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Sep 13, 2010

Sep 13, 2010

Federal inspectors say outside pressures hurt food safety

(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).

Sep 08, 2010

Sep 08, 2010

Consumer groups push Senate for action on food safety bill

(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.

Sep 01, 2010

Sep 01, 2010

FDA reports pull back curtain on Salmonella risk at egg farms

(CIDRAP News) – Reports of mice, other pests, and manure piles in the US Food and Drug Administration 's (FDA's) initial egg farm investigation findings this week are still reverberating among the public, the industry, and longtime observers of poultry and egg production.

Aug 30, 2010

Aug 30, 2010

FDA reports show multiple biosecurity gaps at two egg farms

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today released their initial inspection reports of the two Iowa companies linked to the nation's biggest egg recall, which reveal multiple biosecurity breaches, such as rodent infestation, wild birds in poultry barns, and instances in which chicken manure could have contaminated egg-laying areas.

Aug 27, 2010

Aug 27, 2010

Congress food watchdog sets egg-recall hearing

(CIDRAP News) – The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce yesterday announced that it will hold a hearing on Sep 14 to address the safety of the nation's food supply in the wake of a recent Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to two Iowa farms.

Aug 26, 2010

Aug 26, 2010

Tests find outbreak strain at Wright County Egg farms, in feed

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today announced that samples from two chicken farms, chicken feed, and feed components at Wright County Egg, one of the two Iowa companies implicated in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak, match the outbreak strain found in sick patients.

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