Grocery sector sees spike in food recalls

Amid a flurry of food safety warnings in recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert about beef, pork and poultry salads and wraps possibly contaminated with cyclospora. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said this week that the products, distributed by SpartanNash [...]

2018-08-02T20:21:38+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Tags: , |

Poultry industry request to speed up inspection lines lays an egg

The Trump administration has rejected a petition from the chicken industry to speed up poultry inspection lines, cheering public-health advocates who warned that a line-speed increase would harm workers and food safety. The National Chicken Council asked the USDA in September to let meatpackers operating under a new inspection system to [...]

2018-01-31T18:02:08+00:00January 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Government testing online grocery shopping for food stamp participants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to launch a two-year pilot program this summer with seven retailers to allow food stamp recipients the ability to purchase their groceries online. More than 44 million Americans participated last year in federal government’s low-income food assistance program, called SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition [...]

2017-01-12T01:33:37+00:00January 6th, 2017|Tags: , |

This War Over GMOs Could Change Your Grocery Shopping Forever

Political forces unleashed in a tiny state like Vermont (pop. 626,000) sometimes reverberate on the national stage, and Bernie Sanders isn’t the only recent example. A food-labeling requirement in Green Mountain State is now roiling the US Senate and the Department of Agriculture, and also has the Grocery Manufacturers Association—a deep-pocketed [...]

2016-03-11T17:26:46+00:00March 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , |