All news articles for July 2009

House passes landmark food safety bill

House passes landmark food safety bill

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US House of Representatives passed a food safety bill on Thursday that promises far-reaching reform of how food is processed and grown, intended to boost food safety and consumer confidence.

Study questions pomegranate supplement standardization

Study questions pomegranate supplement standardization

By Lorraine Heller

Standardizing pomegranate extract supplements to ellagic acid alone could be inaccurately representing their antioxidant activity and misleading consumers as to their health benefits, according to a study of commercially available products.