A subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is set to begin a hearing on infant formula shortages, which are related to recalls of products linked to an outbreak of cronobacter infections.
Some, I am sure, are a bit tired of my ranting about the FSIS doing its job and deeming Salmonella that causes human illness an adulterant in meat.
Fact, after E. coli O157:H7 was…
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: I still want to go out of business — it’s Salmonella this time
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The FDA takes exposure to toxic elements in the food supply extremely seriously, especially when it comes to protecting the health and…
Continue Reading FDA responds to questions about report on lead, other toxins in baby food
Citing fragmented food safety oversight, which is split up between 15 federal agencies, two lawmakers want Congress to scrap the current system and the ineffective laws that regulate it.
The Safe Food Act could weave…
Continue Reading Bill for Safe Food Act seeks to consolidate federal oversight
The nomination of Mindy Brashears, currently deputy undersecretary for food safety, to be the USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety was reported favorably Tuesday out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
In just the past few months, outbreaks involving romaine lettuce, pre-cut melons and Honey Smacks cereal have reminded us that the work to more effectively prevent foodborne illness is far from complete. People are still…
Continue Reading Unfinished business: Keeping the focus on food safety
President Donald J. Trump wants to consolidate federal food safety under a single agency housed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
President Barack Obama also wanted to consolidate food safety, only he preferred housing it…
Continue Reading Trump wants a single federal food safety agency put under USDA
Some might consider putting Congress on record for or against raw milk as an accomplishment, especially it the vote wasn’t close. An amendment to House Resolution 2 that sought to allow raw milk shipments between…
Continue Reading Was that pasteurization vote with or without representation?
Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, sent the below letter regarding so-called lab meat and other cell-cultured foods to Gene Dodaro, comptroller general of the United States, on March 28.
Dear Mr. Dodaro:
With the ban on USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service spending any federal money on equine inspections set to expire Sept. 30, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are divided over whether to extend…
Continue Reading Appropriation Committees split over ban on equine inspections