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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/e-cig-users-face-new-familiar-rule
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/fukushima-radiation-not-found-alaska-se
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-08/sitka-processor-recalls-2-years-worth-p
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-25/40-ags-urge-tight-regulation-e-cigarett
State
IHS expands access to Plan B for Native women

...she's also looking to IHS to provide unrestricted sales of the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June lifted all age limits on the emergency contraception after months of back-and-forth legal battles...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-20/ihs-expands-access-plan-b-native-women
State
Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

...antibacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. - is ineffective, or worse, harmful.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to deliver a review this year of whether triclosan is safe. The ruling, which will determine...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-03/decades-old-question-antibacterial-so
Not For Web
On-farm food safety workshops available to food growers statewide

...ensure food safety practices at a farm or garden. The workshops also will help educate farmers about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act. The workshops target growers selling to retail stores or farmers' markets...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-09/farm-food-safety-workshops-available
Outdoors
Alaska receives drugs from company in fungus case

...from the NECC that are under investigation.Alaska health officials have received information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, however, about significant concerns over the sterility of all injectable drugs produced by the Framingham...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-17/alaska-receives-drugs-company-fungus-ca
State
Alaska lawmakers face down GMO salmon

...one more piece of red tape to cut before its AquAdvantage Salmon is approved for human consumption. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released two draft reports in Dec. 2012 that recommend AquAdvantage approval. Public input on the Finding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-23/alaska-lawmakers-face-down-gmo-salmon
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072301/sta_Orca.shtml
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