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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Random Packages of Seeds from China May be Part of Scam, Officials Say

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) released new information Tuesday about unsolicited deliveries of seeds from China.  In a statement, the USDA said the situation seems to be a scam to deliver unsolicited products in order to fake customer reviews.  “At this time, we don’t have any evidence […]

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July 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Preste Atención si Recibe Paquetes de Semillas no Solicitadas de China

Varias personas están recibiendo paquetes de China que no ordenaron, según los departamentos estatales de agricultura de los Estados Unidos. El Departamento de Agricultura de Maryland (MDA) siguió el paso de  varios otros estados, y anunció el lunes que está al tanto de personas que reciben “paquetes de semillas no solicitados de China”. El MDA […]

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July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders Among Those Receiving Unsolicited Packages of Seeds from China

People are receiving packages from China they didn’t order, according to state agriculture departments across the U.S.   The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) followed several other states and announced Monday that it is aware of people getting “unsolicited packages of seeds from China.” The MDA said it is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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April 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Receives Federal Approval for Disaster Food Distribution

State to distribute one million pounds of food to areas hit hardest by pandemic The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Thursday that the state now has federal approval to use U.S. Department of Agriculture food to operate a Disaster Household Distribution Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is run through The Emergency […]

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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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September 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Safeway, Target Among The Stores Where Ground Beef Recalled for Possible E.Coli

Safeway and Target are among the list of stores where the U.S. Department of Agriculture says contaminated meat was sold. Earlier this month, Cargill Meat Solutions recalled more than 132,000 pounds of its ground beef products produced and packaged on June 21 due to the possibility of E. Coli. An investigation involving the Centers for […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

More than 10K Pounds of Empire Chicken Recalled Due to Possible Metal Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is recalling more than 10,000 pounds of Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., products that may be contaminated with metal, according to a news release. According to the USDA, the problem was discovered earlier this month by an Empire employee.  The worker observed metal foreign material […]

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