Food Safety

ABC News wants "pink slime" lawsuit moved to federal court

ABC News on Wednesday sought to move to federal court a meat processor's defamation lawsuit over reports about lean finely textured beef, a product that critics have labeled "pink slime." FULL STORY »

HSUS video, ‘A Pig’s Tail’ targets kids

In tandem with Food Day, on Oct. 24, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) rolled out a new video that it says is intended “to inspire people of all ages to consider where their food comes from.” However, the focus is on is children, as A Pig's Tail presents “a pig’s perspective of factory farming,” HSUS contends. FULL STORY »

Indian group proposes global traceability system

Real ID Ltd, based in Mumbai, India has developed an electronic identification and management system for livestock, which they say can create national livestock registries and reliable global supply chain traceability for animals and animal products. FULL STORY »

Prop. 37 will trigger ‘flood of lawsuits’

At least three major law firms, with offices in California and worldwide, are warning their grocer, food company, and farmer clients that if Prop 37 passes it will set off a flood of lawsuits to the benefit of trial lawyers, much like Prop 65. FULL STORY »

Center for Food Safety unveils state-of-the-art facility

A new state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with instrumentation to allow rapid foodborne pathogen testing and characterization was showcased recently at The Science Park in College Station. FULL STORY »

Waxman bill wants antibiotic transparency

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., announced this week that he will introduce legislation to increase information on the amount and use of antibiotics in animals raised for human consumption. He is calling it the “Delivering Antibiotic Transparency in Animals Act” or DATA Act. FULL STORY »

LFTB manufacturer announces lawsuit against ABC News

The maker of lean finely textured beef, often called “pink slime” by the media, has announced a defamation suit against ABC News. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Dr. Leah Dorman, animal antibiotics and public health

The use of antibiotics on the farm has been a not-so-slowly simmering issue for a long time. I remember first discussing it 15 years ago with representatives of a few of the larger pharmaceutical companies. FULL STORY »

Gene mapping food-borne pathogens

Germ detectives soon will have a powerful new tool for their investigations into food-borne illnesses. Over the next five years, scientists plan to build a genomic database of 100,000 microorganisms to aid in diagnosis of food-borne sickness and to help track pathogens to their source. FULL STORY »

FDA takes action against livestock dealer over drug residues

A Wisconsin livestock company and its owner have entered into a consent decree of permanent injunction resulting from a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleging violations of federal food and drug safety requirements. FULL STORY »

Minimize residues, focus on drug management

With the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announcement of new and more efficient residue testing methods in meat products, James McKean, DVM, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, urges pork producers to review their operational and management decisions regarding drug usage. FULL STORY »

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