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August 18, 2010 Two Takes on the Senate Food Safety Bill

Source: The Atlantic

Yesterday, I posted comments from the Consumers Federation of America about the latest version of S.510 (PDF). With luck, the Senate will vote to pass this bill in September and will reconcile its version with the House bill...

August 4, 2010 Food safety is different from public health

Source: Marketing Week

Although your leader column on the future of the Food Standards Agency (MW 15 July) was overtaken slightly by events, it did contain some muddled thinking that I feel is worth addressing

July 30, 2010 Editorial: No more delays: Pass food-safety bill

Source: Star Tribune - MN

Eric Schlosser's book "Fast Food Nation" and the Oscar-nominated documentary "Food, Inc." he coproduced jolted Americans into thinking critically about where the food on their plates comes from. It's only fitting that this...

July 9, 2010 Blame parents, not Happy Meals

Source: 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...

June 21, 2010 Commentary: For food industry, product recalls can have disastrous consequences

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...

June 15, 2010 House Child Nutrition Bill Promotes Good Nutrition for Kids

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...[more]

May 17, 2010 School cafeteria catching up to McDonalds in safety

Source: 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 regulations

Source: 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 supply


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 - Editorial

Source: 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...

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