Mushroom meatballs are just one example of new products being introduced into school meals to meet USDA nutritional guidelines. Congress is debating the current nutrition guidelines and beginning preparation for the reauthorization of school nutrition programs in 2015.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell wants the USDA to purchase $37M worth of canned pink salmon under a law...
The USDA has been asked to make public all nominations to the National Organic Standards Board...
Compared to the existing H1 lubricant standard, the NSF ISO 21469 standard is a significant advancement. NSF ISO 21469 improves formulation and label review, requires manufacturing risk assessments and involves analytical product testing.
The rise in prices of certain foods, like beef and fresh fruits, is outpacing overall inflation. With the pricey costs of eating, there has also been a hike in consumer-price indexes for food at home, more commonly known as groceries.
Foodborne illness is a serious public threat in the U.S. The CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans suffer from foodborne illness each year. Now, a new online tool created by the USDA automatically inserts critical food safety steps into user recipes.
Eggland's Best celebrated a special occasion as they commemorate the 20 billionth USDA-approved egg. The company conducts more than 35,000 tests a year to guarantee its eggs have lower saturated fat than ordinary eggs while being higher in vitamins and nutrients.
School lunchroom officials from around the country experimented with healthier options as the search for nutritious innovations to meet the stricter health mandates continues. This fall, new requirements from the USDA will alter the makeup of school meals.
Safeway, a U.S. supermarket chain, says its grocery stores in Arizona and New Mexico have not been affected by Foster Farms' contaminated chicken breast. The USDA found evidence directly linking Foster Farms to a strain of salmonella that has sickened hundreds.
Foster Farms, a California chicken producer, has been directly linked to the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people in the past 16 months. As a result, the company has issued a recall for 170 different chicken products from its facilities.
This year marks a record for U.S. farmers planting soybeans, with millions of acres of land devoted to the crop. Among the states that planted record amounts include Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The USDA is reminding consumers to safe handle their produce and fresh-squeezed juice to prevent foodborne bacteria from multiplying. No matter where the fresh fruits and vegetables come from, it is important to follow these safety tips to prevent food poisoning.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service the Las Vegas food distributor recalled almost 15,000 pounds of misbranded raw pork nugget product because of an allergen that isn't declared on the product labels.
Sodium Nitrate, a preservative used to cure bacon, is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. USDA scientists say it may be the best solution in the U.S., but they're not yet ready to ask for federal approval as pig poison.
With beef in short supply and prices going through the roof, the beef industry is starting to get a little help … from the dairy industry, according to Richard Williams, ABS Global general manager for North America.
Twenty organic farm and consumer groups filed a legal petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board. The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB charter, renewed on May 8.
Chipotle Mexican Grill — from Australia? The Texas agriculture commissioner says he wants to talk with Chipotle founder Steve Ells after the company decided to import grass-fed beef from Australia because of his beliefs that Australian meat is raised more responsibly.
Are manufactured foods too salty? Food processors and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try and prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.
Whole Foods, a supermarket chain specializing in natural and organic foods, in Rhode Island has recalled beef that could possibly be tainted. The USDA says the meat company is recalling over 4,000 pounds of beef for possible contamination of mad cow disease.
Do you know where your food dollar goes? In the US, 31.1 cents of a typical dollar spent by consumers on domestically–produced food went to pay for services provided by foodservice establishments, 15.8 cents to food processors and 13 cents to food retailers.
The USDA said in a release that Jackson-based Fruitland American Meat is recalling about 4,012 pounds of beef because it could contain parts of the nervous system that can carry properties related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.
The USDA rule, which was first proposed in January 2012, would remove most federal inspectors from the slaughter line and turn over inspection currently performed by federal inspectors to untrained employees hired by the poultry processing plants.
In a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and Department of Agriculture, the National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council said Japan and Canada were dragging their feet and U.S. negotiators must insist on "meaningful" dairy market access.
Most commercially grown vegetables and fruits are shipped to Alaska from at least 1,400 miles away. High tunnels extend growing seasons by covering crops for weeks on either end and create tiny microclimates that allow warm-weather crops to grow.
After over a year, the salmonella outbreak linked to a California chicken company still continues to sicken. The Agriculture Department says it is monitoring Foster Farms and that measured rates of salmonella in the company's products have gone down.
The South Dakota Supreme Court will allow Beef Products Inc. to sue ABC News for defamation to the tune of $1.2 billion. The lawsuit originated in with an ABC newscast that dubbed their product as "pink slime." The coverage led to many plant closures and layoffs.
Republican representatives announced a plan to let schools apply for waivers for the healthier food programs if they show losses for six consecutive months. The programs, which have been phased in over the last two years, were championed by the First Lady.
The arabica coffee bean that flavors most of the top-notch coffee Americans drink is under assault from a fungus called rust. The United States is stepping in with aid to help ensure prices stay low and that political stability in growing regions continues.
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