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FDA Releases Food Code 2013

Released on Nov 14, 2013 The Food Code is a model for safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to

FDA Targets Trans Fat in Processed Foods

Editor's note:  This is a good move.  Trans fat is implicated in more than 100,000 deaths from heart disease every year.  Trans fat can increase ...
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Take Action: The Farm Bill Is Back On The Table

      Debate on the Farm Bill is back in action. Tell Congress to protect organic farmers, our vital pollinators and our ability to safeguard public health and ...
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Legalizing Raw Milk Takes Center Stage at Wisconsin's Capital (PR)

Wisconsin is currently considering Senate Bill 236 and Assembly Bill 287, bills that would permit the sale of raw milk directly from Wisconsin farmers to ...
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GAO Study Finds Serious Flaws in Privatized Poultry Inspection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, Sept. 4, 2013   Justification for Privatized Poultry Inspection Flawed, GAO Study Reveals Washington, D.C.—Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a scathing analysis of the ...
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FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling

FDA NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release: August 2, 2013 Media Inquiries: Shelly Burgess 301-796-4651, shelly.burgess@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA   En Español   FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labelingNew rule provides standard definition to protect the ...
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FDA Consumer: Strengthening Oversight of Imported Foods

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing two rules that represent a fundamental shift in its oversight of imported foods. The shift is designed ...
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FDA poised to release guidance restricting outdoor access for organic poultry (favoring industrial-scale factory farms over family farms)

On Tuesday, July 23, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a draft guidance for organic egg producers (and other farmers who allow outdoor ...
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Historic Victory in Connecticut! First U.S. GMO Labeling Law Passed!

by Shicana Allen For the past two years, a dedicated group of Connecticut citizens, called “GMO Free CT,” have worked tirelessly in their attempts to pass ...
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Specialty Crops Advance in Senate Farm Bill

For Immediate Release, June 10, 2013 Contact: Shelby Rajkovich srajkovich@unitedfresh.org 202-303-3400 ext. 417   Specialty Crops Advance in Senate Farm Bill   Bill preserves funding for critical specialty crop programs   WASHINGTON, DC – United ...
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