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.
A new study finds that the majority of young children consume caffeine daily, and the more caffeine they consume, the less they sleep.
Contaminated alfalfa sprouts leads to multi-state salmonella outbreak.
Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, answers questions and makes predictions about the Food Safety Modernization Act waiting for a vote in the Senate.
The Food Safety Bill gets moving in the Senate, but some concessions had to be made. A BPA ban no longer appears in the bill and sperm counts might suffer.
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.
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.
Alfalfa sprouts have been linked to salmonella in ten states, causing 22 people to become infected and 6 to be hospitalized.