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Posts tagged food and drug administration

May 12, 2016


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FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of ‘Healthy’ Food

Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.

May 9, 2016


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What Is ‘Natural’ Food?

Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.

April 20, 2016


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3 Things You Should Know About GMO Labels

What are GMO labels, and what do they tell you? Here are three things you should know, from the reporters at Harvest Public Media.

April 7, 2016


baby eating rice cereal

FDA Proposes Limit On Arsenic In Rice

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.

July 10, 2015



Calorie Counts Delayed, Rules FDA

Menus across the nation were supposed to post calorie counts by year's end, but the FDA has delayed the deadline.

May 22, 2015


Oil drums

Farm Loses 57,700 Turkeys To Tainted Oil Sold As Food Grade

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.

March 4, 2015



Bill Would Limit Antibiotic Use In Livestock

An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.

March 18, 2014

Farm Regulations 

Cattle munching on livestock feed

Loophole Undercuts FDA “Crack Down” On Livestock Antibiotics

A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.

February 26, 2014

Small Scale 

organic berry farm

Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

January 29, 2014

Calories and Sugar 

Strawberry jam lists sugar and high fructose corn syrup as its top ingredients.

FDA Will Update Nutrition Labels

Nutrition science has changed over the past 20 years, but nutrition labels on food haven't — until now.

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.

August 6, 2012

Label Litigation 

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Two Mothers Fight General Mills Over “Natural” Snack Foods

What is "natural"? Food marketers' slippery use of this word is the subject of a legal case in California.

June 13, 2012

Fighting The Man 

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Foodies Aren’t Sold On FDA’s Updated Strategic Plan

What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?

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.

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.

September 1, 2011

Food Safety 


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.

July 12, 2011

Food Safety 

E. coli

Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

July 11, 2011

Clean Food 

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Clean, Cook, Chill, Separate To Prevent Food Borne Illness

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.

January 12, 2011

Children's Health 

baby with soda can

75% Of Young Children Drink Caffeine, Study Finds

A new study finds that the majority of young children consume caffeine daily, and the more caffeine they consume, the less they sleep.

January 7, 2011

Salmonella Outbreak 


Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Sprouts From Illinois Farm

Contaminated alfalfa sprouts leads to multi-state salmonella outbreak.

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