Camping food safety: Mexican food-style

Camping as a vacation option is growing in popularity, especially in the U.S. Nearly one million people took up camping for the first time in 2016, according to a survey sponsored by Kampgrounds of America.

Many of these campers indulged in the usual camping fare: hot dogs, sausages, grilled veggies and kabobs, among other things. […]

Grilling safely this summer

Summertime is great for grilling, picnicking, camping and generally enjoying both the great outdoors and great meals simultaneously. With Canada Day on July 1, and the United States’ Independence Day on July 4, a huge amount of people in North America will be firing up their grills in the near future.

It’s essential to grill […]

Monday links

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Animal Safety

Manure fertilizer contributes to resistant bacteria – All About Feed Treating dairy cows and other farm animals with antibiotics and then laying their manure in soil […]

Safety tips for fun fall food

The autumn season is never complete without typical fall fun including trips to apple orchards, cider mills and local farmer’s markets. While purchasing locally-grown and produced fresh fruit, juices, vegetables, and other foods have grown more popular as of late, concerns about the safety of the items have come into question.

According to a recently […]

These 26 foods have required place settings

One of the major goals of food labeling is to make it accurate, easy to understand and not misleading for consumers. That is just one of the jobs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)—and there are more food labels than you may think that are under regulation.

Specifically for […]

How did “The Jungle” change the food industry?

[ SPANISH ] There are many books that have changed culture: from the works of William Shakespeare that introduced more than 1,700 words to the English language, to other books affecting baby names — for instance, Khaleesi from George R. R. Martin’s epic saga, A Song of Ice and Fire series and popular HBO show […]

What’s with the beefy prices?

Just in time for grilling season, meat prices are on the rise. And, according to a March 2014 news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor, it is a pretty steep increase.

In a measurement of meats, poultry, fish and eggs — prices rose more than any other […]

A new week, a new Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Proposed sanitary transportation rule packs a heavy load – The Acheson Group

The Acheson Group breaks down what is and is not in the latest proposed Food […]

Senator introduces Safe Meat and Poultry Act

A new bill aims to create mandatory pathogen reduction standards and improve consumer notification of recalls.

The bill, called the Safe Meat and Poultry Act, was introduced in last Friday by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York. Gillibrand is the chair of the Agriculture Committee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security.

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Canada looks to WTO on COOL

As the debate over the U.S.’s country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law continues, Canadian officials have requested additional World Trade Organization (WTO) involvement.

On Monday, Canada requested a WTO compliance panel to review the rule, which changes how “muscle cut” commodities are labeled in the U.S. The rule requires the meat’s origin designation to include information not […]