A-two year-old federal lawsuit brought by three non-governmental organizations claims USDA’s New Swine Inspection System undermines federal inspectors charged with protecting consumers from foodborne illness.

A federal judge in California has found “the matter suitable for disposition without oral argument.”

The Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, and
Continue Reading For now, only written arguments will be allowed to decide case on new swine inspection system

A consumer watchdog group says the federal government is treating its meat inspectors unfairly and endangering their health as well as that of meat plant employees amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This week the group Food & Water Watch leveled serious charges at the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Continue Reading Food & Water Watch says USDA inspectors not protected from COVID-19

Top FDA administrators say the agency’s new plan for the safety of leafy greens specifically addresses problems, but a key part of the conversation is getting little more than lip service according to some observers.

Vague references to vague actions planned regarding animal feedlots next to and near fresh produce
Continue Reading FDA leafy greens safety plan skimpy on details about feedlot contamination

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
Continue Reading Make leafy greens “high risk” and chase them down quickly, say consumer groups

An activist group says the rejection of 40,000 pounds of catfish from Vietnam is the best evidence possible that Congress should not kill the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new inspection program. “The (USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service) catfish inspection program is working and needs to continue in operation because
Continue Reading Food & Water Watch urges continuation of catfish inspections