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August 21, 2015 Recalls of Organic Food on the Rise, Report Says

Source: NY Times

New data collected by Stericycle, a company that handles recalls for businesses, shows a sharp jump in the number of recalls of organic food products

August 18, 2015 Four Months After Recall, Blue Bell Ice Cream is Returning to ‘Select Markets’ in Two Weeks

Source: Food Safety News

Four months after a total product recall, Blue Bell Creameries plans to begin distributing its ice cream to select markets (mainly in southern states) two weeks from today.

August 17, 2015 Bird flu aftershocks to drive U.S. turkey, egg prices higher

Source: Reuters

Limited supplies of baby poultry and barn space to house them will hamper U.S. farmers' efforts to rebuild ravaged egg supplies after the nation's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu. As a result of the shortages and the loss of more...

August 17, 2015 Now, a book to purify drinking water

Source: Business Standard

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Virginia's Center for Global Health have developed 'The Drinkable Book', which is a nanotechnology-based method to purify drinking water and can eliminate water-borne...

August 14, 2015 Global warming increases 'food shocks' threat

Source: BBC News

Climate change is increasing the risk of severe 'food shocks' where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly around the world.

August 14, 2015 GMA petitions FDA for specific uses of trans fat

Lexology - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî (GMA) has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) âto approve specific low-level uses of partially hydrogenated oil (PHOs) in food...

August 14, 2015 Country-of-origin labelling issue still not solved

The Western Producter - U.S. COOL has been shot down by the îWorld Trade Organizationî four times and the American government has been ordered to end the practice by November of this year. The legislation to repeal...

August 13, 2015 Southern states on guard for bird flu, part two - Farmers angry with EPA over a different water issue

Politico - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in no uncertain terms on Monday that the EPA has taken far too long to respond to the 2007 petition from îPesticide Action Network North Americaî asking...

August 12, 2015 India seeks $99 million in damages from Nestle after food scare

Source: Reuters

The Indian government has filed a class action suit for 6.4 billion rupees ($99 million) against Nestle’s Indian unit on behalf of the country’s consumers, citing unfair trade practices and the sale of defective goods

August 10, 2015 Food industry petitions FDA to limit phase-out of artificial trans fats

The Providence Journal - But food companies can still petition to use them sparingly. The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, the leading industry group for the food industry, said last week that it is petitioning...

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