News & Perspective

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
Poultry plant conveyer

USDA unveils plan to cut Salmonella in meat and poultry

Plan aims to streamline inspections and give inspectors more flexibility.

Nov 11, 2013

Nov 11, 2013
Chicken salad wrap

Packaged salads suspected in multistate E coli outbreak

Federal and state health officials are investigating a three-state, 26-case E coli outbreak.

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013

Work resumes at federal public health agencies

Key public health tasks, like flu surveillance, science communication, and lab testing, have resumed.

Oct 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013
Rotisserie chicken

317-case Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of rotisserie chicken

A San Francisco Costco store has recalled 39,755 pounds of chicken linked to a Salmonella outbreak.

Oct 10, 2013

Oct 10, 2013
Chicken inspection line

USDA may pull inspectors from Salmonella outbreak plants

The USDA told Foster Farms it will block plant operations if the company doesn't take quick action.

Oct 09, 2013

Oct 09, 2013
artist rendering of salmonella

CDC details chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak probe

More on the current outbreak, including that DNA footprints match those of Salmonella outbreak earlier this year.

Oct 08, 2013

Oct 08, 2013
person cutting up raw chicken

Chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak tests federal response amid furloughs

Multistate outbreak affecting hundreds highlights public health consequences of fed shutdown.

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

Sep 04, 2013

Sep 04, 2013
USDA poultry inspector

GAO: USDA took shortcuts in poultry inspection plan

Government watchdog group says agency cut corners in assessing pilot inspection projects.

Jun 06, 2013

Jun 06, 2013

USDA proposes new labeling for mechanically tenderized beef

Federal food safety officials today proposed new labeling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef products, a step designed to reduce the foodborne illness risk related to the products.

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