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Menus Will Sport New Calorie Labels for Alcohol

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Dec 17
Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

California Adopts Olive Oil Labeling Standards

Sep 22
The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to prove their product really is extra-virgin olive oil if the label on the bottle says so.

What Are the Saltiest Foods?

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing voluntary guidelines that will encourage the food industry to make their foods less salty in an effort to reduce heart attacks and strokes.

What’s in Your Pom Juice? Who Knows...

FOOD/DRINK | By Sam Hananel | Jun 13
Coca-Cola’s version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court.

Genetically Modified Foods Confuse Consumers

HEALTH | By Mary Clare Jalonick | May 17
Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most people in the United States have no idea if they are eating them. The Food and Drug Administration says such foods don’t need to be labeled, so some states are moving forward on their own.

Where Will Calorie Labels Appear? Not Just Menus

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 28
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes?

U.S. Rep Mike Quigley Discusses MSM Blood Ban with OutLaw

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 8
On March 31, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke to OutLaw, an organization for LGBT students at the University of Chicago Law School, highlighting the need to reevaluate the FDA’s blood donation criteria.

Banned4Life Holds San Francisco Blood Drive at Rainbow Grocery

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 22
In their ongoing effort to highlight the FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy that bars men who have sex with men, regardless of their risk level, the group Banned4Life will hold a blood drive on February 23 at San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery.

Putting Olive Oil to the Test

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Feb 19
Imposing stricter standards might help American olive oil producers grab more market share from the Europeans, who produce in bulk and now have 97 percent of the U.S. market.

"Meth" in Your Soda?

FOOD/DRINK | By Candic Choi | Jan 25
The Food and Drug Administration says there’s no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure. The agency will review new data on the safety of 4-methylimidazole.

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