Margaret Hamburg

Alexes Garcia makes cinnamon rolls for student's lunch in the kitchen at Kepner Middle School in Denver. The rolls are made using apple sauce instead of trans fats. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job. The FDA planned to announce […]

11/07/2013

A variety of foods labeled Gluten Free are displayed. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

FDA defining what “gluten free” means on packages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are going to know exactly what they are getting when they buy foods labeled “gluten free.” The Food and Drug Administration is at last defining what a “gluten free” label on […]

08/02/2013

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FDA sets new limits on arsenic in apple juice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids’ favorite drinks. The Food and Drug Administration is […]

07/12/2013

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FDA closely watching added caffeine in foods

(AP) — Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer. The FDA is closely watching and wants to know more about their safety.

04/30/2013

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg (AP Photo)

FDA Commissioner: budget cuts mean less safe food

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer food safety inspections and an increased risk to consumers will result from the lack of a new 2013 budget from Congress and the upcoming across-the-board spending cuts, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said.

02/28/2013

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