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January 17, 2012 Three orange juice samples tested for fungicide are negative

Source: LA Times

Three orange juice samples tested by the U.S. government found no measurable amounts of a fungicide linked to liver tumors in animals, easing concern about a ban on imports that boosted prices to a four-year high.

January 3, 2012 Annual Foodborne Illnesses Cost $77 Billion, Study Finds

Source: Food Safety News

Foodborne illness poses a $77.7 billion economic burden in the United States annually, according to a new study published in the Journal of Food Protection. The new estimate is significantly lower than the oft-cited $152 billion...

November 21, 2011 Studies detail post-Fukushima radioactivity levels

Source: LA Times

Eight months after a magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and spewed radioactive material for hundreds of miles, scientists have produced maps showing how much...

October 27, 2011 Report: Industry decides US food ingredient safety

Source: AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of ingredients that go into food have been classified as safe by private industry alone, without any U.S. government oversight, according to a new report published Wednesday. Since the early 1960's,...

September 23, 2011 Study: BPA Common in Kids' Canned Foods

Source: Web MD

Cans of soup marketed for kids may have a potentially dangerous chemical that's not found on any food ingredient label. A new report shows some canned soups and meals marketed to children contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA)....

September 21, 2011 Supermarket Survey Confirms Low BPA Levels in Packaged Food

Source: MarketWatch

Today's supermarket survey of a handful of canned food products by the Breast Cancer Fund offers further confirmation that only a very small amount of bisphenol A (BPA) is found in food packaging, and those levels are well within...

June 28, 2011 BPA exposure makes male mice less masculine, attractive

Source: CNN

Male mice who are exposed in the womb to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical compound found in some hard plastics and can linings, appear to be less masculine and less attractive to females once they mature, raising the possibility...

June 28, 2011 FDA : Keep Away From Evergreen Produce Brand Sprouts

Source: RTT news

A report released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that there has been no progress in containing salmonella infections during the past 15 years, and instead it has increased by 10 percent in...

May 23, 2011 Most Americans prepared to pay more to fund food safety, survey suggests

Source: Foof Navigator-USA

Most Americans would be prepared to pay more for food in order to fund new food safety measures, according to a survey conducted on behalf of Pew Charitable Trusts.

May 6, 2011 Climate change has spurred food prices: study

Source: Reuters

Climate change cut global wheat and corn output by more than 3 percent over the past three decades compared to growth projections without a rise in temperatures, a study found on Friday. The impacts translated into up to 20...

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