The company that inspected a Colorado cantaloupe farm at the center of a deadly listeriosis outbreak ignored federal regulators' "best and most timely" advice on processing produce, a congressional committee has found.
Criticism of lax food safety standards at Chinese companies abounded on microblogging sites in China on Tuesday following the latest scare involving dairy products in the country.
Recent headlines about contaminated foods, from peanut butter and salad to turkey and eggs, are enough to make even the most intrepid eater a little bit paranoid.
A new government review of some of the most serious food recalls in recent years slammed the nation's top food safety agency for not effectively protecting the U.S. food supply.
The strain of E. coli that has killed at least 25 people and sickened more than 2,600 others in Europe is a terrifying reminder that killer microbes lurk in places where we least expect them. Though it is not a reason to panic, this incident should force us to rethink some important food safety issues.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on how Chinese citizens are fighting to safeguard their food.
Amid deepening public concerns over the country's food safety following a wave of recent scandals, China's highest court has ordered judges nationwide to hand down harsher sentences, including the death penalty, to people convicted of violating food safety regulations.
I was out shopping for groceries the other day with a friend of mine who has been living in Beijing for over a decade. We stopped by the fruit section, and I automatically gravitated to the bright red apples that looked delicious sitting on the store shelf.
Police in southwestern China seized more than 26 tons of melamine-tainted milk powder intended for use in ice cream, officials said.
Jennie-O Turkey Store is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the most sweeping overhaul of America's food safety system since 1938.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with chef Tom Colicchio and Erick Erickson about government food safety oversight.
Turkey breasts, eggs, cilantro, and deli meat are just some of the foods that you may have avoided this year because of recalls associated with foodborne illness.
The Senate passed a food safety bill to give more power to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, more than a year after the House of Representatives passed a similar measure.
The Humane Society says it has proof of animal abuse and unsanitary conditions at a major egg farm.
A group that protects the welfare of animals has released an undercover video it claims shows animal abuse at a Texas farm operated by the largest egg producer in the United States.
A Chinese court sentenced an activist to two-and-a-half years in jail Wednesday after he helped organize parents following the country's tainted-milk scandal, his attorney said.
Food-safety advocates and survivors of food-borne illness called Wednesday for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill that has been in limbo since last year.
CNN's John King talks to the director of the documentary "Food, Inc." about the safety of food produced in the U.S.
Josh Levs interviews food safety expert Caroline Smith DeWaal about how to protect the nation's food supply.
As public health officials across the country look into the salmonella outbreak that began in the spring, the state of California believes it has identified its earliest cases -- and says its investigation helped tip off the rest of the country to the source of the problem.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how you can reduce your chances of getting salmonella poisoning.
More than 500 million eggs have been recalled in recent weeks because of salmonella poisoning, an outbreak that originated at a pair of Iowa farms and has spread to at least ten states. Nearly 2000 people reported that they got sick from the bacteria between May and July. Experts say the outbreak is a national crisis-but it could also be a boon for advocates of a food safety bill that's slated for a probable Senate vote in September.
As the federal government investigates the recent egg recall and the related salmonella outbreak that it says has sickened about 1,300 Americans, the regulatory process is coming under scrutiny from the agencies responsible and people affected by the food safety crisis.
The number of eggs recalled in a nationwide salmonella scare has grown to more than half a billion.
The company at the center its expanding its voluntary recall of eggs due to salmonella fears. KCTV reports.
A Wisconsin restaurant is being sued for serving eggs allegedly contaminated with salmonella. WISN reports.
Chinese government officials pledged Tuesday to improve regulations on food, particularly dairy products, following last week's seizure of 64 tons of milk powder containing 500 times the acceptable level of toxic melamine.
Authorities in northwestern China have seized 64 tons of milk powder tainted with a chemical that killed six babies and sickened hundreds of thousands of children two years ago, state-run media said Friday.
Cases of E. coli 0157, a strain of bacteria in the E. coli family that can cause severe food poisoning, dropped significantly in 2009, according to surveillance data for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chinese authorities have seized 72 tons of milk powder tainted with melamine and are trying to track down an additional 100 tons, less than two years after contaminated milk killed babies and sickened people across China.
Three dairy executives will be prosecuted this week in China for selling melamine-tainted milk, state-run media reported.
China executes two men for their role in last year's tainted milk scandal. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
Two people were executed Tuesday in China for their part in a tainted milk scandal that killed at least six babies and sickened about 300,000 others, state-run media reported.
Top Obama administration officials outlined several new initiatives to safeguard the country's food supply Tuesday, saying the recent spate of food-borne illnesses is unacceptable.
In January, salmonella was linked to peanut products; last week, pistachio products. And on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said overall infection rates for salmonella and other foodborne pathogens have not changed significantly over the last four years.
If you have a stash of pistachios in your house, pistachio ice cream in your freezer or trail mix in your backpack, don't eat any of it.
A court upheld the convictions of two milk producers in China's tainted milk scandal, which killed at least six infants and sickened nearly 300,000 others, state-run media reported.
The president of a peanut company and a plant manager accused of knowingly distributing contaminated food refused to answer questions posed by members of Congress on Wednesday, citing their Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination.
Tests show products at a Peanut Corporation of America subsidiary in Texas may be tainted with salmonella, state health authorities said on Tuesday.
A Senate hearing on food safety amid last month's recall of peanut butter and peanut products.
Peanut butter makers not affected by the deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant are trying to get consumers to keep buying peanut butter. It could be an uphill battle.
The deadly outbreak of salmonella traced to a Georgia peanut plant was fueled by poor oversight by food safety regulators and a slow response by federal agencies, state health officials and outside experts say.
