June 20, 2009
Americans are past the point of regarding unsafe food as a freak occurrence or something that happens only in Third World countries. The reasons for :I54xH3He_LgJ:articles.latimes.com/2008/mar/04/opinion/ed-food4+%22lo s+angeles+times%22+The+U.S.+Department+of+Agriculture+just+issued+the +biggest+beef+recall+in+history.+%22Not+really.
March 26, 2009 |
Adding to the chorus seeking an overhaul of the nation's food safety system, a report issued Wednesday called on the Obama administration to put someone in charge of safeguarding the food supply and to create a Food Safety Administration. The food safety system is "plagued with problems," said Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, which released the report in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
October 29, 2012 |
Hurricane Sandy is bearing down hard on the East Coast. Atlantic City, N.J., casinos have been evacuated. Jersey Shore is abandoned. Some Manhattan streets are starting to flood. The mega-storm has already smashed through construction sites, shut down stores and Wall Street and left even jaded residents slightly panicky. Vendors of essential items such as food, water, gas and batteries are prohibited from price-gouging during the tempest, warned New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1989
As a nutrition professional I wish to point out that the article by Warren J. Belaso "American Diet: Tough Habit to Break" (Medicine/Science, Dec. 11) contained many statements which do not reflect the views of nutrition scientists or registered dietitians. Supermarket food safety is reliable and if "73% in one poll" continued to think this despite the Alar pesticide scare, then they are following recommendations of nutrition professionals, not food faddists who imply the contrary. When Belaso suggests "healthy food is generally more expensive than the basic supermarket variety," he is promoting the food faddist myth that nutritious and wholesome foods are only available for a special few at a high price.
December 19, 2013 |
Sweeping new federal food safety regulations proposed this year will be revised because of an outcry of concern by farmers, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. In an agency blog post , Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods at the FDA, said rules addressing food-borne illness in production sites and farms included in the Food Safety Modernization Act will be revised and reviewed by early summer. A public comment period, which had ended in November, will be reopened.
December 21, 2009
Farewell to a Big Brother Re "Roy E. Disney, 1930-2009," Obituary, Dec. 17 As past president of Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles and as a big brother to a fatherless kid since 1968, I can tell you that Roy E. Disney took his family's role in the agency very seriously. ( Walt Disney founded Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles in 1955.) Roy was always involved -- in many ways beyond the financial -- in helping this great agency. We will miss him. Steve Soboroff Los Angeles Clearing the air Re "Let's not go it alone," Opinion, Dec. 17 Wrong.