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Food Safety Modernization Act

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."

Darrell Issa, Step Away From the Corporations

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Goodman

Remember "freedom fries"? That's what Republicans renamed french fries after France refused to support the invasion of Iraq. This year, renaming fries might be the extent of food regulation that Congress is willing to support.

Obama To Sign Food Safety Bill Today


WASHINGTON — Foreshadowing the coming power struggles between the White House and a more Republican Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ...

The Food Safety Bill Means (Big Food) Business As Usual--Or Does It?

Susan Yager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Yager

The FDA will now be allowed to do a mandatory recall of tainted food "when a company fails to voluntarily recall the contaminated product upon FDA's request."

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...

House Passes Food Safety Bill, Sends To President

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a sweeping bill aimed at making food safer following recent contaminations in peanuts, eggs and produce, sending i...

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...

Why You Should Toast the New Food Safety Rules

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Isn't it time that we held food manufacturers more accountable and inspected the sketchy ones more often than every 5 to 10 years? Isn't it time that we stop playing Russian Roulette at the buffet table?

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

Harry Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

In The Public Interest : Senate Passes Historic Food Safety Bill

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Hitchcock

Once it's enacted, this historic legislation will protect consumers from preventable food-borne illness. This victory for consumers comes not a moment too soon.

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 Bill Myths | By Bill Marler | Nov 28, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

've been worrying over some of the provisions of this bill, especially since some of my friends in small production agriculture are so dead set agains...

Michael Pollan & Eric Schlosser: Food Safety Bill 'Best Opportunity In A Generation' To Fix Food Supply

Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser in the New York Times | MICHAEL POLLAN and ERIC SCHLOSSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

THE best opportunity in a generation to improve the safety of the American food supply will come as early as Monday night, when the Senate is schedule...

In The Public Interest : Food Safety Delays Make Us Sick

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Hitchcock

Last week, I met an extraordinary eighth grader from Henderson, Nevada. Rylee Gustafson may be only 13 years old, but she got excused from school to...

Santa Does Not Exist and Neither Does Bi-Partisanship in Congress

William Marler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Marler

Yes, it does seem clear that the Republicans are intent on keeping to their narrative of no. But, perhaps the Democrats do not want to give the Republicans a chance to be bi-partisan?

Ryan Grim

"HR 875" Myth Sows Terror Among Organic Gardeners | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rep. Rosa DeLauro knew she had a problem when her colleagues began asking her on the House floor about her bill that was going to put small farmers ou...

The HR 875 Food Safety Modernization Act Scare

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Johnson