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2011-08-02 10:22:00

Rule would help by creating a uniform and enforceable definition SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today reopened the comment period for its 2007 proposal on labeling foods as "gluten-free." The agency is also making available a safety assessment of exposure to gluten for people with celiac disease (CD) and invites comment on these additional data. One of the criteria proposed is that foods bearing the claim cannot contain 20...

2011-06-20 08:48:00

Strategy calls for coalitions of international regulators, increased data sharing SILVER SPRING, Md., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today unveiled a new strategy to meet the challenges posed by rapidly rising imports of FDA-regulated products and a complex global supply chain in a report called the "Pathway to Global Product Safety and Quality." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) "Global production of...

2011-05-04 14:55:00

Rules to prevent potentially unsafe food from reaching consumers SILVER SPRING, Md., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced two new regulations that will help ensure the safety and security of foods in the United States. The rules are the first to be issued by the FDA under the new authorities granted the agency by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama in January. Both rules will take effect...

2010-12-29 08:30:00

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, expected to be signed into law shortly by President Barack Obama, will set the bar higher for food manufacturers, processors and importers, as well as retailers of private label products, according to attorney Janice Lai, a partner in LeClairRyan's Hartford office. Among other things, the legislation is aimed at giving the Food and Drug Administration the power to mandate food recalls involving fruit...

2010-12-06 07:45:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Commentary by Ian Harrison, Lockton Global Risks, London, Product Recall Specialist (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090415/CG99351LOGO) Responding to popular concern about food safety in the wake of a number of deaths last year, the U.S. Senate passed S510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, on November 30th, by a majority of 73-25. Leaders in the House which approved a more stringent version of the legislation more than a year...

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2010-06-08 11:01:43

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's abilities to discover potential threats to food safety and prevent outbreaks of foodborne illness are hampered by impediments to efficient use of its limited resources and a piecemeal approach to gathering and using information on risks, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. To more proactively tackle food safety problems, FDA should implement a risk-based approach in which data and expertise are marshaled to...

2010-05-10 07:15:00

Lessons to Be Learned from European Reforms WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Produce Safety Project today issued a report that examines the steps taken by select European Union (EU) countries to reform their food safety data collection and analysis systems since the 1990s. Authored by Michael Batz, head of Food Safety Programs, Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, and J. Glenn Morris, Jr., director at the Institute, the report, "Building the Science...

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2010-04-14 13:47:40

Eggs from chickens that consumed extremely high levels of melamine in their feed still did not contain levels of the potentially toxic contaminant that exceeded U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits. That was the conclusion of the first study to check on the effects of melamine-contaminated feed in laying hens. It appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. Liying Zhang and colleagues note that melamine, which is used to make certain...

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2010-04-01 13:05:38

University of Miami engineer and her collaborators are using gold nanoparticles to develop a quick, simple and efficient detection method for melamine in dairy products University of Miami assistant professor in the College of Engineering, Na Li and her collaborators have developed a fast, economical and easy method to detect melamine in milk. Melamine is the compound found in contaminated pet food and in tainted dairy products from China in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The laced dairy...

2010-02-22 14:42:30

While the majority of children who were affected by consuming toxic melamine-contaminated products in China recovered, kidney abnormalities remained in 12% of the affected children, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. In 2008, melamine-contaminated dairy products from the Sanlu Dairy Company resulted in a large outbreak of serious kidney damage in Chinese children. Melamine, commonly used in the chemical industry, was intentionally added to milk to boost its...


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