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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:...

February 18, 2010 Survey: Consumers 'Highly Aware' of Food Safety

Source: Food Safety News

According to an ongoing study, food safety concern is influencing choices consumers make at the supermarket. The study--which is being conducted by Michigan State University (MSU) on behalf of DNV, a company that offers food...

January 11, 2010 Poll: Most Not Fully Confident in Food Safety

Source: CBS News

Just one in three Americans are very confident that the food they buy is safe, a new CBS News poll finds – although the vast majority are at least somewhat confident that their food is safe.

December 1, 2009 Consumer Reports: Two Thirds of Chickens Carry Bacteria

Source: ABC News

The bad news from a new study is that two thirds of store-bought chicken was found to be contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. The good news is that, believe it or not, the numbers are better than two years ago, when...

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