FDA has sent five warning letters to distributors of pure powdered caffeine warning them the products are adulterated dietary supplements.

Chipotle served with class action over GMO-free claims

Chipotle has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging the company is deceiving consumers by advertising its menu as GMO-free. Filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Califor...

Ben & Jerry's rallies defense of Vermont GMO labeling law

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's is asking a federal court to reject the food industry's effort to temporarily block Vermont's GMO labeling law. In an amicus brief filed Monday (Aug. 31) with the U.S. Court of App...

BREAKING NEWS: Two FSMA preventive control rules sent to Federal Register

FDA has met the Aug. 31 court deadline and submitted the long-awaited final preventive control rules for animal and human foods to the Federal Register today, assuring the rules will be released this week, the ...

APHIS approves GM French fry potato

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has approved J.R. Simplot's next generation Innate potato, a new genetically modified variety the company contends will appeal to consumers, growers and...

OIG urges FSIS to improve its web-based monitoring of inspection results

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) needs to establish better internal controls to ensure that its web-based system for recording inspection results – Public Health Information System (PHIS) – is w...

Beltway Notebook: Vilsack urges Congress to reauthorize school nutrition programs

Because malnourished children take chronic diseases into adult life, “if you spend a dollar today on nutrition standards…there is no question we are g...

Canada adds more fumigant controls

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has decided to allow the continued registration of the fumigants, aluminum phosphide and magnesi...

UK partners seek to curb Campylobacter through feed

Two United Kindom-based companies -- Banham Poultry and Akeso Biomedical -- are joining forces to develop a new class of feed additives to help contro...

Australia, New Zealand food authority proposes to allow more sweetener in chewing gum

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for comments on a proposal to increase the maximum permitted level for the sweetener acesulfam...

Blue Bell begins shipping today after stepping up Listeria controls

Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries today began distributing ice cream products in certain markets just months after signing agreements with thr...

EPA extends comment period for pesticide cumulative risk assessment guidance

EPA has granted the pesticide industry's request for more time to comment on draft guidance for how the agency will screen pesticides for cumulative r...

Beltway Notebook: FDA holds webinar on industry best practices for supplier controls

With FDA poised to release Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules, FDA invited experts from human food and animal food trade associations to discu...

Editor’s View: Down to the wire on FSMA final rules deadline

On Monday (Aug. 31), FDA sent two final rules to the Federal Register, on preventive controls for human and animal foods. The agency was complying with a court order to r...

Lawmakers urge FDA to help small farmers comply with FSMA

Congressional leaders pushed FDA to help small farmers and food processors comply with FSMA through specific training and outreach programs, in an Aug. 24 lette...

Legal battle continues over Vermont GMO labeling law

A food industry bid to block Vermont’s GMO labeling law wrongly belittles the state’s “well-supported concerns” about GM foods “as a sop to idle curiosity” and ...

Federal court stays trans fat lawsuit against General Mills

A federal judge on Aug. 18 ruled that a class-action lawsuit against General Mills over the use of trans fats in its baking mixes cannot move forward until FDA ...

Center for Food Safety sues APHIS for withholding GE crop records

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has sued USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for withholding records on genetically engineered crops.

New organic database search ‘coming soon,’ USDA says

USDA's National Organic Program is on schedule to unveil a new Organic Integrity Database next month that will "soon" allow anyone to confirm an operation’s org...

European Commission dismisses claims it will allow imports of currently unauthorized GMOs

The European Commission has denied allegations that it is planning to ease restrictions on trace levels of unauthorized genetically modified organisms entering ...

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