Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine testified at a hearing about the impact of food safety regulations on small farmers in her state. The FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Food Safety was present to hear from farmers about their concerns.
The American economy has been crippled by the steady stream of jobs being outsourced to companies in other countries, and the Million Jobs Project is attempting to make a big change in the way people think about the products they buy.
Recent figures suggest 43 percent of children drink at least one soda per day, and a study published by Columbia University shows a higher rate of aggression in children who drink four or more sodas per day — about 4 percent of children in the U.S.
Despite the reported benefits of coffee consumption, a new large-scale observational study of coffee drinkers says that drinking four or more cups of coffee each day may increase the risk of premature death by 21 percent.
Some of Italy's most sought after parmesan cheeses are stored every year inside a temperature controlled vault inside the country's Credem Bank, part of a cash-for-cheese loan that started 50 years ago. The value of the cheese this year tops 190 million euros.
The FDA has provided guidance for processors and purchasers of medicated animal feed. These rules restrict the use of certain kinds of feed additives and provide rules for administering approved drugs in order to ensure the safety of the feed and the health of the animals to which it is fed.
Kevin Cleary, the CEO of Clif Bar explains the origin of the growing company. Legend has it that owner and founder Gary Erickson was on a long bike ride, dissatisfied with his energy bar, when it occurred to him to start making his own — with a little help from his mom.
Chinese authorities have warned food processing companies in the country that the government plans to crack down on food safety violations amid ongoing food contamination cases that have shaken Chinese consumer confidence in domestically produced food products.
Like Tasti D-Lite, Pinkberry and Magnolia Bakery's cupcakes before them, cronuts are taking New York City by storm, sating New Yorkers' sweet cravings. The tasty treat is triggering around-the-block lines at Dominique Ansel Bakery.
PROCESS EXPO is the premier worldwide trade show for leaders in the food and beverage industry. Co-Located with the International Dairy Show and the North American Meat Association’s Outlook Conference, this 100% food-focused event attracts attendees from the world's leading processing and packaging companies.
Scientists from the Netherlands have announced they've created the world's first burger from "in vitro meat," which is made from bovine stem cells. Supporters of the product say they hope to see this meat on store shelves within a decade.
Soylent is the brainchild of a computer engineer looking for an alternative to food. The substance, though slightly less terrifying than it's classic movie namesake, is not exactly appetizing. The powder can be mixed with water to provide all the basic nutrients necessary to sustain human life, but without any of the fun — or hassle — of eating.
Malaysia, China, Russian and Vietnam have yanked products produced by dairy giant Fonterra from shelves after botulism-causing bacteria were found in the company's products. The discovery is causing big concerns, especially in China, which has had its own share of milk safety concerns in recent years.
A new study investigates the link between childhood obesity and highly sweetened beverages like soda and juices with high levels of sugar. The study finds that children who consume as few as one sugary beverage per day see a significantly elevated risk of childhood obesity.
Though the label "gluten-free" can be seen on food packaging throughout grocery stores, the term currently has no agreed-upon definition. For consumers with Celiac disease, even trace amounts of gluten can present serious issues, and the sale of gluten-free products has risen nearly 800 percent since 2004.
Take a peek inside Anheuser-Busch's largest brewery in St. Louis and see how Anheuser-Busch InBev brews and bottles dozens of brands. The facility has been in operation for over a century and was purchased by InBev as part of an acquisition deal inked in 2008.
Taylor Farms in Salinas, Calif., has added a new worker to its lettuce harvesting operations — a robot. The lettuce-picking robot can harvest twice the lettuce in half the time, which has yielded benefits not just for the farm operators, but for the employees as well. Harvesters have seen a slight increase in pay as well as improved working conditions.
TODAY show correspondent Nancy Snyderman is urging consumers to wash their hands and produce as a foodborne parasite spreads across the U.S. The CDC is investigating the outbreak of cyclospora, which has spread to at least nine states and has led to the hospitalization of ten people.
Last week the FDA announced it would be taking further action to protect the food supply by imposing stricter regulations on imported food. Currently, though over 150 countries import food into the U.S., only 2 percent of the imported food is inspected upon entry into the country.
Emil Brolick, the CEO of fast food burger chain Wendy's, says the company plans to sell over 400 corporate store locations to private franchisees as the company invests in new product development, bringing "product innovation" to the fast food market.