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Dec 21, 2010

Dec 21, 2010

House sends food safety bill to president

(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.

Dec 15, 2010

Dec 15, 2010

CDC revises decade-old foodborne illness estimates

(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.

Dec 13, 2010

Dec 13, 2010

Report: Ground beef safety for fed programs needs hard science

(CIDRAP News) – Stricter testing for ground beef bound for school lunches, emergency food banks, and other government programs isn't likely to boost safety, but a stronger scientific basis and other measures could, according to a new report from the National Research Council (NRC).

Nov 09, 2010

Nov 09, 2010

GAO: US needs better program to keep animal diseases out

(CIDRAP News) – The safeguards designed to keep diseased animals from being imported into the United States have sizable holes, and the federal agencies that oversee those safeguards need to coordinate better to improve them, says a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Nov 04, 2010

Nov 04, 2010

Public-private group to offer guidance on produce safety

(CIDRAP News) – Two federal government agencies announced today they are joining with Cornell University to launch a program to provide produce growers and packagers with food safety information.

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