Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention

There’s no indication yet that anyone is the least bit embarrassed about the failure to yet identify the precise source of an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak involving at least 32 states and four Canadian provinces.  But nine consumer and food safety groups have stepped forward to demand that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb add regulations…

Long-planned efforts to place a label on mechanically tenderized beef may be delayed another two years — until 2018 — if they are not finalized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the end of this year. For more than a decade, consumer groups and the…

This week, Food Safety News is acknowledging leaders who help keep our food supply safe.  Today we celebrate consumer organizations.  In the days ahead we’ll celebrate leaders in non-government organizations, the food industry and the news media. Of course, no list is ever complete so if you think we’ve forgotten someone, please leave us a…

As much of Washington, D.C. focused on striking a deal on the

debt ceiling last week — and long term deficit reduction — six people

whose lives have been severely impacted by tainted food told lawmakers

the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should be spared the

discretionary budget ax.

House Republicans passed an appropriations bill …

One of the nation’s largest beef processors announced Thursday that it has begun testing for six poisonous strains of E. coli in addition to E. coli O157:H7 — the only serotype meat processors are required to monitor.

Beef Products Inc. (BPI), the leading producer of lean beef in the U.S., says it will hold all…

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…