Flawed state reporting leaves consumers vulnerable

By Max Levy, Dustin Volz and Joe Yerardi

A data analysis of salmonella reports in all 50 states reveals inconsistent reporting requirements among state health departments

Farmers markets thrive, as do concerns

By Stephanie Snyder

With small farms mostly exempt from federal and state food safety enforcement, locavores bear responsibility for what they buy

Food-safety issues abound near U.S. Capitol

By Maggie Clark, Esther French and Mattea Kramer

Reporters find salmonella-contaminated chicken, among other violations, at the Agriculture Department’s own farmer’s market

Laws haven’t kept deadly pathogens out of meat, poultry

By Teresa Lostroh and Rachel Albin

Millions of pounds of contaminated meat and poultry still reach – and kill – consumers because of flaws in the system

Is kosher meat safer?

By Judah Ari Gross

While research hasn’t proven that kosher food is safer to eat, the way in which it is prepared may reduce the chances of spreading foodborne

Organic food no guarantee against foodborne illness

By Madhu Rajaraman

Organically grown fruits and vegetables are just as vulnerable to contamination by dangerous pathogens as non-organic produce

Inspectors struggle to keep up with flood of imports

By Brad Racino

Food imports approved for use in the U.S. in an unexpected way

Salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes in Guatemala

By Brandon Quester and Tarryn Mento

Cantaloupe, a frequent carrier of pathogens that cause foodborne illness, is imported by the U.S. more than any other nation

Salmonella lurks from farm to fork

Salmonella infections are on the rise, sickening more than a million Americans a year

Rhode Island case illustrates poor food handling practices

By Joanne Ingram

Failures in food handling and state regulation highlighted in salmonella outbreak from zeppole distributed by a local bakery

Antibiotics in livestock fuel debate over hazardous meat and poultry

By Andrew Mach

Farmers and ranchers still use large amounts of antibiotics in raising livestock, which breeds and passes to humans drug-resistant bacteria