New FDA guide to poisoned foods can keep you safe.

How do consumers keep up with the seemingly endless list of poisonous foods and dangerous products that show up on store shelves? Two or three times most weeks, the Food and Drug Administration warns that something in the vegetable bins, … Continue reading

We finally have a new food safety law. So why are the Republicans alrealy trying to gut it?

It took 73 years to finally pass updated laws designed to  protect America’s food supply from lethal bacteria and the fraud, sloppiness, and mishandling of food processors. The battle over the language was hard fought yet still effective. The demanded … Continue reading

Tis the season to be a bit worried about TSA’s X-ray safety claims.

Let’s start with the bottom line. If the hundreds of full body X-ray scanners that TSA is using at airports across the country are operating safely, the travelers passing between the two walls of the devices are receiving the same … Continue reading

Lawyer spends $500,000 to prove that USDA allows sale of millions of pounds of dangerous meat.

It’s easy to suspect ulterior motives when a lawyer says the sky is falling or this or that can kill you.  But in the case of William Marler, who many believe is one of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, … Continue reading

USDA may find courage to outlaw bacteria in your burgers that sickens 30,000 a year.

Do you ever wonder why the beef industry and government warn consumers to “cook the life out of your burgers?” To understand what’s behind these words of caution we need to discuss some facts, acronyms, how the food poisoning, especially … Continue reading