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The low-and-slow approach to food safety reform keeps going up in smoke

For more than 70 years, consumer advocates, government experts, members of Congress and several presidents have called for a single food safety agency - but the idea has stalled again and again, easy to propose but all but impossible to enact.... Read more»0

America’s food safety system failed to stop a salmonella epidemic. It’s still making people sick.

For years, a dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA knows about it. So do the companies. And yet, contaminated meat continues to be sold to consumers. ... Read more»0

After 100s of meatpacking workers died from COVID-19, Congress wants answers

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis launched an investigation into the wave of COVID-19 infections that killed hundreds of workers at meatpacking plants nationwide last year and highlighted longstanding hazards in the industry.... Read more»0