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As Public Pressure Mounts Will Senate Act?

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Accusations of negligence of against a Nevada based food flavor company has fueled a growing chorus of newspapers, non-profits, and activists are calling for the Senate to enact common sense food safety measures. As the recall of food tainted with HVP salmonella from Basic Food Flavor’s, a company in Las Vegas, NV, continues, the Washington Continue Reading

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Another Company Knowingly Sells Contanimated Food

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Just after the year anniversary of peanut company PCA knowingly selling salmonella tainted food another company is caught. The Washington Post is reporting that the managers at Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas knowingly shipped salmonella tainted food. Managers at Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas learned on Jan. 21 that samples taken a week Continue Reading

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Why America Is Fat

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Our friends at Consumerist found a great chart that explains why salad costs more than a Big Mac. From PCRM.org: The Farm Bill, a massive piece of federal legislation making its way through Congress, governs what children are fed in schools and what food assistance programs can distribute to recipients. The bill provides billions of Continue Reading

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CU Activist Peter Hurley Fighting Hard for Food Safety

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After almost losing his son Peter Hurley became a fierce advocate for food safety. Peter Hurley whose son Jacob got ill from Peanut Butter, has been a fierce advocate for food safety reform. He has been working really hard to get his message out there lately. The above video is from FoodSupplyChainSafety.com . Help Peter and Jacob Continue Reading

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Tests of Packaged Greens Reveal High Level of Bacteria; Are Organic or Loose Greens Clean?

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Consumers Union recently tested bagged leafy greens and found bacteria in many samples, in some cases at rather high levels.  A question that quickly comes to mind is whether organic salad greens, loose greens, or leafy greens from farmers’ markets, are cleaner or carry less risk of carrying pathogens like Salmonella or E. coli O157:H7. Organic first. Alex Continue Reading

Posted by Jean Halloran in E. Coli, FDA, Food Contaminants, Food Safety, Organics, Pesticides, Salmonella, USDA | No Comments »

CU Food Activist’s Op-Ed In The Portland Press Herald

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Tammy Morrill a victim of peanut butter poisoning and now an activist for stronger food safety was featured in Maine’s largest paper. Take a moment to read Tammy Morril’s great op-ed in the Portland Press Herald then leave her some great comments below her article. Here is the link Portland Press Herald. Thank you Tammy Continue Reading

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FDA expresses “some concern” but fails to ban BPA

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg  announced a shift in her agency’s stance on the health risks posed by Bisphenol A,  a chemical used in clear plastic bottles and in the linings of food and beverage cans, but did not call for a ban on  its use in food contact substances. Learn more about FDA’s position here.

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1 Year After PCA Peanut Butter Outbreak- What has changed?

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Peanut Butter Victims, Consumers Union and the Make Our Food Safe Coalition are calling for passage of food safety legislation. It is almost one year to the day since The Kellogg Company put a hold on two popular brands of peanut butter crackers because of potential Salmonella contamination. The outbreak which sickened hundreds and caused Continue Reading

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Author Of “Fast Food Nation” To Speak At CU Summit

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Eric Schlosser, journalist and author of the ground breaking book “Fast Food Nation”, is confirmed to speak to attendees of the Consumers Union 2010 Summit. Today an Op-Ed in the Des Moines Register called for stronger food safety and the passage of S. 510, the Food Modernization Act. The full Senate should vote on this Continue Reading

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CR Safety Blog: Tender is the Steak, But Risky Too

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Recall of approximately a quarter million pounds of beef due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Jean Halloran did a guest blog for Consumer Reports Safety Blog here is an excerpt: On Christmas Eve, National Steak and Poultry (NSP) of Owasso, Oklahoma announced a recall of approximately a quarter million pounds of beef due to potential E. coli Continue Reading

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