You’re Eating Mechanically Tenderized Beef and You Don’t Even Know It

You’re Eating Mechanically Tenderized Beef and You Don’t Even Know It

But all that is going to end, as the USDA is now requiring beef that has been “tenderized” to be labeled as such. Soon, you’ll be able to see on the package if your favorite cut of meat has been … Continue reading

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2 Years After Major Food Safety Law Enacted, FDA Begins Its Implementation

2 Years After Major Food Safety Law Enacted, FDA Begins Its Implementation

Peanut butter. Melons. Lettuce. Seemingly harmless foods that, when contaminated with e. coli bacteria, have caused mass food recalls, hospitalizations, and even deaths. About 48 million Americans get sick each year from contaminated food. 128,000 are hospitalized. 3,000 die! Congress … Continue reading

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Pink Slime, Rejected by McDonald’s, Goes to School Lunches Instead

Pink Slime, Rejected by McDonald’s, Goes to School Lunches Instead

How’s this for taking care of our kids? McDonald’s refuses to put a dubious meat by product into its burgers, but the government orders 7 million ¬†pounds of “Pink Slime” for its school lunch program. The pink slime is a … Continue reading

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Salmonella Posioning Won’t Go Away

Salmonella Posioning Won’t Go Away

Sources of Salmonella Poisoning The CDC has just published a report on food safety, zooming in on Salmonella. In the past 15 years, the government and food industry have NOT been able to reduce the number of incidents of poisoning … Continue reading

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Poison Cookies – Nestle Recalls Tollhouse Cookie Dough

Poison Cookies – Nestle Recalls Tollhouse Cookie Dough

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Three months after scores of young women across the country began to fall ill with a particularly nasty strain of e-coli, Federal health officials manged to piece together the puzzle and discover that the … Continue reading

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Melamine Tops 2008 Food Safety Scares

Melamine Tops 2008 Food Safety Scares

It seems like every week there’s another product recall involving melamine. In the last week, 2 more recalls have been issued: Wonderfarm brand of biscuits G&J Gourmet Market cocoa products Bill Marler is a personal injury and products liability attorney¬†litigating … Continue reading

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September is National Food Safety Month

September is National Food Safety Month

A quick reminder from the Center for Disease Control (CDC): An estimated 76 million cases of foodborne disease occur each year in the United States. CDC estimates that there are 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths related to foodborne diseases each … Continue reading

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