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November 28, 2011

Inhumane Eggs 

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McDonald’s Drops Egg Supplier After Inhumane Treatment

Animals rights advocates were appalled after undercover video was released showing inhumane treatment at a top egg supplier.

November 9, 2011

Fruit Fail 

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Moldy Fruit Gets Makeover As…Applesauce?

The FDA investigated a Washington fruit processing plant after nine schoolchildren became sick eating their applesauce in school lunch.

November 7, 2011

Unpasturized Dairy Woes 

Close up on the face of a white goat in a pasture poking his head through a metal gate.

Raw Milk Controversy And The Case Of The Rawesome Three

The California arrest of the "Rawesome Three" is casting a national spotlight on the controversy surrounding the right to consume or sell unpasteurized dairy.

November 2, 2011

Not For The Birds 

cat food

Possible Pet Food Contamination Can Sicken Humans Too

The FDA has announced they will test a wide range of pet foods after concerns that salmonella could be making pets -- and their owners -- ill.

October 26, 2011

Organic Safety 

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‘Organic’ Label Doesn’t Mean Safer Produce

Organic farms are not immune to food-borne bacteria. Small farms are often exempt from FDA oversight -- so what other options do they have?

October 25, 2011

Super Salmon 

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Just Say No To ‘Frankenfish,’ Senators Say

As genetically-modified salmon creep closer to being cleared to consume, two Alaskan senators are trying to stop the "frankenfish."

October 10, 2011

Caffeine Crackdown 

A row of six empty energy-drink cans on a table, including Budget Energy Drink, Trojka Energy, an undetermined brand in a yellow and blue can, Power Bat, Prix Garantie Energy Drink, and Red Bull.

Canada Cracks Down On Energy Drinks

Health Canada has imposed new requirements on energy drinks, which must now disclose their ingredients on their labels and limit their caffeine levels.

October 7, 2011

Food Safety 

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New FDA Inspections To Stop Outbreaks Before They Start

New FDA requirements could stop outbreaks -- like the recent listeria linked to cantaloupe -- before they start.

September 20, 2011

Foodborne Illnesses 

Cantaloupe

Colorado Cantaloupe Responsible For Listeria Outbreak

So far four deaths have been linked to listeria after consuming cantaloupe shipped from a Colorado farm. Jensen Farms issued a voluntary recall last week.

September 9, 2011

To Regulate Or Not? 

energy drinks

Vitamin Or Food? FDA Wants To Draw The Line

Do you really know what's in dietary supplements? New legislation could tighten regulations on what is food and what is supplement.

September 7, 2011

Marketing To Children 

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Food Marketing To Kids: Free Speech Or Fair Suggestions?

A group of legal scholars responds to the food industry's claim of free speech infringement by stating no rules were actually enforced.

September 1, 2011

Food Safety 

cantaloupe

Del Monte Sues FDA, More Than Just Cantaloupe At Stake

Del Monte Foods has sued the FDA over their decision to halt imports of cantaloupe from Guatemala, sending a wave of fear through food regulators.

August 29, 2011

Dirty Food 

A picture of the Food Safety Discovery Zone, a forty-foot truck that contains an interactive exhibit about food safety.  It is yellow and has a logo on the side. It is in front of the Department of Agriculture building.

Food Industry And Consumers Play A Food Safety Blame-Game

Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.

June 21, 2011

Tainted Food 

chicken feed

Arsenic Chicken Feed Pulled Thanks To FDA Independent Tests

After the FDA released a new study about the danger of lacing chicken feed with arsenic, Pfzier took 3-Nitro off of the market.

May 7, 2011

FDA definition 

rows of muffins on a wire tray

What Is Gluten-Free? FDA Still Figuring It Out

The quickly growing gluten-free market has spurred the FDA to define what exactly it means for foods to be gluten-free.

April 26, 2011

FDA's New Gizmo 

FDAlogo

New Site Makes FDA Recalls Easy To Find

Online search feature takes the guess work out of determining if the food in your pantry has been recalled.

April 4, 2011

Dyes Dieing?  

Artificially Colored Cereal

Are Food Dyes A Cause Of ADHD?

The FDA might soon weigh on on whether or not added food dyes contribute to hyperactivity.

February 17, 2011

2012 Federal Budget 

Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA)

Obama’s Budget Proposal Rewards FDA, Hurts USDA

The FDA was awarded over $4 billion in funding to help pay for its food safety programs, while the USDA experienced budget cuts.

February 8, 2011

Kid's Advertising 

cereal

Kid’s Food Advertising Falsely Claims Health Benefits

A new study finds that kids' food isn't as healthy as the front of the boxes might claim.

February 1, 2011

Food Labels 

Nutrition Key

The Food Industry Jumps The FDA, Releases Its Own Nutrition Guide

The Food Industry released its own set of nutrition guidelines, but the Obama administration is not convinced.

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