March 28, 2012 Consumers who led the fight against "pink slime" had food safety concerns and objected to the industrialized image of liquefied meat. But meat scientists say lean finely textured beef isn't much different from other products that end up in processed meat, like ham or turkey.
March 22, 2012 Wal-Mart has become the latest food retailer to announce that it's making changes after listening to customer concerns about lean finely textured beef, known by detractors as "pink slime."
March 15, 2012 The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it believes beef trimmings known officially as "Lean Finely Textured Beef" are safe to eat. Nonetheless, it announced that owing to "customer demand" it will give schools the chance to opt out of it in the next school year.
March 14, 2012 Outbreaks caused by imported foods are up — and so is the amount of imported food that Americans eat. Fish and spices are the biggest culprits. That's according to new data from the CDC.
March 5, 2012 Public health officials will have a hard time convincing raw milk advocates that the product is dangerous, according to a new study.
February 24, 2012 People are asking how much arsenic in food is too much, but they're not getting answers. Scientists say they know a lot less about arsenic in food than they do about the toxic element's effects in drinking water.
February 23, 2012 This week, a court backed the federal government's move to block the sale of raw milk across state lines. That followed a report from federal health officials, which found that the majority of dairy-related illness comes from raw milk. But raw milk advocates say sale of the product should still be legal nationwide.
February 22, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to block imports of Brazilian orange juice for the next 18 months could drive wholesale prices of concentrated orange juice up by 20 to 45 percent. The industry agrees that higher prices are indeed likely because orange juice already is in short supply.
February 17, 2012 With yet another outbreak of sprout-related illness, sprouts growers they need the FDA to provide new rules so they can test new techniques for reducing risk.
February 16, 2012 Toddler formula and other organic rice products have surprisingly high amounts of arsenic, according to a new study. But since there's no federal standard for arsenic in food, it's impossible to say how much is OK.
February 8, 2012 More than one million eggs have been recalled since late January for possible contamination with listeria. Deli foods like cold cuts and hard-boiled eggs are often kept for weeks before they are used in the refrigerator, where listeria can grow like wildfire.
January 27, 2012 Sprouts have caused a spate of outbreaks in the past few years, and public health officials are scrambling to find a way to prevent them. But there's no foolproof solution at hand. So some restaurants are saying no to fresh sprouts.