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Stop the Filthy Chicken Rule! - Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: The Filthy Chicken Rule, chickens, USDA, inspections )

Dandelion
- 53 days ago - secure3.convio.net
The USDA is about to implement a new rule that will dramatically weaken the chicken inspection process. Speeding up inspection lines and replacing trained government inspectors with untrained company employees. If you do eat chicken you'll want to sign.
Albuquerque Beef Jerky Products Recalled for Want of Inspection
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, illness, USDA, inspection, recall, risks, safety, warning, allergies )

CarrieSIC
- 68 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
A yet-to-be-determined amount of beef jerky was recalled Friday when the U.S. Department of Agriculture, during a routine inspection, discovered that the products were produced without USDA inspection. The products also contain allergens not listed on pkg
Tell the USDA: We Have the Right to Know What's in the Dangerous Poultry 'Modernization' Act!
Health & Wellness  (tags: poultry inspection, contamination, USDA, public comment )

Krystina
- 111 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
The USDA refuses to divulge the changes it made to the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection rule until the final rule is published in the Federal Register. And it won't give the public a chance to comment.
Organic Lobbyists Petition To Prevent USDA From Having Organic Food Oversight
Health & Wellness  (tags: Organic Food, Oversight, Regulations, Safety, Contamination, Synthetic Additives, National Organic Standards Board, NOSB, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA )

Brian
- 148 days ago - science20.com
"Those dozens and dozens of synthetic additives allowed on the organic food National List? That is because of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB),"
Are Organic Standards in Jeopardy? Watchdogs Say "Yes"
Health & Wellness  (tags: Organic, Food, Standards, USDA, Organic Trade Association, Corporate Agenda, Corruption, Watering Down Standards, Cornucopia Institute, Food Safety, Health )

Brian
- 177 days ago - commondreams.org
"Mark Kastel, Co-Director of the Cornucopia Institute, called the rule change a "power grab" and said that "corporate interests, including the industry lobby group the Organic Trade Association, have been gaming the system for years with the help of USDA"
Don't Let the USDA Destroy Organics! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: organics, Sunset Provision, synthetics in organics, USDA, food, health )

Nancy
- 203 days ago - action.fooddemocracynow.org
Just as the NOSB meeting was beginning Tuesday morning, a small group of activists gathered in front of the room to peacefully protest the USDA's unilateral change of the "Sunset Provision", which governs the removal of synthetic ingredients from organic
Save Organic Standards! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: organics, food, health, Vilsack, USDA, corruption, humanrights )

Nancy
- 231 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Tell USDA Secretary Vilsack to Reverse Rule that Weakens Organics. The USDA's new rule plays to the cabal of the self-appointed organic elite who want to degrade organic standards and undermine organic integrity.
'Cancer Eye' a Common Reason for USDA Condemnations
Health & Wellness  (tags: Rancho Feeding Slaughterhouse, USDA, sick cows, eye cancer, safety, research, society, protection, investigation, health, government, food, ethics )

CarrieSIC
- 256 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
If media reports prove to be true, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down the Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse in northern California because the facility was processing cows with eye cancer.
Please Sign: Don't Send US Chickens to China for Processing
Health & Wellness  (tags: Chicken processing, USDA, China, food safety, health, melamine poisoning, chicken jerky pet food poisoning, animal welfare laws, Chinese tariffs on US chicken imports, US jobs, animal rights, consumer protection, food labeling )

Susan
- 259 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Chicken raised in the US may soon be processed in China, then sent back to US for consumption. Given China's sub-par food safety record, and for other reasons, this is a really bad idea.
Mad Cow, Eye Cancer, Feces In Your Food? The Price of Cutting Back on Meat Inspectors
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, meat, inspectors, inspections, USDA )

Freya
- 267 days ago - alternet.org
The USDA is cutting back on federal meat inspectors, allowing slaughterhouses to self-police, and already questions about the program are surfacing.
Pathetic: How the USDA Cowers to the Poultry Industry
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, USDA, chicken, poultry, illness, pathogens, factory farms, oversight )

Freya
- 272 days ago - alternet.org
Earlier this year, Food & Water Watch received information that USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was going to permit a trade association -- the National Chicken Council -- to collect data in poultry plants to assess the rate of foodborne...
Rancho Beef Recall Expands Nationwide
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, Rancho Beef recall, health, protection, prevention, safety, food, warning )

CarrieSIC
- 276 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The U.S. Department of Agriculture now believes that the approximately 8.7 million pounds of meat recalled by Petaluma, CA, processor Rancho Feeding Corporation and lacking a full federal inspection was shipped
Nestlé Recalls Hot Pockets Sold at Walmart, Stop & Shop, Martin's and Giant
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, Rancho Beef recall, Nestle Hot Pockets, safety, food, warning, health, prevention, protection )

CarrieSIC
- 276 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The products being recalled are Hot Pockets brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and Hot Pockets brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese in the two-pack box.
Dump the Filthy Chicken Rule - Sign the Petition to President Obama and USDA!
Health & Wellness  (tags: foodchain, poultry, chicken, USDA, inspections, chemicals, chemicals in food, food safety, modernization, health, microbes treatment, warning, diet )

Angelika
- 277 days ago - dailykos.com
The U.S.D.A.is considering a rule change that would privatize poultry inspection , allowing companies to inspect chicken and turkey carcasses themselves. What happens if birds are contaminated with feces? The rule allows companies to douse them with more
USDA Eases Regulations on Beef Imports in Regard to 'Mad Cow Disease'
Health & Wellness  (tags: Mad cow disease, USDA, health, humans, safety, research, risks, protection, food )

CarrieSIC
- 382 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final ruling late Friday afternoon easing regulations on beef imports in regard to bovine spongiform encephaltpathy (BSE), the fatal disease in cattle also known as "Mad Cow Disease."
 

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