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January 14, 2019

 

Don’t Panic: The Government Shutdown Isn’t Making Food Unsafe

The Food and Drug Administration is inspecting less food these days, thanks to the shutdown. And while that has raised questions about food safety, the food business is largely carrying on as usual.

June 13, 2018

 

FDA’s ‘Added Sugar’ Label Hits Sour Note With Maple Syrup Makers

The FDA means sugar added to your diet, not just to a specific food. But honey and syrup makers say that natural sugar is not added. Though a compromise is on the table, some say it's still confusing.

December 22, 2017

 

White House Grabs US Food News Headlines in 2017

The change of leadership in the White House was 2017’s top driver of food news as the Trump administration started making its mark on farm and food policy.

October 24, 2017

 

The FDA Will Decide Which Ingredients Count As Fiber

Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.

May 4, 2017

 

White House Kicks Calorie Count Labels To Next Year

The FDA has put off a rule requiring calorie counts on menus at big food chains until May next year.

February 27, 2017

 

KIND Gesture: CEO Pledges $25 Million To “Feed The Truth”

Feed The Truth enlists food activists, scholars and scientists to fight misguiding labels, and biased or industry-funded science.

November 23, 2016

 

Organic Board Says No To Additive, Tables Hydroponics

The top advisory board on organic standards in the US has decided that products with “USDA Organic” label can no longer contain carrageenan.

September 15, 2016

 

Food Safety Rules Slowly Paying Off

Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.

August 12, 2016

 

Fast Food Companies Quietly Drop Yoga-Mat Chemical

Two years ago Subway removed a chemical used in yoga mats and other industrial products from its bread. Others have too, but why don’t they brag about it?

July 28, 2016

 

Flour Recall Expands As E. Coli Outbreak Claims More Victims

General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.

April 12, 2016

 

Watchdog Calls For Revised Salt Guidelines

A watchdog group is pressing the White House to take action on salt guidelines in packaged foods and restaurant meals by this summer.

April 12, 2016

 

FDA Launches New Food Transport Rules To Boost Safety

The FDA introduced stricter rules on cleaning and refrigeration for vehicles that carry food.

February 4, 2016

 

U.S. Temporarily Bans Import Of GE Salmon

The FDA has blocked the import of genetically modified salmon until the agency publishes final label guidelines.

November 19, 2015

 

Genetically Engineered Salmon Cleared For Human Consumption

The FDA made the announcement today, although it will likely be a while before the "frankenfish" hit supermarket shelves.

November 16, 2015

 

FDA Releases Food Import Standards

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA released safety guidelines to ensure imported produce is held to the same standards as U.S. products.

November 13, 2015

 

FDA Wants Your Help Defining ‘Natural’

Consumer advocacy groups have sounded the alarm for years about defining the word "natural" in natural foods, and the FDA is listening -- again.

November 12, 2015

 

Senator Takes Aim At Caffeinated Peanut Butter

A U.S. senator is calling for an investigation into caffeine-added foods after a company launched a new peanut butter brand with extra pep.

September 17, 2015

 

Grades Are In For Restaurants Regarding Antibiotics In Meat

A new report looks at restaurants' policies regarding antibiotic use in meat products. Of the 25 largest fast food chains, only five received passing grades.

August 5, 2015

 

Cyclospora Outbreak Linked To Cilantro

384 people have reported illness in 26 states with cyclosporiasis—the disease caused by a single-cell parasite, cyclospora.

July 27, 2015

 

Purdue Salmonella Detection Technology Wins FDA Competition

A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.

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