Tag Archive: food safety

Sep 14 2013

The USDA’s reckless plan

The government intends to spread a failed pilot program that decreased food safety to every hog plant in the nation. My friend Jim, a farmer, jokes about bringing a bowl of manure and a spoon to the farmers’ markets where he sells his beef. “My beef has no manure in it, but you can add …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/the-usdas-reckless-plan/

Jun 18 2013

A rotten bacon behemoth: If a Chinese company’s bid to acquire Smithfield goes through, consumers and farmers will suffer.

American consumers may not even notice the change if a newly proposed takeover by China’s largest meat processor of our nation’s leading pork company goes through. But the $4.7 billion transaction would certainly show up on our plates: in the form of farmer exploitation, more factory farms, and a more complicated supply chain that increases …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/a-rotten-bacon-behemoth-if-a-chinese-companys-bid-to-acquire-smithfield-goes-through-consumers-and-farmers-will-suffer/

Apr 29 2013

Professional Food Manager Certification slated

Statistics indicate that food borne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a food borne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/professional-food-manager-certification-slated/