Browsing the "Food Safety Modernization Act" Tag

Cutting Funds for Food Safety: the E. Coli Club

August 9th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

On Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke out against cutting funds for food safety. She referred to Republicans as “the e. coli club” for pushing forward an appropriations bill that underfunds the


National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement – Comments Due

July 27th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

Corporate agribusiness has a plan to write its own food safety laws and they're calling it the National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. The agreement, if implemented, will cut costs to the major agricultural corporations by ensuring that everyone follows the same production procedures – whether small farm or large farm, organic or conventional


Defunding the U.S. Food Safety System – HR 2112

June 9th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

In the midst of a deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany, the House Appropriations Subcommittee wants to defund the FDA. Last week, a budget proposal cutting the budget of the FDA and the USDA made it out of committee and became HR 2112. It's likely to be voted on in the next few weeks


Cilantro and Parsley Recall

December 29th, 2010 | by Heather Carr

J&D Produce of Edinburg, Texas recalled its parsley and cilantro packaged on Nov 30 and Dec 6 and distributed under the brand of Little Bear. No illnesses have been reported associated with this produce. Other related products by the same company are also included under this recall



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