Avian flu has burned through 60 million domestic birds in at least 47 states, egg prices have hit the stratosphere, and more troubling, the virus is mutating to infect mammals including three Montana grizzly bears.Continue Reading APHIS is preparing Environmental Impact Statement on worsening avian flu outbreaks
Editor Dan Flynn is a Northern Colorado-based writer and editor with more more than 15 years of food safety experience. As a public affairs professional, he worked with government and regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. His career as a journalist included working for newspapers throughout the West, from the Black Hills to Seattle. His on-scene reporting on the collapse of the Idaho’s Teton Dam and the suicide bombing at Washington State University’s Perham Hall was carried by newspapers around the world and was recognized both times regionally by the Associated Press for Best Reporting on a Deadline. Most of the disasters he attends these days involve food illnesses.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday announced draft guidance for the industry on “action levels” for lead in processed foods that are intended for babies and children under two years old, for the purpose…Continue Reading FDA puts focus on lead levels in baby food
When federal Judge John M. Gerrard put his signature on a six-page Consent Order and Judgment on Dec. 6, 2022, it was a win for the U.S. Department of Labor in a child labor case…Continue Reading Child labor case attracts Homeland’s attention for potential human trafficking
Like taking a new car in for repairs while it is still under warranty, the Montana Local Food Choice Act of 2021 will be getting renewed attention during the 2023 legislative session in Helena. But…Continue Reading Food safety expert says Montana’s ‘Food Freedom’ law puts public in danger
A multi-million dollar Washington D.C.-based nonprofit, the Animal Welfare Institute, has filed the second petition this year seeking a policy change with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The Animal Welfare Institute petition has been…Continue Reading Animal activist group asks FSIS for more regulation of ‘Custom Exempt’ slaughter
Jonathan Reisman, a Philadelphia MD and author of the book “The Unseen Body,” has a simple request for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Rule 9CFR 310.16(a) says “Livestock lungs shall not be saved…Continue Reading Would you like some lungs with that?
Abbott Laboratories’ infant-formula plant in Sturgis, MI, is the apparent target of a federal criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch.
The investigation follows the shutdown last year of the Sturgis…Continue Reading Abbott’s formula plant at Sturgis is the target of criminal investigation
A lengthy joint resolution in the Wyoming House calls upon Congress to bring back equine slaughter and processing for markets outside the United States. Wyoming is offering the resolution as a “best management practice” for…Continue Reading Are there enough wild horses to bring back equine slaughter for human food?
The first amendments in six years to Wyoming’s much-cited Food Freedom Act are now pending with the Legislature in Cheyenne.
Senate File (SF) No. 102 is sponsored by Senators Salazar, Barlow, Biteman, Boner, Driskill, Hutchings…Continue Reading Wyoming bill would add ‘designated agent’ role to Food Freedom Act
In the current issue of its “On Health” newsletter, Consumer Reports calls on its member to sign a petition about one of its older causes.
The formal petition was submitted to FDA by the Center…Continue Reading Consumer Reports promotes petition to FDA to ban Red Dye No. 3, the artificial color, in food