The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and a coalition of more than 60 food groups are asking the US Senate and US House of Representatives to design a 2017 budget that will adequately fund FDA food safety programs without burdening manufacturers with taxes or fees.
The Heartland Food Products Group—manufacturer of low calorie sweeteners, drink mixes, coffee, and nutritional beverages—has entered into an agreement to acquire the Splenda low calorie sweetener brand from McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Washington-based Kapowsin Meats has issued an expanded recall for approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products because the meat may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Hampton Creek, the manufacturer of eggless spread Just Mayo, has been warned by FDA that its products are in violation of federal standards and proper labeling. Specifically, FDA says the company’s plant-based product fails to meet the definition of mayonnaise, which requires eggs as an ingredient.