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  1. food allergies
    The FDA Approves the First Peanut-Allergy DrugThe treatment involves building up a partial immunity to the nut over six months.
  2. food borne illnesses
    Romaine Lettuce Is Making People Sick AgainDidn’t we just go through this?
  3. outbreaks
    Okay, Now It’s Safe to Eat RomaineCaesar is back.
  4. outbreaks
    FDA Says It’s Identified the Source of the Romaine OutbreakWhich means romaine lettuce may return to the produce section very soon.
  5. alt-milk
    The FDA Wants Almond- and Soy-Milk Companies to Stop Calling Themselves ‘Milk’It’s still a long shot, but prepare yourself for the possibility of “soy drink” and “oat juice” anyway.
  6. calorie counts
    Restaurant Chains Must Now Post Calorie Counts on MenusThe FDA’s long-awaited rule rolls out nationwide today.
  7. bad ideas
    Government to E-Cig Companies: Stop Making Vapes That Look Like Junk FoodIt’s the end of the line for Candy King Sour Worms and Vape Heads Sour Smurf Sauce.
  8. health concerns
    New FDA Study Is Another Reminder to Really Wash Those Fresh HerbsThe agency says cilantro, basil, and parsley all could be at risk.
  9. health warnings
    FDA Killjoys Warn You Can ‘Overdose’ on Black LicoriceToo much can apparently cause “congestive heart failure.”
  10. Joyless Feds Order Bakery to Stop Listing ‘Love’ As a Granola IngredientThe bakery called the agency’s warning letter “so George Orwell.”
  11. lawsuits
    Trump Administration Urges Judge to Disregard NYC’s Calorie-Count LawThe FDA sided with the grocery industry’s lawsuit seeking to block enforcement.
  12. meat alternatives
    Government Won’t Say Whether High-Tech Veggie Burgers Are Safe or NotBut they’re probably fine, right?
  13. bans
    Chuck Schumer Will Save America From the Menace of ‘Snortable Chocolate’Who didn’t see this one coming?
  14. fake news
    The Super Bowl Scandal of Rat-Meat Chicken Wings Is Another Case of Fake NewsA claim that China had exported thousands of pounds came from a fake-news website.
  15. regulators
    The Government Wants to Know How Much Nutella You EatFerrero is asking that the spread be treated as a non-dessert item.
  16. snake oil
    You Probably Shouldn’t Drink This Coffee That Promises to Make Men Better at SexIt’s not the kind of morning pick-me-up you’re looking for.
  17. food policy
    Big Food Scrambling to Yank Added Sugars From ProductsMajor nutrition-label changes are coming in 2018.
  18. food policy
    Renewed Demands for FDA to Improve Food-Recall ProcessChuck Schumer is the latest to blast delays as a “recipe for disaster.”
  19. health warnings
    FDA Warns You Should Never Eat Raw Cookie Dough AgainThe pathogens in it “could be a problem.”
  20. Health Concerns
    FDA Warns Whole Foods to Fix ‘Serious’ Food-Safety ViolationsThe grocery chain has 15 days to fix leaky ceilings and other sanitization problems at a food-prep plant.
  21. Grains Of Salt
    FDA Urges Food Companies to Use Less SaltFor the first time, it’s urging companies to reduce the amount they cram into food.
  22. Recalls
    CDC Re-Warns About Massive Listeria RecallThe CDC re-warns consumers to check freezers for the 400 tainted products.
  23. Food Policy
    The FDA Moves to Fix Its Broken Definition of ‘Healthy’ FoodRight now Pop-Tarts qualify, but salmon does not.
  24. Calorie Crunchers
    FDA Now Says Calorie-Labeling Rule Won’t Go Into Effect Until 2017It’s the third delay to the deadline since 2015.
  25. Recalls
    Maytag Warns There Could Be Listeria in Its Prized Blue CheeseIt’s suspending production while the FDA investigates.
