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Friday, December 20, 2013

12/20/2013 health News: 416 People Sick From Foster Farms, Will Your Grandchildren have Oranges, AG-GAG Law Attacked.

CDC REPORTS 416 PEOPLE SICK IN FOSTER FARMS SALMONELLA OUTBREAK
As the safe food project of The Pew Charitable Trusts released its report on weaknesses in Salmonella regulation on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered an update on the ongoing outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg linked to chicken produced by Foster Farms. At least 416 people in 23 states and Puerto Rico have been sickened,... Continue Reading


USDA STEPS UP CITRUS GREENING FIGHT AS GMO FIX LOOKS PROMISING

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY SUPPORTS LEGAL CHALLENGE TO UTAH’S ‘AG-GAG’ LAW
Since an animal activist arrested last spring under Utah’s new “agricultural operation interference” statute had the charges quickly dismissed because she was on public property at the time of the incident, Utah’s attorney general wants a constitutional challenge to the law tossed as well. But a major food safety group Wednesday argued the benefit of...Continue Reading

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