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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs

    Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs
    Two of the United States' biggest burger chains have become the latest targets of Kremlin wrath, with McDonald's fast-food offerings under the political microscope for alleged impurities and Wendy's driven out of Russia altogether by deteriorating...
  • Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week

    Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week
    Farmers Market Week begins Aug. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent public health organization wants consumers to remember a few things about food safety. Uncooked produce is twice as likely to make you sick than...
  • Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

    WASHINGTON Smokeys BBQ in Fort Worth, Texas, needed to do something. The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven. The only thing left was to raise prices for its customers, the first...
  • Setback put Kevin de León on the path to Senate leadership

     Setback put Kevin de León on the path to Senate leadership
    Kevin de León thought his political career might be over. After losing a bitter contest for the California Assembly speakership to John Pérez in 2009, De León was stripped of his coveted Appropriations Committee chairmanship and moved to one of the...
  • Blitz Day To Increase Summer Meals Participation

    Blitz Day To Increase Summer Meals Participation
    On June 18, East Hartford organized a "Blitz Day' intended to encourage more children to take advantage of summer meals that will be provided by the CT No Kid Hungry campaign, a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. Only one out of every...
  • 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,...
  • The way of the past: Smithfield's only competitor in Isle of Wight County grows hogs 12 at a time

    The way of the past: Smithfield's only competitor in Isle of Wight County grows hogs 12 at a time
    It's noontime on a humid day early in June. It stormed in Isle of Wight the night before, leaving lots of fresh mud for Pete Edwards' hogs to roll around in. Edwards, a soft-spoken, bright-eyed man, stands in the pig pen dripping sweat while mud-caked...
  • PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection

    PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection
    Three abrasions on an elephant performing at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Anaheim prompted an animal welfare group on Saturday to call for a federal inspection. Delcianna Winders, a lawyer for the group People for the Ethical...
  • Butter is the hottest dairy commodity

    MILWAUKEE A growing appetite for butter has sent prices to some of their highest levels ever. Butter joins milk and cheese as a dairy commodity at record or near-record prices this year, as people around the world increasingly gobble up as much protein...
  • Area's farmers markets struggle for limited supply of farmers

    Area's farmers markets struggle for limited supply of farmers
    Last year, Qae-Dah Muhammad started a farmers market in South Shore in an effort to get neighborhood children eating healthy foods, rather than the chips and nachos she saw them munching on. With a lot of hard work, she created the South Shore Farmers...