Foster Farms Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

A public health alert was issued on October 7, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) after nearly 300 cases of salmonella were reported in 18 states across the U.S. The products that…

Horse Slaughterhouse: USDA Opens Path for Horsemeat

Horse—It’s What’s for Dinner. Is this the new trendy food item? Despite the fact that the UK was recently up in arms after it was discovered that some varieties of microwavable meals contained horsemeat, other countries are comfortable with the…

Beef Recall: National Beef Could Contain E. Coli

The National Beef Packing company this week recalled almost 23,000 pounds of ground beef over fears it could be contaminated with E. coli. The Missouri company issued the recall after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection…

Higher Food Prices Could Take a Chunk Out of Your Budget by The End of the Year

“Higher food prices” isn’t the sort of headline most people want to read at the moment. Although some areas have noticed an increase in jobs, 8.2% of the population is still unemployed. Not surprisingly, the last thing these individuals want…

USDA to Improve Regulations For Internet Pet Sales

The USDA is proposing changes to current laws that bring internet puppy sellers into the Animal Welfare Act. Before now, dog breeders who sell their animals online were able to get around the 1966 law, which stipulates that a retail…

Neologism Pink Slime In Ground Beef Is Bad!!

Thousands of people have begun to take notice of a pink slimy goo on ground hamburger beef. There has been a lot of media buzz about exactly what it is and if it’s harmful or not. Many food advocates want…

BestCigarPrices.com Rallying Cigar Enthusiasts To Oppose New Restrictions On Cigars

After one branch of the U.S. government nearly declared pizza sauce a vegetable, another branch is issuing new tobacco regulations that are vexing the cigar industry. Not that tobacco- and pizza-related issues should be even slightly similar but the comparison…

U.S. Invests $1.2 Billion For Rural Broadband

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding of 126 Recovery Act broadband infrastructure projects aimed at creating jobs and providing rural residents in 38 states and Native American tribal areas improved service.