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  • Amendments Passes To Prevent Food Inspector Furloughs

    Food inspector jobs put at risk by the sequester were saved when the Senate passed a bill which added funds to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 8th, 2013

  • If It Looks Like Cod, Tastes Like Cod, It Must Be Cod. Not Necessarily

    Most people who purchase fish on a menu assume that what arrives on their plate is the same fish they have ordered. In some cases, DNA testing has confirmed cheaper fish has been substituted or was incorrectly labeled before it hit table side.  To read...

    News • April 5th, 2013

  • Oysters And Raw Sewage

    Oysters have been recalled in Tasmania when they were found to be contaminated with noroviurs. Norovirus is the virus that causes gastroenteritis and contamination occurred after a sewage spill in the bay where the oysters were grown. To read more, click...

    News • April 5th, 2013

  • Frozen Food Recall

    The USDA sent out a press release concerning a recall due to E. coli found in cheese steaks, mini quesadillas, and various other microwaveable foods from a company called Rich Products. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 5th, 2013

  • Ground Beef & Tenderized Steak Undergo Increased Scrutiny

    An article in Food and Safety News notes ground beef and tenderized steaks are undergoing increased testing for E. coli. The Office of the Inspector General released an audit mentioning that boxed beef often is sealed with the USDA mark and this...

    News • April 5th, 2013

  • Humane Labeling

    Perdue Farms is accused by The Humane Society of the United States of placing a “Humanely Raised” sticker on their chicken packaging when they are not actually treating the animals humanely. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 4th, 2013

  • Chemical Use In The Supply Chain

    Greater effort through the length of the supply chain needs to be made in detecting, screening and assessing damage from potentially hazardous chemicals. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 2nd, 2013

  • The Case For GM Salmon

    Frankenfish sounds terrifying, but is it really a bad choice? To read more click HERE.

    News • April 1st, 2013

  • Dead Ducks In China

    A few weeks ago 16,000 dead pigs were found floating in the rivers of Shanghai. Now China has 1,000 dead ducks to clean out of its rivers. To read more, click HERE. 

    News • March 29th, 2013

  • E. Coli Outbreak In Hawaii

    Nine people in Oahu have contracted E. coli. The source of the outbreak has not yet been discovered. To read more, click HERE.

    News • March 29th, 2013

  • Pesticides Commonly Used Without EPA Approval

    "Conditional registration" is a loophole by which pesticides are being used without FDA oversight. To read more, click HERE.

    News • March 28th, 2013

  • Burger King Testing For Horse Meat

    Burger King will begin testing for foreign DNA in their hamburger patties. Burger King ended relationships with Tesco and Silvercrest, two retailers whom were found to have horse meat in their products. To read more, click HERE.

    News • March 28th, 2013

  • Horse Meat. It’s More Than Just What’s For Dinner

    It's clear most Americans have a psychological aversion to horse meat. But the scandal that has upset many has also exposed the fragility within the global food chain. To read more, click HERE.  

    News • March 25th, 2013

  • Google Employees Work On Superfund Site

    Google employees working on a Superfund site were exposed to high levels of toxic chemicals. The chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) was found to be far beyond safe levels for exposure in the Mountain View, Calif. office complex. To read more, click HERE.

    News • March 22nd, 2013

  • Furloughs For Meat Inspectors Avoided Through Summer

    The House passed a Bill this week to prevent furloughs to meat inspectors whose jobs would have been cut due to the sequester. $55 Million in funds have been reallocated so that meat and poultry inspectors can continue to work throughout the summer. To...

    News • March 22nd, 2013

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