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According to the plaintiff, “These results strongly suggest that the use of arsenic-containing compounds in poultry feed leads to arsenic residues in chicken market- ed and eaten in the United States.”

Most important is the defendants’ claim that the FDA failed to act on their request to revoke arsenic-containing feed.

Germany Raises Food Waste Awareness Through ‘Best-By’ Date

Germany is raising awareness and reducing food waste by educating their citizens about how to properly use the ‘best-by’ dates on food as guidelines.

The Agriculture and Consumer Protection Ministry will distribute pamphlets throughout supermarkets as a way to alert the general population that expiration dates are not exact dates in which to trash food. The pamphlets will also inform German citizens that they each waste 181 pounds of food a year. The pamphlets will be circulated in 21,000 markets.

The Risks With Raw Milk

A single vote this month kept?a ban on raw milk illegal in Montana. House Bill 574 would have shifted liability should anyone become ill from ingesting contaminated raw milk, from the producer to the consumer.

In Pennsylvania there had been an outbreak of campylobacter that sickened 148 individuals after ingesting raw milk, which was published in Clinical Infectious Disease in January 2012. This dairy had a permit to sell unpasteurized milk. They had passed inspections and were diligent in testing for E. coli. Even with these protections in place there still exists a danger of consuming unpasteurized dairy.

Criminals In China Sell Rat Meat As Lamb

Chinese authorities in Shanghai and Jiangsu have wrapped up a three month long investigation and detained 63 individuals who were implicated in a criminal ring selling fox, rat and mink meat to restaurants as lamb.

Reportedly they made more than $1.6 million dollars (10 million yuan) selling this meat to unsuspecting markets and restaurateurs. The men had to treat the meat with additives and chemicals to mask its animal original origin.

This incident comes right on the heels of a number of safety violations recently making news in China. In December Yum! Brands Inc. was accused of feeding mass amounts of antibiotics and growth hormones to their chickens. In March thousands of dead pigs and chickens were pulled from the Huangpu River.

 

 

 

 

 

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