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  • Cilantro being bundled
    Cyclospora outbreak linked to imported cilantro
    Imported fresh cilantro from the state of Puebla, Mexico has been linked to outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in the United States, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has issued a seasonal ban on the product in an effort to prevent further...
  • FDA bans contaminated cilantro from Mexico
    FDA bans contaminated cilantro from Mexico
    The US Food and Drug Administration has placed a ban on cilantro shipments from Puebla, Mexico after it was found that crops grown at 5-farms out of 11 farms there inspected by both US and Mexican authorities had been contaminated by workers using...
  • New study finds many serious drug side-effects not reported to FDA
    New study finds many serious drug side-effects not reported to FDA
    Most are aware that virtually all medications can have side-effects and that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors the safety of drugs available on the US marketplace. The FDA relies on reporting by drug manufacturers and other entities,...
  • Nutrition Facts Labels
    FDA proposes new nutrition labels for a healthier nation
    When looking to revamp one’s health, sugar is often the first thing removed from the diet…and with good reason. An excess of sugar has been linked to weight gain and various diseases, such as type II diabetes and heart disease....
  • Dangerous mercury amalgam dental fillings
    Department of Health and Human Services blocks warning on mercury dental filling
    Senior officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have rejected a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal that would have curbed dentists' use of mercury in dental fillings. Mercury is recognized as one of the planet&...
  • Animal drugs
    Pet health firm told to stop selling unapproved kidney drug
    A federal court has ordered a Las Vegas firm to stop selling RenAvast, an unapproved animal drug that has been marketed as a nutritional supplement to promote kidney health in cats and dogs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced...
  • FDA reasserts heart attack and stroke risk of NSAIDs
    FDA reasserts heart attack and stroke risk of NSAIDs
    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are medications that can relieve pain and reduce fever. These drugs include over-the-counter-and prescription medications such as aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Anaprox, and Celebrex. Most medications have...
  • FDA warns against unapproved prescription ear drops
    FDA warns against unapproved prescription ear drops
    One would assume that a prescription medication prescribed in the United States would be safe; however, that is not always the case. On July 1, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it plans to take enforcement action against...
  • The IRS is a federal agency the Libertarian Party would eliminate upon assuming power.
    Libertarian reasoning behind eliminating federal agencies and entitlements
    Last Saturday, June 20, Libertarian Party of Polk County (Fla.) Chairman Russ Wood wrote an op-ed to the Lakeland Ledger informing his fellow Polk County residents there was another choice at the ballot box besides the Democrats and Republicans,...
  • A Vote of “No Confidence” in the FDA
    A Vote of “No Confidence” in the FDA
    The food and drug administration has been policing what is good for us since 1848. Lewis Caleb Beck ran chemical studies of agricultural products to determine the safety of the consumer until the enactment of the 1906 pure food and drugs act...
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    FDA announces trans fats to be phased out of American food supply
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a major step this week toward eliminating a major health risk present in the American diet. The FDA announced that artificial fats that are present in many processed foods and fast foods, will be...
  •  Food items which contain trans fat
    The FDA wants artificial trans fats out of processed foods
    Many people have been mislead into believing the absence of the listing of trans fats on food labels is good enough to guarantee their safety from trans fats. However partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are a primary dietary source of artificial...
  • Labeling trans fats
    Trans fats ban: Another example of 'doing what's best for us?'
    COMMENTARY:The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken another step to protect Americans from themselves, in action this week that mandates removal of artificial trans fats from the American diet by 2018. In effect, however, it is close to a...
  • Back in vogue?
    FDA begins process to ban trans fats
    In a Federal Register notice that is unpublished as of 5:44 p.m. EDT on June 16, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes its final determination that "trans fats" are no longer Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). These...
  • Raw pet food study
    FDA to test raw pet food for bacteria
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to collect samples of raw cat and dog food and test them for potentially harmful bacteria, the agency announced June 3.The U.S.-made samples will be collected at retail stories and include frozen,...
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