- Obama Administration Working Group on Food Safety
Working group releases report on what is needed.
- Good Grief! Could it be true? UPDATED
The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FCLDF), a group primarily devoted to preserving the right to sell raw milk, has mounted a vociferous internet campaign to defeat HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act (FSEA), alleging that the bill will hurt small farms. The bill was recently received unanimous approval from the House Energy Continue Reading
- Fresh greens go sci-fi, join irradiated foods team
Late August, the FDA issued a final rule amending previous food additive regulations to allow up to the maximum dose of irradiation (4.0 kiloGray) for fresh spinach and fresh iceberg lettuce. Although voluntary for producers, our greens can now undergo gamma rays, electron beams, and x-rays before they reach our supermarket. Sci-fi spinach could enter Continue Reading
- Salmonella-laced tomatoes poop us out
While more people get diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps from eating salmonella-laced tomatoes, the FDA is still trying to hunt down the source of the outbreak.
- 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.
- Undercover video leads to outcry on meat safety
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.
- With a little less help from my friends
One would think that the federal government would welcome any competent help to assure the safety of the nation’s food supply, but no…..
- Doing Nothing Won’t Do Anything
“Without question, America’s food safety system has degenerated over the past 6 years. We don’t know how many times concerns raised by F.D.A. employees were ignored or soft-pedaled by their superiors. What we do know is that since 2001 the F.D.A. has introduced no significant new food safety regulations except those mandated by Congress.”
- Gov Watchdog Joins Call for Immediate Reform
The Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ analytical watchdog arm, added the nation’s food safety system to its list of “high risk” areas in need of immediate attention from Congress and the Executive Branch.
- A Real Meat and Potatoes Discussion
“Our food safety structure is collapsing and endangering public health.” A strong statement from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D – Connecticut) who announced her subcommittee would hold a hearing Thursday, Feb. 8th on food safety.