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Trade secret clause gags FDA on distribution of recalled flour

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“CCI” may look and sound like a primetime crime series, but it’s actually the abbreviation for a legal phrase blocking FDA from revealing what food companies received flour that General Mills later recalled after it was linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak. Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to comment on… Continue Reading

Restaurant Chains Promise Healthier Kid Meals

Nineteen restaurant chains, including Burger King, Denny’s, IHOP and Outback Steakhouse, have signed on to a National Restaurant Association initiative to offer children healthy menu items. Called “Kids LiveWell,” the program promises to offer and promote a selection of foods based on recommendations from a number of nutrition studies, including the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. … Continue Reading