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March 27, 2015 Testifying about Sustainability and the American DietSource: Union of Concerned Scientists
The day before yesterday, together with my UCS colleagues Lindsey Haynes-Maslow and Deborah Bailin, I went to the National Institutes of Health to testify on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory...
March 27, 2015 Is California wine safe to drink'
KWCH 12 - Without providing specific data, the plaintiffs said their analysis found inorganic arsenic "far in excess" of what's allowed in drinking îwaterî based on the îEPAî's standard for arsenic in...
March 27, 2015 Diet Coke Loses Position as No. 2 Soda in U.S. to Pepsi-ColaSource: Wall Street Journal
Pepsi-Cola supplanted Diet Coke as the No. 2 soda brand in the U.S. by volume in 2014 as Americans continued to flee diet soft drinks, according to industry data published Thursday.
March 25, 2015 3 Organic Food Companies Recall Products Over Listeria FearsSource: ABC News
Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and...
March 24, 2015 Antibiotics and the Meat You Eat
Times Union - The legislation was supported by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, Pew Environment Group, and the American Medical Association, among other groups, but opposed by farm organizations like the National...
March 23, 2015 The Wine Group: All Our Wines are Safe for Consumption
Patch - The statement further reads: âThe basis of the complaint is that certain wines contain more than 10 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic, which is the limit established by the U.S. Environmental Protection...
March 20, 2015 The Importance of Food Traceability
Food Safety News - For example, according to the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, the financial impact of a recall in the U.S. is quite significant: 52 percent of all recalls cost more than $10 million and 23...
March 20, 2015 "Very high levels of arsenic" in top-selling wines
WTSP - He tested more than 1,300 bottles of wine. Almost a quarter of them had levels higher than the îEPAî's maximum allowable amount of arsenic in drinking îwaterî: 10 parts per billion. No one can say...
March 19, 2015 Kraft recalls 242K cases of Mac & Cheese for metal pieces.Source: CS Monitor
Kraft's beloved, blue-boxed pantry staple has a lot of synthetic ingredients, sure. But shards of steel shouldn't be among them. The food processing giant is recalling 242,000 of its Macaroni & Cheese dinners that may contain...
March 18, 2015 Could this plan finally stop food contamination?Source: Fortune
There’s a big debate over creating a government agency to make the food supply safe. Around 48 million Americans get sick each year from contaminated food. Of those, 128,000 are hospitalized and at least 3,000 people die.
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