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New FDA Regulation to Save Lives from Sick Meats

Some limits – read on – but this is good government from the word go and the reason that my distant relative Teddy Roosevelt began regulating the industries that were killing Americans.

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Big News But: USDA Bans “Other” E. coli Strains

Maryn McKenna
today from the US Department of Agriculture: It has agreed that, starting in March 2012, six more strains of E. coli will be considered “adulterants,” putting them in the same regulatory category as the much-feared E. coli O157:H7.
Declaring an substance to be an adulterant means that it cannot legally be distributed in food, and that therefore food processors can legally be held to account for products that contain it.

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Oops! Industrializing organics is bad too !

E. coli in Germany outbreak has “cooled” down but who knows where “infected” sprouts seeds were shipped to. Industrialization of the seed market sent bad seeds all over Europe and who knows where else where folks are cashing in on interests in “organic” food.

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E. coli: A Risk for 3 More Years From Who Knows Where

Maryn McKenna
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveals that, despite the epidemic curve’s trending down, the outbreak can’t be considered over. The ultimate source — the contaminated seeds from which salad sprouts were grown — has been so widely distributed that no one really knows where they have gone or for how long they might remain for sale. One prediction, based on the probable package labeling, is that they could remain on shelves for 3 more years.

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