- CU praises House passage of the food safety bill
The bill will make a fundamental difference in keeping food and families safe
- House letter urging support of the Food Safety Enhancement Act
The bill is essential to restoring the trust of American consumers in the safety of our food supply
- CU urges House passage of food safety bill
A much-needed overhaul of the nation’s food-safety system is needed
- House letter urging passage of the Food Safety Enhancement Act
The current food safety system is broken and has been in need of an overhaul for more than a decade
- CU urges Congress to take action on food safety
House agriculture committee holds hearing on Food Safety Enhancement Act
- Food safety bill approved by House committee
The bill would prevent outbreaks like the ones we have seen with spinach and peanut butter
- June 17: Food safety bill up in House committee
CU urges passage of a strong bill to protect consumers
- House subcommittee OKs food safety bill
CU urges Congress to maintain bill’s strong provisions
- CU supports Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
Congress should include testing and reporting of contaminants provision
- Congress: Food safety system must be fixed
Foodborne illness victims convene in DC to share personal stories & ask Congress to pass legislation
- E. coli infection kills Cleveland girl, 7; case may be linked to Illinois company's beef recall Source: The Plain Dealer (Thursday May 21, 2009)
A 7-year-old Cleveland girl died Sunday from an E. coli infection that local health officials say could be linked to a massive ground-beef recall issued Thursday from an Illinois-based company. Health officials did not identify the girl or provide details of the circumstances that led to her death. But Cleveland Health Director Matthew Carroll said Continue Reading
- As Food Recalls Continue to Sprout, What Can a Consumer Do? Source: Washington Post (Tuesday April 7, 2009)
Peanuts and pistachios have much in common. Neither is a true nut: the peanut is a legume, same as a bean or a pea, while the pistachio is a seed. Long dismissed as high-calorie snacks, both are enjoying newfound recognition as healthful foods, full of fiber, beneficial fats, vitamins and minerals that make them worth Continue Reading
- Bipartisan lawmakers call for US food safety overhaul Reuters (March 3, 2009)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should conduct more food inspections and the government should have better access to industry test results during an emergency, Senate lawmakers said on Tuesday, amid one of the biggest food recalls in history.
- Survey: peanut recall known but misunderstood Source: Associated Press (Friday February 13, 2009)
Most Americans know about a peanut-driven national salmonella outbreak but many are wrong about what products are involved and few have confidence in food safeguards, according to a Harvard survey.
- Peanut Butter recalled as Salmonella search continues Source: Washington Post (Sunday January 11, 2009)
An Ohio peanut butter distributor issued a voluntary recall for two brands of peanut butter after health officials in Minnesota said they had found salmonella bacteria in a tub of peanut butter that is distributed to schools and hospitals.
- A Year Later, Questions Still Exist About E. Coli Outbreak Source: KPCC Southern CA Public Radio (Tuesday September 18, 2007)
This week’s recall of salad bags put out by Dole is prompting memories of last September’s e-Coli outbreak.
- Fear of contamination triggers recall of Lunch Makers kits Source: The Seattle Times (Saturday December 3, 2005)
ConAgra Foods is recalling Armour Lunch Makers kits with ham, turkey and bologna that may be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.