Enforcement Rises After Accidents, Recalls

By: Saturday August 28, 2010 11:30 am

After the explosion that rocked a West Virginia mine, killing 29 workers, Mine Safety and Health Administration inspectors have stepped up their efforts, using the regulatory tools already available to them to expand their enforcement activities.


Deregulation, Market Concentration at the Root of Egg Recall

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 7:15 pm

Jon Cohn explores the egg recall in greater detail, and comes to a similar conclusion as I did: that it just shows a continuation of E. coli conservatism, particularly the fervor for deregulation that goes back 30 years

Salmonella Egg Recall: The Return of E.Coli Conservatism (Actually, It Never Left)

By: Monday August 23, 2010 1:25 pm

Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms of Iowa, two Iowa-based dairy farms, have collectively recalled 550 million eggs due to a salmonella outbreak, the largest such recall in recent history. Both have close ties to Jack DeCoster, an agribusiness owner. Now, Rep. Rosa DeLauro wants to know more about DeCoster, and what federal regulators knew about them.

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