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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Meat processor at center of national recall is sold

    Rancho Feeding Corp., a Petaluma meat processor under federal investigation after recalling nearly 9 million pounds of beef earlier this month, is being bought by an artisanal Marin County farm specializing in pasture-raised livestock. Marin Sun Farms...
  • USDA's inspector general investigating firm behind beef recall

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general has opened an investigation into the Northern California firm behind a massive recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef products, raising the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by the company.  A...
  • 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....
  • Foster Farms reopens Livingston plant

    Foster Farms reopened its largest poultry processing plant Wednesday after voluntarily closing the facility for 10 days to improve safety conditions. The plant in Livingston, Calif., was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety...
  • After recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef, California firm shuts down

    After recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef, California firm shuts down
    A Northern California firm that recalled 8.7 million pounds of beef products distributed in four states has been voluntarily closed, the plant's quality control manager confirmed Monday. Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma on Saturday recalled the beef...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak

    More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak
    More than two months after declaring the outbreak over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an additional 43 people have been sickened by strains of salmonella linked to Foster Farms poultry. The new cases were reported between late...
  • Tyson recalls chicken nuggets, some sold at Sam's Club

    Tyson recalls chicken nuggets, some sold at Sam's Club
    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products, some sold at Sam’s Clubs, that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...