News tagged with agriculture department

When it comes to food, be safe not sorry

(HealthDay)—Keeping up on food safety and nutrition can be confusing: One day a food is reported as good for you, and the next a study finds that it's not so healthy after all. It also can be frightening ...

Aug 16, 2013
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New rules aim to rid US schools of junk foods

(AP)—High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from vending machines and cafeteria lines at all U.S. schools as soon as next year, replaced with diet drinks, granola bars and other healthier items.

Jun 27, 2013
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Farm Rich products recalled over E. coli fears

(AP)—Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas and other Farm Rich products because of a possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.

Mar 29, 2013
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Smarter lunchrooms make lunch choices child's play

In January 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture passed a series of regulations designed to make school lunches more nutritious, which included requiring schools to increase whole grain offerings and making students ...

Feb 22, 2013
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White House warns of food safety cuts

(AP)—Impending across-the-board budget cuts could mean fewer government food safety inspections and higher prices for meat at the grocery store.

Feb 11, 2013
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