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.
posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer.
The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost...
posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM
In the wake of the outbreaks of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS, USDA is making efforts to secure the health of the nation’s swine population through the development of new vaccines.
posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case.
The agency released a study Friday of arsenic in 1,300 samples...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe.
The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by...