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USDA Inks Deal With Chobani For Greek Yogurt As Meat Substitute In School Lunches

Don’t be surprised if the meat in your child’s school lunch looks more like Greek yogurt. The USDA selected Chobani to provide it’s thick, protein-rich strained yogurt to public schools nationwide, as a meat substitute.

06/30/2015

The pork banh mi, a traditional Vietnamese sandwich.
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Lee’s Sandwiches Doubles Meat Recall To 440K Pounds Of Chicken, Beef & Pork

A firm with Bay Area ties has now doubled the amount of meat products it is recalling from restaurants in California and other states, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

06/01/2015

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Lee’s Sandwiches Recalls 200K Pounds Of Meat Over USDA Inspections

More than 200,000-pounds of meat product from a Southern California-based sandwich store chain has been recalled after the U.S. department of agriculture found the manufacturer illegally marked the meat as inspected when it was not.

05/24/2015

A vendor picks up corn at her stall in a market in Beijing. China has approved genetically modified strains of corn and rice. (Eter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

‘GMO-Free’ Claims May Soon Be Verified By Agriculture Department

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

05/15/2015

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Over 400 Dogs, Cats Used In Testing Flea & Tick Products In One Of California’s Largest Animal Labs

Research animals are kept in cages for months, even years, and subjected to the potentially painful experiments. And one of the biggest such labs in California is right in our own backyard.

02/03/2015

Beans in an an earthen pot Hong Kong (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Narsai David: The USDA Recommended Way To De-gas Beans

Our food and wine expert has a USDA-approved way to de-gas beans that doesn’t decrease their nutritional value.

09/19/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Stepping In To Help Rural California Communities Suffering In Drought

The federal government is stepping in to help California communities, particularly in rural areas, in danger of drying out during the drought.

07/17/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

North Bay Congressmen Call For Increased Funding To Investigate Food Safety Breaches

Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman want to increase the funding allocated to federal food safety breach investigators, following a massive recall this year at a Petaluma slaughterhouse.

06/12/2014

Livestock inside a pen at a slaughterhouse in Petaluma.

Nestle Recalls Hot Pockets After Petaluma Beef Recall

The Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse recall of more than 8.7 million pounds of beef is now affecting food supplies across the nation, as Nestle voluntarily recalls two of its Hot Pockets products that may have contained some of the affected meat.

02/19/2014

Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

Central Valley Foster Farms Plant Cleaned Up After Cockroaches Found

Work at a Central California chicken plant is to resume Saturday, ending a temporary shutdown ordered by federal inspectors who found cockroaches.

01/10/2014

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