Two years after Fukushima disaster, doubts of food safety linger in Japan

Mar 11, 2013
Japanese officials say food produced in the region around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is safe. But if you want your rice tested in front of you -- there's a service for that.

China to get its own FDA

Mar 5, 2013
Public anger over unsafe food and drugs is widespread in China. The country's new leader, Xi Jinping, is setting up an agency equivalent to America's Food and Drug Administration to tackle the problem.

Look past the headlines: Horse meat is cheaper, healthier

Feb 15, 2013
A major scandal in Europe over horsemeat is having an unexpected consequence in Britain: A surge in sales of horseburgers.

British food safety regulators ask: Where's the beef?

Feb 8, 2013
The British government has ordered the country’s food industry to test all processed beef products after some of the country's biggest food manufacturers have been finding horsemeat in their products.

Yelp partners with city health departments; New real estate technologies

Jan 18, 2013
Letter grades from the health department found in the windows of restaurants in cities like San Francisco and New York will begin appearing in Yelp reviews. And, the National Association of Realtors gets in the tech startup game.

Chinese customers stockpile Australian baby formula

Jan 10, 2013
Supermarkets and pharmacies in Australia are reporting a shortage of the baby formula Karicare due to stockpiling by Chinese customers.

FDA to food industry: Food safety plans are required

Jan 4, 2013
The long-awaited FDA rules focus on preventing outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, rather than tracking after the fact how they occurred.

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