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Advocacy groups sue FDA over FSMA delays

Two advocacy groups have sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for delays in implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which...


Yes on 37? No on 37? Everyone’s a loser…

It doesn’t matter whether you support Prop 37 or oppose it; whatever happens in November when Californians vote on whether or not to label GMOs, everyone loses.

Prop 37 designed to be ‘business friendly’, says Right To Know campaign

If passed into law, California’s Prop 37 would not guarantee that unlabeled foods were free from GMOs, just that genetically modified organisms were not intentionally included – a provision designed...

North American Salmonella Braenderup outbreak linked to mangoes

A brand of Mexican mangoes is being recalled across North America after being pinpointed as a “likely source” of a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak which to-date has sickened more than 120 people....


Leather jacket or straightjacket? Energy drinks have an image problem

As reports surface that New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has subpoenaed Monster and PepsiCo in relation to their energy drinks, we ask whether the segment can keep its leather-jacketed...

Sensient Flavors says it is addressing worker health and safety issues

Sensient Flavors has defended its health and safety record after the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration (IOHSA) found workers at an Indianapolis plant were exposed to high levels of...

Tyson Foods cited by OSHA after death of worker at processing plant

Tyson Foods has been hit with proposed fines of more than $104,000 after a worker was killed at its Dakota City processing facility in March.

USDA re-opens slaughterhouse after ‘downer’ assurances

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allowed California-based slaughterhouse Central Valley Meat Co. to reopen after the firm agreed to take action to ensure ‘downer’ animals are not processed.

Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

A court in Brazil has ordered Nestlé to impose mandatory labelling for all its products in the country highlighting more than 1% genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

Food processor 'surprised' by OSHA citation

DeIorio Foods Inc. has said it is ‘very surprised’ to receive 14 alleged serious violations citations from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

FDA to probe consumer understanding of fortification

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it intends to examine consumer understanding of fortified foods, to work out whether people consider generally unhealthy snack foods to be healthier...

Chamberlain Farms named as source of Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak

Chamberlain Farms has been named as the source of the outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium from cantaloupes that has killed two and sickened nearly 200 people in 21 states.

CSPI takes aim at Welch’s heart healthy claims

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has challenged Welch Foods over its marketing of fruit snacks, fruit cocktails, spreads and juices as ‘heart healthy’ – and Welch’s...

FDA issues snapshot of food safety measures

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a report on its activities during 2011, giving a snapshot of the scale of its responsibilities and inspection efforts since the Food...

Canadian Beverage Association says it supports new energy drink regs

The Canadian Beverage Association has said it supports the transition of energy drink labeling and nutrition guidelines from Natural Health Products (NHPs) regulations to food labeling regulations, as companies begin...

Deadly US Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to cantaloupes

US authorities have linked cantaloupes from an Indiana farm to a multi-state Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak, which to-date has sickened 141 people across 20 states and killed two.

Color-coding could improve Facts Up Front, say researchers

Color coded front-of-pack nutrition information may improve consumer understanding of labels and foods’ nutritional value, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Dreyer’s natural claim class action: Consumers trump manufacturers in formulation expectations

A California court in a class action against Dreyer’s – disputing its ‘all natural’ ice cream claim – has ruled that consumers’ expectations should trump manufacturers’ expectations about what should...

Monster faces new 'Ruckus in the Rockies' as Beastie Boys sue

Monster Beverage Corporation faces a new legal scrap with hip-hop combo The Beastie Boys, and says it cannot predict the business effects of another action filed by an unnamed state...

CSPI targets marketing of Splenda Essentials in new lawsuit

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken aim at McNeil Nutritionals’ Splenda Essentials sweetener in a lawsuit filed in a California district court, alleging that the...

New Canadian guidelines target single food inspection system

The Canadian government has released draft guidelines for improvements to the food safety inspection system, including a single, consistent approach to all food commodities, whether Canadian or imported.

White House responds to ‘historic’ drought with $30m disaster aid

The worst drought to hit the United States in half a century is having dramatic effects on crop and livestock production, President Obama said in a White House briefing Tuesday,...

Food industry raises millions to oppose Prop 37 on GMO labeling

The food industry is digging deep to oppose California’s Proposition 37, which would mandate labeling of foods that contain ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Bakers oppose FDA research into labeling of added sugars

The American Bakers Association has submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opposing a research proposal to examine how consumers might perceive labeling of added sugars on nutrition...

Most Americans are ‘pro-regulation’ on food safety – regardless of politics, study suggests

Most Americans across the political spectrum would like to see more government regulation of food safety and food quality, suggests a new study published in the journal Food Policy.

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