The grandmother of a 4-year-old Oregon girl who died last September after testing positive for an E. coli infection is advocating legislation to require testing of children for the pathogen after four consecutive days of specific symptoms.

Sherri Profitt of Otis, OR, told KATU-TV that her granddaughter, Serena Profitt, should have been tested for E.

The latest Legislative Scorecard calculated by Food Policy Action (FPA) gives 71 members of Congress perfect scores and 35 a score of zero when it comes to food issues. “The National Food Policy Scorecard is a tool that helps Americans see how our elected leaders vote on food and farm issues,” said Tom Colicchio, FPA…

Two leading Democrat members of Congress, Henry Waxman (CA) and Louise Slaughter (NY), introduced legislation this week aimed at providing more detail on the amount and use of antimicrobial drugs given to animals raised for food. The legislation, dubbed the Delivering Antimicrobial Transparency in Animals (DATA) Act, says it will help public health officials and…

Tagged as “inexpedient to legislate” in New Hampshire and shelved in Utah, state food freedom bills got little traction for a second straight year.

Shannon Shutts, spokeswoman for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, says when America’s largest state legislative body decides a bill is “inexpedient to legislate” it means the measure is dead.   …

The Hoosier Legislature is over, but it left behind an assignment for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health — study whether farmers should sell unpasteurized milk to consumers and publish a report by Dec. 1.

Those instructions are contained in House Bill (HB) 1129, a largely technical bill dealing with powers of the …

In an election year when only 39 state legislative bodies are meeting in regular sessions, with most of those entering their second halves and no special sessions currently underway, there will likely be few changes involving raw milk regulation.

In New Hampshire today, the “homestead food” bill — which would allow the direct sale of …

Last year, Mark Stambler, co-founder of the Los Angeles Bread Bakers (LABB) and an avid artisanal baker, ran into some trouble with the Los Angeles Department of Environmental Health for selling his homemade bread at local shops.

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After that experience, Stambler reports he “made a commitment to work with the department to see if…