Do you hesitate over that “grass fed beef” package, and wonder what “naturally raised” really means as you ponder the premium price? You are not alone.
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.
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.
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
Starting next month, the USDA will provide you with the names of retailers involved in Class I recalled meat, giving us some clue about where potentially hazardous meat is lurking.
We’ve been saying that food would be safer if the nation implemented existing technologies to trace food from farm to table. Now The Washington Post is saying it, too!
While more people get diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps from eating salmonella-laced tomatoes, the FDA is still trying to hunt down the source of the outbreak.
If you’ve stopped eating a particular food, temporarily or permanently, as a result of a recent recall, you’re not alone. According to recent Deloitte survey, 57 percent of us have done so, and 76 percent of us are more concerned about the foods we eat than we were five years ago.