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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Late last week (Friday, April 20) the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidelines on the use of nanotechnology in food.
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.
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.
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).
Twin announcements late last week suggest that gluten-free products have secured a spot in mainstream grocery.
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.
The US Senate earlier today (December 1) passed the long awaited Food Safety Modernization Act by 73 votes to 25.