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August 11, 2010 Report on Health Impacts of Oil Spill IssuedSource: 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 RevampSource: 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 SupplySource: 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...
CHICAGO & ORLANDO, Fla.--Today, ShelfLifeAdvice.com 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...
Source: The Globe and Mail
People concerned about food poisoning usually reserve their suspicions for the meat on their plate. But a new report suggests salsa and guacamole served at restaurants are increasingly common sources of food-borne illness.
July 9, 2010 Consumer food safety confidence remains steadySource: Food Business News.com
WASHINGTON — For the past three years, consumer confidence in the safety of the U.S. food supply has remained steady with 47% of consumers rating themselves as confident in the safety of the U.S. foods, according to the “2010...
July 6, 2010 What Does 'Sustainable Food' Mean, Anyway?Source: The Atlantic
The National Academies have just released Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. You can read it online, one page at a time. Otherwise, you have to come up with the $76.50 it costs in print (electronic...
Source: Food Production Daily
Hundreds of studies providing “overwhelming scientific evidence” of the harm caused by bisphenol A (BPA) are being dismissed by regulatory agencies because they don’t conform with the outdated safety test guideline authorities...
June 9, 2010 FDA Needs Food Safety Overhaul: ReportSource: US News and World Report
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) isn't equipped to handle problems with the food supply and is in need of a major revamping, a government panel of experts reported Tuesday. To come up to speed, the FDA needs to...
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