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Christopher Waldrop

Failure to Finalize Rules Delays Labels on Mechanically Tenderized Beef

For at least another three years, consumers shopping for steak and other whole cuts of beef will continue to be left in the dark about beef treated with mechanical tenderization, a processing technique that softens up meat but can drive potentially harmful pathogens below the surface. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been working… Continue Reading

Foster Farms: Food-Safety Leader or Bad Actor?

After 11 years at the helm of California-based poultry producer Foster Farms, Ron Foster announced last week that he was stepping down as president and CEO of the company his grandparents started 75 years ago. Over those 11 years, the company has attracted a lot of attention related to Salmonella, both good and bad. Under… Continue Reading

IAFP Interview: Waldrop Discusses Mechanically Tenderized Beef

Christopher Waldrop, director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America, spoke with Food Safety News at the 2014 Conference of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The discussion covered the food safety risks associated with mechanically tenderized beef, as well as some of Waldrop’s concerns with the USDA’s new poultry… Continue Reading