United States Department of Agriculture

Company Recalls Nearly 23K Pounds Of Bacteria-Tainted MeatReser's Fine Foods in Topeka, Kansas, is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products.
Plastic Fragments Prompt Frozen Pizza Recalls Nestle Pizza Co. of Little Chute is recalling four frozen-pizza products that might be contaminated with plastic fragments.
Woe Of The Corn: America's No. 1 Crop Threatened By DroughtAmerica is the world's largest corn producer, a fact that makes the vegetable the No. 1 cash crop in the country. But record drought in the prime corn producing regions in the midwest are threatening its growth –– a fact that could affect the price of beef, poultry, pork and fish.
Iowa Gov., U.S. Ag. Secretary Launch Pink Slime Promotion EffortIowa Gov. Terry Branstad and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack say they are launching a campaign against "misinformation" about a beef product known as pink slime.
'Pink Slime' Maker Suspends Texas Plant OperationsThe company that makes "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product.
Schools Will Get To Opt Out Of "Pink Slime" BeefSchool districts soon will be able to opt out of a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler critics have dubbed "pink slime."
USDA Begins Tweeting Food Recall AlertsAnyone with a Twitter account can now be among the first to know about food recalls with a new service the Department of Agriculture is rolling out.
Beef Recalled Over Labeling Problem, Includes Texas ShipmentsA Minnesota wholesaler is recalling more than a ton of beef sirloin products because the labels fail to indicate that one ingredient is milk, a possible allergen.
Texas Gets $13M In Emergency Agriculture FundingTexas will receive almost $13 million in emergency assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Environment Group Releases 'Dirty Dozen' Produce List Don't pick up that piece of fruit just yet, a Washington, D.C. based environmental group wants you to know what to look out for in the produce section.
Washington Decision Could Affect Quality Of DFW School LunchesA food fight in Washington over school lunches has trickled down to Dallas/Fort Worth Area ISDs, where parents are frustrated that lawmakers may pick cost over nutrition.
USDA Lowers Pork's Safe Cooking TemperatureThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service will announce Tuesday that it has lowered its temperature recommendation for cooking pork to 145 degrees.
The Taz Show

Listen Live