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Foster Farms Chicken Distributed From Fresno Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night.

07/04/2014

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California Company Announces Recall Of More Than 8 Million Pounds Of Beef

A Petaluma-based firm is recalling more than eight million pounds of beef, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

02/08/2014

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Colorado Firm Announces Recall Of Beef, Pork Products Sold In California

A Colorado-based company announced a recall Friday of 130,000 pounds of beef and pork products because they contain wheat, a known allergen.

01/17/2014

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Ready-To-Eat Salads, Sandwiches Recalled Over E.coli Concerns

A California company is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products due to the risk that they may be contaminated with E. coli.

11/10/2013

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USDA Says Foster Farms Plants To Make Changes, Remain Open Despite Salmonella Link

Three poultry processing plants linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella will remain open after implementing immediate changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2013

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USDA Threatens To Shut Down 3 Calif. Plants Linked To Salmonella Strain

The federal government is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing plants linked to a drug-resistant strain of salmonella that has sickened hundreds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/09/2013

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California Company Recalls 60K Pounds Of Ground Beef That May Contain Plastic Bits

A California meat company is recalling nearly 60,000 pounds of ground beef believing the product — bound for school lunches in several states — might contain small pieces of plastic.

09/19/2013

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USDA Announces ‘Smart Snacks In School’ Nutrition Standards For Food Sold On Campus

The USDA announced Thursday new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards, setting the limits on fat, salt and sugar in snacks available on campuses, including those sold in vending machines.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2013

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Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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First U.S. Case Of Mad Cow Disease In 6 Years Confirmed In Central California

The United States’ first case of mad cow disease in six years has been reported in Central California, according to USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/24/2012

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Bug Hunters Fan Across SoCal Hoping To Stop Spread Of Devastating Citrus Tree Disease

The ubiquitous backyard citrus tree, symbolic of California’s agricultural abundance, is front and center in the battle now under way to save the state’s nearly $2 billion citrus industry.

04/02/2012

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Investigation Uncovers People Selling Taxpayer-Funded Food Stamps

A CBS2 News hidden-camera investigation uncovered people selling food stamps, cashing in your taxpayer money.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/16/2012

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E.Coli Concern Prompts Ground Beef Recall

A meatpacker is recalling more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products that were shipped to institutions and distributors in California, along with 15 other states.

12/17/2011

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USDA: Some Moldy Foods Are OK To Eat

Not all moldy foods need to be thrown away. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, throwing away moldy fruits and veggies is not necessary.

CBS Los Angeles–06/16/2011

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