Nine food industry leaders have announced their commitment to support FoodCorps, a national organization that connects children to healthy food. The inaugural FoodCorps Corporate Council includes members from companies including Bolthouse Farms and Stoneyfield Farm, among others.
A new report suggests that health concerns and a desire for convenience are driving new product...
Lehigh Valley Dairy is voluntarily recalling orange juice because it may contain milk, a common...
The World Health Organization is recommending that consumers reduce their daily sugar intake to just 5 percent of their total calories — half of what the agency initially suggested, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
Last week, the FDA proposed changes to the 20-year-old nutrition label on food packaging. A new poll — conducted before the new design was revealed — suggests that Americans would prefer a radical design change as opposed to what information is shared.
Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products due to intermittent damage to the plastic spouts during manufacturing. The company says small fragments may loosen, detach and pose a choking hazard.
Activist group Green America's GMO Inside Campaign Tuesday launched a push to get Starbucks to serve only organic milk sourced from cows that are not fed GMOs. The campaign comes on the heels of General Mills' decision to remove GMOs from regular Cheerios.
"Facts Up Front," a voluntary front-of-package nutrition labeling initiative developed by two leading food industry organizations, Monday produced a public scoff from consumer watchdog group The Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Unilever United States, Inc. is recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may accidentally have been exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.
“While consumers may seek to consume food in moderation to achieve a goal of being healthy,” marketer Kelly Haws explains, “financially, they may also desire to obtain good value for their money" — a prime example of the battle between the brain and the belly.
Delaware-based Roos Foods has expanded its recall to include Crema Pura Mexicana Cultured Sour Cream produced at its Kenton plant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the recalled products to a death in California, as well as illnesses in newborns.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart discusses some of the latest news impacting the food industry, including Subway's removal of a controversial chemical from its bread, Kraft's new "natural mold inhibitor," and Nestle's Hot Pockets recall.
The USDA announced an expansion of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, that will go into effect by 2015. Under the changes, pregnant women and mothers participating in the program will be able to buy more healthy foods.
Despite facing legal attacks regarding the safety of its energy drinks, Monster Beverage Corp. sold more of the beverages in its latest quarter. Monster has denied claims by regulators that it targets children who could be harmed or killed by the caffeine levels in the company's drinks.
A Center for Veterinary Medicine study showed that 7.6 percent of the raw pet food tested contained salmonella. South Dakota State University Senior Microbiologist Seema Das is hoping to determine whether a test that detects salmonella in human food can do the same in raw pet food.
Is the anti-obesity message finally getting through? While a recent report has provided a glimmer of hope, both adult and childhood obesity rates have been flat in the past decade, and dietitians, weight experts and doctors warned that the problem is not going away.
Safeway and Buy-Low Foods are recalling Caesar salad and chicken Caesar salad products due to possible listeria contamination. The salads are sold in Buy-Low Foods, Nesters Market, Safeway and St. Martin's Family Foods stores across the Prairies and B.C. and in Ontario.
Those "Nutrition Facts" labels plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes being proposed by the Obama administration.
Edibles, special brownies or adult cookies. Call the THC-infused foods now legally on the market in Colorado and Washington what you will. The regional legalization of recreational marijuana opens a door for niche food manufacturers, though some consumers are finding it hard to swallow.
Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation's obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating. Companies such as Frito-Lay, Kellogg and Coca-Cola are essentially teaching the teachers.
Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it's not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say. The only decline was seen in preschoolers, not in older children.
A congressman says federal officials have launched a criminal probe of a Northern California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef. U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman said he was told by investigators that the suspected misconduct was grave.
New rules that will be proposed by the White House and the Agriculture Department would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools. They would phase out the advertising of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association estimates that economic adulteration and counterfeiting of global food and consumer products costs the industry $10-15 billion per year. Don Hsieh of Tyco Integrated Security discusses how food manufacturers can prevent food fraud in their facilities.
A northern Michigan man could spend up to four years in prison after improperly processed apple cider he made led to an E. coli outbreak and hospital stays for two adults and two children. James Ruster is the first person convicted of a felony under Michigan's Food Law.
It is critical for food distributors to implement a comprehensive, written food safety plan that includes documentation of product shipping information, sanitation guidelines and the steps to follow in the event that a recall takes place.
IFSH's 2014 Mid-Year Meeting will take place March 25-26, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Burr Ridge Conference Center located at 7040 High Grove Boulevard in Bur Ridge, IL. Registration is now available and all participants are encouraged to register in advance by March 17, 2014.
One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the death was in California. Seven additional illnesses were in Maryland.
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