Food Safety

Lawsuit Claims Skittles Are Toxic, And The Company Hasn’t Removed The Ingredient Despite A 2016 Pledge

Candy company Mars Inc. was sued Thursday for allegedly selling toxic goodies to customers that include titanium dioxide, a colorant, in its ingredients.

U.S. To Diversify Infant Formula Industry to Avoid Shortages

The Biden administration is trying to help foreign makers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term, in an effort to diversify the industry after the closure of the largest domestic plant sparked a nationwide shortage.

FDA Head: Baby Formula Factory Could Reopen by Next Week

The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier to address problems at the plant that triggered the national shortage.

FDA’s (In)Action Plan Still Allows Baby Foods with Toxic Heavy Metals on Store Shelves

On February 4, 2021, the public results of a congressional report on heavy metals in baby food sparked outrage in parents of infants and toddlers.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Be Released in California and Florida

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in California and Florida in an effort to reduce the number of real, disease-carrying invasive mosquitoes.

Archived Records Show U.S. Gov’t Funded Biolabs in Ukraine for ‘Vaccine Development’

The United States government admitted to the existence of U.S. Department of Defense-funded biolabs in Ukraine.

GMO Foods to Be Labeled ‘Bioengineered’ as New Rule Takes Effect

Products in the United States containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be labeled as “bioengineered” under new food disclosure rules that took effect on Jan. 1.

Tyson recalls 8.5 million pounds of frozen chicken

Tyson Foods is recalling some 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken for possible listeria contamination, the company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday night.

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