Food And Drug Administration

Industry welcomes FDA claims crackdown

Industry welcomes FDA claims crackdown

By Shane Starling

By issuing warning letters to 17 companies including Nestle and Pom Wonderful, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday demonstrated it had both the motivation and the muscle to remove misleading nutrition and health claims from the market, a move industry...

Are health claims curbing freedom of speech?

Are health claims curbing freedom of speech?

The US FDA is being sued over its health claims regime – actions that are unlikely to succeed according to most pundits – but they raise serious questions about healthy food messaging and free speech that are being felt globally.

FDA promises BPA decision by end of November

FDA promises BPA decision by end of November

By Mike Stones

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has re-affirmed its pledge to review the latest studies on bisphenol A (BPA) and to issue a statement by the end of November about whether the chemical is safe for use in food and beverage containers.

Food safety reform: Not a century too soon

Food safety reform: Not a century too soon

On a summer’s day in 1906 Theodore Roosevelt pushed through new food safety regulation. The Food and Drugs Act passed that day over 100 years ago was the last time the US food safety system was modernized.

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