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Blue Bell tracks down some of the origins of listeria contamination in its ice cream

...according to a report released Wednesday.The Texas-company submitted plans to correct the problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which inspected Blue Bell plants after ice cream was linked to listeria illnesses in four states and three...
Georgia smoking rate drops

Georgia's smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percent.
No labels necessary

Congress should stop the food fearmongering and pass the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.
How much sugar is in that? A look at soup, salad dressing and other foods with sugar

The World Health Organiza­tion finalized guidelines Wednesday saying people should keep intake of added sugars to just 5 to 10 percent of overall calories, which translates to about 25 to 50 grams of sugar a day for most people.
New wrinkle in Ga. marijuana law

ATLANTA -- This year's version of legislation to permit the use of marijuana-based medicine no longer has a provision to allow production of the crop in Georgia.
Herbal supplement industry questions DNA tests after New York halts some sales

ALBANY, N.Y. - DNA barcoding has exposed some infamous cases of food fraud, like cheap catfish sold as pricey grouper and expensive "sheep's milk" cheese that was really made from cow's milk.
Production winding down at NutraSweet

Production is winding down at the NutraSweet plant in Augusta. Only about 15 percent of its workforce will remain at the facility past mid-March.
FDA official warns of dangers of caffeine powder

ATLANTA - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official is warning of the dangers of powdered pure caffeine after the deaths of a Georgia man and an Ohio teenager.Michael Landa...
NutraSweet to stop making aspartame, downsize Augusta plant

The Augusta-based NutraSweet plant will soon stop production of the artificial sweetener aspartame resulting in a massive layoff at the facility by the end of 2014.
More than 14 million beat cancer odds with more new treatments available

There are now more than 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and new treatments mean many more could be joining them.