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LA TV Station Reports Health Department’s Failure to Announce Salmonella Outbreak

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Over a four-month period, a popular deli in the Los Angeles area sickened at least 21 people with Salmonella poisoning, but the Ventura County Department of Public Health did not notify the public when the first cases were reported and they began their investigation. A new report by Los Angeles news station NBC4 revealed that Brent’s Deli… Continue Reading

UW Study Digs into Consumer Perceptions of Restaurant Grading Systems

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In recent years, numerous cities around the world have adopted systems that require restaurant health inspection scores to be communicated clearly at the restaurant. In New York City, prospective diners see an A, B, or C grade in the restaurant’s front window. Elsewhere, customers see a percentage score out of 100. Communicating a satisfactory amount of… Continue Reading

La Terra Fina Expands Recall to Include Spinach Artichoke Dip Products

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After recently recalling its spinach dip sold in Bay Area Costco stores over Listeria concerns, La Terra Fina of Union City, CA, is expanding its recall to include additional spinach artichoke dip products: Recalled Products Product Description Item # UPC Code Best By Date Retailer Region Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip made with Greek Yogurt 31-oz…. Continue Reading

Rep. Slaughter Reintroduces Preservation of Antibiotics Legislation

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On Tuesday, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) reintroduced the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA), which would ban non-therapeutic uses of medically important antibiotics in food animal production. “My legislation would save eight critical classes of antibiotics from being routinely fed to healthy animals and would reserve them only for sick humans and sick animals,” Slaughter… Continue Reading

Witnesses Tell House Agriculture Committee GE Foods are Safe, Don’t Need Labels

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All six witnesses at Tuesday’s House Committee on Agriculture hearing argued against mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. Most of their testimony praised the efficiency they believe GE crops provide to farmers and enumerated the costs they say labeling would inflict on farmers, manufacturers and consumers. But they also brought up the safety concerns surrounding GE food…. Continue Reading