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FDA says honey with added sweeteners isn’t honey

April 9, 2014 by

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Honey mixed with sugar might be sweet, but it is not “honey.” Food companies and other producers who add sweeteners to honey have to alert consumers by labeling their products as a “blend,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. Only manufactures that do not add sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners should […]

Consumer Reports: Too many sodas contain potential carcinogen

January 24, 2014 by

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(CNN) — A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. The golden-brown color of many soft drinks comes with a dose of the chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MeI. On U.S. product labels it appears simply as “caramel coloring.” Those who say the chemical may possibly cause cancer include the […]

FDA Warning Letter to Pistachio Company for Salmonella, bird droppings

January 22, 2014 by

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Below is an FDA Warning letter that has been edited.   Adam R. Orandi, President ARO Pistachios, Inc. 19570 Avenue 88 Terra Bella, CA 93270   On May 21st through May 24th, 2013, FDA conducted an inspection of your pistachio processing facility. FDA found that your facility has serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice […]

Submit Dietary Supplement Adverse Reports to FDA

January 13, 2014 by

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now accepting online submission of voluntary and mandatory dietary supplement adverse event reports. The FDA has implemented a secure capability in the interest of efficiency and as a convenience to dietary supplement manufacturers, packers and distributors, as well as the public at large. Both mandatory and voluntary […]

Caution: Laxatives Used Improperly used can cause Death

January 10, 2014 by

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While not technically a food safety issue, incorrect laxative use can kill you, according to the FDA. There are many teens and even adults that think that laxative use is fine for weight loss. On flip side, laxatives are used for constipation. (I am trying to be politically correct). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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