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FDA Warns Peanut-Allergic Consumers to Avoid Cumin

The Food and Drug Administration is advising people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin after several shipments of the spice tested positive for peanuts not listed on the label.

02/18/2015

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Apples Modified to Resist Bruising Receive Federal Approval

Don’t expect to see them soon, but they could be coming to your local grocery store — two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they’re bruised or sliced.

02/14/2015

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Obama Proposes New Gov’t Agency To Make Americans’ Food Safer

President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation’s food safe.

02/02/2015

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

FDA Moves To Drop Lifetime Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

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FDA: Avoid Fetal ‘Keepsake’ Images

The FDA is warning moms and dads-to-be that “over-the-counter” ultrasounds for the purpose of fetal keepsake images and videos should be avoided.

12/17/2014

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Dead Teen’s Parents Seek Ban On Caffeine Powder

The parents of an Ohio teen who died from an overdose of caffeine powder are urging federal regulators to ban sales of the stimulant, saying that children must be protected from a highly potent substance.

12/09/2014

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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly Everything

Like it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.

11/26/2014

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Lockdown Cleared at FDA Silver Spring Campus

The Food and Drug Administration’s Silver Spring campus was on lockdown Thursday morning for a possible shooting, police say.

11/20/2014

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FDA Approves Vaccine to Block Meningitis Strain

Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories.

10/29/2014

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FDA Warns Doctors Of Fake, Contaminated Medicines In US

U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.

09/23/2014

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