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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Arundel school buses turn into food trucks to deliver mobile meals to youngsters

    Arundel school buses turn into food trucks to deliver mobile meals to youngsters
    About a dozen schoolchildren at the Willows Apartments in Glen Burnie queued up curbside as the Anne Arundel County school bus pulled up. Some kids were flanked by parents and toddler siblings who appeared just as excited to see the bus; the moment...
  • Caterpillar species intercepted at BWI airport in leaves carried by Jamaica passenger

    Caterpillar species intercepted at BWI airport in leaves carried by Jamaica passenger
    A caterpillar species never before seen in the Baltimore area and considered a potential threat to local agriculture production was intercepted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday. The discovery of the...
  • Food safety specialists help safeguard our food supply

    By Erinn Hutkin For Paul A. Hall, the path to a career in food safety began in first grade when he got interested in science by watching "Mr. Wizard," he recalled. His early love of science led to an interest in biology in high school, thanks to a...