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Zach Mallove

Zach Mallove

Zach was born and raised on Bainbridge Island, WA. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College in 2009, Zach spent about one year at Food Safety News and left in early 2010 to work on Capitol Hill.

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EU Bans ‘Meat Glue’

On Thursday, May 20, the European Parliament voted to ban bovine and porcine thrombin used as an additive to bind separate pieces of meat together into one piece. According to European Union lawmakers, the additives, which are commonly called “meat glue,” have no proven benefits” and create products that “carry an unacceptably high risk of… Continue Reading

Stage Set for Food Safety Bill

Last Thursday, the Senate passed the Wall Street reform bill, handing President Obama his second major legislative victory of the year. The contentious bill, which narrowly passed though the Senate on a 59-39 vote, took over the Senate upon its introduction and halted the progress of most other legislation in the body, including S. 510,… Continue Reading

Utah Campylobacter Outbreak Traced to Raw Milk

Late last week, Food Safety News reported that a Salmonella outbreak in Utah had been linked to contaminated raw milk. So far, the Utah Department of Health said Sunday, six people have tested positive for Salmonella.   The Utah Department of Health also confirmed Sunday that raw milk was suspected in another, unrelated outbreak, this… Continue Reading

Study Links ADHD and Produce Pesticides

A new study suggests that exposure to high levels of organophosphate pesticides, which are commonly used on fruits and vegetables, can lead to a higher rate of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study, published yesterday in Pediatrics journal, analyzed the levels of pesticide residue in the urine of 1,100 children ages eight to… Continue Reading

FSIS Issues Guidelines on Cattle Shedding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) has developed a compliance guide on known practices for pre-harvest management to reduce E. coli O157:H7 contamination in cattle. The document was a priority for President Obama’s Food Safety Working Group and is posted on the FSIS Website. The compliance guide discusses several known practices… Continue Reading

How Did E. coli O145 Contaminate Lettuce? Part III

A look at how E. coli O145 could have contaminated romaine lettuce on a farm in Yuma – Part III 

As state and federal public health officials continue to investigate the E. coli O145 outbreak tied to bagged Freshway Foods romaine lettuce, which has sickened at least 23 people in 4 states, many questions remain.

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