Food safety

Classroom pets expelled from Durango schools

If your child has a favorite classroom pet – a hamster, a lizard, a goldfish – you may have heard of the animal’s sudden disappearance after winter break or you may hear of its soon-to-come...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District’s farm-to-school program brings the beef

A year and a half into its existence, Durango School District 9-R’s food distribution center is thriving and has allowed the district to expand its offerings. The newest addition to school menus is...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango High School resurrects its culinary education program

Durango High School has resurrected its culinary education program after several years without one. In 2017, the school hired culinary teacher Jessica Bright, resumed offering cooking classes and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How other people’s food allergies are changing what you eat

I’m standing in a space the width of an airplane aisle, staring at frying oils. It’s the kitchen of the Stapleton, Colorado, location of Next Door, one of the country’s most-high-profile casual...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

California company recalls vegetables over listeria fears

SALINAS, Calif. – A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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