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by guest blogger Lisa Bunin, PhD, organic policy director, Center for Food Safety Sure, I eat organic food because I think it's healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that's been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. Show More Summary
MEDIA ADVISORY: Hurricane Season Food Safety and Meal Plans: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Storm Prep Suggestions As topical storm Erika brews in the Atlantic, residents of coastal communities are starting to prepare for a potential severe weather emergency. But hurricane shutters, flashlights and batteries are not the only things to consider. Food safety is critical to […]
A coalition of Democratic and Independent members of Congress have asked the Food and Drug Administration to immediately implement specific training and outreach programs to help small growers and processors comply with upcoming food safety regulations.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it has received reports of illness tied to individuals eating the items.
A nonprofit organization called the Center for Food Safety filed suit on Tuesday against a division of the US Department of Agriculture for allegedly not responding properly to their requests for information about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Show More Summary
In the second-largest food safety recall of 2015, Kraft Heinz is yanking more than 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon from store shelves.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Widely-used pesticides made by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta pose a risk to bees, the European Union's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, reinforcing previous research that led to EU restrictions.
Sending food industry executives to jail for company food safety violations, even if they did not know about them, might seem a useful way to bring about more compliance, but corporate America is rising up to strike down the practice. Amicus briefs are pouring in from industry groups to support the appeal to the St. Louis-based U.S.... Continue Reading
(Reuters) - A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops.
While there may be healthy skepticism surrounding the safety of genetically modified foods, producers are being forced to use "GMO-free" labels when they don't even need them.
The trace amounts of toxic substances used to make plastics don’t contaminate the food or beverage products they contain at a significant level and pose no immediate threat to consumers, according to recent Iowa State University research. But the plastics may create environmental problems years after they’ve been used.
It’s back-to-school time, and, for many students, that means that many parents will be packing lunches for their kids again. Leaving food at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F, doubling... Continue Reading
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From the inbox: Dear Dr. John C. Whitehead, Your interesting published article "A Split-Sample Revealed and Stated Preference Demand Model to Examine Homogenous Subgroup Consumer Behavior Responses to Information and Food Safety Technology Treatments" drives me to call for new papers and honorary reviewer, on behalf of Review of Economics...
Irrigation water appears to be a major loophole in the USDA's organic food safety program.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted a distribution list of 74 retail and distribution outlets in Washington state and Alaska which received whole hogs from Kapowsin Meats of Graham, WA. The product has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that, as of Aug. 13, had sickened 134 people in WA and hospitalized... Continue Reading
A few facts, observations and opinions regarding the FDA: The FDA was founded in 1906 primarily to regulate the safety of our food supply. There are between 9,000 and 10,000 FDA employees, regulating over one trillion dollars of commerce with a budget of approximately 4.5 billion dollars. If my math is correct [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success...Show More Summary
Fruitland American Meat, the Jackson, MO, facility owned by Rain Crow Ranch to harvest its grass-fed cattle, has been ordered to suspend operations until it takes corrective actions demanded by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). An FSIS spokesman told a St. Louis newspaper that Fruitland was closed until it takes corrective actions to... Continue Reading