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Cheap Chicken Is Making You Sick

Chicken is a staple food in most American homes and is by far the most popular meat purchased in the country. And yet, when nearly 50 million people fall ill each year due to tainted food, poultry tends to be the main culprit.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 READ MORE

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Is Variety of Contamination the Spice of Life?

An analysis of spice imports to the U.S. found that about 12 percent of them are contaminated with “insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things,” The New York Times reports.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 READ MORE

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As Salmonella Outbreak Unfolds, Most Federal Inspectors Are Idled

The tea party-driven government shutdown includes the vast majority of inspectors and other government officials charged with monitoring food-safety practices. Upton Sinclair, where are you when we need you?

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 READ MORE

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Senate Votes to Beef Up the FDA

Here’s one form of big government that even some Republicans on Capitol Hill can apparently embrace: On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill designed to crack down on food regulation practices in the U.S. after recent batches of tainted foodstuffs were unleashed on the public.

Posted on Nov 30, 2010 READ MORE

Rotten Eggs and Our Broken Democracy

The massive recall of salmonella-infected eggs, the largest egg recall in U.S. history, opens a window on the power of large corporations over not only our health, but over our government.

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Peanut Corp. in Hot Water With Texas Health Officials

Woe to Peanut Corporation of America: After running into trouble in Georgia in the recent salmonella outbreak, the peanut product manufacturer has now run afoul of Texas health authorities, who have ordered the company to recall all the products made in its Plainview plant.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009 READ MORE

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Big Trouble in Peanutville

Uh-oh: Did Peanut Corporation of America knowingly ship out products that had tested positive for salmonella? Yes, says the FDA, which is investigating the plague that has rocked the legume world and caused eight deaths and hundreds of illnesses.

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 READ MORE

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