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This week marks the 106th anniversary of the passage of the Pure Food and Drugs Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act, two landmark pieces of consumer based legislation which established the modern food protection system as we know it. Without these two important pieces of legislation, our food system in this country would be virtually unrecognizable.
With the recent outbreak of foodborne illness -- which has sickened at least 80 -- caused by raw milk, more attention has been drawn to this contentious issue. Advocates of drinking raw milk claim that it has increased health benefits not available in milk that has been commercially pasteurized. With all the rhetoric surrounding the topic, it can be difficult for consumers to get a straight answer about raw milk. Here are some basic things you should know to make healthy decisions for you and your family.
There's a new bipartisan-supported bill in Congress that would improve our food safety and the quality of life of egg-laying hens. It would also empower consumers with the knowledge they need to make choices about the eggs they purchase for their families. It's a win-win for consumers and animal welfare allies.