The former chairwoman of China's Sanlu dairy was sentenced to life in prison and three others received death sentences Thursday in a tainted milk scandal that killed at least six infants and sickened nearly 300,000 others.
Death sentences in China milk scandal, Sanlu executive gets life. CNN's John Vause reports.
Chinese authorities have arrested 60 people in connection with the country's tainted milk scandal that killed six infants and sickened nearly 300,000 more, a provincial official told CNN Monday.
A former dairy executive in China could face the death penalty for selling tainted milk. CNN's Jamie FlorCruz reports
The head of major Chinese dairy firm Sanlu Group has argued that the country's lack of regulations regarding a toxic chemical contributed to a tainted milk scandal that sickened nearly 300,000 infants, state-run media reported.
A Shijiazhuang city official announces the asset details for the Sanlu Group after it filed a bankruptcy application.
An executive of the Chinese dairy company Sanlu Group pleaded guilty Wednesday over her role in the contaminated milk scandal that sickened nearly 300,000 infants, state-run media reported.
Another red flag is being waved over dinner tables this week with warnings from the Irish government not to eat its pork products.
Six Chinese infants may have died from consuming melamine-tainted milk powder, twice the number previously reported by the government, the Ministry of Health said Monday.
The Food and Drug Administration has begun blocking the import of milk products from China in an effort to ensure that products contaminated with melamine do not enter the U.S. market.
As more eggs test positive for melamine, CNN's John Vause reports people are worried and wondering what will be next.
CNN's Kaushel Patel reports from a Hong Kong market to get reaction to this latest food safety scare.
The Director of Hanwei Eggs was contrite. "We solemnly apologize to consumers," said Han Wei. "We apologize to the distributors. We solemnly declare that our company has never purchased melamine. We have never adopted melamine to the feeds or products." But somehow melamine got into eggs produced at the company's plant in Dailin in northeast China.
After pulling thousands of tons of melamine-tainted animal feed, Beijing should continue to roll out more tests in the food chain -- and brace itself for more contaminated products
Health authorities in Hong Kong have found more eggs contaminated with the chemical melamine.
A brand of eggs is being pulled off some shelves in China because of fears they are tainted with the same industrial chemical found in milk that sickened tens of thousands of babies
Chinese officials dump milk, tainted with the industrial chemical melamine, after over 3,600 children become sick.
CNN's John Vause reports consumers appear to be buying Chinese milk, but questions remain about food safety.
More than 10,000 children remained hospitalized after being sickened in China's tainted milk scandal, eight of whom were in serious condition, officials said
Lawyers advising the families of children sickened in China's tainted milk scandal said Tuesday they are facing growing official pressure to withdraw from the cases
Hong Kong authorities Sunday announced that two recalled candy products made by British confectioner Cadbury had high levels of melamine.
An industrial chemical blamed for sickening thousands of infants in China was found in candy in four Connecticut stores this week, a state official said Wednesday
China's tainted milk scandal continues to grow, affecting companies in the U.S. and U.K. CNN's Hugh Riminton reports.
A Japanese food corporation has recalled five products after determining they contained the chemical melamine that has been blamed for the deaths of four children and sickening thousands of others.
The European Union announced a ban on imports of baby food containing Chinese milk Thursday, after tainted dairy products linked to the deaths of four babies turned up in candy and other Chinese-made goods that were quickly pulled from stores worldwide.
A growing number of Asian countries are pulling Chinese diary products off the shelves. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.
The fallout from a tainted milk scandal in China continues to spread around the globe, with tainted crackers found in South Korea, two more illnesses reported in Hong Kong and a grocery chain in Great Britain pulling Chinese products.
The head of China's quality watchdog is reported to have resigned over the tainted baby milk scandal that has killed four children and sickened nearly 53,000 others.
China says over 50,000 children have gotten sick from milk laced with a chemical. CNN's John Vause reports.
The British supermarket chain Tesco pulled a Chinese candy from its shelves and New Zealand said Wednesday it found dangerously high levels of the industrial chemical melamine in the same brand, as fears over tainted milk spread beyond Asia
Canadian health officials have linked a deadly listeriosis outbreak to a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto, prompting the company to expand of its recall of meat products.
On a ranch nestled in the high plains of northeastern Colorado, thousands of cattle are being fattened up and prepared for slaughter.
The Humane Society of the United States is partly responsible for the magnitude of the largest beef recall in the nation's history, Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Thursday.
A company where rough treatment of cows was caught on video agrees to a record beef recall. CNN's Judy Echavez reports.
CNN's Kiran Chetry talks with an assistant administrator for the USDA about the largest beef recall in U.S. history.
House lawmakers, calling the U.S. food safety system "fragile" and a "mess," harshly chastised leading food companies and federal agencies Tuesday for allowing unsafe products to reach American consumers.
Lawmakers and food company CEOs come face-to-face Tuesday in a special hearing to address food safety lapses following this month's largest beef recall in U.S. history.
Humane Society releases undercover video it shot at a slaughterhouse showing cruel treatment of the cows.
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. Food Recall The products include certain 10-pound boxes of Butcher's Best 100-percent All Beef Patties; certain 10-pound boxes of Kohler Foods burgers; certain 10-pound boxes of Sand Castle Fine Meat; some two-pound boxes of Topps 100-percent Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers; and some three-pound boxes of Topps 100-percent Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers. The boxes carry the number "Est. 9748" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were produced June 22nd, July 12th or July 23rd. Border Trouble Border Patrol statement on a Border Patrol vehicle stolen by three drug smuggling suspects, who used it to escape to Mexico: "We can confirm a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle was stolen. It has been recovered. It is under investigation." Agent Barbara Mandel U.S. Border Patrol Spokesman Oil The U.S. imports 13,759,000 barrels of oil per day... 20 percent of that from the Persian Gulf. Source: American