Caffeine gum goes on hold
May 14th, 2013

Caffeine gum goes on hold

Confectionary producer Wrigley has put its caffeinated gum on hold less than a month after launching it in the US. The decision comes following talks with the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the new investigation into caffeinated beverages.

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USFDA investigating caffeine safety
May 9th, 2013

USFDA investigating caffeine safety

It may be one of the healthiest sectors commercially, but caffeine-added food and beverages are being investigated by food safety officials in the United States in a development that could seriously impact on the sector’s profitability. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a full evaluation of the health risks of caffeinated products, the results of which are expected to have a global impact on food and beverage markets.

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GE salmon nears approval in the US
January 15th, 2013

GE salmon nears approval in the US

If all goes swimmingly for a supplier of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, consumers in the US could soon have a new choice besides farm-raised or wild-caught salmon at the supermarket seafood counter.

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September 20th, 2012

Listeriosis outbreak in the US linked to imported cheese

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) in the US is collaborating with public health and regulatory officials in several states and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. Joint investigation efforts indicate that imported Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata cheese distributed by Forever Cheese, is the likely source of this outbreak.

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Judge shocked by lack of action on antibiotics in food animals
June 8th, 2012

Judge shocked by lack of action on antibiotics in food animals

US Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz has expressed his surprise to his New York court at the “shockingly little” effort made by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to moderate use of antibiotics in food animals.

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April 23rd, 2012

US authorities move on nano-tech foods

Late last week (Friday, April 20) the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidelines on the use of nanotechnology in food.

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January 17th, 2012

US ban on food chain antibiotic not matched in NZ

Both the Australian and New Zealand authorities have decided not to follow the US Food and Drug Administration in banning the use of the antibiotics classified as cephalosporin, in animals destined for the food chain.

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New FDA fees a tax-like burden
August 29th, 2011

New FDA fees a tax-like burden

During a time of worldwide recession, US food importers – most of them small businesses – will soon find themselves unexpectedly impacted by additional costs caused by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)’s new fees for ‘re-examining’ imported foods.

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FDA to impose new fees on food imports
August 22nd, 2011

FDA to impose new fees on food imports

This month, FDA (the US Food and Drug Administration) announced its plan to implement ‘re-examination’ fees under the recently enacted FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA, which amended the federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, FDCA).

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Gluten-free secures mainstream spot
August 8th, 2011

Gluten-free secures mainstream spot

Twin announcements late last week suggest that gluten-free products have secured a spot in mainstream grocery.

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FDA issues first new rules under Food Safety Modernization Act
May 18th, 2011

FDA issues first new rules under Food Safety Modernization Act

The US Food and Drug Administration recently announced two new regulations that will help ensure the safety and security of foods in the United States. The rules are the first to be issued by the FDA under the new authorities granted the agency by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama in January. Both rules will take effect July 3, 2011.

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December 1st, 2010

Senate votes for transformation of US food safety and labelling regime

The US Senate earlier today (December 1) passed the long awaited Food Safety Modernization Act by 73 votes to 25.

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