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  • GAO gives U.S. food safety low marks

     
    by Stephen J. Hedges The Government Accountability Office released an audit Monday suggesting at least six other countries and the European Union have better food safety systems than the United States. The 97-page audit was requested by two of the......
  • Durbin blasts FDA's veggie mix-up

     
    by Christi Parsons Before you breathe a sigh of relief that the real culprit of the summer salmonella outbreak has been found, consider this critique from Sen. Dick Durbin. It took three months for the FDA to figure out the......
  • Goodbye, Sun cafeteria as we know it

     
    Along with the other losses of friends and colleagues in the next couple of weeks, which I'm trying not to burden you with, we're losing the current food service, Sodexo, at The Sun cafeteria. Today is its last day. This......
  • Corn Ethanol Faces an Uncertain Future

     
    Ethanol recently survived its most direct challenge yet when the EPA rejected Texas Gov. Rick Perry's request to halve this year's ethanol mandate, but that doesn't mean the biofuel's detractors are going away. A quarter of this year's U.S. corn......
  • Hurricane Ike: Feds outline preparations

     
    by Frank James The Feds have issued a press release outlining the preparations they've made for Hurricane Ike. The release has some useful information. For instance, there are more than 1,000 high-water vehicles at the ready to conduct search-and-rescue.....
  • Policy I: McCain speech

     
    A day after Obama announced policy initiatives on Wall Street, McCain comes out with his, in the midst of a speech with some fairly blistering attacks on Obama. The full speech is after the jump, but here's the gist of......
  • Trends and more food trends

     
    It’s that time of year -- when I always get material on food industry trends for the new year. The most recent was from the Chicago-based research firm Technomic, in the past a solid and reliable source, which came up......
  • Obama's FDA leader, food safety plans

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, announcing the appointments of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein as the Principal Deputy Commissioner today, also used his weekly Internet and radio...
  • Vandals hit Iron Bridge Wine Company

     
    Baltimoresun.com just posted a story about the Iron Bridge Wine Company in Howard County being vandalized, presumably because it serves foie gras. I have a bad feeling that this kind of violence could escalate into something really ugly, although this.......
  • "Vomitoxin" disaster declared in 10 Md. counties

     
    A fungal grain infestation caused by last spring's wet weather in Maryland was bad enough to earn a federal agricultural disaster declaration for 10 Maryland counties. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack approved the state's request for aid in a....
  • Free-range mayo

     
    Extra mayo, hold the factory-farmed eggs."Hellmann’s has announced that its Light Mayonnaise recipe in North America will feature 100% certified cage-free eggs in the United States as part of its ongoing commitment to 'Real Food,'" says a news...