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Rep. Louise M. Slaughter

Her office confirms the death of Rep. Louise Slaughter at age 88

One of the most prominent food safety advocates in Congress is dead at age 88. The office of Rep Lousie Slaughter, D-NY this morning confirmed the Congresswoman who has represented the Rochester area since 1987 has died after a fall in her home.She was the oldest member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Earlier in… Continue Reading

USDA introduces ‘fix’ in testing for Salmonella in poultry

Instructions for testing personnel to use a new “neutralizing buffer” solution to reduce the effect of antimicrobial sanitizers take effect today at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The “fix,” explained in a two-page FSIS Notice, is intended to address a problem turned up in research by USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS). ARS researchers… Continue Reading

Sixty Democrats ask Vilsack to delay new hog slaughter rule

Sixty liberal and mostly urban congressional Democrats have weighed in with their opinions about making bacon, telling the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to further delay expansion of the 20-year old hog Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) pilot program. Secretary Tom Vilsack, now President Obama’s longest serving cabinet member, already won… Continue Reading