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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Consumer Reports’ latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods we tested contain some BPA. Our findings are notable because they indicate the extent of potential exposure: Consumers eating just one serving of the canned vegetable soup we tested would get Continue Reading
Consumer Reports’ recent article on the presence of Bisphenol A in canned food drew widespread interest after it was published this past week. It also quickly drew critical comments from industry groups representing companies that manufacture or use BPA, a chemical whose safety is currently being reassessed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.