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May 28, 2015 FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Mandatory Food Recalls Under the Food Safety Modernization Act

Source: National Law Review

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a draft guidance titled, “Questions and Answers Regarding Mandatory Food Recalls.” FDA was given general mandatory food recall authority by the Food Safety Modernization Act...

May 21, 2015 How an American With a Knack for Math Saved India From Famine

Source: Bloomberg Business

Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to respond. None of this math brings tears to his eyes except the time in 1965 he made...

May 8, 2015 Congress should prioritize food safety modernization funding

Source: The Hill

In 2011, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Heralded as “the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years” and supported by industry, consumer...

April 28, 2015 Here's why beef's opponents have got it wrong (Guest column)

MLive - A îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî report concluded that only about 2 percent of U.S. greenhouse gases can be linked to cattle, and that good management would lower it further. A growing body of research even...

April 13, 2015 Is Listeria Actually On The Rise Or Does It Just Seem That Way?

Source: Forbes

Last week, Sabra recalled 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, and Blue Bell recalled more varieties of its ice cream products. Before that, it was spinach, sprouts, and caramel...

February 10, 2015 Do You Have A Climate Change Bucket List'

Think Progress - I keep a copy of my list on my desk at home, it is my motivation to keep doing the work I do.â Her post is about a îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî report discussing ânational landmark...

February 9, 2015 Could a Single Food-Safety Agency be the Answer?

Source: Food Safety News

This week, with little fanfare, the Obama administration released a proposed 2016 budget that would dramatically remake FDA and USDA. The plan would strip each agency of its extensive food-safety oversight responsibilities and...

January 29, 2015 Unsavory: The Problem With Angry Vegans Who Push and Preach Their Ideals

Alter Net - Like îMichael Pollanî, I agree that people should aim to âEat food, not too much, mostly plants,â because this is ideal for human and habitat health. But letâs get real. We live in a...

March 16, 2011 What a Massive Spinach Recall Teaches Us About Food Safety

Source: Time

Over the past two weeks, grocery stores in every region of the United States and Canada have been taking frozen organic spinach—and a host of products ranging from frozen dinners to spinach dip—off their shelves. All the spinach...

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