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Finally -- More Direction at the USDA

January 28, 2010
S.T.O.P.—Safe Tables Our Priority extends our congratulations to Dr. Elisabeth Hagen on her nomination for the position of Undersecretary for Food Safety. Dr. Hagen has hands on experience working for the United State’s Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in...

Could BPA and Breast Milk be the Mercury-Fish Catch22 for the Next Generation?

January 20, 2010
Last week the New York Times reported that the Food and Drug Administration is now willing to look into the health hazards of Bisphenol-A (BPA). Given that BPA is present in the lining of infant formula cans, the article tells us the FDA recommends that nursing mothers continue breastfeeding for...
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One year later and still waiting for a solution...

January 15, 2010
This week is the one year anniversary of the PCA outbreak when Salmonella - contaminated peanut products caused a major, multi-state foodborne-illness outbreak -- an outbreak that occurred as a result of outdated and ineffective regulation and oversight by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Weekly Round Up

December 21, 2009
Here is the round up for this week. A lot of interesting articles and concern for food safety, which is good. Remember, to receive articles and food safety information and recalls sign up for our S.T.O.P. E-alerts . Have a great weekend! 26,500 school cafeterias lack required inspections USA Today...

Bring Food Safety Act Up For Vote!

December 9, 2009
Legislation that will improve the nation’s food safety is poised for a vote in the Senate, but it is up to Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) to bring it to the floor for a vote. More than three years ago, my daughter Rylee ate a spinach salad contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 . She spent one month in...

Weekly Round Up

December 4, 2009
I hope you all had a good week. We’ve been hustling and bustling over here at S.T.O.P. but we still wanted to give you a heads up on the interesting stories regarding food safety this week. Here are some articles and blog posts that caught our attention. Remember to sign up for our free S.T.O.P. E-...

Linda: A Victim of Foodborne Illness

December 3, 2009
We have been very busy these past few weeks at S.T.O.P. - traveling, fund raising, educating and advocating- all in order to help protect our nation’s food supply. In spite of all this activity, I never forget why I do this: to prevent people getting sick from devastating foodborne illnesses that...

Celebrating Our 16th Anniversary of Protecting America’s Food Supply

November 24, 2009
Safe Tables Our Priority is celebrating our 16th anniversary this holiday season. We have accomplished so much in the past year, and we’re even more excited about what we plan to accomplish in the future. Here is a sampling of what we’ve been doing this year and projects that we’ve started: Created...

The Death of BPA?

November 23, 2009
At MomsRising, we've been working for years to keep kids safe from toxic Bisphenol-A (BPA) in food containers and bottles. We've generated tens of thousands of letters to Congress and state legislatures, and sent pages of petition signatures to manufacturers. We've made progress -- but we still...
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Weekly Round Up

November 22, 2009
We’ve been very busy over at S.T.O.P. due to the Food Safety Modernization Act that just passed through the Senate HELP Committee this week. A lot of the stories and information for this week’s round-up pertain to the bill and people supporting it. You can receive these updates on food safety, plus...

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