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March 14, 2013

Labeling Issues 

calories

Nationwide Menu Calorie Counts Face Delay

The 2010 health care law requires chain prepared food sellers to post calorie counts on their menus, but implementation isn't going to be easy.

March 8, 2013

Sequester who? Sequester you! 

A hundred-dollar bill cut into many pieces

Sequester Affects All Levels Of Food Supply

Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.

February 21, 2013

Everyone's Downstream 

pigs

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Chinese Pig Manure

With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.

February 5, 2013

Super Salmon 

Salmon in pan

FDA Says ‘Frankenfish’ Poses No Environmental Threat

Genetically engineered salmon could be approved for human consumption in 2013.

September 20, 2012

That Wasn't On The Label 

bokeh coke bottle glass

BPA In Urine Linked To Childhood Obesity

Newly published research suggests that when it comes to obesity, it's not just what's in our food that matters, but what's in food packaging as well.

June 25, 2012

'Functional Foods' 

coconut drink on beach

Magic Foods For All That Ails?

Some foods claim to go beyond filling our bellies to preventing and treating various health problems. But are these claims valid?

June 1, 2012

Syrup, Not Sugar 

sugar bowl blue field

‘Corn Sugar’ Suggestion Nixed

The FDA announced it would not rename high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar," despite arguments made by the Corn Refiners Association.

May 23, 2012

Lettuce Recall 

lettuce

Listeria Found In Bagged Lettuce

California producer River Ranch has recalled bagged lettuces nationwide after listeria was found during a routine check.

April 11, 2012

Drug Bust 

Close up of two jars of multi-colored pills.

Want Livestock Antibiotics? Get A Prescription, Says FDA

The FDA released new guidelines recommending that pharmaceutical companies require prescriptions for antibiotics to be used on livestock.

March 30, 2012

Knowledge Is Power 

wheat field

Movement To Label GMOs Gains Momentum

Results of a recent survey commissioned by Just Label It! show that a vast majority of Americans want to know when their food is genetically modified.

March 12, 2012

Sketchy Ingredients 

label on canned pickles

Assessing The Additives

Pick up your favorite packaged food and read the ingredient list. If you stumbled over any of the words, you might be looking at what’s called a food additive.

March 8, 2012

Cancerous Cans 

canned food

Is A BPA Ban On The Way?

The FDA will vote on whether or not to ban BPA from all food packaging by the end of March.

February 24, 2012

To Drink Or Not To Drink 

raw milk bottles

Raw Milk Ban Doesn’t Stop Indiana Residents From Drinking It

Selling raw milk is illegal in Indiana, but residents find ways around it despite the ban.

February 23, 2012

'Right To Know' 

grocery

Connecticut Could Become First State To Label GMOs

Connecticut representative Richard Roy believes citizens of his state have a right to know what's in their food.

February 10, 2012

Happier Hearts 

deep fryer

Less Trans Fats In Foods Means Less In The Body

The FDA began requiring food manufactures to label trans fats in 2003. Since then, the levels of trans fats have dropped not just in food but in humans as well.

February 6, 2012

Tainted Food 

hardboiled

Egg Recall Hits 34 States

Michael Foods has recalled hard-boiled eggs for potential listeria contamination. However, the eggs did not go directly to consumers.

January 13, 2012

Drugs And Bugs 

A herd of brown-and-white beef cattle crowd up to a manger full of brown grain.

FDA Issues New Regulations On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

In back-to-back announcements, the FDA dropped all attempts to restrict two types of antibiotics used in livestock while imposing new restrictions on a third.

December 12, 2011

Raw Laws 

raw milk

Maine Sends Raw Milk Resolution To City Council

Portland, Maine introduced a raw milk bill that would legalize the sale in city farmer's markets -- with an informational placard as well.

December 5, 2011

Ultra-Processed, Ultra-Filtered 

A row of identical honey jars, on a shelf.  They are backlit with a fluorescent light so they glow a bright golden color.

When Is Honey Not Really Honey, Honey?

According to a study commissioned by Food Safety News, more than three fourths of the honey sold in American grocery stores is not exactly what bees produce.

November 28, 2011

Fruity Drama 

craisin bowl

Dried Cranberries Recalled For Possible Metal Fragments

The timing of Ocean Spray's Craisin recall has some concerned.

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