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  • How safe is your pet food? Natura announces third safety recall this year

    Yesterday Nebraska-based Natura Pet Products Inc. announced yet another recall involving multiple brands of their dog, cat, and ferret food and treats after testing positive for Salmonella in one of their production facilities. This is the company’s third recall this year, which comes on the heels of recalls in March and April involving many of Continue Reading

  • Why the delay on new food safety rules?

    Scary news for salad eaters this week:  organic baby spinach from California was recalled in 16 states because of Salmonella contamination. It was because of these kinds of pathogens infiltrating our food supply – and in particular two outbreaks associated with spinach and peanut butter that claimed several lives – that the Food Safety Modernization Act was Continue Reading

  • Have you checked out

    Despite a company’s best intentions, faulty and dangerous products still hit marketplace shelves. Even seemingly innocuous goods you could never imagine causing harm may turn out to pose inadvertent hazards to you and your family. Where to turn if you have the misfortune of encountering a product like this? This website is a clearinghouse Continue Reading

  • New website helps consumers search for & report dangerous products – and you will want to see this

    Window curtains with chemical odors that consumers say cause nausea and headaches.  Dishwashers that are reported to smoke and catch on fire.  Bursting toy balls that parents say cause chemical burns in their children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) product safety database at contains these and other reports from consumers of products Continue Reading

  • A deadly loophole

    The next time you rent a car, it may have a dangerous defect that you know nothing about.  A loophole in existing law allows car rental companies to rent you a vehicle that has been recalled for safety reasons. The rental agency doesn’t have to tell you about the recall, and they don’t have to Continue Reading

  • UPDATE: record-breaking half billion egg recall

    A second Iowa company reporting Salmonella-tainted eggs added to the already-massive egg recall this weekend, making it one of the largest in history.

  • The people have spoken – and they want safer food

    Consumers Union poll finds 80% of Americans want Congress to pass food safety legislation immediately.

  • Recalled beef? There’s an app for that.

    A sign of the times: government agencies are now alerting the public of food and product recalls through their new Products Recall app for smartphones.

  • Food, Inc.’s Eric Schlosser, Consumers Union Urge Senate to Pass Food Safety Bill

    Safe and sustainable: we need our food to be both, and nowhere has the case been made better than in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Food, Inc.

  • This Week’s Recall Recap

    Breaking news on Kellogg cereal, plus thousands of pounds of beef products recalled this week.

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News Articles

  • Food Sickens Millions as Company-Paid Checks Find It Safe
    Source: Bloomberg News (Thursday October 11, 2020)
  • Imported cheese linked to 3 deaths, 14 hospitalizations
    Source: CNN (Wednesday September 12, 2020)
  • Food safety law is being delayed
    Source: Washington Post (Friday August 24, 2020)
  • Gerber Good Start Gentle baby formula recalled due to an ‘off-odor’
    Source: Consumer Reports (Friday March 9, 2020)
  • Current Recalls & Alerts
  • Grocery loyalty cards help trace food-borne illness source
    Source: USA Today (Thursday November 17, 2020)
  • Tainted beef leads to grocery recalls
    Source: Associated Press (Wednesday September 14, 2020)
  • Cargill Recalls Ground Turkey Linked to Outbreak
    Source: New York Times (Wednesday August 3, 2020)
  • Papayas recalled after salmonella outbreak
    Source: USA Today (Wednesday July 27, 2020)
  • Eggs recalled after salmonella found at Ohio farm
    Source: Washington Post (Monday November 8, 2020)

    Evidence of salmonella has been found at an Ohio egg farm that’s received financing from the owner of an Iowa egg farm that was behind a massive recall earlier this year.

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