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FDA Appeals Ruling Against Graphic Images On Cigarette Packaging
2011-11-30 09:47:22

A ruling and injunction by District Judge Richard Leon blocking tobacco companies from being forced to display graphic images on cigarette packs and advertising, was appealed on Tuesday by the US FDA.

DNA Testing For Seafood
2011-11-28 11:22:56

The US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) recently officially approved DNA barcoding for seafood in hopes of preventing the growing issue of the mislabeling, both locally produced and imported, into the United States.

Listeria Deaths Number 29 With 139 Infected From Cantaloupes
2011-11-03 09:23:16

The CDC said in its latest bulletin that the number of deaths linked to Colorado-grown cantaloupes tainted with listeria has risen to 29 and 139 people infected across 28 states.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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