Citizens’ Review Opposes GMO Labeling

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The statewide debate about labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms might not end on the same side as the local elections. A recent citizens’ review polled 20 random voters for their recommendations on measures in the election this fall. The panel found that labels required by measure 92 would not give … Continue reading »

Josephine County Food Bank Needs Help

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank have now shipped out all the food from the USDA that they have for the weeks supply. Next week, they are expecting more donations from the USDA, but they do not have any inventory, and the donations they get from the USDA are not enough to … Continue reading »

Salmonella Warning for Foster Farms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A warning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture may impact the food in your fridge. The USDA is issuing a public health alert about salmonella in Foster Farms Chicken. The product in question was sent to Oregon and California as well as Washington. The impacted chicken includes: P6137, P6137A, P7632. The government … Continue reading »

U.S.D.A. Inspections Not Impacted

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — While the government remains shut down in Washington D.C, Taylor’s Sausage Inc. in Cave Junction is still up and running. Owner Terry Taylor said initially he thought the inspectors would be impacted by the federal shut down, but the position is deemed essential. “They are actually working on kind of an … Continue reading »

Shift Added to Taylor’s Sausage

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Work continued late Monday afternoon at Taylor’s Sausage in Cave Junction as a night shift clocked in for the first time after owner Terry Taylor received an e-mail last week he says made him do a double take. “My heart started to sink because I figured that they were just telling … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Sausage Plant Expands

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A large employer in Josephine County has been given approval for a second shift and will add dozens of jobs. Taylor’s Sausage in Cave Junction received word from the USDA on Wednesday morning that it will receive a second inspector for a night shift. The company will be able to add … Continue reading »

Taylor’s Sausage Looks to Expand

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A Josephine County business wants to add 30 new jobs, but says the USDA is taking a bite out of that plan. Taylor’s Sausage is in high demand so much that it wants to add a second shift, which would add 30 employees. The owner says it would be huge for … Continue reading »