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FDA tests its power, while there's time

...first appeared in The Sacramento Bee:Using power granted in 2009 when Democrats controlled Congress, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced it was banning the sale of four brands of cigarettes marketed by tobacco giant R...
My Turn: GMO labeling is justified for more than just salmon

...doesn't. Companies that sell food products without GMOs will be allowed to use labels stating that. And the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would establish a standard for food manufacturers who put the word "natural" on their label. But the...
Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces safety barrier in Japan

...the name of research.It's already available in parts of Europe, and just received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for individual everyday use. But despite Japan's prowess in robotics, ReWalk advocates say its wider...
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Roes for New Year's

...most costly caviar but other countries, including the United States, also raise sturgeon for caviar.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says only sturgeon roe can be labeled solely as "caviar." The labels of caviar made from all other fish...
Sitka processor recalls 2 years' worth of product

...recall covers all vacuum-packed smoked fish produced by Big Blue Fisheries for the last two years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall last week.Mike Keating, with Big Blue, says his company cooperated with state and...
Fukushima radiation not found in Alaska seafood

...departments of Environmental Conservation and Health and Social Services on Friday announced results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests.The FDA monitors radiation in both domestic and imported food. Alaska officials called for specific...
E-cig users face new but familiar rule

...glycol, water, flavoring, nicotine, and other chemicals that is then heated, vaporized and inhaled.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not yet regulating the contents of e-cigarettes. The administration is currently taking public comment...
40 AGs urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes

BOSTON - Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products...
Dead orca had high levels of poison

...had a dorsal fin that was bent over, a sign of ailing health among killer whales. By comparison, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration standard for PCBs in fish for human consumption is 2 parts per million and the limit for DDTs is 5 parts...
Regulators propose changes to state's food safety program

...up of regulators, academics, industry representatives and consumers that makes recommendations to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Hayes strongly supports requiring a manager certified in safe food handling to be on the premises at all...


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