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Watchdog Group to Ask FDA to Define ‘Whole Grains’ Label

Watchdog Group to Ask FDA to Define ‘Whole Grains’ Label

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Center for Science in the Public Interest will petition the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday to stop letting manufacturers label their foods “Whole Grain” when they really aren’t and to st…

PA Health Officials Confirm 35 Cases of Raw Milk Illness

PA Health Officials Confirm 35 Cases of Raw Milk Illness

Getty Images(CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.) — Thirty-five people across four states have been sickened by the same raw milk Pennsylvania health officials confirmed Friday, according to reports.The Pennsylvania Health Department issued a health advisory last week …

Is Your Orange Juice Safe?

Is Your Orange Juice Safe?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Low levels of a banned pesticide found in orange juice imported from Brazil is safe for sale in the domestic supply, says the Food and Drug Administration after conducting new tests. The juice, which is stored in h…

FDA Finds Fungicide in OJ Processing Plants

FDA Finds Fungicide in OJ Processing Plants

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Tests conducted by the Food and Drug Administration at orange juice processing facilities in Florida, where massive tanks hold thousands of gallons of concentrate, have turned up low levels of the banned fungicide …

FDA Finds Traces of Fungicide in OJ

FDA Finds Traces of Fungicide in OJ

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON ) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found levels of the pesticide carbendazim in 11 samples of orange juice imported to the U.S., according to a statement from the agency.Officials are in the process of test…

All Imported Orange Juice to Be Tested for Fungicide, FDA Says

All Imported Orange Juice to Be Tested for Fungicide, FDA Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will be testing all orange juice entering the U.S., after low levels of the fungicide carbendazim were found in imported OJ.“We have initiated testing of orange juice …

All Imported Orange Juice to Be Tested for Fungicide, FDA Says

All Imported Orange Juice to Be Tested for Fungicide, FDA Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will be testing all orange juice entering the U.S., after low levels of the fungicide carbendazim were found in imported OJ.“We have initiated testing of orange juice …

FDA Restricts Certain Antibiotics in Livestock

FDA Restricts Certain Antibiotics in Livestock

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order Wednesday restricting farmers and livestock veterinarians from giving livestock one class of drugs that are commonly used to treat infectious diseases in humans.Th…

Adderall Drug Shortage Will Continue in 2012, Gov’t Officials Say

Adderall Drug Shortage Will Continue in 2012, Gov’t Officials Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A contentious relationship between drug manufacturers and the Drug Enforcement Agency may cause a continuing shortage of the attention deficit medication Adderall, which the Food and Drug Administration just added to…

Officials: No Baby Formula Recall; Cronobacter Not Linked

Officials: No Baby Formula Recall; Cronobacter Not Linked

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News(ATLANTA) — Public health officials say there is no need for a recall on baby formula after testing various lots of powdered formula and nursery water.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked other health …

Prevnar 13 FDA-Approved for Adults 50 and Older

Prevnar 13 FDA-Approved for Adults 50 and Older

PRNewsFoto/Amgen/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar 13 has been approved by the FDA for use in adults ages 50 and over, Pfizer said Friday.”Pneumococcal disease, including pneumonia, in adults 50 years and older represents …

FDA Targets Risks from Reused Medical Devices

FDA Targets Risks from Reused Medical Devices

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Having any medical procedure can cause anxiety for patients. But should they worry about the cleanliness of reused medical tools? Some medical instruments are used many times over in routine surgical procedures….

You Say ‘Durezol,’ I Say ‘Duresal’ — FDA Warns of Drug Mix-Ups

You Say ‘Durezol,’ I Say ‘Duresal’ — FDA Warns of Drug Mix-Ups

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If you want the prescription eye drops called Durezol, make sure your pharmacist doesn’t hand you a bottle of the salicylic acid-containing wart remedy Duresal.At least one patient has been seriously injured in …

Chicken Treats May Have Sickened Hundreds of Dogs

Chicken Treats May Have Sickened Hundreds of Dogs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Over the past month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 200 reports of dogs being sickened — some fatally — after eating chicken jerky treats imported from China.On Nov. 18 the FDA warne…

Chicken Treats May Have Sickened Hundreds of Dogs

Chicken Treats May Have Sickened Hundreds of Dogs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Over the past month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 200 reports of dogs being sickened — some fatally — after eating chicken jerky treats imported from China.On Nov. 18 the FDA warne…

Chicken Treats May Have Sickened Hundreds of Dogs

Chicken Treats May Have Sickened Hundreds of Dogs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Over the past month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 200 reports of dogs being sickened — some fatally — after eating chicken jerky treats imported from China.On Nov. 18 the FDA warne…

FDA Warns About Acetaminophen Dosage for Children

FDA Warns About Acetaminophen Dosage for Children

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Parents with children who take liquid acetaminophen are being asked to take the time to read the label accompanying the drug before giving it to their kids.The warning comes from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), …

Unsanitary Conditions at Chicago Food Manufacturer Halts Production

Unsanitary Conditions at Chicago Food Manufacturer Halts Production

GK Hart/Vikki Hart/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago-based Triple A Services Inc. has agreed to stop making its ready-to-eat sandwiches and produce after unsanitary conditions were discovered at its facility, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announ…

Flame Retardant in Your Mountain Dew? Yep

Flame Retardant in Your Mountain Dew? Yep

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — There’s flame retardant in your Mountain Dew. That soda with the lime-green hue (and other citrus-flavored bubbly pops) won’t keep your insides fireproof, but it does contain brominated vegeta…

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