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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Exhibit gives pioneer doctor his due

     Exhibit gives pioneer doctor his due
    Glenview was still part of the Illinois frontier when Dr. John A. Kennicott arrived with his family in 1836. The pioneer physician created the Grove Nursery & Garden, the region's first commercial plant nursery on about 45 acres of land, purchased for...
  • 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...
  • District 214 may quit federal school lunch program

     District 214 may quit federal school lunch program
    A northwest suburban high school district is looking to quit the National School Lunch Program, giving up about $900,000 in federal aid before strict new guidelines would restrict some fundraisers such as school bake sales. Starting in July, the Smart...
  • 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....
  • Center for Food Safety sues USDA over genetically modified alfalfa

    A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
  • 10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise
    The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
  • 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...
  • Bacon prices rise as disease hits pork production

    Bacon prices rise as disease hits pork production
    That extra slice of bacon is going to cost more than just your cholesterol. Prices for the crispy treat rose 13% in February from a year earlier to $5.46 a pound, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which looked at average prices in cities...
  • Tyson recalls 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club

    Tyson recalls 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club
    Tyson’s Foods Inc. is recalling 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Club stores nationwide after discovering the food contained pieces of plastic that have caused minor oral injuries to consumers, the company and the U.S. Department...
  • 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...