Several consumer safety groups have banded together to support legislation that would put controls on the amount of opiate contamination of poppy seeds to help ensure their safety for consumption.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is joined by the Association of Food and Drug Officials, Consumer Federation

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A lengthy joint resolution in the Wyoming House calls upon Congress to bring back equine slaughter and processing for markets outside the United States. Wyoming is offering the resolution as a “best management practice” for all those wild mustangs that roam and breed with little effective management throughout the Cowboy

Continue Reading Are there enough wild horses to bring back equine slaughter for human food?

morel mushroomsAn anti-regulation bill that would have eliminated a training requirement for people selling wild mushrooms to food establishments in Michigan has been vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The measure, HB 5532, was approved along party lines by the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives and Senate — 57-52 in the House
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Editor’s note on update: A list of specific retail locations that received the recalled product is now available on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website. Click here for the list  which may be updated as additional information becomes available. The U.S. border has suddenly become meaningful to importers
Continue Reading UPDATED: Foreign catfish discover the U.S. really does have borders