Where is Law and Order when we need it?

It is illegal to “adulterate” food products. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 set up civil and criminal liability for those who do. So why aren’t we seeing the courts and prisons filling up with the guilty parties in the recent outbreaks of food borne illnesses?
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Tainted Strawberries Spread E. Coli

The E. coli outbreak reported yesterday (August 8) linked to Oregon-grown strawberries shows how food safety is a becoming a problem for local growers. It has been reported that as many as 16 people have been sickened by eating the strawberries grown on a 35-acre farm, Jaquith Strawberry Farm in rural northwest Oregon, and 1 person has died.
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Put a Food Safety Attorney Out of Business

Bill Marler, a nationally recognized food safety attorney, says “It really is long past time to put me out of business.” Listen to his comments on the audio.
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Ensuring Your Urban Chickens and Their Eggs Are Safe

As urban homesteading becomes increasingly popular, more people are refraining from store-bought eggs to try their hand at raising backyard chickens. However, despite the many potential benefits, it’s still necessary to take precautions against disease and pathogens like Salmonella.
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Deaths and Illnesses From E.coli Pit Spain Against the Rest of Europe

A virulent strain of enterohemorrhagic E. coli known as EHEC has reached across Western Europe into Russia and more than 1,200 people have been infected and 14 have died.
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Good Food Hero: Bill Marler, Food Safety Attorney

Good food is not just better for the environment, the people who grow it, and the people who eat it; it is also safe food. Good food should not make you sick.

For our first Good Food Hero, we’ve chosen Bill Marler, a nationally recognized food safety attorney. Marler has spent his career lobbying for
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2010: 27 Million Pounds of Meat and Poultry Recalled

Dan Flynn of Food Safety News pulled together a quick – and scary – list of meat and poultry recalls by the USDA in 2010. Here are the highlights. Let’s be careful out there!
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