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Update: More Than 100 Illnesses Reported After Food Safety Summit

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The Baltimore City Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have received more than 100 reports of illness after the Food Safety Summit held April 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center. According to an update sent out Tuesday morning to the approximately 1,300 FSS attendees, most of the illnesses reported relate… Continue Reading

FDA Launches Food Code Reference System

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched its Food Code Reference System Monday in an effort to strengthen understanding and application of the FDA Food Code. State and local agencies use the agency’s model food code to make their food safety rules more consistent with national food regulatory policy. The new Food Code Reference System,… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Pesticides, Mycotoxins, Adulterated Dietary Ingredients

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published nine warning letters it issued to two dairies, a vegetable farm, an orchard, a bakery, a sunflower-seed manufacturing plant, a seafood facility and two dietary supplement manufacturers. Doughty Valley Holsteins of Millersburg, OH, and North Florida Holsteins of Bell, FL, received warning letters after selling a calf… Continue Reading

Report: Organic Industry Achieved 25 Years of Fast Growth Through Fear and Deception

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A 3,400-percent increase in sales in 24 years makes organic the fastest-growing consumer food and lifestyle trend in modern history, say independent researchers looking into the industry’s strategies and marketing practices. What they’ve found, though, isn’t pretty. Those robust sales, they say, were built on the backs of American taxpayers with deceptive practices involving the… Continue Reading

Controversy Continues Over Listing Evaporated Cane Juice on Ingredient Labels

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Recent action by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may smooth the path for food manufacturers to continue to declare sweeteners derived from cane syrup (such as sugar) as “Evaporated Cane Juice” (ECJ) on food labels, at least for the foreseeable future. Last month, FDA announced that it was reopening comments for 60 days on… Continue Reading