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Adulteration – In the Eyes of the Beholden?


“Salmonella on a raw uncooked product is not, in and of itself, a public health risk … Salmonella on a raw uncooked hamburger does not make it adulterated. It does not mean that the plant is not operating in an unsanitary way.” – Patrick Boyle, CEO of the American Meat Institute, in a 2002 Frontline interview… Continue Reading

Senator Introduces Bill to Ban E. coli

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Tuesday introduced legislation to require that food producers take responsibility for keeping food free from harmful pathogens. The bill would amend the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the sale of any food that has not been certified… Continue Reading

Uninspected Meat Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday that Vatran’s Fine Foods. Inc., of Tracy, CA, was recalling approximately 11,500 pounds of assorted meat and poultry products because “they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.” The Federal Meat Inspection Act requires that the USDA’s food safety agency, the Food Safety and Inspection Service… Continue Reading