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  • Top 5 product recalls in US history

    Product recalls happen nearly every day, but these five had a lasting impact. Can you guess which product recall was the most significant?

  • FDA shuts down peanut butter factory after salmonella recalls

    The FDA has suspended production at Sunland, Inc. after batches of the manufacturer's peanut butter was linked to a widespread salmonella outbreak and led to an expansive recall of Sunland nut products. The shutdown marks the first time the FDA has used new shutdown powers granted by the Food Safety Modernization Act. 

  • Two health groups sue US for failure on food safety

    In the wake of numerous food-borne illness outbreaks this year, two health and environment organization are suing the federal government for failing to protect the food supply.

  • Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria outbreak: How safe is America's food chain?

    Listeria-related deaths in the US from tainted cantaloupes have raised concern about America's food chain. While problems remain, there have also been improvements, experts say.

  • Europe's E. coli outbreak: Does new food safety law prevent that in US?

    Europe's E. coli outbreak: Does new food safety law prevent that in US?

    A new US food safety regimen became law in January. It expands government regulation of growers, but it's not clear Congress will allot enough funds to implement and enforce the law.

  • Food safety law: Six ways it will make food safer

    Food safety law: Six ways it will make food safer

    With the stroke of a pen, President Obama on Tuesday inaugurated the biggest reform in food safety in years. The Food Safety Modernization Act contains changes in rules and procedures that only a bureaucrat could love. Some Republicans threaten to prevent funding its reforms. Still, the law has unusually broad support in Congress, the food industry, and consumer groups. Here are its Top 6 reforms, which will make your food safer:

  • Eggs. Shrek glasses. Sure, but what was the top recall of 2010?

    Eggs. Shrek glasses. Sure, but what was the top recall of 2010?

    It was a year when contaminated eggs and McDonald's glasses found their way into the headlines. But the product fiascos of 2010 included everything from recalled cars and home appliances to food and medications. What was the year’s top recall? Read on:

  • Lettuce recall doesn't hide progress on food safety, experts say

    Lettuce recall doesn't hide progress on food safety, experts say

    The lettuce recall has many questioning the safety of US produce, but voluntary adherence to food safety standards has led to progress since the E. coli outbreak in 2007.