- President should appoint FDA Commissioner now
FDA must address peanut butter contamination and a growing list of other food safety problems
- CU urges expanded testing for melamine
FDA should move quickly to recall contaminated infant formula, other products
- FDA disregards scientific research on mercury
FDA considers relaxing fish-consumption advice for vulnerable populations
- FDA activities do not adequately protect food
FDA should request recall of contaminated infant formula
- FDA test results show melamine in infant formula
CU calls on FDA to release all results of tests for melamine contamination in food products
- Farm bill could restrict state food safety agencies
Groups protest farm bill clause that wipes out state and local authority on meat, poultry, and biotechnology.
- 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.”
- Consumers Union wants more tests of baby formula Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch (Sunday January 11, 2009)
A prominent consumer group is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand its review of infant formula and further test for the industrial chemical melamine and related compounds.
- Consumers Union says melamine guidelines unsafe Source: Associated Press (Sunday January 11, 2009)
The decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S.-manufactured infant formula contaminated with melamine or its byproducts onto store shelves is “seriously flawed” and medically risky because parents may feed their babies more than one product, scientists at the nonprofit group Consumers Union said Friday.
- Melamine tainted eggs discovered in China Source: New York Times (Monday October 27, 2008)
Hong Kong food inspectors have found eggs imported from northeast China to be contaminated with high levels of melamine, the toxic industrial additive at the heart of an adulteration scandal in Chinese milk products.