Category Archives: Food Law

This category contains posts that relate to laws about ingredients in our food

Is Your Pure Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Fake?

Is your extra-virgin olive oil fake?  According to the book by Tom Mueller called  Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, it probably is.  According to him,  70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated.  The most common form of adulteration comes from mixing extra virgin olive oil with cheaper,Continue Reading

The Dangers of BPA and Where It is Lurking

In 2011, Bisphenol A, also known as BPA  was a big topic in the news about the risks connected with this product found in plastics and food packaging materials.  Studies showed it could cause a wild range of diseases such as reproductive system abnormalities, cancer, behavioral disorders, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  In one study publishedContinue Reading

Avoid Blue Dye 1

Avoid Blue Dye 1

The ingredient in foods and personal hygiene products that I dislike the most is artificial dyes and colorings.  When you read the ingredient labels for foods and other products, you will generally find them at the end listed as FD&C Blue 1 (or whatever color it is).  Most of these colors are made from petroleumContinue Reading

Do You Really Know How to Read a Food Label?

Do You Really Know How to Read a Food Label?

Reading the nutrition label on packaged foods can be a challenge.  Even if you think you know everything that is in it, there is bound to be something that was not listed as per the FDA laws.  For example: Packaging contents that can seep into foods (such as bisphenol-A in plastic bottles) are not included.Continue Reading

Is Your Health Suffering Because of MSG?

Is Your Health Suffering Because of MSG?

MSG, also known as monosodium glutamate, has many harmful effects on your body.  It may be possible that you are sensitive to this processed additive and are unaware that the problems you are having may be linked to this additive.  You find it a lot in Chinese food, but also in many processed foods.  SinceContinue Reading

The FDA says corn syrup is not ‘sugar’

The FDA says corn syrup is not ‘sugar’

You’ve probably seen the ads on TV talking about corn syrup being the same as regular cane sugar – the FDA says ‘Not so fast…’  They recently said no to an effort by the Corn Refiners Association to have the name changed.  Whatever it is called, the risks of high-fructose corn syrup are real.  HereContinue Reading

New FDA legislation

New FDA legislation

The Food & Drug Administration: Major Legislation Pertaining … The Food & Drug Administration: Major Legislation Pertaining – KATZUNG. June 1st | KATZUNG. The FDA is the administrative body that oversees the process of evaluating drugs in the U.S. and to grant approval for the marketing of new …