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Food Inspection

Slaughterhouse Allegedly Sold Meat From Cows With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living

The nearly 9 million pounds of beef recalled from a California slaughterhouse this month may have come from cows sick with cancer, inside sources are ...

Time to Retire Horse Slaughter for Good

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Some foreign companies look at beloved American horses and see only two things: profit and food. They want to turn these majestic animals into frozen meat products for Europe and Asia, with no concerns about the unconscionable cost on life, health, the environment, or the integrity of our culture.

Outsourcing Food Inspection Is Too Hard to Swallow

Donald Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Donald Cohen

American public institutions have a long track record of keeping our food disease-free. Yet as this service is increasingly outsourced to for-profit corporations, it is leading to repeated oversight failures that have caused illness and even death.

Should Contaminated Food Really Be Killing So Many People?

Bloomberg View | the Editors | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View Contaminated food sickens 48 million Americans, resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and more than 100,000 hospitalizations each year...

Food Inspector Gets Jail For Bribery Scheme

Posted 08.31.2012 | Home

A former food inspector for the Chicago Public Health Department has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for taking bribes for food safet...

Rachel Mendleson

A Thousand Cuts: Food Inspectors Fall Victim To Austerity

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Cynicism 101

Gillian Clark | Posted 07.11.2012 | DC
Gillian Clark

My parents tried their best to school me in the ways of the world, so when I started college, I figured I had enough cynicism to make it on my own.

Mr. Almanza: You Missed Some Key Facts

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

Food & Water Watch is not a "Johnny-come-lately" to the food safety program at the USDA. We are opposed to the proposed poultry inspection rule for several reasons.

USDA Defends Contentious Poultry Inspection Proposal

Alfred V. Almanza | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Alfred V. Almanza

Over the last few weeks, there's been a lot of misinformation in the media about a proposal by USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to modernize inspection at poultry slaughter plants. In fact, our plan will help prevent foodborne illnesses.

175 Chickens in One Minute?!

Craig McCord | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Craig McCord

Right now, the USDA inspectors inspect 35 chickens a minute for lovely things such as bile, feces and random spare parts that got through processing. That's a chicken every two seconds.