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November 7, 2014 Environmental, public health groups sue FDA over feed additive

Source: Reuters

A group of environmental and public health groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, seeking to set aside the agency's approvals for feed additives containing ractopamine that are used to boost the weight of...

November 7, 2014 Chicken Imports from China a Raw Deal for U.S. Consumers

eNews Park Forest - âIn a post election surprise, USDAâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) announced yesterday that the Peopleâs Republic of China had completed the necessary paperwork to...

November 6, 2014 Berkeley Puts First Soda Tax on the Books

Source: Food Safety News

The city of Berkeley, CA became the first municipality in the country to approve a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages Tuesday.

November 5, 2014 Supermarkets try to block food watchdog's bid to ‘name and shame’ stores selling chicken tainted with deadly bug (UK)

Source: Daily Mail(UK)

The bug involved, campylobacter, is associated with 280,000 food poisoning cases a year and as many as 100 deaths, making it one of the biggest threats to public health

November 4, 2014 The Feds 'Modernize' Food Safety Without Making Food Safer


Can the federal government spend hundreds of millions of dollars on food-safety regulations without making Americans or our food much safer? Sadly, the answer appears to be yes

November 3, 2014 Study: Milk may not be very good for bones or the body

Source: Washington Post

But a new study from researchers in Uppsala University in Sweden suggests that consuming more milk could actually be associated with higher mortality and bone fractures in women and higher mortality in men

November 3, 2014 28,980 Pounds Of Chicken Kiev Recalled For Connection With Salmonella Illness

The Consumerist - The U.S. îDepartmentî of Agriculture announced Aspen Foods ... of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common îbacterialî îfoodborneî...

October 31, 2014 Listeria Found in Raw Milk at New York Dairy

Source: Food Safety News

Consumers in Sullivan County, NY, and surrounding areas are being warned not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Richard Dirie Farm due to possible Listeria contamination. The farm is located at 1345 Shandelee Rd.,...

October 31, 2014 109 Country of Origin Labeling Reform Group Members Appeal to Congress

Farm Futures - Members of the Country of Origin Labeling Reform Coalition on Thursday sent a letter to members of the U.S. Congress appealing for action on the îWorld Trade Organizationî's recent ruling on COOL, which...

October 30, 2014 The Shrimp You Buy May Not Be What You Think It Is

Source: Huff Post

Much of the shrimp sold in grocery stores and restaurants across the U.S. isn't exactly what it says on the package or the menu, a new survey claims. Using DNA testing, the marine conservation group Oceana sampled 143 shrimp...

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