Intended to be mixed into drinks, the approval is an about-face from the bureau’s previous stance.
An environmental group originally filed a shareholder request over the coffeehouse chain's use of titanium dioxide and other nanomaterials; the group alleged those substances haven't undergone sufficient safety testing and could be linked to DNA damage and other health concerns.
In response to concerns, the agency in 2012 took samples of raw milk from the farms and tested them for 31 drugs, almost all of them antibiotics.
The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration used data from nearly 1,000 outbreaks between 1998 and 2012 to analyze foods most responsible for causing sickness.
The announcement comes as the fast-food giant struggles to shake its junk-food image amid intensifying competition from smaller rivals positioning themselves as more wholesome alternatives.
While the reasons for food recalls can vary, one thing is for certain: traceability throughout the supply chain continues to be extremely important.
University researchers in Italy said candy producers should set recommended limits on daily consumption of licorice after a local boy developed seizures.
A recently published study by university researchers links common food additives to gastrointestinal problems and obesity in mice.
Food scientists reported that oat-based breakfast cereals were more likely than other cereals to contain elevated levels of ochratoxin A, a common mold-related toxin linked to kidney cancer in animal studies.
In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone.
Consumers’ appetite for seeing “natural” on food labels is clearly here to stay — even if "natural" doesn't necessarily mean "safer."
The owner of Dell's Maraschino Cherries committed suicide yesterday after his marijuana-growing operation was discovered at the Brooklyn factory.
Authorities say a stabbing outside a suburban Philadelphia meat processing plant has left one employee dead and another injured.
The report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel concerns diacetyl, which is used in its liquid form to flavor an array of food products, including as candy, chips and popcorn.
The development could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses.
During an October 2014 inspection of the plant in Guymon, Oklahoma, OSHA officials found Seaboard Foods failed to provide proper written procedures, safety practices, worker training and equipment testing for its pair of anhydrous ammonia refrigeration systems.
According to Chem.Info's sister publication, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations, on a day-to-day basis, many manufacturers have their hands full working on their core competencies like pumping out quality products, and struggle in critical areas like safety compliance and documentation. Sound familiar?
In the latest scoop, Breyers ice cream has announced it will stop using any milk or cream from cows treated with the hormone rBST. Recombinant bovine somatoropin, or rBST, is a chemical used in place of the natural growth hormones produced by dairy cows.
Since marijuana was legalized for recreational use in 2014, the edible pot market has soared — but so have the risks associated with having them in your home. As the market continues to grow, more innovate laws and packaging solutions will be needed address these risks.
McDonald's Corp. said its performance in Asia was hurt by customer perception issues in Japan, where a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects have been found in its food. In China, McDonald's is trying to recover from the ongoing fallout from another food-safety scandal.
Of the 111 manufacturing professionals responding to the Georgia-based company's survey, 55 percent indicated their organizations would increase their use of mobility, while 43 percent said they did not expect any changes. Eight-five percent of respondents also said their businesses planned to increase investments in their operations this year compared to 2014.
The drink has already started appearing on shelves and is expected to continue rolling out nationally over the next several weeks. It comes in sleek, plastic bottles reminiscent of milk cartons. At a supermarket in Indianapolis, a 52-ounce bottle of Fairlife was being sold for $4.59. By comparison, the national average cost for a half-gallon of milk is $2.18...
The proposal in the president's budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illnesses linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts and cantaloupe in recent years. More than a dozen federal agencies oversee food safety, and consumer advocates have long called for bringing all those functions together in a single home.
Food and beverage processors are increasingly turning towards robotics for the technology’s slew of benefits including reduced costs, upped throughput and increased food and worker safety. While robotics does boast various benefits to food manufacturing, it’s important to follow some best practices during your own implementation.
While plastics boast numerous social benefits, such extending the shelf life of food and reducing waste, efforts to keep it from impacting the environment have failed to keep pace with its use. It’s estimated that in the U.S., only 9 percent of post-consumer plastic was recycled in 2012...