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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Exotic animals in L.A.'s urban jungle

    Exotic animals in L.A.'s urban jungle
    Residents of Van Nuys discovered this month that an alligator named Jaxson had been living in a neighbor's backyard for the last 37 years. But it is far from the only story of exotic pets living among us in Southern California. Over the years, officials...
  • City Council joins puppy mill push

    City Council weighed in on a campaign by the Humane Society of the United States to further regulate puppy mills by unanimously passing a resolution backing federal and state efforts. The resolution was proposed by Deputy Mayor Constance Scott. Two...
  • California company recalls frozen beef, pork that may contain metal

    California company recalls frozen beef, pork that may contain metal
    A Los Angeles-area company is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen beef and pork that may be contaminated with metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Unibright Foods of Bell Gardens is recalling 2.2-pound packages of "Mishima Sukiyaki...
  • Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'

     Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'
    The honey from local beekeepers Jason and Eunjin Newkirk's hives doesn't look, taste or feel like the golden liquid that comes in a mass-produced plastic bottle at the grocery store. The U.S. government uses no standard definition for honey, leaving...
  • Revised maple syrup standards spread a better understanding

    Revised maple syrup standards spread a better understanding
    Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying. The revisions to the voluntary...
  • Just how many alligators and exotic animals live in L.A.?

    Just how many alligators and exotic animals live in L.A.?
    After two alligators were found this week in the San Fernando Valley, it makes one wonder just how many alligators and exotic animals live in L.A.? Animal control officers with the Los Angeles Animal Services Department on Monday found an 8-foot...
  • USDA plans to spend $30 million on fighting citrus disease

    USDA plans to spend $30 million on fighting citrus disease
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to spend $30 million fighting citrus greening, the disease that has decimated Florida's most famous fruit crops. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday that the funding will be split between long-term...
  • Whole Foods recalls ready-to-eat foods for undeclared peanuts

    Whole Foods Markets Inc. is recalling approximately 33,191 pounds of ready-to-eat products sold in several states including Pennsylvania for not declaring on the label that they contain peanuts as an ingredient. The following products are being...
  • Milk industry fighting back at gathering in Boca Raton

    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs...
  • California attorney general to appeal reversal of foie gras ban

    California attorney general to appeal reversal of foie gras ban
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday she would appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras. The ban was lifted Jan. 7 after U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled that the...
  • Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

    Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'
    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to...