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Sources: WTO Ruled Against U.S. on Country-of-Origin Labeling
Health & Wellness  (tags: WTO, food safety, US, Canada, Mexico, country of origin labeling, ethics, diet, health, news, humans, society, safety, protection )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The sources say that WTO determined that U.S. rules to place mandatory labels on meat packages identifying where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered were unfair, reinforcing a previous ruling from 2012 that prompted the U.S. to revise its rules.
Not So Safe: How the FDA Lets Food Safety Slip Through the Holes
Health & Wellness  (tags: FDA, food safety, protection, health, food additives, illness, humans, food, diet, warning, nutrition, government )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - nutritionaction.com
Many people presume that some federal agency is overseeing the safety of the ingredients in our food supply. That's reasonable, because that is actually what the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is supposed to be doing, and what Congress told...
Free to Eat Whatever You Want
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, Health Policy, Food Safety, European Union, EU, artificial dyes, hormones, arsenic, pesticides, US )

Brian
- 80 days ago - truth-out.org
"Europeans don't find many -- if any -- artificial dyes in their food. They can also rest assured that their cows aren't shot up with artificial growth hormones. The EU also banned the use of an arsenic-laden drug in chickens long before the US..."
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
- 95 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"
New Laws in China to Tackle Rampant Food Safety Problems
Health & Wellness  (tags: China, laws, food safety, warning, safety, risks, society, disease, health, government, food, death )

Carrie
- 132 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Infected snail meat, poisonous mushrooms, goat meat marinated in duck urine to make it taste and smell like lamb - these are just some of the culinary delights that China's food industry has served to its citizens since 2006.
Food Manufacturers Told to Prepare For FSMA Whistleblower Protection
Health & Wellness  (tags: FSMA, food safety, whistle blowers, protection, government, safety, news )

Carrie
- 177 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Section 402 of the act ensures that employees of an "entity engaged in the manufacture, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation of food" are protected against retaliation for reporting a violation of the act...
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
- 177 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.
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
- 195 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
Subway to Remove Dangerous Azodicarbonamide; Will All These Other Restaurants Follow?
Health & Wellness  (tags: CHEMICAL ADDITIVES, Food Safety, FDA, diet, health, consumers, corporatism )

Sam
- 205 days ago - asheepnomore.net
The FDA's pro-corporatist 'laissez faire' policy is allowing companies to continue putting these potentiallic, potentially dangerous additives - flagged as hazards by scientific researchers - into the food and get away with selling it?
Dow: Destroying Our World ACTION Link
Health & Wellness  (tags: DOW, food safety, agent orange, ge food, water supply, disease, food, health )

Nancy
- 205 days ago - care2.com
Dow Chemical, the company that brought us Napalm and Agent Orange, is now in the food business and is pushing for approval of genetically engineered (GE) versions of corn and soybeans that are designed to survive repeated dousing with 2,4-D, half of the-
Virginia Bill Would Exempt Homes, Small Farms From Food Safety Laws
Health & Wellness  (tags: food safety, Virginia, risks, laws, safety, health, government, protection, warning, food, ethics )

Carrie
- 222 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Delegate Robert Bell (R-Charlottesville) wants to completely exempt homes and farms with 10 or fewer full-time employees from Virginia food laws.
Tailgating Food Safety Q & A
Health & Wellness  (tags: tailgating, Americans, food safety, risks, humans, health, study, protection, warning, prevention, news, family, society )

Carrie
- 362 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Editor's Note: Football season is well under way, but because Food Safety News staff members witnessed some less-than-safe food-handling practices while tailgating recently, we've reprinted the USDA food safety advice for tailgaters here.
New England Farmers Don't Much Care For Produce Rule
Health & Wellness  (tags: food safety, FDA, health, food, farmers, farms, protection, humans, government )

Carrie
- 375 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Maine farmers expressed concerns about the costs of complying with the new rules, especially as they apply to water quality, manure application, hygiene and separating animals from crops.
Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, news, research, toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety )

Jeanne
- 405 days ago - preventdisease.com
In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices.
 

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