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LFTB-maker Met With White House Staff in 2011

Beef Products Inc met with director of First Lady's "Let's Move" campaign

About a year before Lean Finely Textured Beef, or pink slime, would garner national attention — and outrage among consumers on social media — the product’s maker, Beef Product Inc, paid a visit to the White House. According to visitor logs released by the Obama administration last month, BPI’s CEO Eldon Roth, the company’s lead… Continue Reading

Governors Help BPI Wash Ammoniated Beef of ‘Pink Slime’ Image

"Dude, it's beef!"

Three governors, among them recent presidential candidate Rick Perry of Texas, two lieutenant governors, and the Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture all went to bat for Beef Products Inc. in a press conference in South Sioux City, Nebraska Thursday to assure consumers that Lean Finely Textured Beef, now widely… Continue Reading

Donley Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Nancy Donley, president of STOP Foodborne Illness, was presented with the NSF International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual Food Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. NSF International acknowledged Donley’s “extraordinary efforts, outstanding dedication, and endless passion for food safety.”    Donley has been a leading proponent of improvement in both government and private food… Continue Reading

Name Change for Food Safety Advocacy Group STOP

The national food safety nonprofit organization Safe Tables Our Priority, or S.T.O.P, announced a name change Wednesday — to STOP Foodborne Illness (STOP). The organization also unveiled a new logo and launched a new website: www.stopfoodborneillness.org. The simplified name reflects the group’s focused mission, “to prevent Americans from becoming ill and dying from foodborne illness,”… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Honoring the Victims

In the middle of a late January D.C. snowstorm that jammed intersections, closed airports and made commutes last several hours, Senators Harkin, Klobuchar and Durbin and Representatives Pallone and DeLauro, who were instrumental in pushing the Food Safety Modernization Act onto President Obama’s desk, honored victims, many my clients, of food poisoning events over the… Continue Reading

E. coli Victim Runs to Raise Food Safety Awareness

On Wednesday, August 30, 2006. Jillian Kohl, a thrifty graduate student at the time, ate a spinach salad.  Several days later the 24-year-old marathon runner began feeling ill and called her mother, who recommended resting. By Monday, she was passing blood and had to be admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit. Kohl, sickened by… Continue Reading

Hagen Promises to Declare More STECs Adulterants

Less than a week after being confirmed as Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dr. Elisabeth Hagen met yesterday with food safety leaders in a meeting organized by former food safety Under Secretary Dr. Richard Raymond to discuss whether non-O157 shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strains should be declared adulterants… Continue Reading