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September 22, 2013

Carton Confusion 

eggs

Expired ‘Use-By’ Dates Don’t Necessarily Mean Spoiled Food

There is currently no national standard for date-stamps on food. As a result, a new study says consumers are throwing away lots of perfectly edible food.

February 21, 2013

Everyone's Downstream 

pigs

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Chinese Pig Manure

With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.

March 23, 2012

Known Unknowns  

corn on the cob macro

GMO Labeling Gains Strength In Connecticut

Connecticut gets closer to labeling genetically modified organisms in their food -- but not everyone supports the measure.

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.

August 29, 2011

Dirty Food 

A picture of the Food Safety Discovery Zone, a forty-foot truck that contains an interactive exhibit about food safety.  It is yellow and has a logo on the side. It is in front of the Department of Agriculture building.

Food Industry And Consumers Play A Food Safety Blame-Game

Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.

February 3, 2011

GMOs 

hay-modified

GE Alfalfa: What Does This Mean For The Future Of Food?

After the deregulation of alfalfa, organic consumer groups are divided on where to place the blame.

December 29, 2010

Food Safety News 

Eggs

Food Safety Bill Revived And Passed By Congress

After being pronounced dead by many observers, the new legislation was passed in a surprise vote earlier this week. Some of the changes may surprise you.

August 13, 2010

Food Safety 

U.S. Capitol building

Food Safety Bill Update Omits BPA Ban, Relief For Small Farmers

The Senate Health panel released a new bipartisan version of a food safety bill this week, which seeks to give the FDA more authority in food safety matters.

July 13, 2010

Food Safety 

Bangers and mash

New UK Government Dismembers Food Standards Agency

As the U.K. ushers in a new administration after its elections last month, so, too, is it welcoming new standards for nutrition and food safety regulation.

June 3, 2010

Food Safety 

Several raw hamburgers.

New Bill Calls For Regulation of E. coli, Opposed By Meat Industry

The American Meat Institute is opposed to a new bill that would require the USDA to test for six additional strains of E. coli.

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 11, 2010

Government Regulation 

Tom Vilsack speaking

Justice Department To Investigate Big Agricultural Companies

The U.S Department of Justice meets in Iowa this weekend to consider whether the size of big ag companies could be in violation of federal anti-trust regulation

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 10, 2009

Food Stamp Programs 

Close up of an old food stamp

In Tough Economic Times, Food Stamps Becoming The Norm

With millions of Americans out of a job, more than 36 million people are currently on food stamps.

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?

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