Tag Archives: FDA

June 12

Cellulose (aka wood pulp) in processed and fast foods

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 – Cellulose is an organic compound found in almost any plant matter—and a large amount of processed and fast foods.  While indigestible by humans, it is added to foods for a variety of purposes. Considered the most abundant organic compound on Earth, cellulose provides strength and structure to the cell walls in […]

June 01

Shocking rates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in supermarket meats

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 – A recent study by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) reveals shocking rates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in U.S. supermarket meats. An alarming 81% of ground turkey and well over half of ground beef and pork chops tested contained some form of these “superbugs.” Established in 1996 to track antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria, NARMS is a […]

March 08

Widespread seafood fraud in the U.S.

Oceana study finds up to 33% of seafood sold in the U.S. may be mislabeled From my column in the Communities @ Washington Times WASHINGTON DC, February 23, 2013- Seafood has become an important part of the American diet.  The American Heart Association (AHA) and the new Dietary Guidelines from the U.S. government both recommend two seafood […]

February 16

Maggots, rodent hair and worse in your food

FDA’s Defect Action Levels and what they mean to the consumer. From my column at Communities @ Washington Times Even though I like to think of myself as an adventurous diner, there are certain things that I refuse to eat- rat hair and cockroach feces spring to mind.  No, this was not on an episode […]

February 06

Frankenfish: genetically engineered salmon close to winning FDA approval

As AquAdvantage salmon nears FDA approval, this genetically engineered fish is likely to show up on your plate – and you may not even know it. From my column in Communities @ Washington Times WASHINGTON DC, February 2, 2013- Genetically modified crops have been a part of the U.S. food supply for many years.  Genetically […]