FDA orders trans fats out of foods within three years
June 17, 2015, 10:22 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
Eliminating artificial trans fats could save an estimated 7,000 lives a year.
FDA suggests allowing blood donations by gay men — but of course there's a catch
May 15, 2015, 9:03 a.m. by Jenn Savedge
Advocacy groups call the new recommendation arbitrary and discriminatory.
Congress isn't properly funding its food safety act
April 9, 2015, 4:26 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act 4 years ago but hasn't backed it up with money.
'Kids Eat Right' label to disappear as quickly as possible
April 2, 2015, 2:46 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The backlash from Kraft placing a healthy eating label on its processed cheese singles made the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics rethink the label’s use.
Amy's Kitchen recalls products for possible listeria
March 23, 2015, 9:03 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The natural and organic food company recalled products with spinach after one of its suppliers found it may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes.
Mercury levels in Pacific yellowfin tuna on the rise
February 4, 2015, 11:14 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
Likely caused by pollution, levels of mercury in the fish have been on the rise steadily since 1998. You can limit your exposure by following FDA guidelines for fish consumption.
Petco removes treats linked to pet deaths from shelves
January 6, 2015, 11:04 a.m. by Laura Moss
The FDA hasn't confirmed Chinese-made treats are dangerous, but there are concerns the jerky treats have sickened or killed thousands of U.S. pets.