Dairy farmers say milk comes only from a mammal, which is backed up by the FDA. Plant-based milk companies say foods amount to much more than legal definitions.
In the past, farmers could buy feed containing antibiotics at a local feed store without consulting a vet. Now, they need to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive.
Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.
Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.
What are GMO labels, and what do they tell you? Here are three things you should know, from the reporters at Harvest Public Media.
The FDA proposed a limit of 100 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, the same limit put forth by the European Union.
Menus across the nation were supposed to post calorie counts by year's end, but the FDA has delayed the deadline.
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.
An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.
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.
Genetically engineered salmon could be approved for human consumption in 2013.
What is "natural"? Food marketers' slippery use of this word is the subject of a legal case in California.
What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?
The FDA released new guidelines recommending that pharmaceutical companies require prescriptions for antibiotics to be used on livestock.
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.
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.
The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?
In the wake of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe, the US government is launching a campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling procedures.