food safety http://hppr.org en Unpacking lessons from Colorado's cantaloupe listeria scare http://hppr.org/post/unpacking-lessons-colorados-cantaloupe-listeria-scare <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>When Colorado cantaloupe laden with the deadly pathogen listeria killed more than 30 people in 2011, shockwaves rippled throughout the food industry. The outbreak made one thing clear: huge cracks exist in the systems meant to keep our food safe to eat. Denver Post reporters Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown set out to explore those conflicts within food safety in their new book Eating Dangerously. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Luke Runyon 29512 at http://hppr.org Unpacking lessons from Colorado's cantaloupe listeria scare Padlock the milk! FDA’s push to safeguard the food supply http://hppr.org/post/padlock-milk-fda-s-push-safeguard-food-supply <p>Many of the food terrorism scenarios outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involve liquid.</p><p>And there’s good reason for that. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:59:29 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 29200 at http://hppr.org Padlock the milk! FDA’s push to safeguard the food supply Could our food supply be a target for terrorists? http://hppr.org/post/could-our-food-supply-be-target-terrorists <p>It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster. Villains in trench coats scheme ways to cause the most destruction and chaos. They settle on a food company, an easy target, and plan to lace the products with a chemical or pathogen. The hero finds out the plan with enough time to save the day. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:56:37 +0000 Luke Runyon 29085 at http://hppr.org Could our food supply be a target for terrorists? Colorado creates food safety system to regulate marijuana industry http://hppr.org/post/colorado-creates-food-safety-system-regulate-marijuana-industry <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Colorado made history when it opened up <a href="http://kunc.org/post/colorados-mountain-resorts-gear-recreational-marijuana">licensed marijuana retail shops this year</a>. Aside from just legalizing the purchase of smoke-able marijuana, it also means pot brownies have the potential to be big business. Food products infused with marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, THC, are available in stores across the state. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:01:01 +0000 Luke Runyon 27282 at http://hppr.org Colorado creates food safety system to regulate marijuana industry Guilty plea to criminal charges has implications for the entire food industry http://hppr.org/post/guilty-plea-criminal-charges-has-implications-entire-food-industry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado farmers who distributed cantaloupes infected with listeria two years ago pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges Tuesday. Jensen Farms, located outside Holly, Colo., was the source of the outbreak that killed 33 people nationwide.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:52:47 +0000 Luke Runyon & HPPR 23359 at http://hppr.org Guilty plea to criminal charges has implications for the entire food industry