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Thank a Food Worker This Week!

Sarah Damian | November 24, 2014

In 2014, how many times have you gone grocery shopping or went out to eat at a restaurant? This week, consider the countless workers who grow, harvest, process, label, inspect, and ship food before it ends up on your dinner plate throughout the year. The Food Integrity Campaign is joining the Food Chain Workers Alliance […]

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Watching the Watchdog: Questions for USDA on Poultry Inspection

Sarah Damian | October 17, 2014

Given USDA’s plan to move ahead with its New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS), federal lawmakers have agreed it’s time to hold the USDA accountable for claims that its new system will improve food safety and overall inspection. Today, 15 members of the House of Representatives sent a long list of questions to Secretary of Agriculture […]

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Poultry Industry: Join Europe in Saying No to Chemicals

Sarah Damian | October 6, 2014

The U.S. poultry industry has been ignoring whistleblower concerns about dangerous chemical use at processing plants, but will it ignore international trading partners? An NPR story last week explained how Europe’s food standards, which instigated banning chlorine treatment on chicken in the 1990s, are impacting U.S. trade negotiations. USDA poultry inspector Sherry Medina has been […]

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Consumer and Worker Rights Groups File Amicus in Opposition of New Poultry Inspection System

Food Integrity Campaign | October 3, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, consumer and worker rights groups filed a joint amicus curiae brief with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Food & Water Watch v. USDA. The lawsuit challenges the agency’s New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules, a plan modeled after the agency’s controversial pilot […]

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Walmart Whistleblower Case in China Highlights Global Issue

Amanda Hitt | September 18, 2014

Ever wonder what happens to whistleblowers in China? As it turns out, it looks shockingly similar to what happens to whistleblowers in the United States. Speaking up for the integrity of food is a tough fight, and it’s a battle that wages across continents. Last month, a courageous Chinese whistleblower took a stand for food […]

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PBS Highlights Danger of USDA’s New Poultry Rule

Sarah Damian | September 9, 2014

Watch the PBS piece below about USDA’s dangerous new poultry inspection rule, which was finalized recently against the wishes of the agency’s own inspectors and countless others concerned about public health. The rule hands government oversight of food safety to the plants themselves. Yes, you heard that correctly. Privatization of the meat industry is now […]

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Key Parts of Idaho’s Ag Gag Law May Be Challenged, Judge Rules

Sarah Damian | September 8, 2014

Good news emerged last week regarding Idaho’s anti-whistleblower Ag Gag law. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill is allowing most of the challenges against the law to move forward. FIC submitted an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit seeking to overturn the Ag Gag law, which aims to silence agriculture industry whistleblowers. We’re […]

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Groups Outraged by Judge’s Ruling on Kauai Pesticide Law

Sarah Damian | August 26, 2014

FIC joins Kauai residents in expressing outrage over a judge’s ruling yesterday regarding a lawsuit to block implementation of the County’s pesticide transparency law. Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren ruled that Ordinance 960, which requires chemical companies to disclose pesticide use information and create buffer zones around sensitive areas, is pre-empted by state law. The […]

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Chemical Use Still Causing Trouble in Meat and Poultry Industry

Alyssa Doom | August 21, 2014

What are companies using to clean off your meat these days? Most employees working in processing plants don’t know either. But reports from USDA inspectors about health problems related to chemicals continue to pour in here at FIC, and fingers are pointing at antimicrobial cleaners. Companies use a wide variety of chemicals to remove bacterial […]

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Building a Community of Truth-Tellers to Answer Daunting ‘What’s for Dinner’ Question (VIDEO)

Amanda Hitt | August 12, 2014

The following piece first appeared in the Huffington Post. Across the nation, millions of Americans are asking the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” It used to be as simple as choosing between chicken and beef, but today the choices have become considerably more nuanced. It’s now a matter of free-range and “all natural,” gluten-free or […]

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