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FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats from Food Supply

The FDA recently proposed actions to remove trans fats, the artery clogging substance and major cause of heart disease in the U.S., according to recent New York Times article. Under the proposal, the agency would declare partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats, as unsafe. For companies, this means that they would have to -->

FDA Urging a Tighter Control on Painkiller Prescriptions

The FDA has recently recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers. These changes are expected to go into effect next year. The decision follows a debate over whether drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone should be controlled as tightly as more powerful drugs such as OxyContin. The drugs being considered -->

Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Some Varieties of Kraft And Polly-O String Cheese And String Cheese Twists Due to Premature Spoilage

According to the FDA on October 25, Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of its Kraft & Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 to -->

H&H Medical Corporation Issues Nationwide Recall of Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit

On October 4, he FDA announced that H&H Medical Corporation intiated a nationwide recall of 6,619 units of the H&H Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit. The product has been found to show the potential for a defective cuff balloon on the provided endotracheal airway. Consumers who have this product should stop using the product and return them -->

The Possible Dangers of Buying Medicines over the Internet

It may seem convenient to purchase medicine over the Internet, but the FDA is warning people about the possible dangers of these transactions. Learn how to recognize a legal Internet pharmacy and how to buy medicine online safely: Don’t Be Deceived Some websites may seem legitimate and professional could actually be an illegal operation. The -->

FDA Food Safety Inspections Suspended During Government Shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, the FDA has suspended its safety inspection program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service will continue manning every meat production facility with full-time inspectors. The bulk of the FDA food inspectors have been deemed non-essential, so will inspect few if any food facilities until Congress and the -->

FDA Airs Plan to Strengthen Rules for Imported Foods

According to the FDA, the agency’s first public meeting on imported food safety rules in taking place in Washington D.C. Approximately 15% of the total U.S. food supply is imported from other countries and many of the recent recalls have raised concern among the public as to whether or not these imported foods are safe. -->

General Mills Voluntarily Recalls its Refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing

General Mills has issued a voluntary Class II recall of a limited quantity of its refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing, according to the FDA. No other flavors have been recalled or any Pillsbury dough products. This product has been recalled due to the possibility of fragments of a broken piece of plastic on the -->

F.D.A Proposes Rules to Enforce U.S. Standards for Imported Food

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would require food importers such as Walmart and Cargill to ensure that their foreign manufacturers follow American food safety standards in an effort to prevent contamination and illness. Shockingly, about 15% of the food that we as Americans consume comes from overseas, including over -->

UPDATE: Stomach Bug Outbreak

The source of the widespread stomach bug outbreak has been tracked in at least two states to a Mexican farm that supplied salad mix to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. On Sunday, the FDA announced that the illnesses in Nebraska and Iowa have been traced to Taylor Farms in Salinas, California. The FDA is -->