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FILE - The label on a box of Hostess Brownie Bites. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Nutrition Labels Would Highlight Calories And Sugar

Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.

02/27/2014

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Allergy Tablets Could Provide Relief For Sufferers In Time For Spring Allergy Season

The tablet contains grass pollen and dissolves under the tongue. Allergy sufferers would take the tablet daily for 12 weeks before grass pollen season and for 6 to 8 weeks during the season, or for up to three years straight.

01/17/2014

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Experts: No Evidence That Dietary Supplements Can Treat Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about certain dietary supplements, which are used by many people as a holistic approach to treat concussions.

01/14/2014

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Report: Calorie Counts Coming To Millions Of Vending Machines Nationwide

Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.

12/28/2013

Rep. Steve Israel holds a roasted turkey as he urges the FDA to expedite its study into an arsenic-based drug given to the birds, Nov. 27, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Calls On FDA To Expedite Study Into Potentially Carcinogenic Turkey Drug

An arsenic-based drug called nitarson is given to turkeys to prevent a disease in the birds and the FDA is looking into whether to drug elevates the arsenic level in the mean beyond what would occur naturally.

11/27/2013

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FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health.

11/07/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Major Development In The Fight Against Heart Disease

New technology could prove to be a major development for anybody with heart disease. A brand new artery roto-rooter has been approved by the FDA to open difficult, clogged arteries.

11/07/2013

Tea and other spices are sold in the spice market in Istanbul, Turkey.  (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

FDA: Rodent Hair, Salmonella Detected In Some Imported Spices

Testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 also showed that spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with salmonella.

10/31/2013

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FDA Proposes Rules To Make Animal Food Safer

Like rules proposed earlier this year for human food, they would focus on preventing contamination before it begins.

10/25/2013

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FDA Calls Jerky Treat-Related Pet Illnesses ‘Elusive, Mysterious Outbreak’

The FDA said Tuesday that 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have suffered from illnesses related to the treats and nearly 600 of those pets have died.

10/23/2013

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Reser’s Fine Foods Recalls 23,000 Pounds Of Meat

“Our greatest concern is food safety; therefore, we are acting with speed and focusing on plant sanitation, increased testing and food handling practices while we continue to investigate,” said Mark Reser, president of Reser’s Fine Foods.

10/23/2013

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FDA: Over 3,600 Pets Sickened, 580 Dead After Eating Jerky Treats

More than 3,600 pets have gotten sick, and 580 have died, from jerky treats that were largely imported from China, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

10/22/2013

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At Least 89 People Report Getting Sick After Eating Chobani Yogurt

At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Idaho, but no link to the product has been confirmed.

09/10/2013

The FDA has issued new warnings to companies and consumers on the dangers of laser light toys. (Photo: CBS 2)

Feds Issue Warning On Dangers Associated With Laser Light Toys

The FDA is warning parents that even low-level laser in toy guns, tops, and sabers could create serious injuries to anyone within the range of the laser beam.

08/07/2013

Purity First Health Products' B-50 Vitamin Supplements (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

FDA Says 29 People Sickened By Vitamin Supplements From L.I.

At least 29 people were sickened by Purity First Health Products’ B-50 vitamin supplement because of traces of anabolic steroids, the FDA said. The product is sold in stores and online.

08/01/2013

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