Salmon Fishing Ban, Grocery Budgets, Mangosteens, and Raw Milk Ban PossibleTop food news for April 14-18

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Here’s our weekly food news roundup. Read all about food-borne illnesses, grocery budgets, irradiated food, and more!

Remember when we mentioned the possible chinook salmon fishing ban? Well, it happened – California legislators voted to ban chinook salmon fishing this year due to poor numbers of salmon returning to the rivers to spawn. Expect salmon prices to rise.

Tired of foods such as alfalfa sprouts getting recalled due to? USDA scientists say irradiation may be the key.

The Oregonian offers some tips and tricks on slashing your grocery budget.

Long banned in the United States, the delicious tropical fruit from Southeast Asia, the mangosteen, is now available for sale in the US.

Salmonella in contaminated Malt-O-Meal cereal
caused several illnesses this week, the FDA reports.

British grocery chain Tesco will not be coming to the US after all.

California lawmakers are meeting to decide whether they want to ban raw milk.

In spite of all the food recalls, more people aren’t getting sick. Why?