The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)--the source of artificial trans fat in processed foods--are not “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in human food. Food manufacturers now have 3 years to remove PHOs from their products.
Nestle India will destroy $50 million worth of instant noodles after a sales ban imposed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Tests show that the noodles contain unusually high levels of lead.
China is currently recognizing Food Safety Publicity Week--a nationwide campaign aimed at “rebuilding public confidence in food safety”.
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act of 2015 for meat--specifically beef, chicken and pork.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that a new report by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) reveals good and bad news regarding antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs.
A new report from nonprofit consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has found that not only are states reporting and solving fewer foodborne illness outbreaks, but states vary widely in their outbreak reporting rates.
The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) issued a statement today ahead of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture’s consideration of the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act, praising them for rescinding statutes that mandate the program.
The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide--a chemical that naturally forms in starchy food products during every-day high-temperature cooking--found in food, reconfirming previous evaluations that its presence in food does in fact increase consumer risk of cancer.
A new program established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will give international food importers with proven food safety track records a break.
This week, the Obama administration hosted a gathering of food producers, medical professionals, hospital representatives and restaurant workers--including staff from Tyson Foods, Walmart and Foster Farms--urging them to promise to reduce their use of lifesaving antibiotics in livestock, use of which is becoming ineffective due to overuse.
An animal scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) has come up with an antibiotic-free method to protect livestock from common infections.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has announced two new calls for participation in Technical Working Groups (TWG) aimed at advancing work on Food Service/Catering and Regional Outreach with GFSI.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) just published results from a year-long testing program revealing that retailers are failing to meet goals for reducing the presence of bacteria.
Today, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies published its Scientific Opinion regarding the safety of caffeine.
The University of California at Davis (UC Davis) has officially entered an agreement with the City of Zhuhai, China to launch a World Food Center that focuses on food safety.
The Reducing food-based Inorganic Compounds Exposure (RICE) Act introduced to Congress this week by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) asks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set a maximum level of inorganic arsenic in rice and foods that contain rice.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released four inspection reports of Blue Bell Creameries facilities from 2007 to 2012 after a records request by the media was granted.
This week, House Democrats presented Congress with the Just Label It campaign aimed requiring mandatory labels on foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Sanderson says that the company has no plans to reduce or eliminate use of antibiotics in their sourced livestock--the exact opposite of what many fast food chains and U.S. chicken companies like Tyson Foods have vowed to do.
A precedent-setting punishment has been handed down to ConAgra Grocery Products--a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods--for shipping Salmonella contaminated Peter Pan brand and Walmart’s Great Value private label peanut butter products in 2006.