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September 15, 2016


A USDA microbiologist adds reagents to test for E. coli in Athens, Georgia.

Food Safety Rules Slowly Paying Off

Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.

August 12, 2016


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Fast Food Companies Quietly Drop Yoga-Mat Chemical

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?

July 28, 2016


A Gold Medal sign towers over a flour mill

Flour Recall Expands As E. Coli Outbreak Claims More Victims

General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.

April 12, 2016


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Watchdog Calls For Revised Salt Guidelines

A watchdog group is pressing the White House to take action on salt guidelines in packaged foods and restaurant meals by this summer.

April 12, 2016


Refrigerated Trucks

FDA Launches New Food Transport Rules To Boost Safety

The FDA introduced stricter rules on cleaning and refrigeration for vehicles that carry food.

February 4, 2016


Salmon swimming upstream

U.S. Temporarily Bans Import Of GE Salmon

The FDA has blocked the import of genetically modified salmon until the agency publishes final label guidelines.

November 19, 2015


atlantic salmon

Genetically Engineered Salmon Cleared For Human Consumption

The FDA made the announcement today, although it will likely be a while before the "frankenfish" hit supermarket shelves.

November 16, 2015


Produce in Han Market

FDA Releases Food Import Standards

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.

November 13, 2015


Waiting in line at a food store

FDA Wants Your Help Defining ‘Natural’

Consumer advocacy groups have sounded the alarm for years about defining the word "natural" in natural foods, and the FDA is listening -- again.

November 12, 2015


A swirl tops a jar of peanut butter

Senator Takes Aim At Caffeinated Peanut Butter

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.

September 17, 2015



Grades Are In For Restaurants Regarding Antibiotics In Meat

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.

August 5, 2015



Cyclospora Outbreak Linked To Cilantro

384 people have reported illness in 26 states with cyclosporiasis—the disease caused by a single-cell parasite, cyclospora.

July 27, 2015


Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Salmonella Detection Technology Wins FDA Competition

A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.

July 23, 2015



House Passes Bill To Block GMO Labeling

A bill that would usurp states' abilities to create mandatory GMO labeling within their borders has passed the House.

July 15, 2015


blue bell ice cream in freezer section

Government: Food Companies Risk Prosecution For Outbreaks

The U.S. Justice Department warned that food companies could face criminal charges if they fail to protect consumers against foodborne illnesses.

July 10, 2015



Calorie Counts Delayed, Rules FDA

Menus across the nation were supposed to post calorie counts by year's end, but the FDA has delayed the deadline.

June 22, 2015


oreo in milk

What Will Take Trans Fats’ Place?

Trans fats will be phased out in three years—so what will take its place in cookies, frosting and donuts?

June 17, 2015



Trans Fats To Be Phased Out Within Three Years, Says FDA

The FDA has given shelf-stable trans fats an expiration date. They must be phased out of the food system within three years.

May 22, 2015


Oil drums

Farm Loses 57,700 Turkeys To Tainted Oil Sold As Food Grade

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.

March 25, 2015


usda office building

Would Consumers Be Safer With One Food Safety Agency?

Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.

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