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President Obama Capitulates to Big Food, Signs DARK Act Into Law

July 29, 2016  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    President Obama Capitulates to Big Food, Signs DARK Act Into Law Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter Washington, D.C.—“Today,
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FDA: Lowering Sodium in the Food Supply

By FDA Lowering Sodium in the Food Supply The Problem The majority of sodium consumed comes from processed and prepared foods, not the salt shaker. This makes it ...
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FSMA Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, ...
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FDA Makes Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

May 20, 2016 The FDA today finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and ...
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National Organic Program: Proposed Rule for Animal Welfare Standards

CONTACT: Mark Kastel, Cornucopia Institute, 608-625-2042  National Organic Program: Proposed Rule for Animal Welfare Standards http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/04/national-organic-program-proposed-rule-for-animal-welfare-standards/Cornucopia, WI — Almost a decade after The Cornucopia Institute brought public scrutiny to the issue ...
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USDA Consolidates and Streamlines Regulations for processed meats

USDA Consolidates and Streamlines Regulations for Pork and Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Meat and Poultry Products Congressional and Public AffairsKatherine Scheidt (202) 720-9113Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016—The U.S. ...
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Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War

Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War, Emails Show A New York Times Report ...
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FDA Takes Action on Bulk Pure Powdered Caffeine Products

September 1, 2015 Agency continues to warn consumers about the dangers of using pure powdered caffeine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking action today to ...
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The DARK Act is a DISASTER - news email 080415 from Center for Food Safety

    What’s in your food? According to Congress, that’s none of your business.As you probably know by now, instead of listening to the more than 90% ...
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FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods

Editor's note: Intake of trans fat has been linked to 100,000 cardiovascular deaths every year in the U.S. But removal of added trans fat or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils alone does not guarantee that your processed food is healthy. Because of the link between trans fat and cardiovascular disease, many food companies now use palm oil. But some studies suggest that palm oil may not be as healthy as thought. Also partially hydrogenated vegetable oils are not the only source of trans fat. Naturally occurring trans fat is found in food products derived from cows. Trans fat can be formed when you cook your cooking oils like soybean oil and corn oil in your kitchen. And trans fat, regardless of its source, is not the only risk factor for cardiovascular disease....
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