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Posts tagged food and drug administration

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 

hand holding margarine container with nutritional label shown

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 

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.

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 

four images of food safety

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 

alfalfa

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Sprouts From Illinois Farm

Contaminated alfalfa sprouts leads to multi-state salmonella outbreak.

November 26, 2010

Food Policy Discussion 

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics

Food Safety Bill, Conversation With Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, answers questions and makes predictions about the Food Safety Modernization Act waiting for a vote in the Senate.

November 19, 2010

Unhealthy Chemicals 

four mutli-colored baby bottles

BPA Ban Removed From Food Bill, Sperm Counts Could Suffer

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.

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.

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.

May 25, 2010

Food Recalls 

Close up of alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa Sprout Recall Due To Salmonella Affects 10 States

Alfalfa sprouts have been linked to salmonella in ten states, causing 22 people to become infected and 6 to be hospitalized.

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 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.

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