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Posts tagged FDA

August 2, 2014

 

a wooden model of a benzene ring

Nanotechnology Sneaking Into Food Supply

As the number of nano food products continues to surge, watchdogs say their dangers are still poorly understood and the FDA's new guidelines lack teeth.

July 30, 2014

 

ice cream sandwich

If It Doesn’t Melt, Is It Still Considered Ice Cream?

A Cincinnati woman was alarmed to discover the ice cream she serves her family doesn't melt. How does the FDA define "ice cream" anyway?

July 11, 2014

 

A can of soda displayed next to a pile of sugar to demonstrate how much is in each can.

“Added Sugar” Labels Make Candyman Nervous

The FDA's proposal to include “added sugar” to the Nutrition Facts label has sparked cheers from health advocates and fierce opposition from food companies.

June 30, 2014

 

McDonald's french fries, showing salt coating

Stealth Health: Companies Hiding Cuts In Salt, Sugar And Fat

Some food companies are changing recipes behind the scenes to comply with health recommendations, but they're doing it quietly for fear of losing business.

May 13, 2014

 

Teresa Wiemerslage

Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success

Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.

May 2, 2014

 

Raindrops coating unpicked apples in an orchard

EU Apple Ban Drubs North American Regs

The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.

April 28, 2014

 

Farmed salmon swimming in a fish pen

GE Salmon Rivals Agree: FDA Reform Needed

Four years after the FDA first considered a proposal to raise genetically modified salmon, no decision has been made. What gives?

April 9, 2014

 

listeria

Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

March 18, 2014

Farm Regulations 

Cattle munching on livestock feed

Loophole Undercuts FDA “Crack Down” On Livestock Antibiotics

A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.

February 26, 2014

Small Scale 

organic berry farm

Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

January 29, 2014

Calories and Sugar 

Strawberry jam lists sugar and high fructose corn syrup as its top ingredients.

FDA Will Update Nutrition Labels

Nutrition science has changed over the past 20 years, but nutrition labels on food haven't — until now.

December 16, 2013

Growth Enhancement 

pig

FDA Announces Plan To Curb Antibiotic Use In Animals

Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.

November 15, 2013

The Final Countdown  

A kernel of popcorn

Activists Cheer FDA ‘Countdown’ To Ban Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to ban harmful artificial trans fats, a move health advocates welcome.

November 7, 2013

Know Your Food 

menu-calorie-counts

All Chain Restaurant Menus Will Include Calories

A new provision in the health care law mandates chain restaurants to post the calories in each menu item.

September 3, 2013

No More Nu-Salt? 

A toppled shaker spilled salt on a table.

New Salt Study Shakes Up Health Advice

New research from UC Davis suggests that our brains automatically regulate salt intake, casting doubt on calls for Americans to cut salt consumption.

August 7, 2013

Tainted Greens 

salad mix

Rare Bug Sickens 425, Officials Still Looking For Answers

The source of the cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska has been determined, but 14 other states await answers.

June 20, 2013

Clean Food 

watermelon road

Melon Farmers Prepare For FDA Inspections After Outbreaks

Indiana melon farmers are trying to better understand Food and Drug Administration requirements in preparations for upcoming inspections later this year.

May 2, 2013

Turkey Talk 

Close up of a turkey with white feathers and a red face

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Turkey Samples

Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.

April 30, 2013

Hyper 

Two cups of black coffee side-by-side on a wooden table

Caffeinated Gum Sparks FDA Investigation

Each piece of Wrigley's new "Alert Energy" gum contains a half-cup of coffee's worth of caffeine.

April 29, 2013

Right To Know? 

Ten grain silos side-by-side at dusk

Bill Introduced Would Require GMO Labeling

Advocates of the new bill say consumers deserve to know what they are feeding their families.

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