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 February 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days, meaning meatpacking plants would have to intermittently shut down and there could be less meat in grocery stores.
posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM
The discovery of horsemeat poses no danger to consumers but highlights the inaccuracy of food labels on some processed meat products and points to potential fraud in the industry. Horsemeat costs a fraction of beef.
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 December 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM
Officials with the American Meat Institute, an industry lobbying group, defended the tenderizing process as safe.
posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:37 PM
41 people in 20 states were sickened by peanut butter manufactured at the plant.
posted on November 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Agriculture officials are phasing out a federally funded program that allows them to test produce for contaminants
posted on October 5, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Health officials have confirmed the presence of salmonella in a jar of peanut butter found in a victim's home.
posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Previously, Georgia food inspectors aimed to inspect each food manufacturing facility once every six months.
posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials issue statement saying the jury made a "narrow finding" on whether enough evidence existed.
posted on July 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Agriculture Department grudgingly extended the life of the nation's largest produce-safety testing program Monday, just as the initiative was slated to be shut down.
The tiny program samples thousands of high-risk...
posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is expanding E. coli testing in some raw meat, a move expected to prevent more people from contracting the bacteria that can cause severe illness or death.
Starting Monday, the meat industry will have to...
posted on March 23, 2012 at 3:26 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut took the first step requiring producers to label genetically modified food Wednesday, as a legislative committee overwhelmingly backed a measure promoted as giving consumers more information while...
posted on March 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least three national supermarket operators have decided to stop buying ground beef that contains the filler now known as "pink slime."
Federal regulators say the filler, known in the industry as "lean, finely...