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  • Lettuce recall: latest sign of listeria

    Lettuce recall: latest sign of listeria

    Lettuce recall involves 90 cartons of chopped romaine lettuce in at least three western states with use by date of Sept. 29. California farm initiated lettuce recall after random check found listeria.

  • Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria-related deaths in the US from tainted cantaloupes have raised concern about America's food chain. While problems remain, there have also been improvements, experts say.

  • Cantaloupe deaths and illnesses: CDC on ways to combat

    Cantaloupe deaths and illnesses: CDC on ways to combat

    Cantaloupe deaths and illnesses: The heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said consumers who have cantaloupes produced by Jensen Farms in Colorado should throw them out.

  • The Republican weapon of mass cynicism

    Robert Reich The Republican weapon of mass cynicism

    77 percent of Americans mistrust the government. But a lack of faith is bad for all of us.

  • Walter Rodgers Grizzly encounters and other reasons for federal regulations

    My Alaska encounters with fly fishing and grizzly bears reveal how much America benefits from federal regulations. Without them, this pristine wilderness would likely not exist, and neither would many protections for consumers and workers.

  • Six major food recalls

    Six major food recalls

    Cargill's Aug. 3 recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey is the latest in a string of high-profile food recalls in the United States. The volume of meat recalled was a quarter of the largest meat recall on record, but it was linked to far more health effects. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 15 percent of Americans – some 48 million – become ill from food-borne pathogens each year. Most outbreaks are local events; a few are national in scope. Here's a look at some of the biggest food recalls in the past five years:

  • Opinion Care for a side of guilt with that BLT?

    The Food and Drug Administration is working on regulations to label calories on menus. The regulations may appear innocuous, but they're nothing more than the government ordering us an unwanted, piping-hot side of guilt with every meal, and then sending us the tab.

  • Opinion American manufacturing needs skilled workers

    American manufacturing is not dead. In fact, it has accounted for many of the new jobs created since the Great Recession. It will not survive, however, unless it builds up a skilled labor force. Fortunately, industry and the White House are waking up to this challenge.

  • Roger Clemens trial: a rougher road than Barry Bonds had?

    Roger Clemens trial: a rougher road than Barry Bonds had?

    Slugger Barry Bonds was convicted on one of four perjury and obstruction charges, in connection with a probe of illegal steroid use. Ex-pitching ace Roger Clemens faces six charges – and may have a harder time avoiding conviction, experts say.

  • Drug labels: Generics don't need warning updates

    Drug labels: Generics don't need warning updates

    Drug labels and prescription records decisions by the Supreme Court Thursday favor the pharmaceutical industry. The court ruled that drug labels for generics don't need the same updated warnings that the brand-name makers do.