Articles from October 2011



Say it Ain’t So, Trader Joe: Grocery Chain Snubs Delegation of Rabbis and Pastors

Things are getting ugly in the tomato patch. Last week, about 400 workers’ rights advocates from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a labor- and human-rights organization founded two decades ago by migrant tomato pickers in the southwestern Florida city of the same name, marched to the headquarters of Trade Joe’s outside Los Angeles. The […]

FDA Asleep on the Job? New Study Has Harsh Criticism for How Agency Determined that Gulf Seafood was Safe

You could almost hear the collective Whew! from the Gulf of Mexico fishing industry (and lovers of oyster po’ boys, blackened redfish, and shrimp jambalaya) this spring when Donald Kraemer, Deputy Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, proclaimed: “We’re very confident that the steps that we […]

“Poisoned” Provides a Timely Indictment of the Sorry State of Food Safety

  In August, we learned that salmonella in ground turkey had sickened more than 110 consumers and killed one. In September, news broke that listeria in cantaloupes had sickened more than 70 people and killed at least 15. What fatal food-borne outbreak should we expect in October? Americans are being made ill by food with […]