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Jennie O Turkey — Salmonella outbreak reported in US and Canada

Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc., is recalling approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

FDA — It's still illegal to add CBD oil to food, health products

There is still a lot of work ahead for hemp farmers to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil as an ingredient in food or health products, even though President Donald Trump signed the farm bill making hemp an agricultural crop.

Op-Ed: ‘Clean meat’, grown in labs, gets regulatory OK

Washington - The virtual super nova of interest in clean meat has arrived at the regulatory stage. The FDA and USDA are to jointly regulate lab grown meat, in a major new development. Clean meat is heading for the shelves with big money backing.

Study finds the FDA allows tainted supplements to be sold in U.S.

More than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements were found to contain unauthorized and undeclared pharmaceuticals between 2007 and 2016, according to data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Avoid eating food or drink prepared with liquid nitrogen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers against eating food prepared with liquid nitrogen. This is due to the risk of internal organ damage.

FDA approves 'Natural Cycles' birth control app

The FDA has now granted marketing approval to an app that tracks a user's temperature and menstrual cycle in order to determine which days they are fertile and which days they aren't.

Mandatory recall issued for kratom due to Salmonella outbreak

The FDA has issued a mandatory recall order for all products containing powdered kratom manufactured by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of the products tested positive for Salmonella and are associated with a multistate outbreak.

FDA embarks on digital health pilot

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has begun to select participants for a new digital health software pilot program. The commencement of the scheme signals the importance that digital health is to play in U.S. healthcare.

Crackdown on alternative health remedies

Washington - Many alternative health treatments come from unregulated industries. Not only are many ineffective, some can cause considerable harm. This area has become a focal point in the U.S.

FDA is warning Americans to stay away from kratom

At a time when we have hit a critical point in the opioid epidemic, the FDA has found that patients believe they can use kratom to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, and this is cause for concern because of the drug's side effects and risk of death.

Cosmetics sold in the U.S. receive very little FDA regulation

Anyone in the United States can come up with a homemade cosmetic, whip it up in the kitchen, package and sell it — and it's perfectly legal. No testing, paperwork or registration is required. And this has become a big health problem.

FDA asks pharmaceutical company to pull opioid from drug market

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market due to concerns over abuse.

Herbal coffee recalled due to erectile dysfunction additive

Bethesda - A brand of herbal coffee has been recalled from the market after it was discovered that the product contained an unintended active pharmaceutical ingredient, designed to control erectile dysfunction.

Hospitals in U.S. frantic over shortage of sodium bicarbonate

Most of us have a box of baking soda in the cupboard or refrigerator. It's plentiful on the grocer's shelves and cheap. But this "simple drug" is in short supply in hospitals across the country, prompting surgeries and other treatments to be rescheduled.

FDA approves drug to treat ALS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug called Radicava (generic name edaravone). The medication is designed to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

FDA just approved one of the most expensive drugs in the world

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its approval for the drug, Brineura, manufactured by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Brineura also comes with a list price of more than $700,000 a year.

Irritable bowel syndrome medication has safety concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has flagged a warning about a medication for irritable bowel syndrome due to a risk of causing pancreatitis in patients without a gallbladder.

Evanger's admits horse-meat and euthanasia drug in dog food

In a new twist to the Evanger's dog food story today, it has been learned that horse-meat may have been the source of the barbiturate found in the company's Hunks of Beef canned dog food. Evanger's is blaming their supplier and strangely, the FDA.

Sabra Hummus recall alert — U.S. and Canada over Listeria

Colonial Heights, Virginia-based Sabra Dipping Company, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016, due to concerns over contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Dangerous dietary supplement recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced that the company Love My Tru Body has initiated a voluntary recall of a dietary supplement called Skinny Bee Diet. This is due to undeclared ingredients.

FDA finds Listeria in ice cream plant — recall details incomplete

Anaheim - Anaheim, California-based AC Creamery Inc. is recalling its 16-ounce packages of "Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Another company's brand is also being recalled.

Black Forest Hams sold at Costco and Sam's Club recalled

A Washington state establishment is recalling approximately 8,694 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, primarily rubber fragments. This is a Class II recall.

Op-Ed: Canned pumpkin? Chances are good that the can contains squash

It's getting to that time of year when our thoughts turn to pumpkin pies, fresh out of the oven, their spicy aroma wafting insidiously around our nostrils, telling us that fall is here. Ah, yes, squash never smelled so good......

FDA orders removal of antibacterials from consumer soaps

It's time to say good-bye to those antibacterial soaps and washes says the FDA. In a final ruling issued September 2, 2016, the federal agency said that over-the-counter consumer antiseptic wash products will no longer be allowed to be sold.

Foodborne illness — How does food become contaminated? Part one

September is National Food Safety Education Month and this is the perfect time to focus on a number of issues related to food safety and foodborne illness. Today, we will look at where a contaminant enters the food production chain.

Country Fresh recalls 30,000 cases fresh-cut vegetable products

Conroe - A producer and distributor of fresh-cut vegetables and fruits is recalling approximately 30,000 cases of their vegetable products after it was discovered that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Op-Ed: EpiPen execs got huge raises after they jacked up the price

The life-saving EpiPen had a ridiculously steep increase in price recently, and now the world is finding out that all the big executives at Mylan gave themselves huge raises at right about the same time they stuck it to consumers.

Tanning industry is quick to blame Obamacare for closures

Rather than admit to health violations or refusing to follow state and federal rules governing tanning salons, the tanning industry has instead gathered in force to blame Obamacare for the closure of what they claim is 10,000 facilities across the nation.

FDA seeking information on hand sanitizers to 'fill in the gaps'

Hand sanitizers are everywhere we go today, from disposal wipes at the grocery store to little plastic bottles we carry in our purse or pocket. But just how safe and effective are they? That is what the FDA wants to know.

Bolthouse Farms recalls 3.8 million drinks because of illnesses

Bakersfield - Reports of numerous consumer illnesses has prompted Bolthouse Farms Inc to recall about 3.8 millions bottles of protein shakes and cappuccino beverages across the United States.
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