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Pesticide Companies Sue Kauai to Stop Disclosure Law

Food Integrity Campaign | January 13, 2014

Several biotech/pesticide companies kept their word by filing a lawsuit on Friday against the County of Kauai to block implementation of the recently passed pesticide disclosure bill (now Ordinance 960). This news is very disappointing, but not entirely surprising, as the industry shows where its real priorities lie – certainly not with public health. FIC […]

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GAP Investigates Biotech Industry Influence on Hawaii Government Officials

Food Integrity Campaign | December 20, 2013

(LIHUE) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) submitted several information requests to Hawaii state and county officials about meetings and communications with large biotech companies during the debate over Kauai’s pesticide and disclosure legislation, Bill 2491. The bill, now law, requires biotech companies to disclose pesticide use information and establish buffer zones between their fields […]

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New Food Safety Bill Empowers Meat Industry Workers to Protect Food Supply

Food Integrity Campaign | September 12, 2013

(Washington, DC) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) welcomes the comprehensive whistleblower protections included in the Safe Meat and Poultry Act of 2013, introduced today by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). The bill provides gold standard whistleblower protections for corporate meat and poultry workers who report food violations enforced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). […]

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Food Safety Modernization Act Whistleblower Case Filed in Federal Court

Food Integrity Campaign | June 12, 2013

(Washington, DC) – In a complaint filed in federal court, a former employee of Brothers International Food Corporation alleges the New York-based food and beverage company violated FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) whistleblower provision. Colin Chase, former Director of eCommerce at Brothers’ Rochester, New York headquarters, was terminated in July 2012 after raising safety […]

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WPEA Signed into Law, Protecting Federal Food Safety Employees

Food Integrity Campaign | November 27, 2012

Millions of Federal Workers Affected (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project’s (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is praising President Obama for signing into law the strongest federal whistleblower protections in history. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) passed the House of Representatives in late September and the Senate earlier this month. This long […]

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Congress Passes Whistleblower Protections for Federal Food Safety Employees

Food Integrity Campaign | November 13, 2012

WPEA Protections Affect Millions of Federal Workers (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project’s (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is praising Congress for passing the strongest federal whistleblower protections in history. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) passed the House of Representative in late September and the Senate today, and is being sent to […]

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Kit Foshee Comment on BPI Lawsuit

Food Integrity Campaign | September 14, 2012

Former GAP Client Featured in Several ABC News Reports (Washington, DC) – Yesterday, former Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Kit Foshee was named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products, Inc (BPI). BPI produces the controversial ammoniated beef product commonly known as ‘pink slime.’ Foshee, a former Corporate Quality Assurance Manager […]

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GAP Comment on BPI Lawsuit

Food Integrity Campaign | September 13, 2012

UPDATE: Kit Foshee releases statement. Former Client Featured in Several ABC News Reports (Washington, DC) – Earlier today, former Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Kit Foshee was named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products, Inc (BPI). Also named as defendants were ABC News, journalists Diane Sawyer and Jim Avila, and […]

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‘Pink Slime’ School Choice Shows Importance of Food Industry Whistleblowers

Food Integrity Campaign | March 15, 2012

 Episode Shows Power of Whistleblower Concerns & Need for Meat Industry Whistleblower Protections (Washington, DC) – The recent media firestorm surrounding “pink slime” – ammoniated beef trimmings produced by Beef Products, Inc. (BPI) – has made the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) think twice about serving the controversial product to America’s schoolchildren. Media reports […]

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What’s on the School Lunch Menu? Ammoniated Beef!

Food Integrity Campaign | March 6, 2012

Earlier this year, FIC celebrated the fact that major fast food chains pulled BPI’s ammoniated beef trimmings from their menus, vindicating the actions of GAP client and whistleblower Kit Foshee. However, news has come that the USDA is still planning to purchase the controversial product for school lunches, according to The Daily. Last year, 6.5 […]

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