The U.S. is in the process of establishing its own changes to labeling laws. While the the FDA and European labels are different, both are focused on better legibility, more comprehensive information, and specific nutrient information (fats and added sugars, etc.).
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Heywood’s Meat Haus & Provision Co., a Marietta, Georgia establishment, is recalling approximately 931 pounds of tasso (pork shoulder) products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA'S Food Safety and Inspection Service.
MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut.
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Bidart Bros. of Bakersfield, California is recalling apples shipped from its Shafter, California packing facility last year, prompted by a federal investigation of 32 listeria illnesses in 11 states.
This proposed rule would, among other things: (1) modernize the current good manufacturing practice (“cGMP”) requirements for human food; and (2) require registered food facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food.
Happy Apple Company of Washington, MO, is expanding its recall of caramel apples to include Kroger brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company with a best use by date between Sept. 15 and Nov. 18, 2014.
The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses. Some major retailers have stopped selling it in bulk, but the substance is still widely available on the Internet and in some stores.
The FDA recently announced new rules that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers who sell prepared foods to use calorie labels. If you’re unsure how the rules break down, here’s a sampling of what will be labeled with calorie information and what won’t.
The FDA typically has shied away from the subject, leaving the issue of labeling GMO's to the states. But Congress has weighed in as the food industry has faced a potential patchwork of state laws requiring the labeling.
The FDA announced new regulations requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers of prepared foods to include calorie labels on all menus. I believe the overhaul will act as a great source of information, but only for those who care.
The FDA announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies will have until November 2015 to comply.
Specialists in a FDA laboratory in Arkansas use their sense of smell to detect odors of decomposition to make sure domestic and imported seafood and seafood products are fit for consumption.
As the FDA considers a new food label detailing the amount of added sugars in foods, new research shows this non-nutritive calorie source has crept into the American diet over the past three decades.
When it comes to packaging seafood, there may indeed be a lot of fish in the sea, but sometimes there’s only a short time to catch them. Nowhere is this truer than in the salmon industry, which gives fishermen and canneries just over two months to catch and package the fish.
As the United States Food and Drug Administration considers a new food label detailing the amount of added sugars in foods, new research shows this non-nutritive calorie source has crept into the American diet over the past three decades.
A new advisory recommending increased fish consumption for pregnant women could increase mercury poisoning in newborns, according to physicians and consumer groups. Groups point out that recommendation to simply "eat more fish" is oversimplified and unlikely to achieve the intended benefits.
Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold an open meeting on December 9, 2014 to receive input from the public on updating the Guidance for Industry “Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients,” also known as the “Redbook.”
Proper identification of seafood is important throughout the seafood supply chain to ensure that appropriate food safety controls are implemented and that consumers are getting the type of seafood they expect and for which they are paying.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminds exporters of food products containing eggs or egg products regulated by FDA that export certificates for these products will be issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) as of November 10, 2014.
E.&B.’s Natural Way is recalling approximately 27,948 pounds of raw lamb products because they were not presented at the border for USDA-FSIS Import Inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
Shop Packaging LLC, a New Bedford, Massachusetts establishment, is recalling chicken wing products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
Onion growers say their customers may be more demanding than the federal government has been in setting new rules for irrigation water quality.
California Olive and Vine, LLC of Sutter, California is taking precautionary measures and recalling Pumpkin Seed Pesto because of its irregular lab results. The pesto may be contaminated with a botulism toxin that can lead to serious illness or death.
Real Foods of Seattle, Washington is recalling 96 units of its Mexican Cheddar Dip product due to an undeclared allergen. The product was distributed and sold throughout the state.
SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, North Carolina, is voluntarily recalling all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products which are currently in the market because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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