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  • Government Shutdown and Food Safety
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    Government Shutdown and Food Safety

    Caroline Smith DeWaal talked about the impact of the government shutdown on food safety across the U.S. Food safety advocates had asked lawmakers to reject legislation restoring funding to the Food and…

  • Senate Democratic News Conference on Health Care
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    Senate Democratic News Conference on Health Care

    Lawmakers, health officials and patients spoke to reporters and answered questions about ways in which the federal government shutdown had affected various Americans, the value of the…

  • Group Releases Report on Risky Meat Products
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    Report on the Safety of Meat

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest released a food safety report that rates meat and poultry products on the frequency and severity of illnesses they cause. The study found that…

  • Food Safety and Federal Inspection Programs
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    Food Safety and Federal Inspection Programs

    Caroline Smith DeWaal talked about federal food safety programs and new proposals to overhaul the way the Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture inspect meat and other…

  • US Food Safety
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    U.S. Food Safety

    Caroline Smith DeWall talked about U.S. food safety, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Germany’s E. coli outbreak, the evolution and different…

  • Safety and Regulation of ReadytoEat Produce
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    Safety and Regulation of Ready-to-Eat Produce

    A hearing was held on the safety and regulation of bagged, pre-washed, or “ready-to-eat” produce. Topics included the proposed nationalization of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement…

  • Food Safety Legislation
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    Food Safety Legislation

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation titled, “Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009.” Among the topics they addressed were past problems of cantamination in the food supply, needed…

  • Federal Food Safety Oversight
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    Federal Food Safety Oversight

    A hearing was held on federal food safety oversight in the wake of a peanut products recall following several instances of salmonella contamination. Witnesses testified about health…

  • Tracking Contaminated Food
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    Tracking Contaminated Food

    Food safety advocates called on the Food and Drug Administration to implement emergency regulations that would require growers and packers of fruits and vegetables to adopt existing…

  • Food Safety
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    Food Safety

    Witnesses testified about food safety. This hearing was held after a report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Advisory Board which found that the FDA is under funded, its…

  • Safety of Food Supply
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    Safety of Food Supply

    Committee investigators, food safety experts and FDA officials testified at a hearing titled: “Diminished Capacity: Can the FDA Assure the Safety and Security of the Nation’s Food Supply? Part…

  • Safety of Fresh Produce
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    Safety of Fresh Produce

    Witnesses testified about industry responses to problems such as the safety of peanut butter and fresh and fresh-cut produce. Topics included the potential impact on public health of…

  • US Food Safety Program
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    U.S. Food Safety Program

    The guest offered her assessment of the U.S. Food Safety Program in light of recent outbreaks of illness from contaminated food, especially fresh produce. She also talked about the need for…

  • Improving Food Safety
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    Improving Food Safety

    Undersecretary Raymond delivered the luncheon address at the 29th annual National Food Policy Conference. His topics included meat and poultry inspection, personnel resources for…

  • Food Inspection
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    Food Inspection

    Witnesses testified about food safety and inspection. Among the issues they addressed were consolidating various federal agencies tasked with food inspection under one department,…

  • Mad Cow Disease
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    Mad Cow Disease

    Ms. DeWaal talked about the discovery of a case of mad cow disease in the U.S. and its implications for the safety of the food supply. She also responded to viewer comments and questions.

  • Safety of School Lunches
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    Safety of School Lunches

    Senator Durbin, chairman of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee, and members of the two committees heard testimony about problems of school lunch safety and methods for…

  • Mad Cow Disease
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    Mad Cow Disease

    Witnesses testified about recent outbreaks of mad cow and foot-and-mouth disease in Europe and the possibility that they may find their way to the U.S. They said that the threat to human…

  • Food Safety Regulations
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    Food Safety Regulations

    Senators heard testimony about possible duplication and overlap among agencies that deal with food safety. Federal officials testified that food safety is a high priority for the Clinton…

  • Food Safety
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    Food Safety

    Mr. Bernard and Ms. DeWaal discussed the president’s food safety initiative, the food industry, and new hazards to food safety. They also took audience calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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