Thursday, February 26, 2009

Quickie: Food Safety

Tell the FDA it's past time for reform. From MomsRising:
For the second time in as many years, peanut butter contaminated with deadly salmonella has been recalled. Even my pre-kindergartener can tell something is wrong--her favorite peanut butter sandwiches have been pulled from her lunch box.

This latest outbreak, tracked back to the now-bankrupt Peanut Corporation of America, has caused nearly 655 illnesses, and contributed to nine deaths.

Parents have suffered through two massive recalls of tainted peanut products in the past two years. That's two recalls too many. We shouldn't have to worry whether what's in our fridge is a healthy snack or dangerous to our children.

Act now to demand food safety reforms. All peanut companies-and all food processors in this country --must use top-notch safety practices to protect our families from food bourne health risks.

Send a letter to the FDA urging them to take action to keep our kids safe when eating sandwiches.

I think the FDA should be split into two separate agencies: one oversees drugs/devices and the other food. What do you think?


Lisa Snider said...

I dunno...some drugs are food, some foods are drugs.

GiGi said...

I meant pharma/device...the food as drug issue will have to be worked out, but anything is better than the current system.