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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Little-Known Provision In New Food Safety Law

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS — Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a little-noticed p...

Democrats Attempt To Revive Food Safety Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The House has passed sweeping legislation that aims to make food safer in the wake of E. coli and salmonella outbreaks in peanuts, ...

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?

Obama To Sign Food Safety Bill Today

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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

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 Sends Food Safety Bill 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, sendi...

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...

Food Safety Bill Passes Senate By Unanimous Consent

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill to make food safer, sending it to the House in the waning days of Congress. It was the...

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 Time.com | 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.