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Posts tagged food safety

February 18, 2011

Food Safety Economics 

Raw hamburger

Consumers Are Willing To Pay More For Safer Food

This study finds that consumers are willing to pay more for food that has a greater probability of being safer.

February 17, 2011

2012 Federal Budget 

Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA)

Obama’s Budget Proposal Rewards FDA, Hurts USDA

The FDA was awarded over $4 billion in funding to help pay for its food safety programs, while the USDA experienced budget cuts.

January 26, 2011

Chinese Food Politics 

Chinese Milk Powder

China Cracks Down On Food Producers, Threatens Harsh Punishments

Responding to a history of food contamination, the Chinese government has recently taken measures to enforce food safety.

January 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

toddler sipping on two baby bottles

Legal Decision Bars BPA From Some Baby Bottles

Part of a class action suit against several baby bottle manufacturers has been settled. The companies failed to disclose that their bottles contained BPA.

December 31, 2010

Top Headlines 

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

2010 In Food News

In 2010 consumers balanced mistrust of big government with a desire to have safer and healthier food, especially for children.

December 29, 2010

Food Safety News 

Eggs

Food Safety Bill Revived And Passed By Congress

After being pronounced dead by many observers, the new legislation was passed in a surprise vote earlier this week. Some of the changes may surprise you.

November 19, 2010

Unhealthy Chemicals 

four mutli-colored baby bottles

BPA Ban Removed From Food Bill, Sperm Counts Could Suffer

The Food Safety Bill gets moving in the Senate, but some concessions had to be made. A BPA ban no longer appears in the bill and sperm counts might suffer.

November 19, 2010

Political Progress 

farmers market food and sales

Amendment Makes Small Farms Exempt From Some Food Bill Regulations

An amendment exempting small farmers from some FDA regulation has been added to the Food Safety Bill. The definition of "local" becomes a tighter radius.

October 29, 2010

Food Recall 

Celery

Deadly Listeria Cases Linked To Contaminated Celery, Plant Closure

Another food recall hits the headlines. A San Antonio plant is shut down after five die from contaminated celery.

September 30, 2010

Food Recall 

Eggs

Iowa Egg Executive Apologizes, Environmentalists Aren’t Buying It

Everything from the weather to a contamination in an ingredient in their chicken feed was blamed for the nationwide salmonella outbreak at the Iowa egg farm.

September 2, 2010

Egg Recall 

broken eggs

FDA Issues Inspection Reports On Farms Implicated In Egg Recall

The FDA filed some gruesome sanitation reports this week of the farms found to be sources of the recent spike in salmonella-related illnesses.

August 13, 2010

Food Safety 

U.S. Capitol building

Food Safety Bill Update Omits BPA Ban, Relief For Small Farmers

The Senate Health panel released a new bipartisan version of a food safety bill this week, which seeks to give the FDA more authority in food safety matters.

August 12, 2010

Food Safety 

a man cleaning a fish

New Study Examines PCB Contamination In The Food Supply

A study released by The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) examined which foods contained the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

August 12, 2010

GM Crops 

Canola flower

Study: Genetically Modified Canola On The Loose In North Dakota

An unprecedented number of genetically engineered canola crops have successfully escaped into the wild.

August 6, 2010

Food Labeling 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Food Labeling, Food Safety & Farm To School

The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

August 6, 2010

Food Safety 

Fresh Fish neon sign

Gulf Fishermen Wary Of Smell Tests For Gulf Seafood Safety

Fisherman along the Gulf Coast are skeptical that the Food and Drug Administration's testing is thorough enough to deem seafood safe.

July 19, 2010

food safety 

Milk drop splashing

Colorado Raw Milk Dairy Back In Business (Almost)

A goat farm in Colorado is cleared to resume distribution of raw milk after last month's string of E. coli and campylobacter outbreaks.

July 13, 2010

Food Safety 

Bangers and mash

New UK Government Dismembers Food Standards Agency

As the U.K. ushers in a new administration after its elections last month, so, too, is it welcoming new standards for nutrition and food safety regulation.

July 13, 2010

Interviews 

marion nestle and book cover of feed your pet right

Marion Nestle (Part 2): Food Policy, Local Food & Food Labeling

Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle, in the second part of our interview, she talks about food policy, the local food movement and food labeling

July 9, 2010

Interviews 

marion nestle and book cover of feed your pet right

Marion Nestle (Part 1): Raw Milk, School Food & What To Feed Your Pets

Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle about everything from the raw milk debate to pet food to food labeling. This is the first part of the interview.

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