Center for Food Safety

A 70-page petition making over 200 scientific citations to the Environmental Protection Agency seeks immediate suspension of the herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in the famous Roundup weed killer.

The San Francisco-based Center for Food Safety filed the petition to EPA on behalf of itself, Beyond Pesticides, and four farmworker

Continue Reading Massive petition to EPA wants to kill herbicide glyphosate known to many as Roundup

Editor’s note: Following is a letter sent by Consumer Reports and a coalition of concerned entities (see list below) regarding the leadership at the Food and Drug Administration in reference to the recent Reagan-Udall Foundation report on the agency.

Dr. Robert Califf Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration 10903 New

Continue Reading Consumer groups call on FDA Commissioner to restore teeth to agency’s leadership

Editor’s note: This is a letter sent by a large coalition of consumer and industry groups to Jane Henney, the chair of the Independent Expert Panel – FDA Human Foods Program of the Reagan-Udall Foundation, that is charged with investigating operations at the Food and Drug Administration.

Dear Dr. Henney: 

Continue Reading Coalition asks review panel to consider food leader for upper echelon at FDA

Several groups, including Consumer Reports and STOP Foodborne Illness, have written to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in support of increased food safety efforts regarding Salmonella in poultry.

The groups describe current regulations as “antiquated” and encourage the secretary to move forward to develop new and enforceable standards that are product

Continue Reading Consumer groups encourage USDA secretary to continue efforts to make chicken products safer

PITTSBURGH, PA — In an IAFP 2022 session on Aug. 1 titled “Salmonella in Poultry: Issues and Solutions” speakers talked about how the contamination of poultry with Salmonella continues to be one of the most pressing issues in food safety. 

Salmonella serotype Enteritidis and Typhimurium are responsible for multiple cases

Continue Reading Salmonella in poultry, the issues and solutions, hearing from the experts

Beyond Pesticides, the Center for Food Safety (CFS), and others are doing victory dances this week after back-to-back court wins.

By denying a writ of certiorari in Hardeman v. Monsanto, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand an early $25 million award to a person with cancer overuse of Roundup (glyphosate)

Continue Reading People who want a pesticide-free world score back-to-back court victories

The U.SDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded researchers from the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety a three-year, $599,900 grant to begin a new study to investigate the effectiveness of antimicrobial blue light technology in reducing foodborne pathogens.

Food manufacturers often use chemical sanitizers on food
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