Tag Archives: FDA

Formation of New Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science Announced

A group of sprout growers from across the United States have joined together to form the Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science, a new … Continue reading

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Del Monte Fresh Produce Recalls Limited Quantity of Fresh-Cut Mangoes

In cooperation with the FDA’s warning to not consume mangoes from Agricola Daniella in Mexico, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc, is initiating a … Continue reading

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Tanimura & Antle Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Romaine Lettuce

Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of romaine lettuce because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. … Continue reading

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Tomales Bay Foods, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Two Cheeses

Tomales Bay Foods, Inc., Petaluma, Calif., a cheese distribution company, is recalling all partial wheels of two cheeses distributed by Tomales Bay Foods Inc., … Continue reading

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Burch Equipment Corrects Cantaloupe Variety Subject to Recall

Burch Equipment LLC, North Carolina, is correcting the variety of cantaloupe involved in recalls initiated on July 28 and August 2, 2012.  Previous announcements … Continue reading

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The GMO debate

Retailers play an important role in educating consumers. GMOs are at the top of the list of what people want to know about. Some … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

NGA Supports Bill Introduction Preventing New Regulations on Grocers

The National Grocers Association (NGA) applauds the introduction today of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012, bi-partisan legislation that will prevent the … Continue reading

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FDA, UC Davis, Agilent Technologies and CDC to create publicly available food pathogen genome database

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the University of California, Davis, Agilent Technologies Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers Partners With Guiding Stars and healthyAisles to Launch Nutrition Guidance Program for Independent Retailers

Unified Grocers, a wholesale grocery distributor in the western United States, has partnered with Guiding Starsand Vestcom’s healthyAisles to give shoppers of independent grocery … Continue reading

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A clear view of food safety

As transparency becomes the norm, manufacturers and retailers are making adjustments to provide a farm-to-fork view of the food supply. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

GMA Outlines Global Food Safety Progress at FDA Meeting

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategic Planning Mary Sophos delivered the keynote address at the Food and Drug Administration’s … Continue reading

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FDA Cracks Down on Carbendazim in OJ

The FDA announced that it is implementing a “test and hold” policy for all imported shipments of orange juice to determine if they contain … Continue reading

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Growing gluten-free

The gluten-free market is expected to double in the next four years. The biggest challenge facing retailers may be holding the attention of consumers. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Nonfood for Profit: A ray of sunshine

New government rules should bring a level of sensibility to the booming, but confusing, sunscreen category. By Seth Mendelson I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit