Topics :: food safety

Fed Up

By JC Alvarez | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
If you're still hungry after viewing the documentary "Fed Up" you're not angry enough. Katie Couric delivers more than a healthy serving of good advice on the nation's state of obesity.

Gluten-Free Labeling Standards Go Into Effect

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

Five Food Writers Subpoenaed in 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit

By Regina Garcia Cano | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.

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.