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Food Safety Bill

Tell the FDA You Eat It Raw

Linda Watson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Watson

What should farmers do to make sure fruits and vegetables are safe to eat? That's the question at the core of listening sessions being held by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency is seeking comments on the proposed new Food Safety Modernization Act rules.

Health Groups Sue U.S. For Failing To Protect Food Supply

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Home

* Seeks court order to force food safety regulations * Lawsuit claims government agencies failed to enact rules * Severa...

The 18 Food Recalls This Month That You Never Heard About

Sarah Pinneo | Posted 09.19.2012 | Home
Sarah Pinneo

Recalls happen far more frequently than you might think. Read on if you need an excuse to visit your local farmers' market.

Lynne Peeples

Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And Veggies | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

The second in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Ashley Armstrong's pa...

If You Eat, You Better Occupy Wall Street

Dave Murphy | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

For everyone who eats, the events that brought down our banking system and the lack of accountability for those who rigged the rules in their favor should be lessons in the making.

Infographic: A Food Safety Primer

Paula Crossfield | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Paula Crossfield

While the debt deal struck earlier this month puts funding for the Food Safety Modernization Act, which passed in 2010 and will help the FDA improve the safety of our food, at risk, there is information that can empower consumers now.

Protect the Public Fom Tainted Produce? Outrageous!

Alex Formuzis | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Alex Formuzis

The produce industry, fresh off a failed attempt to get the federal government to fuzz up the results of its annual tests for pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables, is at it again.

A Small Farmer's Viewpoint to the Tester Amendment (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Midsized farms may ultimately bear the full brunt of the Food Safety bill. But to what extent have the food contamination scares in recent years been traceable to them?

Over-Regulating Small Farms Doesn't Make Food Safer

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fedele Bauccio

Food is never completely sterile. But the importance of supporting our nation's small farmers outweighs far smaller food safety risks.

Food Safety Law Makes History

Barbara Kowalcyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Kowalcyk

The law contains key elements of Kevin's Law, named in memory of our son who died in 2001.

My New Year's Food Safety Resolutions: What I Will Be Doing Next Year

William Marler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Marler

I resolve in 2011 to spend even more time in Washington D. C. trying to explain to Jack and his buddies, "why it is a bad idea to allow your constituent to be poisoned."

A Presidential Rebound?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So here's what we know: The president's job-approval rating is back up again, higher than it's been in months. And here's what we don't know: Why?

Food Safety Gets a Chance

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

Salmonella in eggs, peanuts, tomatoes, and spinach; and melamine in pet food and candy imported from China... With a regularity that has become downri...

18 Changes To Food Safety The New Law Will Bring (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Food Safety Modernization Act, passed by the U.S. Senate December 22 and headed for President Obama's signature, aims to enhance the safety of foo...

Why Is The Food Safety Bill So Controversial?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alison Rose Levy

While the industrial food supply is a reality, the debate over the Food Safety Bill stems from a fundamental disagreement about whether industrial values and methods should predominate in determining safety.

The Food Safety Bill: Deeply Flawed, But Still Needed

Josh Ozersky at | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Senate's Food Safety Modernization Act, prematurely announced as a done deal a week ago, is stalled again -- or "doomed," if you go by some news o...

Changing the Food Landscape, One Person at a Time: Part One

Karen Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Kelly

There is a lot of innovation going on in the realm of school lunches, none of it having anything to do with food safety bills or mandates from lawmakers. In fact, government is where the least amount of innovation is happening.

9 Major Food Safety Snafus Of The Decade (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Salmonella from eggs, E. Coli in spinach, dangerous caffeine/alcohol drink combos. It begs the question: Is the food in America safe? Well, the U....

Get Food Safety Done! Once the GOP Is in the Kitchen, Food Safety Is Toast

William Marler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Marler

To the chagrin of everyone who worked hard to get the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act passed out of the Senate Monday, the bill is now facing a significant uphill battle.

Jon Stewart Tackles Food Safety Bill Paranoia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Senate held hands, mostly, Tuesday night to pass the sweeping Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25. The landmark food safety bill all...

House May Block Food Safety Bill Over Senate Error

Roll Call | Nov. 30, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A food safety bill that has burned up precious days of the Senate's lame-duck session appears headed back to the chamber because Democrats violated a ...

Food Safety Modernization Act: Why Its Passage Matters

Sen. Harry Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Harry Reid

The system to prevent contaminated food from ever getting as far as the kitchen table failed. That's why I led the Senate in passing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

Lucia Graves

Senate Passes Sweeping Food-Safety Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After stalling for more than a year, a sweeping food-safety bill passed with bipartisan support in the Senate on Tuesday, paving the way...

Senate Passes Landmark Food Safety Bill, Heads For Reconciliation

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scroll down to read key points from S.510, the Senate's food safety bill. The Senate passed legislation Tuesday to make food safer in the wake of dea...

Food Safety By the Numbers

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Liberson, PhD

The UK had about 1 million foodborne cases or a weekly rate of 36 per 100,000 population versus the U.S. figure of between 90 and 540 per 100,000.