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2009-01-10 13:20:00

Scientists at the nonprofit group Consumers Union said on Friday that the decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S. manufactured infant formula contaminated with melamine or its byproducts onto store shelves is "seriously flawed" and medically risky because parents may feed their babies more than one product. Melamine and its byproduct cyanuric acid were detected by the FDA separately in four of the 89 containers of infant formula tested in the fall, but never at the same...

2008-12-01 10:13:14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a report on the year-long implementation of its Food Protection Plan to protect domestic and imported foods. The plan, officials said, outlines strategies for prevention, intervention and response to food safety issues by encouraging the building of safety into every step of the food supply chain. Science and 21st century technologies help drive the FDA's efforts to transform our food safety efforts from the Food Protection Plan into a reality,...

2008-12-01 10:00:00

Federal food regulators said they have found a way to set a safety threshold for the industrial chemical melamine in baby formula that allows for higher levels than those found in U.S.-made batches of the product. "A threshold of 1 part per million of melamine in formula, provided a related chemical is not present," Food and Drug Administration officials said on Friday. They insisted the formulas are safe. Last week, FDA tests found traces of melamine in the infant formula of one major U.S....

2008-11-28 14:12:44

An inaccurate announcement on the part of the Food and Drug Administration spurred panic and confusion among parents and consumer groups alike on Wednesday. After announcing that several top brands of infant formula contained a harmful industrial chemical called melamine, the FDA confirmed that the baby food is safe and parents should continue feeding it to their babies, contending the extremely low levels of contamination do not present a health danger. "The levels that we are detecting are...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.