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The latest posting on long-time persistent violative raw milk seller Amos Miller illustrates at least two costs of permitting litigants to abuse legal process: 1. It purports to allow illegal interstate commerce in a prohibited dangerous product, raw milk. 2. perhaps even more problematic it makes a mockery of public

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By Darin Detwiler

In reflecting on the evolution of food safety over the past three decades, we observe a landscape marked by significant and escalating legal actions against companies responsible for outbreaks and violations.  The effectiveness of these penalties, especially monetary fines, in preventing future lapses in food safety, merits

Continue Reading Anticipating the inevitable: Predicting the next major food safety failure


In today’s society, concerns about food safety often revolve around allergens and pathogens. However, safe food goes beyond these considerations for a growing number of people in the United Kingdom.

Preventing foodborne illness and managing allergens remains vital but it is equally important to widen the definition

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Editor’s note: This column was originally published by MEDPAGETODAY and is reposted here with permission.

In August 2006, Ruby Trautz of Omaha, Nebraska was the first person of several to die in a foodborne outbreak after eating uncooked baby spinach laced with E. coli 0157:H7, a

Continue Reading Netflix documentary ‘Poisoned’ shows tragic truth about food safety in America


By Sarah Sorscher, Director of Regulatory Affairs, CSPI 

Today, Netflix will release a powerful documentary, “Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food,” which shines a harsh light on the American food system, often touted as the “safest food in the world.”  

The truth is, our food is

Continue Reading Center for Science in the Public Interest says Netflix documentary ‘Poisoned’ is worth watching