  26. Health Concerns
    The FDA Will Finally Test Food for Traces of the Weed Killer RoundupIt’s considered “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the WHO.
  27. Food Fraud
    Wood-Pulp Parmesan Is the Cheese America DeservesCellulose in food is nothing new.
  28. Food Fraud
    Food Companies Have Started Pulling Parmesans With Wood From StoresWell, that didn’t take long.
  29. Food Fights
    Syrup-Makers Outraged by All the Fake ‘Maple’ ProductsThey’re demanding the FDA stop Big Food from misusing the word.
  30. Food Fraud
    FDA Says ‘Parmesan’ Cheese Might Actually Be Cheddar or Wood PulpTests of several brands contained absolutely no Parmesan at all.
  31. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks’s Chocolate Chips Are Kind of a ShamTurns out the FDA doesn’t recognize the ingredient as “chocolate.”
  32. Health Concerns
    Turns Out Pizza-Delivery Boxes Might Contain Toxic ChemicalsThe FDA plans to ban three kinds of common materials.
  33. Egg Beaters
    Vegan Favorite Just Mayo Gets to Keep Its NameThe FDA is okay with an egg-free spread calling itself “mayonnaise.”
  34. Number Crunchers
    Microbreweries Say Calorie Counts Will Be Ruinously ExpensiveThey argue “there’s no way” they can afford to test every beer.
  35. The Future
    The FDA Just Approved Genetically Modified Salmon for Human ConsumptionThe biotech company behind the fish says it could be on the market in two years.
  36. Health Concerns
    Alarmist Watchdog Group Sues the FDA Because It Won’t RegulateIt wants sodium’s “generally recognized as safe” status revoked.
  37. Food Safety
    The FDA’s New Rules Will Overhaul Food-Safety RequirementsThese come in response to a series of food-borne illness outbreaks.
  38. Bad Egg
    Government Starts Cracking Down on Vegan ‘Mayo’Do not cross Hellmann’s.
  39. Food Safety
    China Wants Nothing to Do With America’s Drugged-Up PorkBut it’s the world’s largest market — so our country’s farmers are thinking it might be time to reconsider a controversial, widely used muscle drug.
  40. Health Concerns
    FDA Proposes Cigarettelike Warning Labels for SugarDrink a Coke? That’s your 100 percent for the day.
  41. Food Politics
    Say Good-bye to Delicious, Artery-Clogging Trans FatsFood companies have three years to take them out of their products.
  42. Health Concerns
    The FDA Could Ban Trans Fats As Early As Mid-JuneYou have Bloomberg to thank.
  43. Food Safety
    FDA Claims Dairy Farmers Are Slipping Illegal Antibiotics Into MilkA report revealed six drugs not approved for use in lactating cows.
  44. Food Safety
    Congress Moves to Create a Single Food-Safety Super-Agency From FDA and USDALawmakers say consolidation would make it easier to prevent foodborne illness.
  45. Number Crunchers
    The FDA Will Announce Sweeping New Regulations That Require All Chains to PostThe new rules apply to supermarkets, coffee shops, and movie theaters, too
  46. Recalls
    Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s Nut Butters Included in Wide-Reaching RecallPerhaps your PB&Js should just be Js for a while .
  47. Bans
    Chuck Schumer Is Still Waging War on Powdered AlcoholThe “Kool-Aid of teenage binge-drinking” is still out there, but the senator will fix that.
  48. Health Concerns
    Ruth Reichl Has Some Problems With the FDA’s Stance on Antibiotics“This practice breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threaten us all,” she writes.
  49. Bans
    FDA Actually Has to Warn People Not to Eat Pure Powdered CaffeineA teaspoon is equal to 25 cups of coffee.
  50. Salt Licked
    FDA Says Enough With All That Salt AlreadyThe agency will introduce “voluntary” guidelines to lower Americans’ sodium intake.
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