food and drug administration

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Obama Cracking Down On Trans Fats

The Food and Drug Administration will require food companies to phase out artificial trans fats from almost all products over the next three years.

06/16/2015

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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

Petco has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened or killed thousands of pets. (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Petco Pulls Chinese Treats Amid Fears They Sickened Animals

Petco has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened or killed thousands of pets.

01/05/2015

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FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.

12/23/2014

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Powdered Alcohol? Not So Fast, Lawmakers Say

Powdered alcohol hasn’t even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.

12/16/2014

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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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Challenge To Obamacare On Contraceptives Rejected

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge to Obamacare that would have enabled non-profit religious organizations to avoid government-approved contraception programs.

11/14/2014

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Gluten-Free Products Could Contain Harmful Ingredient

A growing number of people are turning to gluten free food, but many are unaware that it often contains a potentially harmful ingredient.

11/12/2014

Anti-Addiction Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic  (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Addiction Groups Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

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