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  • Lawsuit Against Subway Chain Moves Forward

    Lawsuit Against Subway Chain Moves Forward
    A judge recently determined that the lawsuit alleging Subway’s tuna sandwich isn’t made with tuna can move forward. The sandwich maker claims the tuna sandwich is made with 100% tuna, but testing found no detectable tuna DNA sequences.  The lawsuit alleges that Subway’s tuna is actually made with chicken and pork, but the sandwich chain …
  • Titanium Dioxide Ban Set to Take Effect in Europe

    Titanium Dioxide Ban Set to Take Effect in Europe
    The ban on titanium dioxide in food is set to take effect in Europe on August 7. The ban will prohibit the use of this additive in foods. That doesn’t necessarily mean the additive is toxic to humans. The European authorities found toxicity studies to be inconclusive, and FDA allows the use titanium dioxide in …
  • FDA Will Review Food Program

    FDA Will Review Food Program
    Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration announced it will conduct an independent investigation of its entire Human Foods program. FDA is partnering with the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the investigation and will issue a report and recommendations within 60 days. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf stressed that the food supply is safe but that the …
  • New WHO Recommendations on Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

    New WHO Recommendations on Non-Nutritive Sweeteners
    The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that consumers limit their added sugar consumption to less than 10% of intakes, or 25/g per day. The WHO has recently stated that non-nutritive sweeteners like stevia and aspartame are not a panacea and should not be used as a means of weight control or reduction of non-communicable diseases …
  • Antiretrovirals Misuse in Meat Production

    Antiretrovirals Misuse in Meat Production
    To control diseases in livestock and for rapid growth, farmers in Uganda are using antiretroviral drugs on their pigs and cows, which can pose significant problems. Drugs normally used to treat HIV in humans can have an impact on public health, leading to obesity and other problems in HIV-negative, and to drug resistance in HIV-positive …