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April 21, 2010 CDC Reports Decrease In E. coli Illnesses -- Beef Industry Keeps Focus On Safety Improvements


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of illness due to E. coli O157 significantly decreased in 2009. The 2009 E. coli illness rate is the lowest since 2004 and meets the Healthy People 2010...

April 16, 2010 CDC: Foodborne illnesses on the decline


The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) of CDC's Emerging Infections Program conducts active, population-based surveillance in 10 U.S. states for all laboratory-confirmed infections with select enteric...

April 14, 2010 Audit Finds Tainted Meat Reaching Consumers

Source: Food Safety News

Veterinary drugs, pesticides, and heavy metals are making it onto our plates via meat, according to a federal audit released this week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report...

April 1, 2010 Report breaks down sources of foodborne illness outbreaks

Source: Eat, drink and

A new report by The Alliance for Food and Farming identifies produce as the source of approximately 12 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks, linking 88 percent of outbreaks to meat and processed foods

March 24, 2010 GAO report criticizes FDA's lack of transparency on proposed food safety method

Source: Eat, Drink and

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was recently scolded for its record-keeping and lack of transparency on irradiation petitions, a request by a manufacturer to use radiation to food products to eliminate germs, in a report by...

March 15, 2010 US One of Top Five Food Safety Violators

Source: - WA

A new global monitoring tool identifies the United States as one of the top five worst food safety offenders in the world. We take rank with China, Turkey, Iran, and Spain. This extensive integrated network was designed by...

March 3, 2010 FDA Survey Finds More Americans Read Information on Food Labels

Source: US FDA

A majority of consumers read food labels and are increasingly aware of the link between good nutrition and reducing the risk of disease, according to the latest survey of dietary habits released today by the U.S. Food and Drug...[more]

March 2, 2010 Study Finds Consumers Want Their Food Labeled As Inspected For Safety

Source: The

A Michigan State University study found the majority of consumers look for labels that signify products they're buying were inspected for safety, and that about a third are willing to pay more for such labeling.

February 25, 2010 Have You Become Sick From Something You Ate?

Source: BusinessWire

Over the past several years Americans have seen numerous food recalls related to our nation’s food supply. Spinach, peanut butter and even pet food are just some of the food items that have been subject to massive recalls. While...[more]

February 19, 2010 Report: Food safety shouldn't marr environment

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Farmers are facing pressure to choose between protecting the environment and safeguarding their fields from harmful bacteria, but a new report claims food safety and ecological goals can work hand-in-hand. Read more:...

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