April 19, 2014
Troubles at Serpe, Roos Invite FDA Scrutiny
Repeated food safety problems at Elsmere's iconic Serpe & Sons Bakery and far worse health violations discovered at the shuttered Roos Foods cheese plant in Kenton are the latest examples of a dysfunctional national food inspection program, experts say.
May 29, 2013
Coalition Opposes Senate Amendments That Would Weaken FSMA
The Senate may consider four amendments to the Farm Bill that affect consumer safety. These amendments would block or modify provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act ( FSMA), bipartisan legislation passed in 2010.
July 17, 2012
Urge Obama Administration to Act on Food Safety
President Obama signed sweeping food safety legislation into law more than a year ago, but his administration has yet to release draft rules for the key provisions of the act.
October 19, 2011
Focus On: Food Import Safety
In this issue brief, the Pew Health Group and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) address the safety of food imports and how the exponential growth of these imports underscores the need to fully fund the food safety activities of the FDA.
May 18, 2011
Kentucky's 5th District Favors More Food Safety Funding
Among likely voters surveyed in Kentucky's 5th congressional district, almost seven in 10 say having new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety measures would be worth a one-to-three percent increase in the cost of food.
May 18, 2011
Georgia's First District Favors More Food Safety Funding
Among likely voters surveyed in Georgia's 1st congressional district, almost eight in 10 say having new federal food safety measures would be worth a one-to-three percent increase in the cost of food, according to a new Pew-commissioned poll by the bipartisan team of Hart Research and American Viewpoint.
January 04, 2011
"FDA Prepares to Enact New Food-Safety Law"
"The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to enact provisions of the new food-safety bill that was passed by Congress in the waning days of 2010 and is expected to be signed into law Tuesday."
December 07, 2010
"It's time to act on food safety"
Coalition partner Pat Buck urges Congress to push food safety legislation through to the President's desk before the end of the year.
November 30, 2010
U.S. Senate Approves Landmark Food Safety Legislation
The U.S. Senate has passed historic legislation that will greatly improve the safety of the nation's food supply and protect countless Americans from foodborne pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella.
November 30, 2010
"Food-safety bill snagged by money"
Erik Olson, deputy director of the food program at the Pew Health Group, is quoted by Des Moines Register on an article about the challenges of passing the Senate food safety bill.
November 15, 2010
"S. 510: A Clear and Present Danger"
Coalition partner Sandra Eskin sits down with GovTrack Insider to talk about the food safety bill and concerns raised by small producers.
September 20, 2010
Senate Called on to Pass Bipartisan Food Safety Bill
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, consumer groups and non-governmental organizations will hold a joint press conference to call on the United States Senate to quickly pass the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510).
September 20, 2010
Broad Coalition Gathers to Call on Senate to Pass Bipartisan Food Safety Bill
Sandra Eskin of the Pew Health Group and The Pew Charitable Trusts, Caroline Smith-Dewaal of Center for Science in the Public Interest and Chris Waldrop of Consumer Federation of America all spoke today at a joint press conference with food industry organizations to press the Senate to pass the bi-partisan food-safety bill.
September 08, 2010
"Advocates Demand Action on Food Safety"
Make Our Food Safe coalition partners, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Federation of America, and U.S. Public Interest Research Group hosted a press conference Wednesday to advocate for food safety reform.
August 31, 2010
"Inspectors: Egg farms in recall unsanitary"
Coalition member and Pew Health Group Food Safety Deputy Director Erik Olson was interviewed by The Washington Post for this report on the investigation of egg farms linked to the recent outbreak of Salmonella.
July 14, 2010
Victims Call on Senate Leaders to Schedule S.510
Kentucky native Lauren Bush and Nevada resident Rylee Gustafson nearly died in 2006 as a result of eating contaminated spinach, and since then have been tireless advocates for national food-safety reform.
April 12, 2010
A Message from a Mother
An open letter from Robyn Allgood, whose 2-year old son Kyle died from an E. Coli infection contracted from contaminated spinach.
April 08, 2010
Cost of Foodborne Illness Report Coverage
A final recap of media coverage from the release of the Cost of Foodborne Illness report, covered by hundreds of newspapers and online outlets, as well as over 256 broadcast stations.
November 12, 2009
Make Our Food Safe for the Holidays
Over the next several weeks, the U.S. Senate has an historic opportunity to take a major step toward improving food safety for all Americans.
October 06, 2009
Are We All Crash Test Dummies For the Food Industry?
As the lead author of the new report just released from Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), The Ten Riskiest Foods Regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, today is another day CSPI staff attorney Sarah Klein will have a tough time putting anything in her mouth.
October 06, 2009
The Safety of Imported Food?
The FDA has made the assertion that about half of the food borne illness outbreaks in the U.S. in recent years have come from imported food products.
September 16, 2009
The Myth About Food Safety Legislation and Small Farms
Supporters of local and organic food should be substantially reassured that the new food safety legislation working its way through Congress does not place an inordinate burden on small and organic growers.
September 08, 2009
Large Majority of Americans Want Stronger Food Safety Rules
About 9 in 10 support the federal government adopting additional food safety measures, and 64 percent believe that imported foods are often or sometimes unsafe, according to a Pew-commissioned poll by the bipartisan team of Hart Research and Public Opinion Strategies.
September 25, 2012
Food Safety Survey Review
Key findings of food safety survey from the Benenson Strategy Group on behalf of the Make Our Food Safe coalition.