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USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are studying what they say are environmentally sound ways to combat Vibrio species of bacteria in oysters to make the shellfish safer to eat and to protect fragile populations in the wild as well as those bred in aquaculture.
Food labels – both federally mandated and voluntary – have delivered mixed success to consumers over the past 30 years, says a new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).
Because consumers lack familiarity with chemical vitamin nomenclature, DSM Nutritional Products has petitioned FDA to allow the use of vitamin letter names on both the Nutrition and Supplement Facts label and Ingredient Declaration lines.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is denouncing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s decision to delay – by 18 to 30 months – implementation of the updated Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label rule, which would require listing changes for calories, sugars, and serving sizes, among other revisions.
A controversial San Francisco ordinance to address the threat of antibiotics resistance – via stringent reporting requirements on the use of antibiotics in food animals by large chain grocers – passed a second vote of the city’s Board of Supervisors on Oct. 17.
FDA has denied a request that it withdraw and replace the seafood consumption advice for pregnant and nursing women that the agency issued jointly with EPA in January.