(CIDRAP News) A major food safety bill designed to boost contamination-prevention efforts all along the food chain cleared the last of many legislative hurdles today with a 215-144 vote in the House, sending it to President Obama for his promised signature.
(CIDRAP News) – A landmark food safety bill that had been regarded as nearly dead 3 days ago was abruptly passed by the Senate late yesterday, following weeks of efforts to overcome a technical problem that invalidated an earlier version of it.
(CIDRAP News) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released newer, more precise estimates of the foodborne illness burden, suggesting 1 in 6 Americans get sick each year, a rate lower than previously thought.
(CIDRAP News) Ending months of delay, a large bipartisan majority in the US Senate today passed a bill that aims to make the nation's food supply safer by giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more authority over food producers and requiring large producers and processors to develop detailed food safety plans.
(CIDRAP News) The US Senate voted today to clear the way for floor debate of a major bill to strengthen federal regulation of food safety, keeping alive a chance of passage before this Congress adjourns in December.
(CIDRAP News) Many federal food safety workers say their work has been hampered by corporate interests, political pressure, and influence from other groups, according to a survey released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
(CIDRAP News) In a move designed to draw attention to languishing food safety legislation in the US Senate, three national consumer groups today reported that 85 food recalls have been issued in the 13 months since similar legislation passed in the House.
(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released draft guidance to help reduce resistance to antibiotics used to treat humans—such as penicillin, tetracycline, and macrolides—with more careful use of the drugs in food-producing animals
The agency seeks stakeholder input to help plan its next steps.
(CIDRAP News) Prompted by congressional hearings into foodborne illness outbreaks and the state of the nation's food safety system, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) today released its report on the US Food and Drug Administration's role, saying the agency needs a clear path to a risk-based strategy that delegates more inspection duties to states.