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Food law experts agree the recent POM Wonderful decision is likely to have an impact on future Federal Trade Commission (FTC) orders.

Companies should prepare for FSMA’s new emphasis on allergens

Peanuts The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) renders undeclared food allergens adulterants for the first time and this legal change is one of many reasons why food companies should start preparing for FSMA’s change...

New foodborne illness attribution estimates will help shape policy

IFSAC Public health agencies now have a more accurate tool for attributing the sources of foodborne illness in the United States and the new information will help shape U.S. food safety policy decisions.

Stakeholders and feds comment on new foodborne illness attribution data

Scientist in a lab Foodborne illness attribution data from the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) report released Tuesday (Feb. 25) should be translated so industry can use the findings to help prevent foodbo...

U.S. seeks agreement on Codex limits for DON in grains, infant formula

The U.S. delegation to the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods hopes for agreement on a new maximum limit (ML) for deoxynivalenol (DON) in raw cereal grains and infant formula, when the CCCF meets March 16...

Removal of lymph nodes could be ticket for low Salmonella rates in school lunch program

School buses The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says ground beef tested for the school lunch program enjoys a low Salmonella detection rate and it may be because vendors are required to remove major lymph nodes, ...

BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: A tale of two cities: Boston and Washington

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s controversial scientific report received a warm reception on Wednesday (Feb. 25), at a hastily organi...

FDA’s progress report on judicious use policy shows strategy is working, AHI says

Animal drug companies are already implementing FDA’s judicious use policy and FDA’s latest report released Thursday (Feb. 26) shows its strategy is wo...

WHO nutrient profiles aim to restrict advertising of junk food to children

The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe has released a nutrient profile model for use in restricting the marketing of foods high in...

Beekeepers air ongoing concerns over neonicotinoids

U.S. commercial beekeepers continue to suffer unsustainable losses and many remained convinced neonicotinoid insecticides are playing a key role in th...

‘Standing still is not a winning strategy,’ says U.S. ag trade expert

By 2025, 53% of the world’s households will have joined the middle class and it’s “important for the U.S. to be on top of trade agreements,” to benefi...

Hershey Promises GMO-free Kisses and Milk Chocolate

In another victory for advocates of GMO-free food products, Hershey’s announced last week that its iconic Kisses and Milk Chocolate bar will be GMO-fr...

FSIS sees progress in Salmonella, Campylobacter test results

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reports progress in pathogen testing results, for the second quarter of last year, posted Friday (Feb. 20).

Editor's View: A significant GM approval

Apples are iconic. Even though GM foods and ingredients are already commonplace in the U.S. food supply, USDA’s approval of two genetically modified apple varieties on Fr...

David Acheson

Single food safety agency: An idea whose time has come?

Is a single food safety agency an idea whose time has come? David Acheson, a former senior FDA official who now runs his own consulting firm, wrestled with the ...

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Chocolate makers strike back in response to consumer group lawsuit

The confections industry is standing behind the safety of chocolate in the face of a recent lawsuit that alleges Hershey, Mars and See’s Candies are violating C...

Consumer Reports says new study shows FDA should set 4-MEI limits

Consumers Reports has published a new risk assessment on caramel color additives in soda and is asking the California Attorney General’s Office to investigate b...

Apples

GM apples approved by USDA

USDA on Friday (Feb. 13) approved Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples that have been genetically modified to prevent browning and bruising. The decision gi...

Vegetables

National Organic Coalition names new executive director

The National Organic Coalition (NOC) has a new executive director – Connecticut-based Abby Youngblood, a former vegetable farmer in upstate New York.

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UK parliament committee slams EU's GMO regulatory system

The European Union’s regulatory system for genetically modified organisms (GMO) is “not fit for purpose,” according to a review by a United Kingdom parliamentar...

The best way to know the regulatory status of food additives and colorings

Search the authoritative reference tool on the regulatory status of food additives and colorings, including citations to the Code of Federal Regulations.