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  • Microwave popcorn chemical leads to $7 million verdict for “popcorn lung” Thursday, September 20, 2012 � by jg

    A federal court jury in Denver awarded the verdict to a man whose lung damage is believed to have been caused by inhaling a chemical used in the butter flavoring of microwave popcorn.

  • When is a virgin not a virgin? Thursday, August 5, 2010 � by scott

    A class-action lawsuit accuses distributors and retailers of extra virgin olive oil of selling lesser-quality oil, adding millions to their profits at the expense of unsuspecting consumers.

  • McDonalds: ‘Would you like cadmium with that Happy Meal?’ Friday, June 4, 2010 � by scott

    The McDonald’s fast food chain says it will recall 12 million Shrek character glasses it has been selling as a promotional tie-in with the new “Shrek Forever After” movie because they contain cadmium, which can cause cancer as well as damage bones and internal organs.

  • FPPC says “Big Money Talks”–and how… Thursday, March 18, 2010 � by scott

    Corporations and business associations spent some $545 million over the past decade trying to influence policy decisions in Sacramento.

  • They put ammonia in ground beef on purpose? Really? Monday, January 4, 2010 � by jg

    Government and industry records obtained by The New York Times show that in testing for the school lunch program, E. coli and salmonella pathogens have been found dozens of times in Beef Products meat, challenging claims by the company and the U.S.D.A. about the effectiveness of the ammonia treatment.

  • Cargill-owned Fresno meatpacker recalls tainted burger Saturday, December 5, 2009 � by eric

    A Fresno meat packer is pulled tainted hamburger off the shelves again, while a young woman who became severely ill from eating hamburger files a suit against corporate parent Cargill.

  • Kids’ lunches: Bad meat sent to schools Wednesday, December 2, 2009 � by jg

    A food safety expert says hundreds of thousands of pounds of ground beef that were sent to schools this summer under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program should have been recalled after other beef processed by the same provider was found to be contaminated with salmonella.