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.
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.
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.
Like rules proposed earlier this year for human food, they would focus on preventing contamination before it begins.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in the past. It causes diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Wednesday. The court said it would allow two-pill versions of emergency contraception to be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of the federal government’s appeal of a lower-court ruling.
Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking in Bryant Park, said there are highly advanced sunscreens available around the world, but said the federal Food and Drug Administration still has not approved them for use in the U.S.
U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) of Long Island thinks the recent Ranbaxy case shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be asleep at the wheel.
The mislabeled salads — a curried chicken salad and a vegan curried “chick’n” salad — were sold in 15 stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, Whole Foods said.