New Bill Would Standardize Food Date Labels Nationwide to Reduce Waste

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) introduced the Food Date Labeling Act (H.R. 3981), a bill to standardize date labels on food in order to help avoid unnecessary waste caused by consumer confusion. A companion bill has been introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

Antibiotic Sales for US Meat Production Drop, But Use Remains High

Sales of antibiotics important to human medicine for use in livestock dropped 28 percent from 2009 to 2017, according to annual numbers released today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Despite this, use of medically important antibiotics in U.S. livestock continues to significantly exceed use in people and in major livestock-producing countries in Europe.