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Archive Our blog dates back a while now, so we wanted to highlight some of our most interesting, thought-provoking posts from throughout the years. We go inside the label, reveal some shocking food facts, discuss nutrition in the news, and much more: 2012 … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Juice

Much Ado about Juice

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Eric Marcotte, MD The apple juice scrum Dr. Oz started a few months ago came roaring back to life last month.  The original kerfuffle got the FDA to write emails, issue statements and even be … Continue reading

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Melamine Tops 2008 Food Safety Scares

Melamine Tops 2008 Food Safety Scares

It seems like every week there’s another product recall involving melamine. In the last week, 2 more recalls have been issued: Wonderfarm brand of biscuits G&J Gourmet Market cocoa products Bill Marler is a personal injury and products liability attorney litigating … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Recalls – Melamine in Chocolate, Undeclared Milk in Seasoning

Saturday Night Recalls – Melamine in Chocolate, Undeclared Milk in Seasoning

Walgreens is recalling 173 teddy bears with chocolate bars sold in stores since late September 2008. Analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that certain samples of the chocolate provided with the teddy bears were contaminated with melamine. … Continue reading

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Melamine – Now in US Infant Formula (trace levels)

Melamine – Now in US Infant Formula (trace levels)

From the LA Times: The industrial chemical melamine was found in a sample of infant formula made in the U.S. in a “trace” amount that poses no health concern, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The positive sample turned … Continue reading

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FDA: A Firm No to Melamine

FDA: A Firm No to Melamine

Stepping up to the threat posed to American consumers from melamine, the FDA has announced this week an automatic detention of all milk related imports from China. The New York Times provides details: Melamine…was discovered in infant formula in September … Continue reading

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Another Melamine Recall: Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits

Another Melamine Recall: Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits

From the FDA: October 29, 2008 — Everlasting Distributors Inc., Bayonne NJ is initiating a nationwide recall of all their 3.88oz (110gm) packages of Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits because it may be contaminated with Melamine. Product was distributed nationwide … Continue reading

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1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

In the early 13th century, the king of England proclaimed the first food regulatory law, the Assize of Bread, which prohibited bakers from mixing ground peas and beans into bread dough. Ever since, it has been a cat and mouse game between the food industry and the public (fast forward to China 2008 – melamine in milk powder anybody?). In the US, food regulation dates back to early colonial times. Here is a brief overview of the last 150 years of government and industry food regulation: Continue reading

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