USDA Gives Consumers an Electronic Way to Register Complaints Around the Clock

  By News Desk | Sep 28, 2012 Consumers now have an electronic system for reporting problems with meat, poultry and egg products from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). "Consumers are an important source of the information that FSIS needs to ensure that America's supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe," … Continue reading USDA Gives Consumers an Electronic Way to Register Complaints Around the Clock

Advocates Ask USDA to Halt Proposed Scaling Back of Poultry Inspection Plan

  Plan jeopardizes worker, food safety, groups say by Helena Bottemiller | Sep 21, 2012 Citing worker safety and food safety concerns, a mix of health, labor and consumer groups is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw a proposal to scale back the physical inspection of poultry. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary … Continue reading Advocates Ask USDA to Halt Proposed Scaling Back of Poultry Inspection Plan

Urgent: Chicken, Lettuce & Cheese Recalls – US & Canada

Listeria in Frozen Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry ProductsWASHINGTON, Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service(FSIS) announced today.The products subject to recall include: The following items … Continue reading Urgent: Chicken, Lettuce & Cheese Recalls – US & Canada

Updated -“Lean Fine-Textured Beef Is Not Unsafe, Deceptive Or Pet Food.” (a.k.a. “Pink Slime”)

Science & Research Will BPI's Plant Closures Affect America's Ground Beef? by James Andrews | Mar 27, 2012 Following Monday's announcement by Beef Products Inc. that the company would suspend operations at three of the four facilities that produce lean finely textured beef (LFTB), many wonder what lasting impact major supermarkets and restaurant chains will … Continue reading Updated -“Lean Fine-Textured Beef Is Not Unsafe, Deceptive Or Pet Food.” (a.k.a. “Pink Slime”)

“In Defense of Food Safety Leadership”

Opinion & Contributed Articles by Nancy Donley | Mar 17, 2012 Opinion My only child, Alex, died from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by eating E. coli O157:H7-contaminated ground beef back in 1993 when he was only 6 years old. It was the most horrendous experience possible. His first symptoms were severe abdominal cramping and … Continue reading “In Defense of Food Safety Leadership”

Fast Food Companies Abandon Ammoniated Beef

              by Helena Bottemiller | Jan 06, 2012 Ammoniated beef has taken a real beating in the media over the past couple years, and now fast-food giants McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King are no longer using it. As veteran journalist Philip Brasher reported over the holidays, the Iowa-based … Continue reading Fast Food Companies Abandon Ammoniated Beef