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  • 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.

  • Warning labels for cigarette packs take a grisly turn. Will they work?

    Warning labels unveiled by the FDA would be the first change to cigarette pack warnings in 25 years. Nine graphic images were chosen using consumer surveys that involved 18,000 people.

  • Europe's E. coli outbreak: Does new food safety law prevent that in US?

    Europe's E. coli outbreak: Does new food safety law prevent that in US?

    A new US food safety regimen became law in January. It expands government regulation of growers, but it's not clear Congress will allot enough funds to implement and enforce the law.

  • Stock market moves lower

    Stock market moves lower

    Stock market slide led by airlines and banks. Friday's dismal job report and other evidence of a weak economy are weighing on stock market sentiment.

  • Stocks close lower for fifth straight week

    Stocks close lower for fifth straight week

    The Dow closed down more than 90 points after the Department of Labor released a discouraging jobs report on Friday

  • The hamburger as a work of art

    Stir It Up! The hamburger as a work of art

    Forget ordinary ketchup and mustard for your hamburger. The next time you grill, try roasted aioli and blue cheese for an adventure in flavors.