WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should pay more attention to the safety of some food ingredients, including one involved in a widespread recall this week. A report released Friday by the Government Accountability Office points out that some spices, artificial flavors and other ingredients are not subject to frequent safety reviews by the FDA because the agency or manufacturers deem them "generally recognized as safe.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some Obama administration officials have made clear their unease with the increasing control a handful of corporations have over the nation's food supply, and this week in Iowa they could show whether they are serious about changing the system. The first joint workshops on agriculture by regulators at the U.
LONDON (AP) — Campaigners to save British jobs at Cadbury have made a complaint to regulators that Kraft Inc. misled employees during its takeover of the chocolate maker after it backtracked on plans to keep a factory open. Amoree Radford, who led a campaign to preserve the Keynsham factory in Somerdale, western England, said she had lodged an official protest with the Takeover Panel.
TOKYO, March 8 (Kyodo News International) — Visiting Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen on Monday sampled leaf greens grown in an artificial indoor "vegetable factory" in Tokyo's Shiodome district. The premier praised the facility for "quite a unique and visionary production method" and said the taste of the greens was "excellent.
Lone Star epitomizes the “great American success story.” A German immigrant who adopted San Antonio as his home started the bakery in 1889. His specialty was bread, which quickly earned a reputation for its flavor, freshness and consistent quality. In 1956, the Morris family purchased the growing bakery and has continued its operation as a family business.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on baby food manufacturers and other companies for misleading nutrition labeling on their products, the beginning of a larger effort to set stricter standards for the labels. The FDA sent warning letters to 17 food companies — including Nestle, which produces Gerber's baby food — for violations it says include unauthorized claims about health, nutrient contents and terms such as "healthy.
World demand for food containers is expected to increase 3.9 percent per year to $124 billion in 2013. Factors contributing to rising demand include growth in global food output and trends toward convenience-oriented food options as a result of fast-paced lifestyles. Products made from biodegradable materials will post robust advances, albeit from a low base.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide range of processed foods — including soups, snack foods, dips and dressings — is being recalled after salmonella was discovered in a flavor-enhancing ingredient. Food and Drug Administration officials said Thursday that the ingredient, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, is used in thousands of food products, though it was unclear how many of them will be recalled.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has denied motions for acquittal and a new trial in the bank fraud conviction of a former manager of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade ruled Wednesday there was sufficient evidence for Sholom Rubashkin's conviction and none of the grounds argued in the motions warranted a new trial.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's largest brewer and maker of Budweiser reported Thursday a fourth quarter profit of $1.28 billion, helped by cost cuts and price hikes, but said global beer sales were stagnant and forecast no rebound in 2010. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA sold 0.7 percent less beer and soft drinks in 2009 during the economic downturn and says that global beer demand is neither growing nor shrinking.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White and Seth Wescott are the latest athletes to grace the Wheaties box. Minnesota-based General Mills Inc. says the three Olympians will each get their own orange cereal box. Vonn will be the first female alpine skier to appear, and White and Wescott will be the first snowboard and snowboard cross athletes to earn the coveted spot.
WASHINGTON (FDA) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will host a joint public workshop on how best to measure progress in reducing foodborne illnesses on March 30, in Washington, D.
Buffalo Rock Company—a private, family-owned Pepsi and Cadbury Schweppes bottler—has the flexibility to make quick decisions, so when given the opportunity to shakedown an alpha model of Lantech's patent-pending No Film Break stretch wrapping machine in 2008, the company took the offer.
With its innovative water-resistant design, the enMotion® Water-Resistant Automated Towel Dispenser helps make food safety more achievable than ever.
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A salesman for SK Foods is accused of hawking moldy tomato paste and bribing purchasing managers from Kraft, Frito-Lay and other companies to buy it.
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Organic produce is grown without the use of pesticide or other chemicals, but the nutrient content is no different than that of traditionally produced foods.
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