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Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements

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Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements

A Trump administration proposal to delay enforcement of rules aimed at keeping produce free from fecal contamination came under fire yesterday from the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Center for Food Safety. The nonprofit food safety watchdog groups say that delaying compliance with provisions requiring microbial testing of water for E. coli is unnecessary and will contribute to illnesses and deaths from produce tainted by animal feces.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

 

Benefits from Sugar-Drink Taxes are Clear

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Benefits from Sugar-Drink Taxes are Clear

The Cook County Board of Commissioners’ vote today will not change the momentum these common-sense policies have. Sugar-drink taxes have been successfully implemented in seven jurisdictions across the United States in the last four years. Evaluations of the first such U.S. tax, in Berkeley, CA, and another from Mexico have shown decreased consumption of sugar drinks and increased consumption of healthy beverages, while providing needed revenues for other public health measures. Big Soda’s resistance to these policies is not new, but that will not change other communities’ consideration of them.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.