Did you know that several European countries have banned artificial dyes from foods, and require foods using any still-approved unnatural colors to prominently display warning labels on packaging stating that consuming foods containing artificial colors might be linked to behavioral issues in children? Yet earlier this year, in an 11-3 vote, the FDA’s Food Advisory […]
The United States Department of Agriculture announced last week that Oberto Sausage Company, a Kent, Washington company, is recalling approximately 772 pounds of beef jerky products because they contain a known allergen, soy, which is not declared on the label. The recall covers 4.16-oz. canisters of "LOWREY'S HICKORY SMOKED BEEF JERKY," containing 3 individual snack packs of […]
Under growing pressure from consumer advocates, the FDA has agreed to reassess whether synthetic food dyes contribute to hyperactivity in young children. The dyes are ubiquitous in everyday foods. They show up in chips, macaroni and cheese and soda under names like Yellow No. 5 and Red No. 40. The FDA has studied the issue […]
Reports on a recall of food products by a Seattle company.