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US restricts antibiotics for livestock

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

By Carina Perkins

The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has announced plans to ban the use of certain antibiotics used to treat cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.

Report damns ‘significant weaknesses’ in FDA food safety oversight

Report damns ‘significant weaknesses’ in FDA food safety oversight

By Ben Bouckley

An influential US government office has criticised the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failings in overseeing state food facility inspections, stressing that it paid for inspections that didn’t take place and failed to ensure that ‘systemic...

Food safety law gets $39m funding for 2012

Food safety law gets $39m funding for 2012

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The majority of a $50m increase in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funding for fiscal 2012 will go toward implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act, after a lobbying group backed by several food industry trade associations played a key role in...

Not great for the waistline... but it's 'all-natural'...

Poll: Do we need a clearer definition of ‘natural’?

By Elaine Watson

In the world of food marketing, perception is everything. Consumers want foods that sound wholesome, friendly, and above all “natural” – although they are rarely able to articulate what this means.

Study suggests FDA underestimated Gulf seafood risk

Study suggests FDA underestimated Gulf seafood risk

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may have underestimated the risk to pregnant women and children posed by consumption of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new risk assessment study.

Credit where credit is due: FDA activity is a good thing

FDA's enforcement deserves loud applause

By Stephen Daniells

A flurry of seizures, criminal charges, and warning letters shows that FDA is increasing it enforcement of dietary supplement regulations. Good for FDA and good for industry!

HVP recall continues – but far smaller than feared

HVP recall continues – but far smaller than feared

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Two more products have been recalled due to the possibility that they may contain salmonella-tainted hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) from Basic Food Flavors – but fears of a large-scale recall have proved unfounded.

Report reveals flaws in US food tracing system

Report reveals flaws in US food tracing system

By Rory Harrington

There are serious flaws in a US Government system to help federal agencies pinpoint plants implicated in outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, according to new report.

New moves in US stevia supply

New moves in US stevia supply

By staff reporter

AHD is entering the stevia sweetener market in the US with an extract sourced from Japan; meanwhile, Sweet Green Fields has announced that it has received GRAS notification for its stevia from the FDA.

FDA announces BPA safety review

FDA announces BPA safety review

By Rory Harrington

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it is reviewing its advice that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe for use in baby bottles and food containers, pledging to announce its findings within weeks.

General Mills Cheerios cereal is a drug, says FDA

General Mills Cheerios cereal is a drug, says FDA

By Lorraine Heller

General Mills has been told to change the marketing of its popular Cheerios whole grain cereal, as the health claims it currently uses classify it as an unapproved drug.

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