FDA Approves Xolair for Food Allergy Treatment

Associate Director Stone says the injection, while not a cure, “will help reduce the health impact if accidental exposure occurs.“ U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved…

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CDC Issues Alert on Listeria Outbreak

The food safety alert includes certain queso fresco and cotija cheese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alert regarding the outbreak of listeria in…

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USDA Initiates Grading Pilot Program for Beef Producers

The program is intended to facilitate the use of USDA’s grading and certification by small, independent processors. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a pilot program this month,…

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USDA Highlights Farm Food Safety Program Assistance Deadline

Applications for eligible program expenses will be accepted through January 31. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) brought attention to the Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program…

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Federal Court Issues Injunction Against Pharmaceutical Company

The corporation is prohibited from distributing drugs after not complying with federal manufacturing requirements. The District Court of Massachusetts brought a permanent injunction against Pharmasol Corporation, which is…

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CDC Updates Food Safety Alert on Salmonella

The bacteria has affected people across 32 states and in Canada. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Salmonella food alert reporting that, as of…

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FTC Warns Groups and Influencers Who Promoted Aspartame or Sugar

The entities and individuals did not adequately disclose they were compensated by the industry. The Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to trade associations, registered dieticians, and other…

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FDA Revokes BVO Food Additive Authorization

Health concerns surrounding brominated vegetable oil led to the change. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its intention to revoke the authorization for the use…

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FDA Updates Guidance to Guard Against Mislabeling Food Allergens

New guidelines provide strategies to protect consumers and ensure accurate allergen labeling. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated draft guidance to assist food facilities in…

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USDA Collaborates to Strengthen Plant and Animal Health in Africa

Partnerships are intended to enhance food security and prevent crop loss and the threat of disease. U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny…

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