food safety http://iowapublicradio.org en Shutdown impacts food inspections http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shutdown-impacts-food-inspections <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Consumers can rest assured that even with the government shutdown that went into effect on Tuesday, all of the meat, poultry and eggs bought from the grocery store will be inspected as usual by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:40:15 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 30094 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shutdown impacts food inspections Horticulture Day: Food Safety http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-food-safety <p><a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm247548.htm#SEC105">New safety rules from the Food and Drug Administration</a> may affect those of us who buy our food at farmer's markets and will certainly affect those who sell their produce at these markets.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/author/angela-laury-shaw">Angela Shaw</a>, Assistant Professor of Food Safety from Iowa State University, will explain these new rules.&nbsp; We also talk about food safety precautions for home gardeners.&nbsp; Horticulturist <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profi Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:38:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe 19462 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Food Safety New food safety rules apply to bulk grains http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-food-safety-rules-apply-bulk-grains <p></p><p>New food safety regulations are about to be announced by the Food and Drug Administration and they apply to commodity grains.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:56:54 +0000 Amy Mayer 12325 at http://iowapublicradio.org New food safety rules apply to bulk grains Produce industry struggles to trace food from farm to table http://iowapublicradio.org/post/produce-industry-struggles-trace-food-farm-table <p>Technology is giving the food industry better tools for detecting problems in the food supply, such as e coli or salmonella contaminations. That’s partly why food recalls have increased in recent years. But quickly finding the source and final destination of unsafe food -- that’s a little more complicated. A recently enacted law requires the produce industry to come up with a system for tracking fruits and vegetables from field to fork, but as Harvest Public Media’s Abbie Fentress&nbsp;Swanson reports, there’s a big holdup.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 9507 at http://iowapublicradio.org Produce industry struggles to trace food from farm to table Manager of Iowa Egg Farm Linked to Salmonella Admits Bribery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/manager-iowa-egg-farm-linked-salmonella-admits-bribery <p>The manager at an Iowa Egg Farm implicated in a national salmonella outbreak will admit he tried to bribe a federal official to sign off on unsafe eggs.</p><p>In 2010 a salmonella scare spread across the country—500 million eggs were recalled and 2,000 people fell sick.</p><p>Now a federal prosecutor says the manager of the farm the bacterial outbreak was traced back to—Tony Wasmund—has agreed to plead guilty to attempting to bribe a public official. Wasmund apparently offered $300 to a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector to let eggs that didn’t pass muster go to market.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:59:11 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 7909 at http://iowapublicradio.org Manager of Iowa Egg Farm Linked to Salmonella Admits Bribery