Trans-fat crusader sharpens focus for next battle
The Californian attorney who sued both Kraft and McDonald's over
trans-fats tells FoodNavigator-USA.com how he forced the
issue onto the front pages, and what his next plan of action is.
US trade offer breaks WTO deadlock
A firm commitment from the US to cut domestic farm subsidies by 60
percent within a five-year timeframe could revitalize WTO
negotiations and benefit US food makers, according to the
International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).
IFF settles claims with lung-damaged popcorn workers
A flavoring company has settled claims with 19 popcorn factory
workers who claim that a butter flavoring led them to develop lung
School junk food ban must be extended, claims campaigner
The food industry has been hammered for making children overweight,
but one Californian parent believes that banning junk food in
schools is redundant unless another legal loophole is dealt with.
FDA tightens anti-bioterrorism measures
A final ruling that requires all manufacturers to register with the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is designed to ensure that the
country's food supply remains safe from possible attack.
FDA abandons stringent salt levels for 'healthy' foods
The decision to adjust the maximum sodium levels permitted for
foods that bear the implied nutrient content claim 'healthy'
underlines continued consumer reticence towards low-salt products.
Harkin calls for radical rethink on obesity and nutrition
Senator Tom Harkin has called for a radical overhaul of USDA food
standards in order to drag them into line with current thinking on
obesity and nutrition.
GMA urges rejection of 'trade distorting tariffs'
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has called for
substantial reductions in 'trade distorting tariffs and subsidies'
and a rejection of the EU's proposals regarding geographical
Food law: friend or foe?
The food industry is in danger of harming itself with its recent
lobbying against the further harmonisation and deepening of EU food
Food industry welcomes tighter self-regulation in obesity battle
New recommendations designed to strengthen self-regulation in
children's advertising and tackle obesity have been welcomed by
Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Consumer group blames business dollars for defeat of COOL
Millions of dollars spent in lobbying and elections has helped
thwart a key food labeling law, claims a US consumer pressure
Trans fats task force backs new labeling regime
An interim report from Canada's Trans Fat Task Force has underlined
the importance of new labeling regulations in reducing trans fat
California acrylamide lawsuit 'contrary to public interest'
The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) has attacked
California Attorney-General Bill Lockyer's lawsuit against a number
of high-profile food firms as "unfortunate and contrary to the
interest of public health."
California sues food firms over acrylamide
The state of California is suing nine top food manufacturers over
their reluctance to issue warnings that some popular snacks could
contain a potential cancer-causing chemical.
Unpasteurized juice poses serious health risk, says FDA
Untreated juices are still causing serious outbreaks of foodborne
illness across America, according to the US Food and Drug
Administration, warning consumers to be extra careful.