Campaign to Make Our Food Safe

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 11, 2009

Make Our Food Safe: “Every year, 76 million Americans are sickened from consuming contaminated food – and 5,000 of these people die. That’s more than the number of individuals who lose their lives as a result of fire or unintentional drowning in the U.S. each year. Continued outbreaks of foodborne illness over the last several years – from spinach to peppers to peanuts – have demonstrated that these outbreaks are not random, unpreventable occurrences, but are due to widespread problems with our food safety system. Our current food system is broken and has been in need of reform for decades. And this year, Congress has the opportunity to change course and help protect children, families, senior citizens and all others from foodborne illness.”

  • Report: Ten Riskiest Foods Regulated by the FDA: “The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which authored the report,[says there is no] need one pass up tomatoes, sprouts, and berries, even though those foods are also on the list. But the nonprofit watchdog group says the presence of so many healthy foods on such a list is exactly why the United States Senate should follow the House and pass legislation that reforms our fossilized food safety laws.”
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