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Posts tagged FDA

September 28, 2010

Frankenfish 

Salmon

Suspicions Loom Over Safety Of Genetically Engineered Salmon

After a decade of research and genetic modification by AquaBounty, the GE fish mature to adulthood more swiftly than non-GE relatives.

September 2, 2010

Egg Recall 

broken eggs

FDA Issues Inspection Reports On Farms Implicated In Egg Recall

The FDA filed some gruesome sanitation reports this week of the farms found to be sources of the recent spike in salmonella-related illnesses.

August 26, 2010

GM Foods 

lox and bagel

Is ‘FrankenFish’ Safe Enough To Satisfy The US Salmon Habit?

One company's answer to crowded salmon farms and overfishing problems is to supplement the U.S. salmon supply by engineering a species of salmon.

August 24, 2010

Egg Recall 

two eggs

Egg Recall Grows Amid Calls For Food Safety Reform

Recent expansion of the egg recall to include half a billion eggs sparks criticism of the current state of the U.S. egg industry.

August 6, 2010

Food Labeling 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Food Labeling, Food Safety & Farm To School

The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

August 6, 2010

Food Safety 

Fresh Fish neon sign

Gulf Fishermen Wary Of Smell Tests For Gulf Seafood Safety

Fisherman along the Gulf Coast are skeptical that the Food and Drug Administration's testing is thorough enough to deem seafood safe.

July 22, 2010

Food Policy 

Petri dish

Drug-Resistant Bugs Prompt Shift To Organic Meat In Hospitals

Concern about antibiotic resistance has prompted the pledges of more than 300 U.S. hospitals to stop serving meat raised with antibiotics.

July 15, 2010

Fermented Foods 

Kobucha tea is being pulled from grocers' shelves

Kombucha Tea Draws Fire Over Alcohol Content

Some die-hard Kombucha fans are finding empty store shelves where their favorite fermented tea should be.

July 1, 2010

Food Safety 

Soup cans are among the products in which BPA is used.

Environmental Organization Sues FDA For Slow Response To BPA Ban

The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. FDA for failing to respond to the group's petition to ban BPA.

June 28, 2010

Antibiotics 

Syringe for drugs

FDA Proposes Restrictions On Antibiotic Use For Livestock

The Food and Drug Administration has drafted a proposal to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock as part of an effort to reduce pathogens' resistance.

June 28, 2010

Food Safety 

fruity cereal

Kellogg Recalls 28 Million Boxes Of Cereal

Do your Honey Smacks smack of some strange flavor? Several Kellogg products have been tainted with a waxy chemical.

April 21, 2010

Federal Regulation 

salt shaker

Report Warns Against US Sodium Intake, What Will The FDA Do?

The Institute of Medicine released a report today detailed strategies to reduce sodium intake in the Americans' diets. The FDA is reviewing the recommendations.

March 26, 2010

Food Safety 

Raw milk

FDA: Sudden Increase In Reported Illnesses Due To Raw Milk

There have been at least 12 cases in two days of illness due to contaminated raw milk in the Midwest.

March 4, 2010

Twitter For Eco-Foodies 

Cooking ingredients and a laptop computer

Top Ten Twitter #Hashtags For Eco-Foodies

If you use Twitter, you've probably heard the term "hashtag". Earth Eats has compiled a list of top 10 Twitter #hashtags for foodies.

March 3, 2010

Food Safety 

a pile of canned food

Report: Food-Borne Illnesses Cost U.S. $152 Billion Annually

According to a report published today by the Produce Safety Project, acute food-borne illnesses cost the U.S. $152 billion each year.

December 29, 2009

Government Regulation 

a vintage cheerios ad

Should The FTC Regulate Food Advertising Aimed At Children?

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a set of proposed standards for marketing foods to children.

December 17, 2009

School Lunch Programs 

A tray of school lunch.

Research Suggests Fast-food May Be Healthier Than School Lunches

Do you know what's in your kid's school lunch? You might be surprised, but recent reports show that they might be better off eating fast food.

November 23, 2009

Food Safety 

A row of colorful fruit.

Senate Votes, FDA To “Police” Food Companies

A senate health panel has voted to approve legislation that will give the FDA the power to "police" food companies.

October 28, 2009

Food Labeling 

"Smart Choices" cereal boxes

Fooducate: 10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

Recently, the FDA announced that it's going to start regulating the front of package food-labels. What should their regulations consist of?

October 23, 2009

Food Labeling 

An oranage bowl of fruit loops cereal.

Since When Did Fruit Loops Become A “Smart Choice”?

More on the "Smart Choices" debate...wherever you shop, keep an eye out for misleading claims about the nutritional value of a product.

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