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July 23, 2015

 

House Passes Bill To Block GMO Labeling

A bill that would usurp states' abilities to create mandatory GMO labeling within their borders has passed the House.

July 15, 2015

 

Government: Food Companies Risk Prosecution For Outbreaks

The U.S. Justice Department warned that food companies could face criminal charges if they fail to protect consumers against foodborne illnesses.

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.

June 22, 2015

 

What Will Take Trans Fats’ Place?

Trans fats will be phased out in three years—so what will take its place in cookies, frosting and donuts?

June 17, 2015

 

Trans Fats To Be Phased Out Within Three Years, Says FDA

The FDA has given shelf-stable trans fats an expiration date. They must be phased out of the food system within three years.

May 22, 2015

 

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 25, 2015

 

Would Consumers Be Safer With One Food Safety Agency?

Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.

March 24, 2015

 

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Products For Listeria Concerns

Nearly 74,000 Amy's Kitchen organic products have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential listeria contamination from spinach.

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.

February 3, 2015

 

Single Food Safety Agency Proposed Under 2016 Budget

The FDA and USDA split food safety responsibilities currently. A total of 12 agencies enforce about 30 different laws.

January 22, 2015

 

Tallying The ‘Lost Pleasure’ From Healthy Eating

FDA officials estimate consumers will lose up to $5.27 billion in ‘lost pleasure’ over the next two decades as a result of calorie counts on restaurant menus.

November 25, 2014

 

Calorie Counts Arriving On A Menu Board Near You

It's been a long time coming, but calorie counts will be arriving on menu boards at restaurants, groceries, theaters and most places that sell fresh food.

November 19, 2014

 

Is McDonald’s Just Saying No To GMO Potatoes?

McDonald's released a statement saying the company does not source genetically modified potatoes.

November 11, 2014

 

Vegan Mayo Start-Up Sued By Food Giant

Can egg-less mayonnaise really be called "mayo?" Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, is taking the issue to court.

August 2, 2014

 

Nanotechnology Sneaking Into Food Supply

As the number of nano food products continues to surge, watchdogs say their dangers are still poorly understood and the FDA's new guidelines lack teeth.

July 30, 2014

 

If It Doesn’t Melt, Is It Still Considered Ice Cream?

A Cincinnati woman was alarmed to discover the ice cream she serves her family doesn't melt. How does the FDA define "ice cream" anyway?

July 11, 2014

 

“Added Sugar” Labels Make Candyman Nervous

The FDA's proposal to include “added sugar” to the Nutrition Facts label has sparked cheers from health advocates and fierce opposition from food companies.

June 30, 2014

 

Stealth Health: Companies Hiding Cuts In Salt, Sugar And Fat

Some food companies are changing recipes behind the scenes to comply with health recommendations, but they're doing it quietly for fear of losing business.

May 13, 2014

 

Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success

Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.

May 2, 2014

 

EU Apple Ban Drubs North American Regs

The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.

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