After years of trying to sort out who should regulate such culinary delights as the bagel dog, the Food and Drug Administration and the Agriculture Department may be coming to a resolution. On Dec. 15, the FDA and the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service , the nation's two federal agencies with primary responsibility for food safety, will hold a public meeting on jurisdictional issues that affect the regulation of foods containing meat and poultry.
California's Attorney General sued fast-food giants McDonald's, Burger King and KFC and the makers of several popular potato-chip brands August 26, alleging that they have failed to warn California consumers about the dangers of acrylamide.
The Philippines is lifting a mad cow-related ban on U.S. beef, the Agriculture Department said Thursday. The Philippines had temporarily banned U.S. beef and beef products in June, after the United States confirmed a second case of mad cow disease in a Texas-born cow.
Twenty-nine cows tested negative for mad cow disease after they were culled from the same herd where an infected cow had been found, the Agriculture Department said July 9. Tests of 38 more cows from the herd are pending, officials said.