Who Regulates Our Food?

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In a recent listeria scare, a microwave-meal brand recalled almost 80,000 cases of food possibly made with tainted spinach. So, who regulates our food in the US?

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Which came first, the USDA or FDA?

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/11/opinion/la-ed-eggs-20100911

“While the outrage over salmonella-tainted eggs was rightly focused on Congress’ failure to pass long-overdue food safety legislation and the Food and Drug Administration’s refusal to require vaccination of chickens, something equally appalling but less noticed had been going on at the two Iowa egg farms involved.”

Food Safety

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=food-safety

“The food landscape in this country is ever changing.”

Report: FDA so underfunded, consumers are put at risk

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-12-02-fda_N.htm

“The Food and Drug Administration is so underfunded and understaffed that it’s putting U.S. consumers at risk in terms of food and drug safety, an advisory panel to the FDA says in a report to be discussed Monday.”

CDC Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States

http://www.cdc.gov/foodborneburden/2011-foodborne-estimates.html

“CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.”

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Why Is Coca-Cola Deciding What Kids Eat At School?

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