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Lee’s Sandwiches Recalls 200K Pounds Of Meat Over USDA Inspections

More than 200,000-pounds of meat product from a Southern California-based sandwich store chain has been recalled after the U.S. department of agriculture found the manufacturer illegally marked the meat as inspected when it was not.

05/24/2015

A vendor picks up corn at her stall in a market in Beijing. China has approved genetically modified strains of corn and rice. (Eter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

‘GMO-Free’ Claims May Soon Be Verified By Agriculture Department

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

05/15/2015

Oakland skyline (credit: Wikipedia)

East Bay Manufacturers Want You To Look For The Label ‘Made In Oakland’

You’ve heard the saying, ‘look for the union label.’ Now, there’s a group of manufacturers and city leaders in the East Bay who hope to boost the local economy by putting ‘Made in Oakland’ on all their products.

03/18/2015

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Seafood Fraud Crackdown Promised In New Labelling Bill

In DNA testing by a conservation group, over 40 percent of seafood samples from California restaurants were not the fish that was on the menu, and that’s prompting the legislature to consider making labeling rules clearer.

04/11/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Ex-Trader Joe’s Exec Plans Store Selling Exclusively ‘Expired’ Foods

Former Trader Joe’s President, Doug Rauch, is planning to open a hybrid grocery store and restaurant exclusively selling expired foods in the greater Boston Area.

10/03/2013

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San Francisco Gives Up Battle For Cell Phone Radiation Labels

San Francisco appears to be giving up its battle for an ordinance that would require retailers to warn customers about cellphone radiation and its health effects.

05/08/2013

Way back when, Whole Foods was one lonely store in 1980, and also home sweet home to owners John Mackey and Rene Lawson. They even used the dishwasher as a shower. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whole Foods Chain To Label Food It Sells In North America Containing GMOs

Whole Foods says all products in its North American stores will have labels disclosing if they contain genetically modified ingredients by 2018.

03/08/2013