The House and Senate versions of the product safety bill (HR 4040) are not the same, and the differences matter.
If you’ve stopped eating a particular food, temporarily or permanently, as a result of a recent recall, you’re not alone. According to recent Deloitte survey, 57 percent of us have done so, and 76 percent of us are more concerned about the foods we eat than we were five years ago.
I have a soft spot for tomatoes. I spent a long day in the fields of Immokalee, Florida, picking tomatoes as part of a college learning seminar on migrant farmworkers. Twisting tomatoes off the vine and casting them into buckets where they were thrown into a large collector truck, I realized the enormous value in Continue Reading
It’s not surprising the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company is nominated as the “Worst Company in America” by readers of The Consumerist.
Andrew Hartung came to Washington D.C. on February 7th to make sure baby products don’t hurt babies. It seems obvious – but will take major reform. So he joined several other families on the Hill to tell the press and Senators how the reforms they are now considering would keep kids safe.
From the Consumer Reports Safety Blog: Four days after the nation’s largest-ever beef recall, U.S. consumers still have no way of knowing whether they ate—or might have in their freezers—some of the potentially suspect meat, food safety experts at Consumers Union said Thursday.
None of us want to eat beef infected with mad-cow disease, E. coli, or Salmonella. Nor would we feed it to our children. Unfortunately, low-income children who qualified for federal assistance under the National School Lunch Program may not have had a choice.
The Washington Post recently published some White House insider speculation about potential new Chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Nancy Nord has been Acting Chairman for the past X months) The front-runner, they say, is Gail Charnley, a consultant with a doctorate in toxicology from MIT. But who is she really?
Today’s New York Times editorial (registration required) on cloning by editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg raises an interesting and important point about the impact of cloning on genetic diversity. Klinkenborg analogizes to shuffling cards, and notes that cloning represents an unshuffled deck — clearly not a benefit to all players. The editorial was in response Continue Reading
From the Consumer Reports Safety Blog: We can’t remember a year when product safety garnered so much public attention. Consumer confidence was shaken as we saw recall after recall on toys, tires, toothpaste, and more. We dubbed 2007 “The Year of the Recall.”