AAA: Consumers Confused by E15

A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline.

 An overwhelming 95% of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to…

FDA: Unveils New Form for Tobacco Product

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) released anew form for reporting potential tobacco product violations. The form provides the public and other stakeholders with another option for reporting potential violations of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) and related regulations with its…

USDA Updates Testing for Meat, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will require meat and poultry producers and importers to wait for negative test results of food-borne pathogens before releasing products into the marketplace, starting 60 days from Dec. 7, 2012. The new regulations apply to non-intact raw beef and ready-to-eat products containing meat or…