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Recalling a year of recalls

It takes a special kind of procrastination to sit by while 1,850 people get sick.

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, September 9th, 2010 in E. Coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The call for food safety reform grows louder

Victims of tainted food aren’t the only ones pointing at the recent recall of over a half billion eggs as the latest reason why the Senate needs to pass the food safety bill – so are members of Congress.

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 in Salmonella, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Your go-to list for egg recall info

Got egg recall questions?  Check out the list the FDA released this week summarizing resources for consumers, with up-to-date information on the recall and the FDA’s investigation into the Salmonella outbreak. 

Posted by Meg Bohne on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 in Salmonella, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

It’s time to ban toxins in kids’ products

This back-to-school season we’re urging you to BYOB: ban your old bottles.

Posted by Meg Bohne on Monday, August 30th, 2010 in Bisphenol A (BPA), Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

Who was inspecting the Iowa egg farms? It turns out: no one.

Is the left hand talking to the right?  Not when it comes to our  dysfunctional food safety system.

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 in Salmonella, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

UPDATE: record-breaking half billion egg recall

A second Iowa company reporting Salmonella-tainted eggs added to the already-massive egg recall this weekend, making it one of the largest in history.

Posted by Meg Bohne on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 in CDC, FDA, Food Contaminants, Food Safety, Recalls, Regulators, Salmonella | 4 Comments »

Senators reach agreement on food safety bill

Legislation unveiled  by a bipartisan group of Senators yesterday moved the bill one step closer to the end game. Who says nothing gets done in Washington during August recess?

Posted by Meg Bohne on Friday, August 13th, 2010 in Bisphenol A (BPA), Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

‘See no evil, hear no evil’ is not a good toxics policy

Apparently you can’t recall 28 million boxes of children’s cereal due to methylnaphthalene contamination without raising a few red flags…

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 in Food Contaminants, Food Safety, Methylnaphthalene | 1 Comment »

Reid ready to move on food safety bill?

Hopeful news out of Washington this week that the Senate may be getting closer to a vote on the food safety bill before they break for August recess.

Posted by Meg Bohne on Thursday, July 29th, 2010 in Bisphenol A (BPA), Food Safety | 1 Comment »

Eric Schlosser on food safety: “A perverse economic incentive guides the marketplace”

Industrialization, lack of oversight and unchecked corporate power is business as usual when it comes to our food safety system.   And that, says Eric Schlosser, has got to change.

Posted by Meg Bohne on Monday, July 26th, 2010 in Salmonella, Uncategorized | Comments Off
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