Can I eat that? New app warns you before food expires

Do you find yourself throwing away uneaten groceries you forgot were hanging out in the back of your refrigerator? Or wondering if you can still eat that bacon that you accidently left on your counter overnight? Well, a new app from the USDA will now remind you when groceries are about to expire and will […]

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Animal Science

2014 in Review: Animal Antibiotics – Food Safety News Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that antibiotic-resistant infections sicken at least 2 million people every year and that more than […]

U.S. voters send mixed messages on GMO and soda tax measures

Tuesday’s midterm elections featured a host of food and agriculture issues for some states and involved matters including GMO labeling and farming as well as soda-based taxes. Based on a recent article, and other local news reports, below is a rundown of how the results shook out and what it could mean for food policy […]

New studies point to why and how of food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise—and quickly. In recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergy rates in children younger than 18 grew about 18% between 1997 and 2007. Many of these food allergies can be narrowed down to a few types of food (peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts, wheat, […]

European Union prepares for changes to food labels

On the heels of proposed changes to U.S. food labels from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes changes to the European Union (EU) food regulations.

The changes aren’t new regulations, but requirements of laws that are going to finally come into effect this year. EU Regulation 1169/2011, was originally proposed in late January 2008, […]

U.S. food label changes on the way?

The Obama administration is expected on Thursday to serve up some food label nutritional information proposals that may change the serving sizes listed on some food labels, among other changes.

Politico reports that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to make an announcement at the White House “regarding proposals to help parents and other consumers […]