C-Thru Cucumbers, Pig Farmers On Strike, and Contaminated Tomatoes

Top food news for June 2-6

Here we are with the weekly food news roundup. Farmers on strike, food recalls, and home canning - read all about it here!

Salmonella outbreak in raw tomatoes in nine states: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Illinois and Indiana.

Dairy farmers in Germany are going on strike. While fuel and food costs are rising, milk prices are dropping, making it difficult for dairy farmers to earn income.

Orval Kent macaroni salad recalled in Pennsylvania and New Jersey due to E. coli contamination.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that home canning is making a comeback. (We didn't know it went away!)

Italian pig farmers are on strike, citing rising food and fuel costs and low revenue.

C-Thru Cucumbers? British scientists develop a very thin-skinned cucumber that doesn't need to be peeled.

In California, Fresco Italia "Caseificio Voglie di Latte" burrata cheese has been recalled due to listeria contamination.

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