionate pet owners operate responsibly and with the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • New Labels, But Same Old Maple Syrup

    New Labels, But Same Old Maple Syrup
    Connecticut, along with the rest of the maple-syrup-producing world, is about to switch to a whole new system that is intended to help consumers know exactly what it is they're buying. The new grading system, has been in the works for years. It will...
  • DeLauro Hails New Nutrition Labels For Packaged Foods

    DeLauro Hails New Nutrition Labels For Packaged Foods
    Nutrition Facts labels on every packaged item from a loaf of bread to a bag of potato chips are undergoing their biggest change in decades as federal officials try to curb an increasing rate of obesity among Americans. New proposed labels released...