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...
posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM
There is no shortage of products available for caffeine-craving consumers nowadays. But the introduction of caffeinated chewing gum has spurred concerns by the federal government about the well-being of children in relation to such...
posted on April 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM
Two nonprofits, the Center for Food Safety and Center for Environmental Health, alleged the agency failed to meet the deadlines and sued.
posted on January 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM
Workers detonate explosives hoping to improve navigation on the Mississippi River. The FDA proposes the most sweeping reforms to food safety rules in more than 70 years. The Agriculture Department releases its latest estimates on global supply and...
posted on January 11, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Late last week, the Food and Drug Administration proposed two new food safety rules it hopes will help prevent foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA signed into law two years ago by...