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February 8, 2012 World Consumers Doubtful About Food Safety, UL Study Finds

Source: Food Safety News

When the 117-year old UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has something to say about global food safety, it's probably a good idea to listen up. This time, UL is out with a survey of both consumer attitudes and the views of food...

January 23, 2012 Junk Food in Schools May Not Cause Weight Gain in Kids


While the percentage of obese children in the United States tripled between the early 1970s and the late 2000s, a new study suggests that—at least for middle school students—weight gain has nothing to do with the candy, soda,...

January 20, 2012 Does Junk Food in Schools Matter?

Source: WEB MD

Junk food sales in schools, long blamed for contributing to childhood obesity, do not make a difference overall in the weight of middle school students, according to a new study. The researchers followed more than 19,000 students...

January 18, 2012 Study: No alcohol intake safe during pregnancy

Source: USA Today

It's known that drinking during pregnancy leaves babies vulnerable to a spectrum of abnormalities called fetal alcohol syndrome. Now, a new study pinpoints the latter half of the first trimester as a critical time in the...

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...

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