Yesterday, Montana Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) to require the USDA to conduct traceback investigations whenever a pathogen (called an "adulterant" under the FMIA) is found in meat distributed, or intended for distribtuion, in interstate commerce.

(Incidentally, in case anybody ever wondered about the significance of "interstate

Trent Rowe reported yesterday on about the disturbing prevalence of campylobacter on chicken purchased at retail. 

Most of the chickens we buy in supermarkets are contaminated with Salmonella and/or Campylobacter bacteria. They make us sick.

Consumer Reports checked 382 chickens from 100 stores around the country and found the bacteria in about two-thirds of

We filed suit yesterday in Federal Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of Madison Sedbrook, who is six years old, and her parents Tristan and Cindy.  Madison ate cookie dough on multiple occasions in April 2009 and developed a severe gastrointestinal illness.  She bounced from hospital to hospital, doctor to doctor, while nobody