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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
'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.
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...
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.
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.
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...