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CDC director resigns after reports of conflicts of interest

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday following reports that she bought shares in a tobacco company, among other financial dealings that presented a conflict of interest. “Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: CDC

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Your faithful scribes here at Food Safety News deal daily with many federal and state food safety agencies. How we are able to interact with these organizations is a big factor in how effective we are in keeping you up to date on food safety. Among these agencies, none is more important than the federal… Continue Reading

CDC Report Finds High Sodium Consumption Among U.S. Kids

More than 40 percent of the sodium they consume comes from 10 common types of food

More than 90 percent of U.S. children aged 6-18 years eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report released on Tuesday. This report provides the most recent data detailing how much sodium school-age children eat and where… Continue Reading