Food/Water safety
USAID briefing: Everyone should have access to clean water

USAID briefing: Everyone should have access to clean water

“The issue is not food, the issue is not shelter — the issue is water,” said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, last week at a briefing in Washington, D.C. “Water is life, for us in America and for people in other countries. In 2015, people throughout the world should have access to clean water.”
FDA removes artificial trans fat from nation’s food supply

FDA removes artificial trans fat from nation’s food supply

FDA won cheers from the public health community today in announcing its final determination that partially hydrogenated oil is no longer recognized as safe.
Today is Food Day

Today is Food Day

Kevin Bacon supports Food Day, and so should you.
FDA proposes nutrition label changes, health advocates respond

FDA proposes nutrition label changes, health advocates respond

Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed changes to its Nutrition Facts label for the first time since its introduction to U.S. consumers in 1993.

FDA proposes long-awaited food safety rules

Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law a major overhaul of the nation’s food safety system, the Food and Drug Administration Friday proposed rules that will provide greater protections for consumers.
CSPI’s Michael Jacobson advocates to keep junk from our diet

CSPI’s Michael Jacobson advocates to keep junk from our diet

The nation’s obesity epidemic has been fueled largely by the food we eat, says Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and renowned nutrition and food safety advocate. We asked him about food deserts and how policy can improve America’s diet.

Talking turkey: Feds deliver progress on food safety working group

With the holiday season in full swing, a time when families gather around dinner tables across the country to enjoy home-cooked meals together, it is a prime opportunity to discuss food safety.

Listeria outbreak exposes gaps in nation’s food system

The widespread Listeria outbreak traced back to cantaloupe from a Colorado farm has now claimed the lives of 23 individuals and caused 116 illnesses in 25 different states. It’s the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, and public health advocates say it underscores the need to increase federal funding for food inspections and...

Salmonella investigation leads to turkey product recall

The investigation into the outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg that led to at least 76 illnesses and one death since March has resulted in a recall of 36 million pounds of turkey products.

Salmonella outbreak may be linked to turkey processor

Federal officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg in 26 states that has sickened at least 76 people and killed one person since March. The illnesses may be linked to the use and consumption of ground turkey meat. While the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert for frozen and fresh...