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Barbara Boxer

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Food

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) reintroduced legislation Thursday to label genetically engineered (GE) food. The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to label GE food and foods containing GE ingredients. “Consumers have a right to know what is in the… Continue Reading

Boxer: Something Fishy in Seafood Production

The apparent widespread fraud involving seafood labeling practices around ports of entry for imported fish poses a serious health risk for some, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to step up enforcement of this food, says a longtime U.S. Senator. “It is unacceptable that proven fraud is occurring on such a widespread basis,”… Continue Reading

The Truth Behind ‘Natural’ Chicken

A disagreement among poultry producers about whether chicken injected with salt, water, and other ingredients can be promoted as “natural” has prompted federal officials to consider changing labeling guidelines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture had maintained that if chicken wasn’t flavored artificially or preserved with chemicals, it could carry the word “natural” on the package;… Continue Reading

Sodium Use in Poultry Production Scrutinized

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released documentation last month that provides details on allowed additives that do not need to be labeled on meat and poultry products purchased by consumers.   For over two years officials at the USDA have been reviewing the issue of chicken sodium injection,… Continue Reading