A recent editorial commentary by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette addresses the recent incidents of food-borne disease, particularly those involving produce in restaurant chains such as Taco Bell.

Despite more than 12,000 food-processing plants in the United States, says the editorial,  the budget of a key federal watchdog, the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food

Caroline Smith DeWaal, director of food safety at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, commented in a recent TomPaine.com editorial in regards to the need for Americans to eat for fresh fruits and vegetables, and how the recent food poisoning outbreaks are hindering that message.

“Contaminated foods kill about 5,000 Americans each year

United States food safety regulators say they are still mystified by an outbreak of E coli that has killed one person, sickened 157 and forced all fresh spinach to be pulled from store shelves.

The investigation centers on nine farms in three California counties, and the outbreak may signal a need for tighter regulation –

September is National Food Safety Education Month. The point of the annual campaign is to make sure you don’t get sick because of things you’re doing – or not doing – in your kitchen. There are a few things you can do during dinner tonight that’ll help keep you and your family safe, according to

This September is National Food Safety Education Month.

It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that 76 million people get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 Americans die each year from food-borne illness.

The Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment is celebrating food safety month with educational displays