08/26/2008 - A “network of networks” still doesn’t exist to tie together the United States’ disparate food-safety information resources. Two researchers criticize the government for not providing the leadership to make it happen.
04/25/2008 - "More than ever, we have to assure Americans that their food is safe," Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer told agricultural security stakeholders attending the Third International Symposium on Agroterrorism.
04/13/2008 - The Bush Administration wants to move research into the disease from an isolated island off the coast of Long Island, New York, to the continental United States, sparking fears an accident could release the disease into nearby livestock herds and decimate them.
03/14/2008 - Congressional Democrats find that the FDA failed to meet its own standards for inspection of facilities that process leafy greens, and when it did find violations, the agency took no "meaningful" enforcement action.
02/29/2008 - A bill (H.R. 3967) introduced by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) would allow the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to refuse admission of food into the United States under certain circumstances. (Currently, the Food and Drug Administration oversees the inspection of imported food.)