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Tracking the Food Safety Working Group – More or Less Legal Exposure For Food Sellers?

This week the Obama administration announced the launch of a new website for the recently formed food safety working group. Obama announced the formation of this group in March in the wake of the high-profile food safety issues surrounding PCA peanut products.  This website will assist in tracking the efforts of the working group. As discussed … Continue Reading

Irradiation as a Part of Food Safety Reform?

In the wake of the latest Salmonella recall, Congress is holding well-publicized food safety hearings, and food safety may be rising on the priority list of the Obama administration. One question that arises is whether the perceived crisis in food safety will lead lawmakers and the public to revisit the option of food irradiation. The … Continue Reading

Some In The Plaintiffs’ Bar Favor Irradiation

As previously discussed on this blog, the FDA recently approved irradiation for iceberg lettuce and spinach. We pointed out  that "irradiation may provide an added level of protection from food-borne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli. When used in combination with other state-of-the-art food handling practices, irradiation should dramatically reduce the chances of transmitting … Continue Reading

Irradiation – Evaluating the Investment

With a fair amount of fanfare , last week the FDA approved irradiation of iceburg lettuce and spinach. For restaurant owners, the question is whether they should invest in this process. Like pasteurization, irradiation may provide an added level of protection from food-borne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli. When used in combination with … Continue Reading
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