170Oct 12, 2013
Government Shutdown and Food Safety
Caroline Smith DeWaal talked about the impact of the government shutdown on food safety across the U.S. Food safety advocates had asked lawmakers to reject legislation restoring funding to the Food ...
230Oct 4, 2013
Senate Democratic News Conference on Health Care
Lawmakers, health officials and patients spoke to reporters and answered questions about ways in which the federal government shutdown had affected various Americans, the value of the National ...
92Apr 23, 2013
Report on the Safety of Meat
The Center for Science in the Public Interest released a food safety report that rates meat and poultry products on the frequency and severity of illnesses they cause. The study found that ...
391Mar 20, 2012
Food Safety and Federal Inspection Programs
Caroline Smith DeWaal talked about federal food safety programs and new proposals to overhaul the way the Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture inspect meat and other ...
14,329Jun 8, 2011
U.S. Food Safety
Caroline Smith DeWall talked about U.S. food safety, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Germany’s E. coli outbreak, the evolution and ...
1,030Jul 29, 2009
Safety and Regulation of Ready-to-Eat Produce
A hearing was held on the safety and regulation of bagged, pre-washed, or “ready-to-eat” produce. Topics included the proposed nationalization of the California Leafy Greens ...
540Jun 3, 2009
Food Safety Legislation
Witnesses testified about proposed legislation titled, “Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009.” Among the topics they addressed were past problems of cantamination in the food supply, ...
184Feb 5, 2009
Federal Food Safety Oversight
A hearing was held on federal food safety oversight in the wake of a peanut products recall following several instances of salmonella contamination. Witnesses testified about health concerns ...
63Jul 3, 2008
Tracking Contaminated Food
Food safety advocates called on the Food and Drug Administration to implement emergency regulations that would require growers and packers of fruits and vegetables to adopt existing technology that ...
118Dec 4, 2007
Witnesses testified about food safety. This hearing was held after a report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Advisory Board which found that the FDA is under funded, its ...
103Jul 17, 2007
Safety of Food Supply
Committee investigators, food safety experts and FDA officials testified at a hearing titled: “Diminished Capacity: Can the FDA Assure the Safety and Security of the Nation’s Food ...
137May 15, 2007
Safety of Fresh Produce
Witnesses testified about industry responses to problems such as the safety of peanut butter and fresh and fresh-cut produce. Topics included the potential impact on public health of ...
28Dec 16, 2006
U.S. Food Safety Program
The guest offered her assessment of the U.S. Food Safety Program in light of recent outbreaks of illness from contaminated food, especially fresh produce. She also talked about the need for ...
8Sep 15, 2006
Improving Food Safety
Undersecretary Raymond delivered the luncheon address at the 29th annual National Food Policy Conference. His topics included meat and poultry inspection, personnel resources for inspection, ...
34Mar 30, 2004
Witnesses testified about food safety and inspection. Among the issues they addressed were consolidating various federal agencies tasked with food inspection under one department, protecting ...
14Dec 30, 2003
Mad Cow Disease
Ms. DeWaal talked about the discovery of a case of mad cow disease in the U.S. and its implications for the safety of the food supply. She also responded to viewer comments and questions.
33Apr 30, 2002
Safety of School Lunches
Senator Durbin, chairman of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee, and members of the two committees heard testimony about problems of school lunch safety and methods for preventing ...
37Apr 4, 2001
Mad Cow Disease
Witnesses testified about recent outbreaks of mad cow and foot-and-mouth disease in Europe and the possibility that they may find their way to the U.S. They said that the threat to human health was ...
36Aug 4, 1999
Food Safety Regulations
Senators heard testimony about possible duplication and overlap among agencies that deal with food safety. Federal officials testified that food safety is a high priority for the Clinton ...
12May 28, 1998
Mr. Bernard and Ms. DeWaal discussed the president’s food safety initiative, the food industry, and new hazards to food safety. They also took audience calls, faxes, and ...
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