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June 13, 2016 FDA finds outbreak strain of E. coli in General Mills flour

Source: Food Safety News

Federal officials have matched E. coli O121 from a sample of General Mills flour recovered from a sick person’s home to the outbreak strain that has sickened at least 38 people since December.

June 10, 2016 FDA Moves Too Slowly on Food Recalls, Report Finds

Source: NBC News

The Food and Drug Administration often moves too slowly on food recalls, letting companies take their time in recalling contaminated food and leaving the public uninformed and in danger, a government report found Thursday.

June 8, 2016 First-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste internationally introduced - FLW Protocol partners include: The Consumer Goods Forum, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), EU-funded FUSIONS project, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Business...

June 7, 2016 Hostess Recalls Snack Cakes, Doughnuts Over Peanut Residue

Source: CBS

KANSAS CITY — Hostess Brands has voluntarily recalled various snack cakes and doughnuts over concerns they may have come in contact with peanut residue not included in the ingredient list.

June 7, 2016 EU countries refuse to back new license for glyphosate weed-killer

Source: Reuters

EU nations refused to back a limited extension of the herbicide glyphosate's use on Monday, threatening withdrawal of Monsanto's Roundup and other weed-killers from shelves if no decision is reached by the end of the month.

June 6, 2016 FDA’s new food safety partnership with Canada

Source: Food Safety News

With a shared border that is more than 5,500 miles long, Canada and the United States have a lot in common — including a shared food supply. So it is no surprise that Canadian food safety agencies and the U.S. Food and Drug...

June 2, 2016 FDA Guidelines Target The Sodium Hiding In Our Diets

Source: NPR

The Food and Drug Administration is leaning on the food industry to cut back on the amount of sodium added to processed and prepared foods.

June 1, 2016 Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn

Source: Reuters

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather

May 31, 2016 Flint water worries seep into gardens

Source: Detroit News

Vegetables do not readily uptake lead from the soil or water, McLean said, but she advises against planting a garden if lead levels in the dirt exceed 400 parts per million, the upper end of the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

May 27, 2016 Does feeding cattle antibiotics contribute to global warming?

Source: CS Monitor

Feeding antibiotics to farm animals may be another factor in global warming, according to a new study published this week that found higher amounts of methane, a gas well known to contribute to global warming, in the manure of...

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