The Colorado State University Extension Office, in partnership with the Students of Delivery of Cooperative Extension Programs will be presenting a free webinar on Tuesday, March 27. The topic of the webinar is "Fundamentals of Creating a Colorado Farm Food Safety Plan," and will feature a panel of speakers who... more »
DENVER (AP) - The governor's forum on Colorado agriculture plans to feature discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks. This year, the annual event comes after a listeria outbreak was traced to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the... more »
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years.
Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for... more »
With a severe winter storm comes the threat of losing power.
The USDA has safety tips to follow to ensure food in your freezer and refrigerator is safe to eat following an outage:
• Keep an appliance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer. An appliance thermometer will indicate... more »
Food safety advocates are pushing the U.S. government to step up efforts to monitor less common E. coli strains.
The food industry and government regulators have focused for years on finding the most virulent strain, which has killed hundreds of people and sickened thousands every year.
But they... more »
A new report says the Food and Drug Administration is stretched thin and needs to reorganize to better keep the nation's food safe.
The report released by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council Tuesday says the agency needs to become more efficient and better target its... more »
Salmonella found in alfalfa sprouts appears to have sickened 23 people in 10 states, including one infant in Oregon, prompting a nationwide recall of the product. The sprouts were produced by Caldwell Fresh Foods of California, and sold in 18 states. (We do not know yet if Colorado is one... more »
The Obama administration is rolling out a new Web site designed to streamline food safety information for consumers. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the new Web site - www.foodsafety.gov - on Wednesday during the Consumer Federation of America's food policy conference. The site will put food-related information... more »