Pennsylvania State Rep. Natalie Mihalek has introduced House Bill 2116, to prohibit certain substances in food in the state.

Today, Rep. Mihalek, Rep. Melissa Shusterman, and Sen. Devlin Robinson are hosting a press conference on this legislation. Pennsylvania is the fourth state to consider such legislation after California, New York

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The Food and Drug Administration continues using import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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The two non-governmental organizations, with a joint project to trim the number of food additives in candy, soda, and other food items, are moving into a second year in a second state.

The two nationally-known consumer and environmental organizations, Consumer Reports (CR) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG), in 2023

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High levels of an additive in tortillas have been identified as the likely cause of a significant outbreak in Finland.

The Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto), National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), and local agencies investigated the outbreak, which affected more than 800 people. The incident occurred in August in

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The European Commission has set new limits for the use of nitrites and nitrates as food additives.

The tighter levels aim to protect against pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, and Clostridium botulinum, while reducing the exposure to nitrosamines, some of which are carcinogenic.

Based on a previous scientific assessment

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Food agencies in the United Kingdom have advised that slush ice drinks should not be sold to children younger than age 5. 

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued voluntary industry guidance on glycerol in slush ice drinks after two children fell sick in Scotland in

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