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Editor’s note: This article was first published by Harvard Public Health magazine and is reprinted here with permission.

By Jerold Mande

Federal food law is clear: It bans “any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render [a food] injurious to health.”

For decades, regulators have used

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In the current issue of its “On Health” newsletter, Consumer Reports calls on its member to sign a petition about one of its older causes.

The formal petition was submitted to FDA by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and it was supported by a number of

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The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of 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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Continue Reading U.S. steps up enforcement on imported food for pesticides, Salmonella and food additives

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of 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. 

Click here to go

Continue Reading FDA steps up import action for products with Salmonella, additives, pesticides

The European Commission is to change the rules around the presence of ethylene oxide in food additives.

A revision was made because of the challenge in enforcing the current law because of a lack of clarity on the source of ethylene oxide in food additives. In the EU, use of

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The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of 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. Click here to go
Continue Reading Salmonella, food additives, pesticides lead to FDA enforcement actions on imports