The US government has proposed that its Women, Infants and Children
(WIC) nutritional program should be revised for the first time in
over 25 years in order to better reflect the Dietary Guidelines for
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under-resourced,
under-staffed, and essentially incapable of overseeing potential
threats to the US food supply, according to a former FDA official
who last week opposed the National Uniformity...
Different standards and warnings imposed on food in one state but
not in others impede commerce, confuse consumers, and increase the
cost of food without commensurate benefit, according to an
authority on food law.
An Ohio-based cereal manufacturer is to face a lawsuit under
California's Proposition 65 because its cereal product contains
acrylamide, even though the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
does not require warning labels on...
Senators and prominent industry figures yesterday addressed a
Senate committee on the National Uniformity for Food Act,
expressing both support and contempt for a bill that could
standardize food safety requirements and warning labels...
Changes to the labeling requirements of calorie content, trans fats
and portion sizes are among the issues being considered by the US
Food and Drug Administration, according to a recent food labeling
A lawsuit filed this week against Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for
its use of undeclared trans fats is a new indication that the issue
is far from forgotten, even though the battle appears to have edged
away from food processors for...
US beer firm Anheuser-Busch has been slapped with a lawsuit for
using a song in its commercials for which it had paid rights to the
record company alone, and not to the rock band that created the
A new US Food & Drug Administration report could spell market
opportunities for healthy ingredients as it aims to heighten
awareness of the nutritious potential for foods eaten or prepared
away from the home.
Coca-Cola and Cadbury Schweppes have joined the list of beverage
firms set to be sued in Florida over allegations their drinks
contained benzene, 15 years after the industry first pledged to fix
Five US soft drinks were found containing the cancer-causing
chemical benzene at levels above the legal limit for drinking
water, America's food safety watchdog has announced, sparking calls
for more thorough testing.
The nutraceuticals industry has a dynamic technology landscape
where a product life cycle may be abbreviated. Amid the constant
pressure to drive new products to market and the struggle to
establish and maintain market share, engaging...
Carmine and cochineal extracts, the red food dyes made from the
dried bodies of the cochineal insect, should be removed from the
food supply once and for all, claims the non-profit Center for
Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
The National Uniformity for Food Coalition this week released a
legal analysis that claims the proposed legislation would only
affect 11 state laws as part of an effort to set national standards
for food safety regulations.
A new test should more accurately show the amount of benzene in
soft drinks on shop shelves, but that does not mean there is no
problem, says the scientist behind the new procedure to
A proposal by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to ban
schools from selling junk food and soda has been blocked by a
legislative committee on the grounds that it does not provide a
"total approach" to child nutrition.
A bill introduced in Congress yesterday proposes a radical overhaul
of the nutritional standards for foods sold in schools, a move
likely to change the face of the type of products available to
children throughout the school day.
Coca-Cola can continue selling orange juice fortified with calcium,
after having settled with Procter and Gamble over a patent
infringement lawsuit a development that opens the way forpotential
collaborations in the future.
A petition has been filed with the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) calling on the agency to revoke its approval of the sweetener
Splenda, a move branded by manufacturer Tate & Lyle as a
commercial conspiracy to damage its product's...
The Sugar Association has filed a petition with the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) requesting the establishment of a clear
definition for the use of the term 'natural' on food and beverage