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Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

USDA Shuts Down Central Valley Foster Farms Plant Over Cockroaches

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended operations at a Foster Farms poultry plant in the Central Valley, after a cockroach infestation was discovered.

01/08/2014

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

USDA Says Foster Farms Plants Linked To Outbreak Will Stay Open

The Agriculture Department says three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak in raw chicken can stay open, for now.

10/10/2013

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

USDA May Close Foster Farms Poultry Plants Over Salmonella Outbreak

The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.

10/09/2013

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

USDA Issues Health Alert For Raw Foster Farms Chicken

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California after 278 people have fallen ill.

10/07/2013

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Cost Of Raising A Child Continues To Rise, Bay Area Cities Among Costliest

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released on Wednesday, food, shelter and other child-rearing necessities will set a middle-class family back nearly a quarter-million dollars – or $301,970 when adjusted for future inflation.

08/14/2013

A chicken at a farm. (Photo credit should read Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

Foster Farms Recalls Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

Federal agriculture officials say chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling about 6,165 pounds of its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy — known allergens — which are not listed on the labels of its packages.

05/21/2013

Refrigerator. (CBS)

HealthWatch: Should You Toss Food On The Expiration Date?

Dr. Kim Mulvihill opened the KPIX 5 News refrigerator and proceeded to do what most of us do in the privacy of our own kitchens; she checked the dates of all the food products. She found an egg carton with a date from December 2012, milk that said “sell by” February 15th, and fresh orange Juice that was best if used by last week.

03/05/2013

A New Zealand white rabbit. (Greg Bulla/Wikipedia)

Lawsuit Claims Animal Cruelty By Santa Cruz Biotech Firm

An animal rights group is suing a Santa Cruz biotechnology company that has already been cited by federal regulators for a long list of animal welfare violations.

01/18/2013

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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