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USDA Extends Kids Free Meal Program Through December

(CNN) - The U.S. Agriculture Department is extending a free school meal program to millions of children. The program allows families in need to pick up free food from any convenient school campus, even if their child is not…

USDA Proposes Changes To School Lunches

(CNN) - French fries, pizza and hamburgers may become more common in school cafeterias. The Department of Agriculture is proposing revisions to rules that govern the nutritional content of food served in schools. According to the Washington Post, the…

States Sue USDA Over Food Stamps Requirement

(CNN) - More than a dozen states plus the District of Columbia are suing the USDA over new work requirements for food stamp recipients. Under the new rule, going into effect in April, more recipients will have to work…

Cooking Safely This Holiday Season

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (www.fsis.usda.gov) is the public health regulatory agency in USDA responsible for ensuring that meat, poultry and processed egg products are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled. Food…

Meat Sold At Walmart Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

(CNN) - Some frozen sausage patties sold at Walmart are being pulled off the shelves because of possible salmonella contamination. George's prepared foods, based in Caryville, Tennessee is recalling more than 6,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage…

Taco Bell Seasoned Beef Recalled

(CNN) - Taco Bell's seasoned beef has been voluntarily recalled from locations in more than 20 states. More than two-million pounds of seasoned beef were removed and discarded from Taco Bell's restaurants and distribution centers on Friday. After a…

USDA: Stop Washing Your Poultry

(CNN) - Before you cook up your favorite chicken dish; don't wash it. That's the latest from the USDA. They say you might actually get sick by doing it. How? Well, a study of home cooks showed washing your…

5 Million Lbs of Beef Added to Salmonella Recall

(CNN) - Check your freezer! More beef has been recalled due to salmonella contamination. More than five-million pounds of non-intact raw beef products have been added to the initial recall from back in October. The brands of beef include…