WASHINGTON — U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Feb. 29 that if her agency does not get more money to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, she can already predict an increase in foodborne illness and problems with imported food.
McDonald's has dropped a Minnesota-based egg supplier after an animal rights group released an undercover video of operations at the egg producer's farms in three states. The video by Mercy for Animals shows what it calls animal cruelty including a worker swinging a bird around by its feet.
WASHINGTON — The head of the Food and Drug Administration’s criminal investigation unit is stepping down, months after the latest round of criticism directed at his department by congressional investigators.
General Mills — the maker of Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs — plans to reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children. "The reduction ... doesn't represent perfection but it represents improvement," said Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.
Inspection reports from a Nestle USA cookie dough factory released Friday show the company refused several times to provide Food and Drug Administration inspectors with complaint logs, pest-control records and other information.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Department of Health have issued a consumer advisory urging Minnesotans to avoid eating raw alfalfa sprouts, including sprout blends containing alfalfa sprouts.
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