- Mandatory testing and reporting in FDA overhaul
Congress should increase penalties against companies that ship adulterated food and should overhaul food safety laws
- Call for FDA review “good news” for consumers
CU calls for annual inspection of food plants in wake of peanut butter recalls
- President should appoint FDA Commissioner now
FDA must address peanut butter contamination and a growing list of other food safety problems
- FDA activities do not adequately protect food
FDA should request recall of contaminated infant formula
- Coalition letter to the House about food safety
Salmonella, foodborne illnesses, recalls: now is the time for reforms of the Food and Drug Administration
- “Fed Ex Model” needed for traceability for produce
Salmonella outbreak shows weaknesses in safety system
- Reforms needed to protect nation’s food supply
FDA urgently needs greater funding and the authority to do its job.
- Improved safety standards and traceability needed for produce
Salmonella outbreak shows weaknesses in safety system
- Increased inspections needed for produce
The FDA needs to be more effective in enforcing food safety standards.
- Congress should require labeling of cloned food
CU polls says 89% of consumers want labels on cloned milk and meat
- Food Safety Reporter Wins 2010 Pulitzer Prize
Michael Moss and members of The New York Times Staff won the 2010 Pulitzer for relentlessly covering food safety issues.
- As Public Pressure Mounts Will Senate Act?
Accusations of negligence of against a Nevada based food flavor company has fueled a growing chorus of newspapers, non-profits, and activists are calling for the Senate to enact common sense food safety measures.
- Another Company Knowingly Sells Contanimated Food
Just after the year anniversary of peanut company PCA knowingly selling salmonella tainted food another company is caught.
- CU Activist Peter Hurley Fighting Hard for Food Safety
After almost losing his son Peter Hurley became a fierce advocate for food safety.
- Tests of Packaged Greens Reveal High Level of Bacteria; Are Organic or Loose Greens Clean?
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.
- CU Food Activist’s Op-Ed In The Portland Press Herald
Tammy Morrill a victim of peanut butter poisoning and now an activist for stronger food safety was featured in Maine’s largest paper.
- 1 Year After PCA Peanut Butter Outbreak- What has changed?
Peanut Butter Victims, Consumers Union and the Make Our Food Safe Coalition are calling for passage of food safety legislation.
- 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
- Eggs Source of Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak Source: Food Safety News (Tuesday August 17, 2010)
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said Monday that seven Salmonella Enteritidis cases it has been investigating were linked to a multistate egg recall. The CDC has counted hundreds more since May that are likely also linked to the consumption of contaminated recalled eggs.
- Despite recalls, tainted food sometimes on shelves Source: Chicago Tribune (Wednesday July 28, 2010)
Kenneth Maxwell of Iowa never gave a second thought to the safety of his chicken pot pies until he found out – too late – that they’d been recalled for salmonella. When it comes to food recalls, efforts to alert and protect the public often fall far short.
- 90 Confirmed with Salmonella in Subway Outbreak
A salmonella outbreak that has sickened 90 people has been linked to Subway restaurants in 28 counties in Illinois, but the specific food source of the contaminant remains at large.
- The Senate should act on a sensible food-protection bill Source: Washington Post (Thursday March 11, 2010)
Thanks to federal regulations that took effect in September, a new salmonella contamination attributed to a flavor enhancer was caught and a recall begun. But inspection documents released by the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday showed that a Las Vegas company continued to distribute the ingredient even after samples came back tainted. Unfortunately, legislation Continue Reading
- Firm recalls 1.7 million pounds of beef and chicken products with HVP Source: Meatingplace.com (Wednesday March 10, 2010)
Windsor Foods, with operations in Lampasas, Texas, and Oakland, Miss., is recalling approximately 1.7 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products that may be contaminated with salmonella.
- Oregon victims in peanut-related salmonella case will get payout Source: The Oregonian (Wednesday February 3, 2010)
A year after a nationwide salmonella outbreak killed nine people, sickened more than 700, and fueled one of the biggest recalls in U.S. history, compensation is heading toward victims. Three families in Oregon will receive a slice of a $12 million insurance policy held by the company at the heart of the outbreak, Peanut Corp. Continue Reading
- USDA Releases Retail List in Beef Recall Source: Food Safety News (Tuesday December 8, 2009)
Friday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Beef Packers, Inc, owned by Cargill, was recalling over 22,000 pounds of ground beef products due to possible contamination with Salmonella Newport, a potentially deadly pathogen. Yesterday the agency released a list of over hundred Safeway stores in Arizona (pdf) that received the recalled meat.
- Peanut butter consumers are back Source: Omaha World-Herald (Tuesday September 22, 2009)
- New rules aim to keep salmonella out of food Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Wednesday May 13, 2009)
- Dolores couple takes salmonella message to U.S. Capitol Source: Cortez Journal (Friday May 8, 2009)
A Dolores man allegedly infected with salmonella-saintpaul last summer by consuming a jalepeno pepper is joining others seeking federal legislation to help stop foodborne illnesses nationwide.