News tagged with food chain

FDA device will screen for fake medicines overseas

U.S. health officials are making a high-tech screening device available to African authorities to help spot counterfeit malaria pills in hopes that the technology may eventually be used to combat the fake drug trade worldwide.

Apr 24, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Runners and riders in Europe's horsemeat scandal

(AP)—The European Union agreed Friday to begin random DNA checks on meat products in a bid to put a lid on a spreading scandal over horsemeat, while British authorities announced traces of horse had been ...

Feb 15, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 2

UK: Horse drug may have entered human food chain

(AP)—Six horse carcasses that tested positive for an equine painkiller may have entered the human food chain in France, Britain's food regulator announced Thursday—and the agency's chief said horsemeat tainted with the ...

Feb 14, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes' eating habits.

Nov 10, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 1

New York's trans-fat ban is working: study

(HealthDay) -- New York City's restriction on the use of trans fats in foods served at restaurants is helping Big Apple residents cut down on the unhealthy fat, a new study shows.

Jul 16, 2012
popularity 3.7 / 5 (3) | comments 4 | with audio podcast