After a months-long investigation, a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 400 people in 43 states has been linked to a type of peanut butter sold to institutions including schools, nursing homes, restaurants, and hospitals. Read more on the Consumer Reports Safety Blog.
FDA will not require labeling of meat or fish from genetically engineered animals FDA will not require labeling of meat or fish from genetically engineered animals In this day of modern technology we can read a simple label and tell where all our clothes are made. From my hat to my socks… However, I don’t Continue Reading
Deadlines approach to implement new law on lead and phthalates in toys. Learn more!
This morning President Bush signed landmark product safety reform legislation into law. Learn more!
This week the USDA’s National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) will vote on the standards for “organic” fish getting to carry the USDA organic label – and things smell pretty fishy. This week the USDA’s National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) will vote on the standards for “organic” fish getting to carry the USDA organic label – Continue Reading
In partnership with the Eat Well Guide, we invite you to find new sources for local or organic ingredients for your Thanksgiving dinner, then join our famous chefs and share a recipe! Here’s what Eat Well has to say about the Challenge. If you are looking for simple recipes to turn your locally grown ingredients Continue Reading
Late August, the FDA issued a final rule amending previous food additive regulations to allow up to the maximum dose of irradiation (4.0 kiloGray) for fresh spinach and fresh iceberg lettuce. Although voluntary for producers, our greens can now undergo gamma rays, electron beams, and x-rays before they reach our supermarket. Sci-fi spinach could enter Continue Reading
As of September 30, food manufacturers and retailers are required to label which country your beef, lamb, pork, fish, fruits, vegetables and peanuts came from. As of September 30, food manufacturers and retailers are required to label which country your beef, lamb, pork, fish, fruits, vegetables and peanuts came from. Congress actually passed country of Continue Reading
The agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. said it would sell its milk hormone Posilac (rbST, rbGH) to Eli Lilly & Co. for $300 million upfront, plus “additional contingent consideration.” The agreement will expand Lilly’s veterinary operations and enable Monsanto to focus on genetically modified crops. That same day, Lilly’s stock fell 39 cents to $47.41 while Continue Reading
From the Consumer Reports Safety Blog. An expanded warning on peppers—this time including serranos from Mexico—has been issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it was discovered that both a sample of a pepper and a sample of irrigation water collected on a farm in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico contain Salmonella Continue Reading