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Food integrity

Op-Ed: Utah's Misguided Ag-Gag Bill

admin, March 04, 2012

by Amanda Hitt in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Last week, the Utah House passed legislation outlawing the act of taking undercover video at farms, dairies, and other food production facilities. Now before the Senate, the proposed law is similar to six other states' draft legislation, known as "ag gag" bills.

This legislation poses a threat to public health. Why? Because all individuals, including workers who witness gross wrongdoing and food safety violations, would be silenced. This bill criminalizes whistleblowers.

New Site Supports Food Industry Whistleblowers

Sarah Damian, October 01, 2010

food_launchOur Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is officially under way.

Vermont AG's Issuing of Warrants against Slaughterhouse Officials Validates Whistleblower’s Concerns

Jonathan Cantu, June 04, 2010

The Vermont Attorney General announced today that arrest warrants have been issued for former Bushway Packing, Inc. owner Frank Peretta and former Bushway worker Christopher Gaudette on charges of animal cruelty in the Bushway case.

School Lunches Get Safer; Still a Long Way to Go

Beth Adelson, May 18, 2010

School LunchAfter July 1, 

FDA Shouldn't Ignore Food Fraud

, March 31, 2010

As the FDA has been dealing with food contamination and food safety issues, it has largely ignored the issue of food fraud.

Now American food producers are urging the FDA to take a stronger stance on fraud, which occurs when food is improperly labeled.

Did Food Producer Knowingly Send Out Contaminated Product?

, March 10, 2010

In a case reminiscient of the Peanut Corporation of America food safety scandal in 2008, it has been revealed that a flavor additive manufacturer knew its plant equipment was contaminated with salmonella, but continued to ship its food out, apparently without making any changes to the line to address the situation.

Lots and Lots of Unsafe Food

Dylan Blaylock, March 05, 2010

USDA whistleblower and GAP client Dean Wyatt testified yesterday before the House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy (under Oversight and Government Reform). Wyatt, a supervisory veterinarian at the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported shocking mistreatment and unsafe butchering of animals at two slaughterhouses. His disclosures raise serious concerns about the state of American food integrity.

New Food Safety Czar at FDA Has A Lot of Work To Do

, January 14, 2010

Last week, a former lawyer for both the agribusiness industry and the FDA, Michael Taylor, was named deputy commissioner for foods for the FDA.