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Morning Security Brief: Black Boxes Handed Over, Food Safety Scare in China, Border Protection, and More

- Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine hand over the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a food safety scare in China affects several U.S.-based companies, Canada and the United States' trusted traveler programs announce they're making significant strides in their partnership, and more.

Snapshot

- Keeping tabs on food integrity.

The Perks of IP Video

- When the security team at Starbucks upgraded to IP video, it was able to keep legacy equipment intact and meet expansion needs.

Morning Security Brief: Food Allergy Liability, Algerian Hostage Crisis Update, Pharmacy Bait Bottles, and More

- The hostage crisis at the Amenas gas site is winding down. Restaurants may be held liable for ignoring customers’ food allergies. NYPD encourages pharmacies to use bait bottles. And more.

FDA Proposes New Food Safety Rules Aimed at Preventing Foodborne Illness

- The FDA has proposed two new food safety rules in an effort to help prevent foodborne illness.

Counterfeit Drugs

- A bill (H.R. 4223) that would enhance penalties for drug counterfeiting has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee. The bill must now be taken up by the full House of Representatives.

USDA Makes it Easier for Farmers to Get Emergency Funds after Disasters

- The USDA doesn't want extreme weather to get in the way of one of the "most productive" agricultural periods in American history.

Veterinarian Warns of Summer Anthrax

- It’s anthrax season--kill it with fire.

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Could Continue For Months

- The CDC says 390 have been sickened by salmonella-contaminated sushi and a food safety attorney calls for accountability.

Food Safety Bill Approved by Congress

- A food safety bill (H.R. 2751) has been approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. President Obama has announced that he will sign the bill.

Food Safety Bill Revived

- A food safety bill (S. 510) received new life last night when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) overcame procedural objections to the bill by adding it as an amendment to another provision (H.R. 2751). The Senate then approved the measure. Now, H.R. 2751 will go back to the House of Representatives for a vote. The bill has bipartisan support in the House and is expected to pass as early as tomorrow. President Obama has announced that he will sign the bill.

Senate Passes Sweeping Food Safety & Inspection Reform Bill

- If enacted, the bill would increase inspections and empower the government to require food recalls, rather than simply recommending them. The House is expected to vote on the measure before the end of the year.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Food Safety

- A bill (H.R. 2749) that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater regulatory powers over the U.S. food supply has been approved by the House of Representatives. The bill is now pending in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
 




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