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When beef is mechanically tenderized, needles or blades are used to break down the connective tissue in the meat, allowing for a more tender product. (Source: CBS4)

Tenderized Meat To Be Labeled In 2016

Some steaks and roasts on store shelves have been mechanically tenderized but until recently there were no rules in place to let consumers know if what they were buying had been tenderized, an important piece of information for consumers.

07/28/2015

Barber Foods recalls over 1.7 million pounds of raw chicken. (Source: USDA)

Barber Foods Recalls Chicken Products Over Salmonella Contamination

Barber Foods is recalling over a million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products for possible contamination with Salmonella.

07/14/2015

Beech-Nut voluntarily recalls 1920 pounds of baby food. (Source: beechnut.com/recall/)

Beech-Nut Voluntarily Recalls 1,920 Pounds Of Baby Food

Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling almost 2,000 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.

04/15/2015

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

USDA Predicts Drop In Citrus Production This Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is predicting a drop in citrus production for this year.

04/09/2015

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Food Company Recalls Meat Sent To Florida

A food company is recalling more than 850 pounds of beef and chicken that were distributed in Florida.

01/17/2015

Air Potato vine. (Source: Ann Murray, University of Florida)

Student-Run Beetle-Rearing Lab Will Fight Air Potato Vine

The first-ever student-run beetle-rearing lab will be in operation in South Florida.

CBS Miami–05/23/2014

Michael Sabato, environmental specialist; Omar Garcia, environmental specialist, with Raider; Bryan Benson, environmental manager; Jodi Daugherty, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Larry Bynum, environmental specialist, with Bear.  (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture)

Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing School

A couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.

05/23/2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a mentoring event to celebrate Women's History Month, East Room, the White House in March, 2011. . (AP)

First Lady Promotes “Let’s Move” Campaign At Miami Park

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Miami Tuesday to promote her “Let’s Move” initiative by announcing a new partnership aimed at providing more healthy snacks to activity time to kids, especially after school.

02/25/2014

The protein in eggs help people feel full longer than the carbs found in cereal, pancakes and waffles. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Dried Egg Products Recalled Due To Salmonella

The USDA announced Saturday hundreds of thousands of pounds of processed egg products are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination.

02/15/2014

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Recall Issued For Possibly Contaminated Cheeses Sold In Florida

Georgia Department of Agriculture issued a recall on for cheeses being sold in Florida and Georgia.

12/26/2013

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