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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm

    A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm
    I asked Dave Finn for permission to shoot pictures of the chickens and ducks roaming around in and out of their pen at his Barkhamsted farm, and he said “sure.” So I leaned over the wall, and ZING!!! – got a jolt on my arm. Oh, so...
  • First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's history

    The first six months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California, according to the National Weather Service. The period was nearly 5 degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the record set in 1934, the National...
  • Starting this fall, free breakfasts, lunches available for all CPS students

    Starting this fall, free breakfasts, lunches available for all CPS students
    Starting this fall, all Chicago Public Schools students will be able to get free breakfast and lunch at school. The high number of students living at the poverty level in the district qualified CPS to meet the required threshold for full reimbursement by...
  • Fitness Files: The American way may shock you

    Haunting the nonfiction aisle at Newport Beach's libraries, I discover topics I never knew interested me — early submariners, distance swimmers, psychopaths, John Wilkes Booth's escape, beating Las Vegas casinos, venturesome entrepreneurs. My...
  • Foster Farms issues first recall in 16-month salmonella outbreak

    Foster Farms issued a recall for some of its chicken products Thursday, its first tied to a 16-month outbreak of salmonella. The recall is for chicken with “use or freeze by” dates ranging from March 21 to March 29, the company said. The...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • CDC anthrax problem: Head of bioterror lab reassigned

    CDC anthrax problem: Head of bioterror lab reassigned
    After a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta might have exposed more than 80 CDC staff members to anthrax, the lab’s director has been temporarily reassigned, the agency confirmed. The director of the Bioterror Rapid...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Resist a lawn to resist the drought

    Re: “The grass doesn’t need to be greener,” Mailbag, June 11. Roberta Medford hit the nail on the head in her letter. We need to focus on the real culprit— the lawn — not just the symptoms (mowing, leaf blowers, pesticides,...