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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.

Lucia Graves

Sweeping Food-Safety Bill Backed By Unlikely Coalition | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Food Safety Modernization Act, which would vastly improve the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ability to ensure the nation's foo...

Why We Need Food Safety Reform To Slow Staggering Foodborne Illness

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

Monday, November 29 is our last best hope for the Senate to pass food safety reform. That's something I hope we can be thankful for next week.

Senate Reaches Agreement On Food Safety Bill To Exempt Small Farms

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Some small farms would be exempt from government efforts to prevent foodborne illness under a Senate agreement on food safety legis...

Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan on the Food Safety Act

William Marler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Marler

If a farm seller (small or large) puts his or her product into the wholesale market, they have to play by the same food safety rules as the large players.

Local Food Advocates Hold Up Food Safety Bill In Senate

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Wednesday to move forward on a far-reaching food safety bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration more...

Food Safety Bill Stalled By Tom Coburn, Small Farm Interests

The New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But the Senate has still not acted to fix many of the flaws in the nation's food safety system -- although a bill to do so has broad bipartisan suppor...

GOP Sen. Tom Coburn Threatens To Hold Up Food Safety Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator is threatening to hold up food safety legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration more power ...

The Safety of Imported Food?

Tony Corbo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tony Corbo

Of the 9.5 million shipments of imported food items that will arrive at our ports-of-entry this fiscal year, FDA inspectors will physically examine only 1.53% of them.

House Passes Far-Reaching Food Safety Bill

AP | The ASSOCIATED PRESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed a far-reaching food safety bill in the wake of the recent outbreak of salmonella in peanuts that killed at lea...

Everything You Need To Know About The Food Safety Bill

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The House will vote today on a momentous, controversial plan to overhaul a large swath of the nation's food-safety system. The vote comes amid yet ...

Fixing Our Food Safety System

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

We have a responsibility to people to truly fix systemic problems in our food safety system, starting with a fundamental restructuring of the food safety bureaucracy at the FDA.