Throwback Thursday: The Poison Squad

Knowingly dining on meals laced with chemicals like formaldehyde and questionable preservatives such as borax—now commonly used as a detergent—was just another typical day on the job for a group of 12 men referred to as the Poison Squad.

It was the late 1800s and while food in the U.S. was full of imitation and […]

Here are your Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Peanut trial shows food safety relies on honor system – Star Tribune

Jurors at the nation’s first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are […]

EU to reassess food additives currently in use

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What is really in your food — and is it safe? This is something that many consumers have struggled with as food additives become more common in grocery store items. And while legislation in the European Union (EU) says that only those additives that have been through a full safety […]