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Food Safety Modernization Act

Rush Creek Reserve Cheese Production Cancelled for 2014

culture magazine | Posted 10.21.2014 | Home
culture magazine

In an e-mail sent today to cheesemongers and distributors, Uplands Cheese owner Andy Hatch announced they will not be producing any Rush Creek Reserve this season.

New FDA Regulation Could Cripple Ranchers, Beer Brewers

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

A proposed new regulation by the Food and Drug Administration aims to protect both livestock and consumers, but critics say it would hurt ranchers and...

Joe Satran

Shutdown Surprise: GOP Lawmakers Want Food Safety Regulation | Joe Satran | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

All was confusion in the House of Representatives on Monday night. Lawmakers were discussing a bill to restore full funding for the Food and Drug A...

Our Lives in the Balance

Brian Snyder | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Brian Snyder

The more we do to sanitize our environment of all pathogens, while also accepting the rampant use of complex agricultural chemicals to control so-called "pests," the less able we are to fend off disease of all kinds in more natural ways, which then increases our own dependence on modern pharmaceuticals to keep from being sick.

For Farmers, Farmers Market Week Celebrations Clouded With Concern and Confusion Over Looming New Food Safety Rules

Stacy Miller | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Stacy Miller

With dairy and grain farms disappearing off the map every season, it's terrifying to think that one promising avenue for a family farm's viability -- diversification into produce -- may seem out of reach.

Key Food Safety Regulations Delayed Again

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Is the Food and Drug Administration ever going to finalize the regulations mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act? We have to assume it will...

Joe Satran

FDA 'Unlawfully Withheld' Long-Delayed Food Safety Rules | Joe Satran | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration has officially broken the law by failing to release regulations needed to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act...

Joe Satran

Agencies Axe Food Safety Requirement Aimed To Prevent 1 Million Illnesses A Year | Joe Satran | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At the very beginning of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its proposals for the most important food safety regulations in a genera...

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.

FDA Extends Comment Period For Food Safety Rule

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

File this one under "least surprising food safety stories" of 2013." The FDA announced on Saturday that it was extending the public comment period for...

Joe Satran

New Food Safety Rules Face Big Hurdles | Joe Satran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

President Barack Obama came into office during one of the worst salmonella outbreaks in United States history, in which at least 700 people fell ill a...

Joe Satran

Huge Change In Store For Food Safety | Joe Satran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

The Food and Drug Administration released two of the five major regulations tied to the Food Safety Modernization Act for public comment on Friday, th...

FDA Asks Court To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Delayed Food Safety Rules

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home

* Lawsuit claims U.S. agencies failed to issue timely regulations * FDA argues it cannot meet some deadlines because of enormous task...

Joe Satran

With Election Over, Experts Hope Obama Will Stop Delaying Food Safety Reform | Joe Satran | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home

Usually, when President Barack Obama has been criticized for moving too cautiously on a given issue, he's been able to blame a divided, obstinate Cong...

Time to Sweep Up the Confetti and Start Saving Lives

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Obama administration should use the next four years to pursue even more aggressive initiatives that make our food supply safer, our kids better protected from junk-food marketers, and our diets healthier

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...

Families, Health Advocates Urge Obama To Act On Food Safety

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home

By Lily Kuo July 17 (Reuters) - Families, public health advocates and consumer groups called on the White House on Tuesday to impleme...

A Budget Cut Only the Produce Industry Could Love

Michele Simon | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

It's not like this is some wasteful government program. It's a relatively cheap way to help save lives, so what's going on?

Finding More Purpose in Food

Cathy Erway | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Cathy Erway

When is a soup not a soup, in my humble opinion? I would say when it's made with dehydrated crystals of vegetable, meat, and monosodium glutamate, in a packet or bouillon cube.

Food Safety Should Come First, Not After

Deirdre Schlunegger | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Deirdre Schlunegger

The public must demand that food from the market and restaurants, from small and large farms, from domestic and international locations, is free of contaminants. The FDA now has the authority to ensure a safer food supply and they need the funding to get it done.

People Willing To Pay More For Safer Food, Survey Says

Posted 07.24.2011 | Home

A full two-thirds of U.S. voters are willing to pay more for safer food, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts. S...

FDA Launches Food Recall Search Site

Slashfood | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home

We've all been there: You hear a snippet about a recall on television or the radio, but don't catch the batch number or where the product was sold. No...

Can We Please Stop Demonizing the FDA?

Laurel Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laurel Miller

I will always stand up for the rights of cheesemakers to produce raw milk product. That doesn't mean I'm concurrently endorsing foodborne illness epidemics or food safety anarchy.

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.