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Mar 25, 2014

IDSA, Pew Support Regulatory Pathway for Antibiotic Development

Today, Pew applauds increasing bipartisan support in Congress to spur antibiotic development and meet the needs of patients facing the growing threat of drug-resistant pathogens.

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Mar 24, 2014

ABC News: 2013 Pew Scholar Designs Powerful Microscope Costing Less Than $1

An amazingly cheap and rugged microscope created in the lab of 2013 Pew Scholar Manu Prakash could greatly improve disease diagnosis in remote parts of the world.

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Mar 4, 2014

Education Week: Grants to Rehab School Kitchens Included in Obama's Budget Proposal

About 88 percent of 3,459 food-service directors recently surveyed by Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said they needed additional equipment to adequately prepare meals.

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Source: Education Week

Feb 21, 2014

Bloomberg: Researchers On Free & Reduced Lunch, The Opportunity Gap

Jessica Donze Black, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, joins host Jane Stoddard Williams to discuss the National School Lunch Program that provides low-cost or free lunches to children.

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Source: Bloomberg

Feb 18, 2014

State Journal-Register: Older Kitchen Equipment Makes Springfield School Lunch Prep More Difficult

Like other school districts across the country, cafeteria managers at Springfield schools have had to make adjustments to keep up with new federal nutrition standards introduced last school year that require more fruits and vegetables and less prepackaged foods.

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Source: State Journal-Register

Jan 10, 2014

Reuters: U.S. Compounding Pharmacies Start to Register With FDA

A small number of U.S. compounding pharmacies have begun registering with the Food and Drug Administration under new legislation designed to tighten control of the custom medication makers following a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a pharmacy in Massachusetts.

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Source: Reuters

Dec 23, 2013

NBC News: How to Make Sure Your Chicken Is Safe

Two respected consumer groups have issued reports criticizing the government’s failure to make sure the US poultry supply is safe. One group did a test of chicken bought in grocery stores across America and got unsettling results.

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Dec 19, 2013

Oregonian: USDA Policies, Regulations Fell Short in Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreaks, Report Says

A consumer group report released Thursday criticized the U.S Department of Agriculture's response to salmonella outbreaks traced to Foster Farms, saying the agency has not done enough to protect public health. The report by the Pew Charitable Trusts says federal regulations and policies are inadequate to prevent salmonella outbreaks stemming from chicken.

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Source: The Oregonian

Dec 19, 2013

CNN: Report: USDA Should Do More to Fight Salmonella

People infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, a fever and abdominal cramps that usually last for four to seven days. The dangerous bacteria is found in the food we eat, usually chicken, beef or eggs that have been contaminated with animal feces. And a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) isn't doing enough to keep our food Salmonella-free.

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Source: CNN.com

Dec 19, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Chicken Still a High Health Risk, Consumer Groups Say

Americans eat more chicken than any other meat. Yet when it comes to food safety, poultry is fraught with risks that consumer groups say aren’t being fully addressed by producers and federal inspectors.That’s the view of two reports released Thursday.

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Source: The Los Angeles Times