Just in time for July 4th cookouts, the USDA has launched a major new food safety ad campaign.
Thailand's government has announced that it will begin randomly testing imported Japanese food products for possible radiation contamination.
The Food and Drug Administration is re-examining its regulations on raw milk cheeses, a move that worries cheese makers who fear the agency will lengthen the mandatory (60 day) aging period or even ban ban raw milk cheeses altogether.
In a surprise unanimous vote Sunday night, the Senate passed the food safety bill. It now goes back to the House of Representatives.
Writing in the Atlantic, James McWilliams questions the complicity of the USDA in fast food cheese marketing, as was reported in a recent New York Times story: "Your tax dollars are not at work promoting Domino's pizza. (Could somebody tweet that for me?)"
Baltimore has named a "food czar" to address poor eating habits in the city's poorer neighborhoods. The position, aimed at improving demand and access to healthful food, will be funded through nonprofit and business sources.
the Institute of Medicine is urging the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to force food makers to cut the amount of salt in their products.
The health care reform bill signed into law Tuesday requires that restaurant chains with at least 20 outlets must post calorie counts for all the food items they sell.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned 16 food and beverage producers -- including POM and Nestle -- against making claims about health benefits of their products that do not adhere to federal labeling laws.
Massachusetts health authorities plan to begin requiring restaurants to train staff on food allergies and post information about potentially allergic foods on their menus.