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.
Nearly 74,000 Amy's Kitchen organic products have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential listeria contamination from spinach.
An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.
The FDA and USDA split food safety responsibilities currently. A total of 12 agencies enforce about 30 different laws.
FDA officials estimate consumers will lose up to $5.27 billion in ‘lost pleasure’ over the next two decades as a result of calorie counts on restaurant menus.
It's been a long time coming, but calorie counts will be arriving on menu boards at restaurants, groceries, theaters and most places that sell fresh food.
McDonald's released a statement saying the company does not source genetically modified potatoes.
Can egg-less mayonnaise really be called "mayo?" Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, is taking the issue to court.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
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.
Four years after the FDA first considered a proposal to raise genetically modified salmon, no decision has been made. What gives?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.
A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.
Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.
Nutrition science has changed over the past 20 years, but nutrition labels on food haven't — until now.