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Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

It’s the season for picnics, cookouts, and other outdoor parties. But eating outdoors in warm weather presents a food safety challenge. Bacteria in …

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Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug moved a step closer t…

Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug moved a step closer to U.S. approval on Wednesday after a panel of medical experts said it is effective and safe at lower doses.<p>The advisory panel was convened to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decide whether to approve the drug, suvorexant, which would be the first in a new class of sedatives that block chemicals in the brain called orexins that help keep people awake. The drugs are designed to help people fall asleep and stay asleep.<p>On …

Concerns About Animal Welfare, Food Safety Spur Industry Changes

How a Food Store Inspection Turned Into a Hazmat Emergency

Two food safety emergencies in College Station, TX – an E. coli outbreak and a fumigant problem in a grocery store – do not have anything to do with …

Improving Meat Traceability in the U.S.

Without necessarily knowing the term “traceability,” consumers have been calling for it in their food system for a long time. The evidence of that …

Dear American Consumers: Please Don t Start Eating Healthfully. Sincerely, the Food Industry

Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something …