The petitioners who believe that listing 31 illness-causing Salmonella serotypes as contaminants in meat and poultry products aren’t likely to take “no” as an answer.

Bill Marler (publisher of Food Safety News), attorney for Rick Schiller, Steven Romes, the Porter Family, Food & Water Watch, the Consumer Federation of
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Editor’s note: Following is a letter sent to the USDA’s deputy undersecretary for food safety regarding a petition filed by several consumer groups and individuals who are asking the government to declare certain types of Salmonella illegal in meat and poultry. As it stands now, companies can legally sell
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The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) presented an installment of its Virtual National Policy Conference series, titled “A New Day at USDA for Food Safety?” on Tuesday.

Speakers included Dr. Patricia Griffin, chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sarah Sorscher,
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Food safety attorney Bill Marler’s petition to ban meat from containing any of 31 Salmonella outbreak serotypes “would be one of the most significant policy changes affecting the meat and poultry industries in decades,” according to the powerful North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Citing both the significance of the policy
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With annual retail sales approaching $100 billion, an effective structure of industry associations, and powerful K Street lobbyists, this week is ending in surprising silence from the powerful meat and poultry industries when it comes to banning Salmonella strains.

The week began Jan 19 with the best-known attorney for victims
Continue Reading Meat and poultry industries end week in silence over Marler Salmonella petition

Attorneys representing the Center for Science in the Public Interest sued USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in 2014 because the agency would not declare the most dangerous Salmonella strains as adulterants.

But after only about 60 working days, the same attorneys cited Civil Procedure Rule 41 A to get
Continue Reading Marler ups the ante on meat industry; petitions USDA to ban 31 Salmonella strains