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October 20, 2010 Survey Shows Sick Workers Often Handle Food, Putting Consumers at Risk of Foodborne Illness, Louisiana Attorney

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Louisiana food safety advocate Richard J. Arsenault says he is alarmed by a recently issued report that indicates that a high number of restaurant workers handle food while suffering from an illness. In what it calls the largest...

October 5, 2010 Cocoa industry 'failing to address abusive child labour' in supply chain

Source: Procurement Leaders

... the largest US chocolate company, to take action to end child and forced labour in its supply chain and to adopt Fair Trade certified cocoa. ...

September 24, 2010 Report - The Federal Food Safety System: A Primer

Source: Congressional Research Service

Numerous federal, state, and local agencies share responsibilities for regulating the safety of the U.S. food supply, which many experts say is among the safest in the world. Nevertheless, critics view this system as lacking the...[more]

September 14, 2010 Government food safety scientists report political, corporate interference

Source: LA Times

Scientists and inspectors at the federal agencies responsible for food safety say they face political and corporate interference with their work, according to a survey released Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a...

September 9, 2010 Food for Thought: Report Details 85 Safety Recalls


Tainted cheese, lettuce and waffles are among the 56 food recalls that have affected Pennsylvania since stronger food-safety legislation stalled in Congress in July 2009, according to a study released this week.

August 11, 2010 Report on Health Impacts of Oil Spill Issued

Source: Food Safety News

How will the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico impact human health? The short answer: we don't know. At the direction of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Institute of Medicine recently held a workshop...

August 5, 2010 Food Safety Study Concludes FDA Needs Revamp

Source: Food Poison Journal

A study by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, titled "Enhancing Food Safety: The Role of the Food and Drug Administration," concludes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency responsible...

July 28, 2010 Most Americans Worry About Safety Of Food Supply

Source: National Public Radio - NPR

Government officials have said for years that the U.S. has the safest food supply in the world. But recent events aren't doing much to inspire confidence in that mantra. Recalls of tainted lettuce, ground beef laced with...

July 26, 2010 What's Lurking in Your Stadium Food? (interactive map)

Source: ESPN

Mold in ice machines at six stands at Miller Park in Milwaukee. A cockroach crawling over a soda dispenser in a private club at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. Food service workers repeatedly ignoring orders to wash their hands at a...

July 15, 2010 Americans Wasting Billions Tossing Food Mistakenly Believed to Be Spoiled

Source: BusinessWire

CHICAGO & ORLANDO, Fla.--Today, and Harris Interactive released a surprising new study revealing that 76 percent of U.S. consumers mistakenly believe certain foods are unsafe to eat after the date printed on...[more]

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