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Press Releases: Food

Press Releases Found: 272
October 21, 2008
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FDA Discovers Time Machine and Issues Recall Three Weeks Ago for Koala's March Cookies

Press Release: Press Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: Three weeks after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall notice for the melamine-contaminated product Koala‚ March cookies that had been imported from China, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally issued a nationwide recall of Koala’s March brand cookies here in the United States. Unfortunately, the agency‚ action is too little, too late and proves once again that consumers cannot trust FDA‚ credibility when it comes to food safety.

October 16, 2008
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Dairy Product with Unsafe Melamine Levels Found on U.S. Shelves, FDA Has Yet to Issue Recall

Press Release: Just two weeks after the Food and Drug Administration set ‚acceptable” levels for melamine in food instead of issuing a complete ban on Chinese milk-containing products, the Alabama Department of Agriculture announced that Koala‚ March brand cookies have tested positive for melamine with levels that exceed FDA‚ safe levels of exposure.

October 3, 2008
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FDA Deems Milk Contaminant Safe Despite Unknown Health Risks

Press Release: Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director: Today, the Food and Drug Administration condoned the intentional adulteration of food with melamine by issuing a risk assessment for the industrial chemical that was added to milk and milk-based ingredients produced in China.

September 30, 2008
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Long-Awaited Country-of-Origin Labeling Goes Into Effect

Press Release: Today, the interim final rule for mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, and several kinds of nuts goes into effect, providing American consumers with vital information they need to make informed choices about where their food is from and how it was raised.

September 25, 2008
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Consumer Group Calls for U.S. Ban on Chinese Milk Products

Press Release: As the scope of the contaminated milk scandal in China continues to grow, national consumer group Food & Water Watch today called on the Food and Drug Administration to stop the import of dairy products and milk-derived ingredients from China, and urged food manufacturers to test any milk-derived ingredients they have already purchased.

September 17, 2008
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Kansas Moves Forward with Milk-Labeling Rule, Denies Consumers Important Information About Artificial Hormones in Milk

Press Release: Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: Even though Monsanto has left the rBGH business, its state-by-state labeling battles are still going strong, threatening consumers right to know whether artificial hormones were used to produce milk.

September 4, 2008
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Mexico Stops Exporting Meat After USDA Audit Reveals “Systemic” Food Safety Problems

Press Release: Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: Mexico finally curbed exports of meat and poultry products from meatpacking plants with widespread safety problems, after weeks of diplomatic wrangling with American food safety regulators. A USDA audit of 11 Mexican meat plants found nearly two thirds had systemic safety problems including inadequate sanitation and government inspection procedures.

August 21, 2008
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FDA Approves Irradiation Despite Uncertainties About Consumer Safety

Press Release: Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will allow fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce to be treated with ionizing radiation. Nearly two years after a major E. coli outbreak was linked to California spinach, it is unbelievable that the FDA‚ first action on is this issue is to turn to irradiation rather than focus on how to prevent contamination of these crops.

August 20, 2008
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Eli Lilly Buys Troubled Monsanto Dairy Product

Press Release: Today, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced the purchase of Monsanto‚ artificial dairy hormone rBGH and its product line Posilac despite dwindling support by retailers, falling market share of dairy operators and widespread consumer distaste for milk from cows treated with the artificial hormone.

August 7, 2008
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Not Even Monsanto Wants rBGH

Press Release: Monsanto’s announcement that it is “repositioning” Posilac, its artificial growth hormone used in milk production and more commonly known as rBGH, is good news for consumers but not the end of the struggle for food safety advocates, warns Food & Water Watch.

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