Food safety

Food safety violations in Southwest Colorado spike

Your favorite restaurant is now under more intense scrutiny from the local health department as an increase in inspectors has resulted in an eye-popping number of food safety violations for the...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Think you can only get salmonella from chicken? Think again

A multistate salmonella outbreak tied to Maradol papayas from Mexico is just the latest example of fresh produce – and not the usual suspects, eggs and poultry – contaminated with a potentially...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Will eating a little dirt help your digestion?

Early spring is often signaled by an abundance of dandelions dotting lawns and fields with splashes of vibrant yellow. These early blooms are the first food sources available to pollinators such as...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Homegrown Food Retreat returns to discuss indigenous, local foods

For its ninth consecutive year, Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado’s Homegrown Food Retreat is gearing up to discuss the needs and concerns of Southwest Colorado’s local food world. This year’s...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Pine River Library to offer cottage food licensing course

A one-day course covering the requirements for cottage food as a business will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18, at Pine River Library , 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Topics include food...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Webinar to offer help with food safety plan

The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and Colorado State University Extension will present “Fundamentals of Creating a Food Safety Plan for Your Farm,” a free webinar from 12:10 to...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Massive frozen-food recall covers hundreds of items

DES MOINES, Iowa – Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to...

DATE: May 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

GMO legislation would prohibit states from labeling

DENVER – Colorado activists are mounting a campaign to oppose federal legislation that would prohibit states from requiring labeling of genetically modified foods, despite Colorado voters already...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Getting more for Manna

When you enter Manna Soup Kitchen’s chilly walk-in freezer, it’s hard not to immediately notice a rack of ribs resting on a shelf on the left. Toward the back are pounds of ground meat carefully...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposition 105 looks at labeling genetically modified food

DENVER – One of the more expensive food fights this election season is a question that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Proponents paint Proposition 105 as providing...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reviving orchards in S.W. Colorado

Scattered in orchards around the county are varieties of apple trees that were largely forgotten until the co-founders of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project went looking. In the process,...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

The can conundrum

You may have seen reports on a recent study that suggested a connection between BPA, a chemical found in many plastics, and childhood obesity. Concerns about the possible health effects of BPA,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Kid Row