- CU comments to USDA regarding new performance standards for Salmonella
CU commends the USDA for finally updating the Salmonella performance standard for poultry. Setting the performance standard at 7.5% for chicken, based on estimated prevalence of Salmonella-positive results from the 2007-2008 young chicken baseline survey (YCBS), rather than the present level of 20% is a significant step forward for food safety.
- White House announces food safety standards
CU statement: The new measures represent real progress towards improving the safety of food in the U.S.
- Salmonella Outbreak Shows Food Safety System Flaws
The “Safe Food Act” is a bill that will establish a single food agency with enhanced powers.
- CU Calls for Single Food Agency
CU is calling for the creation of single food agency to ensure adequate, efficient, and effective oversight of our nation’s food supply.
- Sen. Harkin Lauds Consumers Union for Endorsing His Food Safety Legislation
The power to recall tainted meat and poultry and to seek civil fines is essential.
- Consumer Reports Finds 71 Percent of Store-Bought Chicken Contains Harmful Bacteria
Tougher chicken regulations sought
- Consumer Reports finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria in pork
A new Consumer Reports study released today warns shoppers that they may be getting more than they bargain for in their packages of pork. Tests of pork chops and ground pork found widespread contamination by several different bacteria, much of which showed resistance to one or more antibiotics used in human medicine. The study points Continue Reading
- Cargill Owned Meat Company Recalls Beef
Cargill-owned Beef Packers, Inc. announced a recall on Friday of 22,723 pounds of ground beef products that were sent to stores in Arizona and New Mexico.
- Chicken Report Ruffles Feathers
Here is a round up of what people are saying about CU’s chicken testing as reported by Consumer Reports.
- CONSUMER REPORTS: TWO-THIRDS OF CHICKENS TESTED HARBOR DANGEROUS BACTERIA
USDA Must Make Chicken Less Risky to Eat; Consumers Shouldn’t Have to Play Roulette with Poultry
- Obama Administration Working Group on Food Safety
Working group releases report on what is needed.
- Where’s the recalled beef?
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.
- Flip that bird
Thoroughly cooking chicken on both sides is sound safety advice in light of a new Consumer Reports study that found bacteria contamination in 83 percent of chicken sampled. This study represents a significant increase over Consumer Reports’ 2003 study which found 49 percent of chickens sampled contaminated with either Salmonella or Campylobacter bacteria.
- Editorial: On Turkey Day, pass the gravy but hold the bacteria Source: USA Today (Tuesday November 23, 2010)
When you sit down with friends and family on Thursday for a Thanksgiving feast, you shouldn’t have to worry about uninvited guests such as E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter.