Food safety

Neal Carter: ‘The claim that we might inadvertently clobber other genes in Arctic apples is completely false’

We’re not trying to hide the fact that we’re using genetic engineering

Arctic Apples creator Neal Carter: We really think this will be a game changer

By Elaine Watson

While anti-GMO activists warn that the technology behind non-browning ‘Arctic apples’ is untested, unnecessary, and "dangerously imprecise", the grower behind them says he’s confident that the food industry and the American public will come...

FDA finds some dark chocolate includes undeclared milk

FDA finds some dark chocolate includes undeclared milk

By Elizabeth Crawford

A new study revealing that a significant portion of dark chocolate products sold in the U.S. may contain undeclared milk could shake some consumers’ confidence in the industry in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day – one of the category’s most significant...

Quick fixes could quell rising tide of undeclared allergen food recalls

Quick fixes could quell rising tide of undeclared allergen food recalls

By Elizabeth Crawford

Simple changes in how food manufacturers handle and trace ingredients, packages and labels at production facilities could reduce dramatically the number of recalls due to undeclared allergens, which make up the vast majority of food recalls, according...

FDA wants tech ideas to fight foodborne illness. Picture: FDA/Flickr

FDA launches food safety challenge

FDA: We have a lot of answers, but not all of them

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on Salmonella in fresh produce with a total prize pool of $500,000.

Picture: FDA / Flickr

FDA unveils four revised FSMA rules

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing changes to four rules as part of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).

The recall involved more than 40 states and was one of the biggest in history

Peanut Corporation of America officials found guilty

By Joseph James Whitworth

A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against three former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) employees in relation to a Salmonella outbreak which sickened almost 700.

Schisanda berries drying in China.  Photo courtesy of Chris Kilham.

China's proposed food safety overhaul lacks clarity and detail, NPA says

By Hank Schultz

China’s proposed changes in its food safety regulations, which also govern dietary supplements, are long on aspiration and short on specifics. That’s the opinion expressed by the Natural Products Association in comments the organization submitted to Chinese...

McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

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McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

By RJ Whitehead

Allegations concerning the sale of expired meat by American-owned Shanghai Husi Food to the Chinese operations of McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut have forced the fast food chains to suspend orders while the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration investigates.

Nut allergies impact shopper behavior

The power of the 0.9%

By Maggie Hennessy

Although fewer than one in 100 (0.9%) of US consumers is afflicted with a peanut or treenut allergy, the purchasing power of that group extends far beyond those with allergies, according to the recent Nut Allergy Ecosystem survey by Rich Products Corp. 

USP: Food fraud should get its own class

USP: Food fraud should get its own class

By Maggie Hennessy

The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) submitted a public comment letter to the FDA urging it to revisit its strategy for addressing economically motivated adulteration (EMA) of food ingredients, noting that the current framework doesn’t sufficiently address...

FDA agrees to new deadlines on FSMA final rules

FDA agrees to new deadlines on FSMA final rules

By Hank Schultz

The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to new deadlines for final rules detailing the implementaiton of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The agreement comes as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by advocacy groups claiming that FDA...

CA plaintiff Thamar Santisteban Cortina would not have purchased Pepsi/Malta Goya beverages 'if she knew they contained a substance known to be a carcinogen'

PepsiCo and Goya Foods targeted in lawsuit over 4-MEI

By Elaine WATSON

First the report, now the class action lawsuits: PepsiCo and Goya Foods - who were both cited in a recent report from product testing firm Consumer Reports about allegedly “concerning” 4-MEI levels in soft drinks - have been targeted in lawsuits filed...

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