5:30 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Shutdown stifles tracking of salmonella outbreak

An outbreak of salmonella linked to raw chicken is spreading across the country. But, the partial government shutdown could make it tougher to track.

More than 270 people have been sickened across 18 states. But when you call the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food safety information office, you hear a recorded message saying: “Hello, you have reached the congressional and public affairs staff. We are not in the office at this time. We are on furlough due a lapse in federal government funding.”

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4:49 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Missouri gets $1.2 million in federal food safety grants

Egg producers will gain a portion of the new Missouri grant to increase safety efforts.
Stacey Shintani Flickr

Missouri has received more than $1.2 million in federal grants for its food safety efforts.

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12:07 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Tell us: are you afraid of melons?

Abbie Fentress Swanson Harvest Public Media

An Indiana farm issued a voluntary recall of cantaloupe and watermelons because the fruit could be contaminated with Salmonella. Let us know: is this affecting your eating and buying habits?

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