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Monday Jun 23, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing voluntary guidelines that will encourage the food industry to make their foods less salty in an effort to reduce heart attacks and strokes.
By Sam Hananel | Friday Jun 13, 2014
Coca-Cola’s version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court.
By Mary Clare Jalonick | Saturday May 17, 2014
Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most people in the United States have no idea if they are eating them. The Food and Drug Administration says such foods don’t need to be labeled, so some states are moving forward on their own.
By Mary Clare Jalonick | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes?
By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
On March 31, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke to OutLaw, an organization for LGBT students at the University of Chicago Law School, highlighting the need to reevaluate the FDA’s blood donation criteria.
By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
In their ongoing effort to highlight the FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy that bars men who have sex with men, regardless of their risk level, the group Banned4Life will hold a blood drive on February 23 at San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery.
By Mary Clare Jalonick | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
Imposing stricter standards might help American olive oil producers grab more market share from the Europeans, who produce in bulk and now have 97 percent of the U.S. market.
By Candic Choi | Saturday Jan 25, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration says there’s no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure. The agency will review new data on the safety of 4-methylimidazole.
By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 25, 2013
On Dec. 6, the FDA approved the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir). Sovaldi is the first drug that has demonstrated safety and efficacy to treat certain types of HCV infection without the need for co-administration of interferon.
By Mary Clare Jalonick | Friday Dec 13, 2013
Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
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