At least 11 companies so far face lawsuits in relation to this spring’s deadly E. coli outbreak that was linked to romaine lettuce. The most recent victim to pursue compensation is a 23-year-old man who suffered neurological damage, seizures and kidney failure as a result of his infection.

But, three companies whose corporate leadership decided…

The United States filed a civil complaint against Long Island City, NY-based Foo Yuan Food Products Company Inc., its owner and president Hsing Chang, and its secretary Susan Chang, to stop them from preparing and distributing adulterated seafood products in violation of federal law.

The Department of Justice filed the complaint at the request of…

Laboratory analysis of 50 big-name baby foods showed the presence of at least one heavy metal in all of them, with two-thirds having “worrisome” levels, according to information from Consumer Reports. Researchers also said organic products were as likely to have lead or other heavy metals as non-organic foods. 

Every product tested had measurable levels…

In the past week, another 41 people were confirmed infected by Cyclospora parasites in an outbreak traced to Fresh Express salad mix used in salads sold by McDonald’s.

Of the 436 sick people, 20 have had such severe symptoms that they had to be admitted to hospitals, according to this week’s update from the Centers…

Outbreak investigators say a cattle feedlot near a canal providing water to growing regions in Arizona is a key element in their hypothesis about the source of E. coli that contaminated romaine lettuce earlier this year.

The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating the outbreak, linked to romaine grown in the Yuma, AZ, area…

Analysis

Atlantic magazine’s Sarah Zhang may have best captured what went on last month at the Food and Drug Administration’s public meeting on animal cell culture technology.

“This is a war of words, with each one chosen to evoke specific associations.” Zhang wrote. “And it is a war to define lab-grown meat as either the…