Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is tweeting about his plans “in coming weeks” to “put out more detailed information about what different terms mean on food packaging, to help consumers best use claims like organic, antibiotic free-etc.”

Gottlieb said he wanted to share “a few initial thoughts” because the issues were in the…

Watch children’s first reactions at a dairy farm and you’ll see their hands quickly going up to their faces and their fingers pinching their nostrils shut.

“What’s that awful smell,” they’ll ask the farmer.

For a farmer who hasn’t hosted groups of students before, the first expression crossing his or her face might be one…

Federal officials say an outbreak of Salmonella traced to dried coconut appears to be over, but they are renewing their public warning about a lingering threat.

Fourteen people across eight states and the District of Columbia were confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Three people were admitted to hospitals. The strain was also…

Beef has “It’s what’s for dinner.” Pork has “The Other White Meat.” And Dairy has “Milk Does A Body Good.”

The USDA’s “check-off” programs are behind those famous slogans, but you won’t soon be hearing one for organic food. Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture terminated proceedings begun under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information…

Producers of organic milk sold in parts of New York are recalling an undisclosed amount of whole milk after state inspectors found the product was improperly pasteurized.

Pelleh Farms Inc. in Swan Lake, NY, voluntarily recalled the Bethel Creamery brand whole, non-homogenized, organic milk, according to a consumer alert from New York State Agriculture Commissioner…

The growing, but increasingly fractured organic industry does little these days that is not without controversy. USDA’s decision earlier this week to buck a recommendation and allow carrageenan as an ingredient in organic products is just another example.

With 7 percent domestic and 11 percent international growth rates, sales of organic foods are approaching $50…

King Arthur Flour Co. is recalling 6,300 cases of Organic Coconut Flour (16-ounce) products that may be adulterated with Salmonella, according to a recall posted by the FDA.

The recall was triggered after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella a sample of the flour, according to the recall notice. The recalled organic coconut flour was…

Starwest Botanicals Inc. of Sacramento, CA, is recalling whole, green “Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods” because of possible Salmonella contamination, according to a recall notice posted on the FDA’s website.

The recalled organic cardamom is packaged in 1-pound mylar bags and in bulk packs. It was sold between Jan. 15 and March 2. The 1-pound…

Source: Clean Label Project

Healthy eating enthusiasts may want to reconsider their protein powder choices in light of a new study that shows 40 percent of 134 brands tested have elevated levels of heavy metals, with certified organic products twice as likely to contain heavy metals as non-organic powders.

The…