- Stanley Rutledge promoted to Programs Associate!
- STOP Board President and Spokesperson, Nancy Donley, received the National Science Foundation Food Safety Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to advocating for a safer food supply.
- S.T.O.P. Safe Table Our Priority changes name to STOP Foodborne Illness.
- S.T.O.P. assisted in the Passage of HR 2751: The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which marks the first food safety legislation in over 70 years!
- S.T.O.P. hired a new CEO, Ms. Deirdre Schlunegger, August 16, 2010. She has taken a strong leadership role and has initiated steps to build the capacity of the organization, including increasing and diversifying funding, broadening the scope of the work of the organization including building national and international awareness of the organization and the issues it addresses as well as stepping up the services to its members. Also Ms. Schlunegger hired a full-time Operations Manager.
- S.T.O.P. held it’s first Webinar on Import Food Safety – How safe is it? Where colleagues at the U.S. FDA and CSPI offered their perspectives and expertise.
- S.T.O.P. spoke at two Metrics meetings in Chicago and Portland, Oregon to share how we measure (and how we would like the USDA, FDA and CDC to measure) the progress on Food Safety.
- S.T.O.P. shared the stories and statistics of foodborne illnesses at Missouri’s Environmental Health Conference
- S.T.O.P. was invited and met with the Undersecretary for Food Safety at the Department of Agriculture to share our concerns on the need to declare non-O157:H7 E. coli bacteria as adulterants in our meat supply. Also held in 2010 was a rally in front of the Department of Agriculture building asking for this declaration.
- S.T.O.P. members in Illinois, Iowa and Washington worked to change laws and introduced bills as they pertain to food safety issues.
- S.T.O.P. was invited to present at plenary session in front of 700 audience members for the Food Safety Educators Conference in Atlanta Georgia. S.T.O.P. was also chosen to present at two other breakout sessions of this conference.
- S.T.O.P. members met with U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to discuss the need for FDA reform and legislative change to overhaul the antiquated systems in place.
- S.T.O.P. spoke at Indiana’s Environmental Health Conference, of 160 professionals, on the “Impact of foodborne illnesses on consumers and businesses.”
- S.T.O.P. spoke at Missouri’s First governor’s Summit Food Safety.
- S.T.O.P. held an event in New York with author Marion Nestle.
- S.T.O.P. holds a commemorative 15 Years Since Jack in the Box Outbreak Teleseminar call and introduces our landmark long-term consequences of foodborne disease project
- S.T.O.P. begins collaborative work with the Produce Safety Project (PSP) that will survey state health departments on their foodborne illness tracking techniques and will culminate in a joint report to be issued in 2009
- S.T.O.P. speaks in Geneva, Switzerland, at the invitation of the World Health Organization at a conference on the global burden of foodborne disease
- S.T.O.P. launches Firstgiving Program allowing members to tell their food safety stories and how they became involved with S.T.O.P. to friends and relatives nationwide via the internet
- S.T.O.P. moves our national headquarters to suburban Chicago
- S.T.O.P. testifies before Congress on carbon monoxide (CO) issue in meat and calls for a re-examination of the process as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by FDA
- S.T.O.P. participates in USDA's Food Safety Education Conference in Denver and speaks on the economic and Emotional Burden of Foodborne Illness
- S.T.O.P. launches our Teleseminar Series- uniting members nationwide via 800 call-in service to expert talks on relevant food safety topics
- S.T.O.P. calls for a ban on the use of carbon monoxide (CO) in case-ready meats packaged in a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and testifies against its use at a hearing in Chicago
- S.T.O.P. begins Community Tours program, holding events in the homes and offices of S.T.O.P. members across the country to educate on food safety and promote S.T.O.P.'s mission
- S.T.O.P. speaks out about antibiotic-resistant Salmonella bacteria (DT104) in America's beef supply
- S.T.O.P. works closely with Congress in introducing the Safe Food Act of 2005, calling for a single food safety agency
- S.T.O.P. assists in organizing and has several victim speakers participate in the Families and Patients Forum on Foodborne Disease sponsored by the U.S. House of Representative's Food Safety Caucus
- S.T.O.P. works with CDCs Food Safe School Coalition to produce a video and school food safety kit to be distributed nationwide
- S.T.O.P. releases groundbreaking report, Why Are People Still Dying From Contaminated Food?
- S.T.O.P. actions help to spur formation of a first-ever Congressional Safety Caucus
- S.T.O.P. wins mandatory pasteurization for all bulk juices
- S.T.O.P. prevents reversal of the zero tolerance policy for Salmonella in school lunch meat
- S.T.O.P. exposes ongoing distribution of recalled meat in the school lunch program
- S.T.O.P. organizes a Rally for Safer Food in Washington D.C.
- S.T.O.P. testifies before joint Congressional committee regarding contamination in school lunches
- S.T.O.P. wins introduction of microbial testing and zero tolerance for pathogens in school lunch meat
- S.T.O.P. spurs critical improvements to the recall process for contaminated meat
- S.T.O.P. hosts groundbreaking medical conference on long-term health costs of E. coli O157:H7
- S.T.O.P. co-produces a brochure with Centers for Disease Control to inform parents of small children
- S.T.O.P. President Nancy Donley is named Community Champion by Civil Justice Foundation and receives Consumer Federation of America's Golden Carrot award
- S.T.O.P. holds five-year memorial service for Jack in the Box victims
- S.T.O.P. wins mandatory consumer health warning labels for unpasteurized juices
- S.T.O.P. convinces USDA to release accurate cooking information to consumers
- S.T.O.P. investigates and exposes problems with the history-making Hudson Foods recall
- S.T.O.P. members win passage of Lauren Rudolph Food Safety Act in California
- S.T.O.P. organizes a meeting of victim advocates with decision-makers at Centers for Disease Control
- S.T.O.P. is named Meat and Poultry magazine as one of the Top 10 Influential Powerhouses in the Meat and Poultry Industry
- S.T.O.P. sponsors Congressional briefing in Washington D.C., which features victims' testimony and noted consumer advocates
- S.T.O.P. presents 100,000 signed postcards to Congress in support of safer meat
- S.T.O.P. participates by invitation in a White House press conference opposing deregulation of the food industry
- S.T.O.P. wins the first national meat and poultry inspection reforms in 90 years
- Foodborne illness victims and friends found S.T.O.P. to address void in national food policy arena
- S.T.O.P. holds congressional symposium on Meat Inspection in Washington D.C.
- S.T.O.P. wins safe handling/warning labels on all meat and poultry products
- S.T.O.P. opens national clearinghouse providing information and help for victims and consumers, and establishes a toll-free hotline for foodborne illness victims