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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

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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

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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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Conn., N.J. Residents Among Those Sickened By Stomach Bug

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.

07/25/2013

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Court Rules Some Emergency Contraception To Be Available Without Restrictions

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.

06/05/2013

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Schumer Calls On FDA To Expedite Process To Get Better Sunscreens On Store Shelves

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.

06/02/2013

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Rep. Israel: Generic Drug Supply Needs Better Oversight

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.

05/28/2013

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Whole Foods Mixes Up Chicken, Vegan Salads

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.

05/10/2013

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FDA Says It’s Looking Into Products With Added Caffeine

The move comes as products like Cracker Jack’d Cocoa Java Power Bites – a caffeinated version of the popular snack – and a new caffeinated gum by Wrigley called “Alert Energy” hit store shelves.

05/03/2013

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