The governor of Maryland signed a bill Tuesday banning the use of an arsenic-containing chicken feed additive, made by Pfizer Inc. subsidiary Alpharma LLC, on the basis of food safety and environmental concerns.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday eased a pair of pesticide rules, granting a tolerance exemption for a polymer used in pesticide chemical formulations and establishing a time-limited tolerance for residues of a fungicide on apples, grapefruits and pears.
A push by California growers for more rigorous quality tests to be performed before olive oil can be labeled "extra virgin" could threaten New York-based Sovena USA Inc., the nation's largest olive oil importer, Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday.
Animal advocacy groups sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture in California on Wednesday, alleging that the department has violated the Poultry Products Inspection Act by allowing the sale of force-fed foie gras, which they say necessarily comes from diseased birds and is unfit for human consumption.
South Korea said Friday that it would continue to import beef from the U.S., finding that despite a confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S., the beef did not pose a threat to public health and safety.
Bayer CropScience Inc. and Pharmacia Corp. have agreed to pay $4.25 million to resolve lawsuits by the U.S. and Massachusetts over natural resource damages at the Industri-plex Superfund site, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.
Westfield Insurance Co. on Tuesday sued General Electric Co. and manufacturer CTB Inc. to recover money paid out to settle claims stemming from an Illinois hog farm fire allegedly caused by a faulty motor in a grain feed system used at the farm.
A putative class-action complaint filed by more than 100 Hawaii residents was transferred to Hawaii federal court Friday, alleging DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. is creating pollution and health hazards to island residents with its genetic engineering crop facility.
A California state senator sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday expressing concern over growing food industry use of transglutaminase, also referred to as “meat glue,” and asking the agency to investigate the material's health effects.
A pair of disgruntled consumers lodged a putative class action against The Kellogg Co. subsidiary Kashi Co. in Florida federal court Wednesday accusing the company of misleading customers by touting a cereal product as being all natural even though it contains genetically modified organisms.
President Barack Obama’s executive order this week seeking streamlined international regulations has led to an uncommon meeting of the minds among activists of vastly different political stripes worried about excessive deference to foreign prerogatives on drug safety, pollution and other matters.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to enact new trace-back measures to speed up the government's response to E. coli contamination and prevent more foodborne illnesses and outbreaks, the agency announced Wednesday.
Targeting a worldwide web of red tape, President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued an executive order seeking to standardize international regulations, winning cheers from the business community.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture closed the comment period Friday on Dow AgriScience LLC's petition to introduce genetically engineered corn resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D, with the American Farm Bureau Federation arguing that critics of the allegedly toxic chemical were voicing their concerns to the wrong agency.
Under pressure from conservative lawmakers and farming groups, the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday withdrew a proposed rule that would have tightened the restrictions on child labor in the agricultural industry.
A Pennsylvania federal judge said Tuesday that price-fixing allegations brought by indirect purchasers against half a dozen egg producers were insufficient to sustain federal antitrust claims, but was not convinced that those producers and others should be released from state law claims.
As New York appears to inch toward allowing hydraulic fracturing, foes of the practice on Wednesday blasted industry studies that claim job creation and higher property values are happy byproducts of the oil and gas recovery method.
The European Union said Wednesday that it would not take any protective measures in response to U.S. confirmation of the discovery of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, in California.
DynCorp International Inc. must hand over flight location records to about 3,200 Ecuadoreans who say the government contractor unleashed a harmful herbicide on their lands while conducting aerial spraying to kill drug crops in Colombia, according to a ruling published Monday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is adapting to a growing supply of regulated products imported from abroad by working with mail and border officials and using portable instruments to screen products in the field, according to a report issued Monday.