Investigators continue their tedious search for the source of the E. coli that apparently contaminated romaine lettuce, causing this spring’s deadly outbreak. But it’s becoming increasingly unlikely they will find a smoking gun.

The human toll so far, including one person in California who died, is 132 confirmed cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 20 people with…

If you’ve ever gotten in trouble for coming home with almond milk instead of cow milk, and if you favor labeling food containing GMOs because of your right to know, you are going to love Missouri House Bill 2607. It would set labeling rules to prevent anyone from slipping lab-created material or plant substances into…

RIstatehouse_406x250Ahead of its plans at week’s end to adjourn sine de di, the Rhode Island General Assembly will vote, as early as today, on Senate Bill No. 247, which would establish rules and regulations for raw milk sales.

It is one of a handful of bills that the General Assembly said it would vote on…

logo Rochester Meat CoMinnesota’s Rochester Meat Co. has recalled more than 6 tons pounds of pork sausage products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The pork sausage contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), but the ingredient is not declared on the product labels.

The raw, pork sausage products were produced

Any new meat and poultry product labeling regulations that are issued next year by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will have a uniform compliance date of Jan. 1, 2020.

FSIS has periodically set a uniform compliance date at some point in the future for its food labeling requirements. Previously on Dec. 14, 2004,…

UPDATE: Additional cooking instructions provided by FSIS after this story was posted. The 6.2 billion servings of mechanically tenderized beef roasts and steaks consumed annually by Americans might be a little safer because of labeling requirements that take effect today, just ahead of the summer grilling season. They’ve been coming for a long time. The…

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-empty-plate-wooden-table-image37698249The White House has released its “Current Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” for fall 2015, which provides an overview of the Obama administration’s regulatory plans for the coming year. Two final rules expected to be released next month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…

Man looking at meat package labelA report by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) published Monday states that “process labels” for food should only be mandated when the product has been scientifically demonstrated to harm human health. Whether voluntary or mandatory, labels such as “Certified Organic,” “Rainforest Alliance Certified,” “rbST free,” “Fair Trade,” and “Free of Genetically Modified…