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A package of Foster Farms chicken is for sale in a cooler at a grocery store. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chicken Plant Closes Again After Cockroach Cleanup

A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it’s “voluntarily and temporarily” suspending operations again.

01/13/2014

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USDA Replacing Junk Food In Schools With “Smart Snacks”

Students, say goodbye to junk food temptations during school hours. The USDA is replacing potato chips and candy bars with baked chips and granola bars as part of new standards for the nation’s schools.

06/27/2013

Smithfield Recall

Smithfield Recalls 38,000 Pounds Of Sausage

Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves.

02/22/2013

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USDA Wants “Smart Snacks” In School Vending Machines

When the USDA mandated new nutrition standards for meals served in schools, the amount of snacks sold in vending machines went up significantly. Officials are addressing the issue with a proposed new Smart Snacks in School rule.

CBSDFW.COM–02/06/2013

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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