Since 9/11, many companies have taken steps to protect their operations from intentional contamination. Central Dairy trucks of Jefferson City, Mo., have multiple locks to prevent milk and ice cream from being tampered with. Still, the FDA believes its ru
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Many of the food terrorism scenarios outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involve liquid.
This feedlot in Ordway, Colo. wouldn't be covered under new rules from the FDA meant to limit risk of a terror attack on the food industry. But the rules could spur the agriculture industry to consider their vulnerabilities to attack.
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In the wake of Sept. 11, the U.S. government spent years, and billions of dollars, fortifying various industries against possible terrorist attacks. Now, government regulators are turning their attention to our food supply.
Eric Jensen, right and Ryan Jensen, brothers who owned and operated Jensen Farms, arrive at the federal courthouse in Denver in January of 2014.
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Two cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2011 outbreak of listeria that killed 33 people, were sentenced on Tuesday to five years probation and six months of home detention.
The AP reports:
"A federal magistrate also ordered brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen to each pay $150,000 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service. Each read a statement in which they apologized but didn't show any emotion during the hearing.
Boxes of the oat-based cereal Cheerios will soon sport a GMO-free label, a move that wasn't hard to make.
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A popular breakfast cereal will soon sport a label on its familiar yellow box declaring it free of genetically modified ingredients, both a win for anti-GMO activists and the mark of a big food company looking to tap into a niche market for its product.