Attributed largely to health choices, poultry has surpassed beef as America’s top choice for meat. But there’s a down side to this bird boom: heightened chances of getting sick from salmonella poisoning.
More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has holes, and some think we would all be safer if food safety at the federal level was brought under one roof.
Individual states still control raw milk sales within their borders. And despite the health warnings, some Midwestern states have recently proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture in considering a set of rules for organic farmed fish. Several consumer groups, though, say the recommended rules don’t go far enough to meet the strict standards of other organic foods.