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[email protected]: USDA sets stricter salmonella bacteria limits | Honest Co. going public?

5@5: USDA sets stricter salmonella bacteria limits | Honest Co. going public?
Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

USDA imposes stricter limit on salmonella bacteria in poultry products

It's one of the country's biggest food safety problems, causing an estimated 1 million cases of illness in this country each year. The USDA has found salmonella bacteria on about one-fourth of cut-up chicken parts headed for retail stores, but new standards will drop the acceptable frequency of contaminated chicken to 15 percent or less. But will it actually help reduce illness? Read more at NPR...


Jessica Alba's Honest Co. is working with banks on an IPO

The natural baby and personal care company is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley on an initial public company. Read more at Bloomberg...

Stadiums score with farm-to-game eats

An on-site hydroponic farm. Organic gardens. More sports arenas are investing in opportunities to not only serve fresh food but actually grow it. Read more at Civil Eats...


Bayer rejects EPA request to pull insecticide from U.S. market

The Environmental Protection Agency concluded that use of Bayer's Belt pesticide could result in "unreasonable adverse effects on the environment" and sent the company a request to stop selling it. But Bayer won't give in so easily. Read more at Reuters...


Flint's crisis isn't just dirty water—they need better food, too

The Michigan town is in the spotlight as it deals with the fallout of a contaminated water scandal, but it's also noteworthy that many of its 10,000 residents lack access to healthy food. Read more at Huffington Post...

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