(CIDRAP News) California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that would have required school boards to take formal action and provide detailed information to students and parents before serving any irradiated food in schools.
In a brief veto message published on the governor's office Web site, Schwarzenegger said the bill would impose needless costs on school districts.
(CIDRAP News) – An updated foodborne illness guide for physicans and nurses was written with an emphasis on "living in the post 9-11 environment," the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in announcing the book's release today.
(CIDRAP News) A drug that researchers hoped would offer the first effective treatment for hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)a sometimes fatal kidney condition that can result from eating food contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7has proved ineffective in a major clinical trial.
(CIDRAP News) The debut of irradiated ground beef in school cafeterias grew more likely yesterday with the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) announcement that it will make the product available to schools starting next January.