Food And Drug Administration

One example of the recall involves Harry And David, LLC and its peanut spreads

Sunland denies releasing contaminated peanut butter

By Joe Whitworth

Sunland has denied releasing any products that it knew to be contaminated after a US FDA inspection showed that peanut or almond butter was distributed despite the firm’s testing system identifying the presence of salmonella.

FSMA registration process opens today

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FSMA registration process opens today

By Hank Schultz

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) registration process will be open for business on Monday, Oct. 22, it was announced Friday.

FDA not ready to start FSMA registration process

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FDA not ready to start FSMA registration process

By Hank Schultz

The Food and Drug administration announced via e-mail alert late Friday that the procedure for food facility registrations will not be ready to be implemented by Monday, Oct. 1, the day the biennial registration procedure was supposed to begin as mandated...

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Goddess Energy flirts with hoodia in energy drink

By Ben Bouckley

US firm Goddess Energy has launched an energy drink for women called Flirt, which is on East Coast sale as a dietary supplement with one interesting appetite-suppressing bioactive, Hoodia Gordonii.

Top analyst predicts FDA wriggle room in supplement-beverage guidance

Top analyst predicts FDA wriggle room in supplement-beverage guidance

By Ben Bouckley

With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) poised to publish guidance on distinguishing between beverages and liquid dietary supplements, one analyst tells BeverageDaily.com he doesn’t see the agency cracking down too hard on traditional energy drinks.

Advocacy groups sue FDA over FSMA delays

Advocacy groups sue FDA over FSMA delays

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Two advocacy groups have sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for delays in implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law on January 4, 2011.

FDA to probe consumer understanding of fortification

FDA to probe consumer understanding of fortification

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it intends to examine consumer understanding of fortified foods, to work out whether people consider generally unhealthy snack foods to be healthier if they contain added nutrients.

Step-wise sodium reduction for consumer acceptance

Researchers back step-wise sodium reduction for consumer acceptance

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Reducing salt in processed foods through a series of unnoticed reductions could be an effective way to improve consumer acceptance of low-sodium foods, according to the authors of a new study published in the Journal of Sensory Studies, but how quickly...

FDA and FSIS budgets cut under proposed budget bill

FDA and FSIS funding set to be cut after bill approved

By Mark Astley

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looks set to receive a budget cut of $16.3m for the fiscal year (FY) 2013, despite requesting an additional $253m in funding to boost its Transforming Food Safety Initiative.

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