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July 9, 2010 Blame parents, not Happy MealsSource: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
First, McDonald's had to deal with recalling its tainted Shrek 3 glasses. Now, it's facing the threat of a lawsuit - not for products being served too hot or raw but for toys in its Happy Meals. There are people who feel that...
Source: North Bay Business Journal
The food industry’s product recall horror stories are well documented. The estimated $350 million lost by California’s spinach industry in 2006 and last month’s national recall of alfalfa sprouts from Caldwell Fresh Foods are...
Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest
The Center for Science in the Public Interest applauds Chairman George Miller for pulling together a strong child nutrition bill. The bill would do much to help support and promote healthy eating by children. Like the Senate...
May 17, 2010 School cafeteria catching up to McDonalds in safetySource: North Country Public Radio
It's really unbelievable that the hamburger you eat at most any fast food chain is safer than the burger a child eats in the school cafeteria. Especially when you consider that young children are especially vulnerable to the...
April 30, 2010 Food safety regulationsSource: San Francisco Chronicle
Recent and recurring concerns over food contamination by various strains of E. coli bacteria have resulted in a move by Congress to rewrite food safety laws. Currently, the Department of Agriculture regulates meat, poultry and...
April 20, 2010 Protecting America's food supplySource: Politico.com
Americans are being forced to play a game of Russian roulette with the food they eat. We’ve all heard stories about widespread food poisoning — with sometimes deadly consequences. Yet legislation that could transform the nation’s...
April 13, 2010 Time to freshen outdated food safety laws - EditorialSource: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Here's something to think about next time you're at the dinner table: Most U.S. food-processing plants haven't been inspected in at least five years. That unappetizing tidbit comes from a new report by the U.S. Food and Drug...
The Organic Center, a research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, recently revealed concerns for the state of the food industry and agriculture. Despite the symbolism of an organic garden at the White...
January 19, 2010 IF We had an Undersecretary of Food Safety...Source: Food Safety News
IF there was an undersecretary for food safety this is what they should be doing...
Source: Cold Truth.com
Over the holidays I wrote about a meal we all wanted to avoid. For the appetizer: San Antonio Bay oysters polluted with Noroviruses. For the main course: grilled beef infected with E. coli from contaminated tenderizing needles;...
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