After major foodborne illness outbreaks in spinach, eggs and peanut products, the Food Safety Modernization Act passed the US Senate on Tuesday, but it could still reach an impasse in...
The Senate has passed the Food Safety Modernization Act with a bipartisan 73-25 vote on Tuesday after awaiting debate in the chamber for more than a year.
A Canadian biotechnology firm has asked the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve a genetically modified (GM) apple that resists browning after it is sliced or bruised.
The Hershey Company has sued Mars for allegedly mimicking the packaging design of its Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by using a similar orange color and pack design for Dove peanut...
All food, if not properly handled, has the potential to cause foodborne illness – so why does local food get special legislative treatment?
A former Health Canada official has criticized the agency for failing to publish health claim-backing data, after recently approving an oat fiber-cholesterol health claim.
The Kellogg Company will pay consumers up to $2.75m over misleading kids’ attention claims for its Frosted Mini-Wheats cereals, after a federal judge reached a class action settlement.
The National List of permitted non-organic ingredients in organic foods is not encouraging innovation in organic supply, claims a new paper published in Food Technology.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it intends to assess consumer reactions to potential changes to Nutrition Facts panels and has requested comments on a proposed study.
The Senate failed to vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act on Thursday, meaning that the bill could be subject to further delay as the Senate breaks for Thanksgiving on...
The Senate voted to move forward on the Food Safety Modernization Act on Wednesday, voting 74-25 to limit debate and proceed with the bill.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has launched a crackdown on caffeinated alcoholic drinks following a scientific review of their safety.
Long-stalled food safety legislation could reach the Senate’s agenda this week, while a coalition of 125 organizations continues to push for an amendment to exempt small businesses.
Washington State voters have elected to repeal a tax on candy, soft drinks and bottled water that took effect earlier this year.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) of genetically modified sugar beets, including an option to permit planting of the beets under certain conditions.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked for comments on proposed guidance for minimizing food safety hazards in fresh-cut fruit and vegetables.
The United States has not appealed a final World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling issued this week that a US ban on Chinese poultry imports was illegal, officially ending the trade...
The American citric acid industry has asked the US Department of Commerce to investigate possible circumvention of antidumping and countervailing duties in place for citric acid imported from China.
Health Canada and Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) have launched a Nutrition Facts Education Campaign, focusing on improving consumer comprehension of % Daily Value amounts.
Somewhere, in some time, there exists a land of beauty and promise for nutricosmetics products, where beauty supplements, foods and drinks can frolic, happy in the knowledge of their justifiable...
Canada became the first country in the world yesterday to declare bisphenol A (BPA) to be a toxic substance that poses risks to human health and the environment.
Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) has introduced legislation that challenges United States’ sugar policy, claiming that it is a waste of government money and costs jobs.
Delegates from 37 countries representing more than half the world’s trade have agreed an international anti-counterfeiting trade pact designed to protect against illegal copies of foods and other products.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has said it intends to ask food makers to voluntarily label the trans fat content of their products, according to Kyodo News International.
Using food stamps to buy sugary soft drinks could be banned in New York City if a proposal submitted to the USDA by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor David Paterson...