Posts tagged "food safety"

Oct. 21 news: Smoking costs, Ebola and the flu, USDA and poultry

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

Oct. 9 news: U.S. life expectancy, polio in Pakistan, students’ mental health

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April 28 news: MERS cases, unemployed chemotherapy patients, military suicide rates

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March 10 news: Heroin overdoses, Alzheimer’s blood test, food safety glove law

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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.

Farm bill’s impact on public health featured in new APHA issue brief

Landmark legislation with major implications for public health reached a critical point Tuesday as the U.S. Senate began voting on the future of the farm bill, which governs the nation’s food and agricultural policies.

‘National Soda Summit’ held to reduce soft drink intake, improve public’s health

The impact of soda intake on public health spawned major legislation last week. On May 31, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city’s Department of Health proposed a ban of sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. On its heels, the Center for Science in the Public...
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.

The Komen controversy, low adult immunization rates, recalled birth control pills

Planned Parenthood receives increased donor support following Komen's politicized decision to cut breast screening grants. A CDC report finds that too few U.S. adults are getting immunized. A new study suggests malaria death toll possibly twice as high as experts previously thought. These and more, rounding out headlines for Friday, February 3, 2012.

Recipes for disease: Efforts needed to close food safety gaps

'Wonderful and terrifying.' That’s how one audience member described a Tuesday presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting about the safety of our food supply.

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...

Headlines: Challenges to health care law, listeria outbreak and PTSD among returning soldiers

The Supreme Court asked to rule on health care law. New findings regarding health insurance costs. Food safety concerns: Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes. All this and more in today's headlines, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.