Food Safety

10:29am

Thu June 7, 2012
Food

Assessing Consumer Concerns About The Meat Industry

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 12:58 pm

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On Thursday's Fresh Air, Tom Philpott, who covers food and the agricultural industry for Mother Jones, joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging discussion about the meat and poultry industries — covering topics like pink slime, proposed legislation affecting antibiotics in the livestock food chain,

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10:01pm

Sun January 29, 2012
Around the Nation

The Clash Over Fingerprinting For Food Stamps

A sign in a New York City market window advertises that it accepts food stamps.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York City to stop requiring fingerprinting of its food stamp recipients, a stance that puts him at odds with the city's mayor, who favors the practice.

Cuomo says fingerprinting stigmatizes needy people and stops them from applying for help. In a recent State of the State speech, Cuomo pledged to stop fingerprinting food stamp recipients this year.

But New York City Michael Bloomberg says without fingerprinting, fraud would escalate.

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12:38pm

Tue April 5, 2011
Food safety

USDA Proposes New Food Safety Rule

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The U. S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a new requirement for the meat and poultry industry that aims to reduce foodborne illnesses and expensive product recalls.

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