Vacant Land Could Pave Way for Food Safety, Says Comer

Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner James Comer wants to utilize some of Louisvilleā€™s abandoned properties for community gardens to address the lack of fresh produce in low-income areas. The GOP nominee and state representative says it is a challenge to hold the attention of urban voters while running for this office, but this project could […]

Farm Bureau Meeting In Louisville This Week

Every year, delegates meet to discuss business, receive awards, elect officers and to determine their legislative priorities.

Executive Vice President David Beck says the bureau may revise its stance on certain provisions in the healthcare overhaul law, but the main focus will likely be the upcoming farm bill.

Pew Says Most Kentuckians Support Food Safety Act

by Stephanie Crosby The Pew Health Group is working to rally support for legislation on Capital Hill known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The group released a poll today that says 85% of Kentuckians support strengthening food safety regulation. The poll of 500 Kentucky residents was conducted last month. Pew Food Safety Campaign […]

New Food Safety Code in Effect

by Stephanie Crosby Kentucky restaurants and food service providers have a new set of food safety regulations. The new code basically adopts federal standards that were approved in 2005, with a few changes. Kentucky Department for Public Health Food Safety Branch Manager Christine Atkinson says one of the changes includes lowering the required storage temperature […]