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FDA: Fungicide In Orange Juice Is Not A Health Risk

The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up testing of orange juice after finding traces of a chemical fungicide that is not approved for use in the United States. Regulators are holding 13 shipments of imported juice at ports until tests are completed. Even so, officials say the fungicide residue does not present a public health threat.
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Rock Creek Park Deer Could Be Boon For Food Banks

An effort to cull the deer population in Rock Creek Park could turn out to be a boon for area food pantries, if a plan is approved by the park service.


NPR's Science Desk Experiments With Twinkies

The NPR science desk was inspired to take part in the fine, and longstanding, tradition of experimenting with Twinkies.

Did Food Safety Auditors Cause The Fatal Outbreak From Tainted Cantaloupe?

Food producers rely on private auditors, not the FDA, to make sure they are following food safety rules. But the auditor of the Colorado melon farm that was the source of last year's fatal outbreak not only gave the farm a rave review, he also recommended changes that may have caused the problems.

Maker Of Twinkies Files For Bankruptcy

Hostess Brands — maker of Ho Hos and, of course, the Twinkie — is filing for bankruptcy. The Texas-based company owes millions to its suppliers and labor unions. It is the second time Hostess has sought protection from its creditors in eight years.

FDA Cuts Off Orange Juice Imports Over Safety Concerns

Low levels of a fungicide, called carbendazim, have been found in orange juice products that contained juice imported from Brazil. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has halted orange juice imports from all countries.