Tag: "FDA"

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Grocery Labeling – who will require? Associations, States or the FDA?

Grocery Labeling – who will require? Associations, States or the FDA?

Food industry seeks its own GMO labels People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing. Large food companies worried they might be forced to add “genetically modified” to packaging are proposing […]

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Hand soap anti-bacterial claims must be proven, reformulated, relabeled or removed from the market – FDA revisiting safety

Hand soap anti-bacterial claims must be proven, reformulated, relabeled or removed from the market – FDA revisiting safety

Prove it, FDA tells makers of anti-bacterial soap After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks […]

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Falsifying Results Of Medications

Falsifying Results Of Medications

Dirty medicine 1. The assignment FORTUNE — On the morning of Aug. 18, 2004, Dinesh Thakur hurried to a hastily arranged meeting with his boss at the gleaming offices of Ranbaxy Laboratories in Gurgaon, India, 20 miles south of New Delhi. It was so early that he passed gardeners watering impeccable shrubs and cleaners still […]

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Careful of What You Eat - Six Recalls Per Day - 2/14/13

Careful of What You Eat – Six Recalls Per Day – 2/14/13

Food Recalls Hit Two-Year High in Fourth Quarter of 2012, According to Latest ExpertRECALL Index   Food recalls documented by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement reports during the fourth quarter of 2012 reached a two year quarterly high, according to the ExpertRECALL™ Indexreleased today. This activity represents an average rate of approximately six […]

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Food Safety Rules Tied To FSMA

Obama’s FSMA Food Safety Rules Being Set Aside – 1/13/13

Food Safety Rules Tied To FSMA May Be Ignored By Industry President Barack Obama came into office during one of the worst salmonella outbreaks in United States history, in which at least 700 people fell ill after eating tainted peanut butter. Days after his inauguration, he pledged to make peanut butter (and all American food) […]

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Corporate Social Networking Liability?

Corporate Social Networking Liability? – 12/30/12

The Risks And Liabilities From Corporate Social Networking   Social media has quickly become an important medium and communication channel for companies and organizations. Its growth, in fact, has arguably been faster than the general understanding of its power, potential, reach and risks, and certainly faster than the oversight and regulations available today to protect […]

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Patients Rallied To Fight Regulation

Patients Rallied To Fight Regulation – 10/20/12

How Compounding Pharmacies Rallied Patients To Fight Regulation   When senators met nearly a decade ago to consider the dangers of pharmacies that mix or alter drugs with little federal oversight, health officials briefed them on some alarming findings about the safety and efficacy of drugs made by these “compounding pharmacies.” Dr. Steven Galson, a […]

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 Google-Backed 23andMe Asks FDA - 7/31/12

Google-Backed 23andMe Asks FDA – 7/31/12

Google-Backed 23andMe Asks FDA to Clear DNA Evaluation Service 23andMe Inc., the Google Inc.-backed DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, sought U.S. regulatory approval for a genetic testing service that may help people assess their risk for developing cancer and Alzheimer’s. The submission with the Food and Drug Administration will cover seven tests, which […]