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KGO-TV – New Questions about Labeling Mechanically Tenderized Meat

February 4, 2013

by Dan Noyes The ABC7 I-Team took an inside look at a common meat industry practice that has activists and the meat industry squaring off. It’s a battle that is bringing up new questions about how much you get to know about the meat you eat. First we told you about meat glue, now, we’re […]

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Kansas City Star – Building Bigger Cattle: An Industry Overdose

December 10, 2012

by Mike McGraw Two kids seriously injured in the Joplin tornado in May 2011 showed up at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City suffering from antibiotic-resistant infections from dirt and debris blown into their wounds. Physicians tried different drugs, but at first nothing seemed to work. Blame the overuse of antibiotics in livestock, according to […]

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Baltimore Sun – Federal Workers, Others Oppose Poultry Inspection Overhaul

December 8, 2012

by Matthew Hay Brown Federal workers’ unions and food safety groups have joined to oppose new rules proposed by the Department of Agriculture to streamline federal poultry inspections. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the rules would “modernize” inspections of young chickens and turkeys, saving money for businesses and taxpayers while allowing inspectors […]

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Food Safety News – FDA Sued for Withholding Data on Food Animal Antibiotics

December 6, 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to “withhold agency data regarding the sale of antibiotics for use in food animals” is unlawful, according to a lawsuit filed by the Government Accountability Project (GAP) Wednesday. Drug companies are required to report basic information about antibiotic sales to the FDA under the Animal Drug User […]

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KION – FDA Sued Over Antibiotics Reporting in Food Animals

December 6, 2012

by Jon K. Brent Washington, D.C. – A food watchdog group is claiming that the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to withhold agency data regarding the sale of antibiotics for use in food animals is unlawful. The group knows as the Government Accountability Project or GAP filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Federal Court. GAP notes […]

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GAP Sues FDA for Wrongful Withholding of Animal Drug Data

Food Integrity Campaign | December 5, 2012

(Washington, DC) – The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to withhold agency data regarding the sale of antibiotics for use in food animals is unlawful, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) said in a lawsuit filed today. Drug companies are required to report basic information about antibiotic sales to the FDA under the Animal Drug […]

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WPEA Signed into Law, Protecting Federal Food Safety Employees

Food Integrity Campaign | November 27, 2012

Millions of Federal Workers Affected (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project’s (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is praising President Obama for signing into law the strongest federal whistleblower protections in history. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) passed the House of Representatives in late September and the Senate earlier this month. This long […]

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Food Safety News – New Whistleblower Protections Could Impact Food Safety Oversight

November 14, 2012

A new bill on its way to President Obama’s desk for approval aims to improve protections for whistleblowers working in the federal government, including those in food-related areas such as veterinarians, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors and U.S. Food and Drug Administration employees. On Tuesday, Congress passed the Whislteblower Protection Enhancement Act to help ensure […]

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Congress Passes Whistleblower Protections for Federal Food Safety Employees

Food Integrity Campaign | November 13, 2012

WPEA Protections Affect Millions of Federal Workers (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project’s (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is praising Congress for passing the strongest federal whistleblower protections in history. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) passed the House of Representative in late September and the Senate today, and is being sent to […]

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Kit Foshee Comment on BPI Lawsuit

Food Integrity Campaign | September 14, 2012

Former GAP Client Featured in Several ABC News Reports (Washington, DC) – Yesterday, former Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Kit Foshee was named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products, Inc (BPI). BPI produces the controversial ammoniated beef product commonly known as ‘pink slime.’ Foshee, a former Corporate Quality Assurance Manager […]

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