Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.
Two years ago Subway removed a chemical used in yoga mats and other industrial products from its bread. Others have too, but why don’t they brag about it?
General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.
A watchdog group is pressing the White House to take action on salt guidelines in packaged foods and restaurant meals by this summer.
The FDA introduced stricter rules on cleaning and refrigeration for vehicles that carry food.
The FDA has blocked the import of genetically modified salmon until the agency publishes final label guidelines.
The FDA made the announcement today, although it will likely be a while before the "frankenfish" hit supermarket shelves.
As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA released safety guidelines to ensure imported produce is held to the same standards as U.S. products.
Consumer advocacy groups have sounded the alarm for years about defining the word "natural" in natural foods, and the FDA is listening -- again.
A U.S. senator is calling for an investigation into caffeine-added foods after a company launched a new peanut butter brand with extra pep.
A new report looks at restaurants' policies regarding antibiotic use in meat products. Of the 25 largest fast food chains, only five received passing grades.
384 people have reported illness in 26 states with cyclosporiasis—the disease caused by a single-cell parasite, cyclospora.
A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.
A bill that would usurp states' abilities to create mandatory GMO labeling within their borders has passed the House.
The U.S. Justice Department warned that food companies could face criminal charges if they fail to protect consumers against foodborne illnesses.
Menus across the nation were supposed to post calorie counts by year's end, but the FDA has delayed the deadline.
Trans fats will be phased out in three years—so what will take its place in cookies, frosting and donuts?
The FDA has given shelf-stable trans fats an expiration date. They must be phased out of the food system within three years.
The industrial waste oil passed off as food-grade oil contained lascadoil—a combination of oleic acid, soy oil, and lasalocid sodium, used in animal drugs.
Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.