posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM
The FDA made history this week, approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration’s move clears the way for the AquAdvantage salmon, a fast-growing fish that will be raised in land-based farms and put...
posted on October 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM
For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Senate convened a committee hearing on biotechnology.
posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:07 PM
Food manufacturers and produce farmers must be even more vigilant about the cleanliness of their operations under new rules released Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration.
posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:49 PM
Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats — if the food industry gets its way.
posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.
posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced Thursday that she will step down next month after nearly six years overseeing the agency, which regulates products making up 25 percent of the U.S. economy.
posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business.
posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover from making beer to ranchers and dairy...
posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing food safety rules to prevent contamination from the likes of salmonella and E. coli bacteria, and its first take made onion growers unhappy.
posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM
"If there's no certification ... it's like saying we don't check our meat for mad cow disease."
posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:04 AM
The federal ruling on triclosan and other antibacterial ingredients lends new support to longstanding warnings from scientists who say the chemicals can interfere with hormone levels.
posted on December 13, 2013 at 9:08 PM
The FDA implements voluntary restrictions on the use of antibiotics in livestock production. USDA’s latest figures on agricultural supply and demand reveal bullish and bearish scenarios. The Grinch steals Christmas Trees in the east, while “the...
posted on December 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM
FDA asks pharmaceutical companies to stop selling sub therapeutic doses of antibiotics for animal production.
posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM
John Hnatio (NAY'-sho) says he learned of the alleged copyright infringement when he saw a similar tool offered for free on the FDA website.
posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM
Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried food.
This week though, the Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on all trans fats.