News tagged with food safety
The US Senate Thursday rejected a measure that would have enabled Americans to buy prescription drugs in Canada in a bid to reduce the costs of their health care.
Medications Oct 20, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 8
(AP) -- The world should get ready for a new Made in China product - vaccines.
Medications Nov 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Brussels gave its green light Monday to the use of the age-old natural South American sweetener, stevia, in foods and drinks across the European Union.
Other Nov 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
China has discovered excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin in milk produced by one of the nation's leading dairy companies, the firm said, in the latest in a series of food safety alarms.
Health Dec 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned ...
Health Mar 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The EU's food safety agency on Tuesday launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion regarding the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame.
Health Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A plate of crispy battered shrimp, mushrooms, tomato and arugula tossed with spaghettini and a cream sauce took the cake Wednesday as the most calorie-rich chain restaurant dish in America.
Overweight and Obesity Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3
Vitamin D supplement potency varies widely, and the amount of vitamin D in over-the counter and compounded supplements does not necessarily match the amount listed on the label, according to a research letter published in ...
Health Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
(AP) -- Avoid foreign produce. Wash and peel your fruit. Keep it refrigerated. None of these common tips would have guaranteed your safety from the deadliest food outbreak in a decade, the one involving cantaloupes ...
Health Sep 29, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel met Thursday and Friday to discuss the fate of certain painkillers that contain the opioid known as hydrocodone, concluding in a vote in favor ...
Medications Jan 26, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP) -- The Agriculture Department wants consumers to know when there's less chicken in their chicken.
Health Jul 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(AP) -- Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.
Health Sep 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- The recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupe shows that large-scale occurrences of serious illnesses linked to tainted food have grown more common over the years, partly because much of what we eat ...
Health Oct 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3
China said Friday it had busted a gang that produced and sold fake medicine -- some made of animal feed -- arresting 114 suspects and seizing more than 65 million counterfeit tablets.
Medications Nov 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- The news this week that a fake version of the cancer medicine Avastin has made its way into the United States highlights a longtime concern: There are few safeguards to make sure fake drugs can be ...
Medications Feb 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards. Food can transmit disease from person to person as well as serve as a growth medium for bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Debates on genetic food safety include such issues as impact of genetically modified food on health of further generations and genetic pollution of environment, which can destroy natural biological diversity. In developed countries there are intricate standards for food preparation, whereas in lesser developed countries the main issue is simply the availability of adequate safe water, which is usually a critical item.
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