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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April 13, 2010 Time to freshen outdated food safety laws - Editorial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...

April 8, 2010 Super Weeds, Bees, and Diabetes: 7 Food Safety Predictions


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...

January 5, 2010 Last year was a rough one for food safety. Will 2010 be any better?

Source: Cold

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;...

January 5, 2010 USA - Food safety now open season for anyone to attack meat trade

Source: Meat Trade Daily News

As 2009 comes to a close, there is no letup in the calls from politicians, consumer advocates, food safety lawyers and major media outlets for USDA and the food industry to step up their game when it comes to food safety.

December 21, 2009 Editorial - The 76 Million Food Victims

Source: New York Times

After the Sept. 11 attacks, Congress set up a system that required food producers to register with the federal government, theoretically making it easier to trace dangerous contaminants in the nation’s food supply. A new report...

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