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It’s been a crazy week here at S.T.O.P.--Safe Tables Our Priority!  I have been getting ready to head out to Washington, D.C. with a group of victims and family members who have gotten ill from from FDA-regulated products.  While a lot has been going on here, there has also been plenty going on in the news.  Here’s a sample of what we’ve been hearing about this week in regards to food safety.  As always, you can receive this information as well as times updates on food safety information and recalls delivered right to your e-mail inbox by signing up for our S.T.O.P. E-alerts.

Salmonella in granola bars
FDA Recalls informs us of the third granola product to be recalled for salmonella contamination in the past two weeks.

Against the tide, bipartisan legislation emerges on food safety
The Hill takes a look at the United States Congress’ bipartisan efforts to protect our citizens from unsafe foods.

147 Olympic food vendors fail inspections
It’s sad to see that more than 1/3 of the food operators catering to this year’s winter Olympics did not fully meet health regulations.  Not taking proper precautions at an event like the Olympics could have dire consequences for a large number of people.

Local mom pushing for tougher food regulations
This Fox article quotes one of our victims who will be traveling to Washington, D.C. with us next week.  She’s been a great part of our struggles to help strengthen food safety regulations.

Jell-o and mouse poop in a school cafeteria
This nauseating barf blog post tells about two schools in Pennsylvania that failed health inspections after having mouse droppings found in their cafeterias.  With stories like these, it’s hard to trust that our kids are being served safe, healthy food in school.

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