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Latest Regulation of food and dietary supplements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Stories

2012-02-14 09:00:00

DETROIT, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains strict labeling requirements for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). If an API does not maintain adequate labeling as per section 502(f)(1) of the Act, the FDA will consider the material to be misbranded. Foreign APIs which are misbranded are subject to detention without physical examination under FDA's Import Alert 66-66 "Red List." Once an API is placed on the Import Alert, further...

2012-02-06 08:36:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Whether it is for sexual enhancement, dietary purposes, or overall well being, Americans have reportedly spent more than $28 billion on various supplements.  They consume vitamins, amino acids, herbal ingredients, minerals, and other natural products all the while assuming they are effective and safe.  As a result approximately 51,000 new supplements have been introduced to the public since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). ...

2011-12-01 17:40:00

Wisconsin facility previously warned not to make disease claims for products SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Marshals, at the request of the FDA, today seized all dietary supplements by a Wisconsin maker for false claims made about their safety and effectiveness in treating a number of diseases. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The products manufactured at the Hillsboro, Wis., facility of Syntec Inc. are not FDA-approved and a...

2011-10-26 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safety decisions concerning one-third of the more than 10,000 substances that may be added to human food were made by food manufacturers and a trade association without review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to an analysis spearheaded by the Pew Health Group. The report, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, illustrates potential problems with the...

2011-10-11 14:39:00

FDA inspection found rodent and insect infestation SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized food products held at the food storage and processing facility of Dominguez Foods of Washington, Inc., in Zillah, Wash., on Sept. 30, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The seized products had been subject to a detention order issued by FDA on Sept. 2, 2011, following...

2011-08-26 08:02:00

FDA acts to prevent distribution of food from rodent-infested facility SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized all FDA-regulated food susceptible to rodent and pest contamination or other filth held at the Durham, North Carolina, warehouse of CFSD, Inc., which does business as Chan's Food Service. The products were seized under a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the Middle...

2011-05-12 00:00:48

Special "Food Shock" report released by OffTheGridNews.net details the dangers associated with our food supply and what can be done on an individual level to protect our health and well-being Thomson, IL (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 According to an article published by The Orange County Register on May 4, 2011 the FDA has announced that they will be taking a more aggressive approach in preventing contaminated food from entering the United States. Operating under a new set of rules that will allow...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

The United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") is cracking down on food imports with illegal or undeclared color additives and is adding new firms to Import Alert 45-02, "Detention Without Physical Examination and Guidance of Foods Containing Illegal and/or Undeclared Colors" ("IA 45-02"). In April alone FDA added 26 firms to Import Alert 45-02, which accounts for more than 20% of all firms added to any import alert this month. In March FDA added 38 firms, as compared to only adding...

2011-05-03 11:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced a joint effort to remove products from the market that make unproven claims to treat, cure, and prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Among the products targeted in today's action are Medavir, Herpaflor, Viruxo, C-Cure, and Never An Outbreak. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The agencies issued...

2011-01-18 09:16:00

Company charged with manufacturing and distributing drugs in violation of federal law SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Deltex Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Rosenberg, Texas, its president, Kabir Ahmed, and vice president, Mohidur R. Khan. (Logo:...