Amanda Hitt

Amanda Hitt is the Food Integrity Campaign director for the Government Accountability Project. www.foodwhistleblower.org

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 8:37am
Truckers Play a Key Food Safety Role
Food safety is running afoul in Springdale — in more ways than one. First, meat and grain agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a salmonella outbreak and temporarily shut its turkey processing plant in the Arkansas city in early August. Then, a Tyson Foods driver died after being pinned between two truck trailers outside a Springdale poultry plant.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 9:37am
America Shouldn't Scrimp on Food Safety
Americans are becoming too familiar with imported foodborne illnesses. Remember the tainted dog food from China and those salmonella-laced hot peppers shipped from Mexico? Now a virulent strain of E. coli is racing across Europe, possibly heading toward our shores. We're not ready for this new strain, if it comes to that. The government bulkhead required to keep it out is weak.
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