A new report adds the Inspector General’s voice to the autopsy of America’s recent infant formula shortage.

The Inspector General’s Office for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had inadequate policies and procedures, or lacked policies and procedures, to identify

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A whistle blower document regarding product safety at a plant that manufactured infant formula linked to a deadly, ongoing outbreak provides damning information against Abbott Nutrition, the maker of Similac and other popular formulas that have been recalled in relation to the outbreak.

The document, sent to top officials at
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Food industry employees have been using the whistleblower protections provided under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) ever since it was signed into law, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-businessman-responding-to-complaint-conceptual-image-hands-his-laptop-client-services-helpdesk-company-image36505737OSHA reports that it has received 144 whistleblower complaints under FSMA, beginning with
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Employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson is advising food manufacturers to be prepared for new whistleblower protections under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The San Francisco, CA-based firm issued a client alert last month after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its interim final rule regarding
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On Wednesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted its interim final rule regarding the employee protection (whistleblower) provision of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to the Federal Register. Section 402 of the act ensures that employees of an “entity engaged in the manufacture, processing, packing, transporting,
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A new bill on its way to President Obama’s desk for approval aims to improve protections for whistleblowers working in the federal government, including those in food-related areas such as veterinarians, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors and U.S. Food and Drug Administration employees. On Tuesday, Congress passed the Whislteblower Protection
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The Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower organization, is hosting a meeting of legal experts, whistleblowers, and food safety experts in Washington, D.C. Friday to discuss the “far-reaching implications” of the legal protections for food industry workers included in the new food safety law.

According to GAP, the FDA
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Congressman promises “relentless” oversight after FSIS veterinarian blows whistle on humane handling and food safety violations

Congressional oversight subcommittee chairman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is vowing to increase oversight over USDA meat safety after a Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) veterinarian blew the whistle on his supervisors for ignoring violations
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