Topics :: food safety

FDA Takes Another Look at Mercury in Seafood in Relation to Pregnant Women

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lauran Neergaard | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency won’t require mercury labels on seafood packages.

Genetically Modified Foods Confuse Consumers

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Saturday May 17, 2014
Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most people in the United States have no idea if they are eating them. The Food and Drug Administration says such foods don’t need to be labeled, so some states are moving forward on their own.

Mozzarella Mayhem in Italy

Tuesday May 13, 2014
Police in Italy have shut down a mozzarella factory and arrested 13 people after finding that prized local buffalo milk was being cut with cheaper imported cow milk.

Fed Up

By Kilian Melloy | Friday May 9, 2014
This Katie Couric-narrated documentary from director Stephanie Soechtig serves up some alarming stats and traces contours of industry wrongdoing familiar from the "selling us death" model of big tobacco.

Calif. Company Recalls 8.7 Million Pounds of Meat

Monday Feb 10, 2014
A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, federal officials said Saturday.

Cali Company Recalls 8.7M Pounds of Meat

Sunday Feb 9, 2014
A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection

"Meth" in Your Soda?

By Candic Choi | Saturday Jan 25, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration says there’s no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure. The agency will review new data on the safety of 4-methylimidazole.

Wal-Mart Eyes Legal Action Over Donkey Meat Recall

Friday Jan 3, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it’s considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.

FDA Takes Steps to Phase out Antibiotics in Meat

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Friday Dec 13, 2013
Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.

California Company Recalls Prepackaged Salad, Sandwich

Wednesday Nov 13, 2013
More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by California company Glass Onion Catering are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli.