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Keep Food Safe Blog

Without color additives, colas wouldn’t be brown, margarine wouldn’t be yellow, and mint ice cream wouldn’t be green. Here at the FDA, we’re committed to making sure the color additives in your food are safe.

Color additives are used in foods to:

  • Offset color loss due to
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Tagged Additives | Color

Shopping at a farmer's market is a great way to get locally-grown, fresh fruit, vegetables, and other foods for you and your family. From 2008 to 2009, the number of farmers' markets in the United States increased by more than 13 percent, a sign that fresh produce and other food items are...

Tagged Cheese | Cider | Juice | Market | Milk | Produce

Family reunions and picnics are great for the heart and soul but sometimes not for the body. Many foodborne illness outbreaks have been traced to food served at large family gatherings, for a number of different reasons:

  • Lots of cooks in the kitchen: From eccentric aunts to
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Tagged Picnic | Reunion | Outdoors | Grill

As the Director of the FDA’s Food Labeling and Standards Staff, it’s my job to ensure that consumers have accurate, complete, and informative labels on the food that they buy. One of the areas that is a top concern for us from a food safety perspective is food allergies.

If you or a...

Tagged Egg | Nuts | Symptoms | Milk | Fish | Wheat

I work in a group at CDC that investigates foodborne illnesses in the United States — illnesses like salmonellosis and E. coli infection.  One challenge we face during an outbreak investigation is trying to figure out the source of the outbreak. 

When a group of people consume...

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