Why Are We Still Waiting for Food Safety Rules?

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Nasima Hossein, US PIRG Recently we have all seen or heard about the food scares that have transpired from eating egg salad, spinach and cantaloupe.  In fact, the cantaloupe foodborne illness outbreak was one of the worst the U.S. has seen in over 25 years. This Listeria outbreak linked to......
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The Land of the Free and the Home of Overdue Safety Rules

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Jessica Randall, OMB Watch The 390 Americans who recently got sick from Salmonella in seafood probably missed out on yesterday’s holiday celebrations. But they weren’t the only ones who weren’t celebrating: food safety advocates were also bemoaning yet another missed Food...
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A Return to “The Jungle”

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Keith Wrightson Public Citizen Workplace Safety Expert During the Progressive Era, President Theodore Roosevelt sent a team of inspectors to Chicago’s meatpacking industry in response to Upton Sinclair’s graphic novel The Jungle.Sinclair’s famous account depicted the gruesome conditions inside...
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