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Dairy groups want secret sweetened milk

The dairy industry wants to start using artificial sweeteners in flavored milks, like chocolate or strawberry milk, without labeling it "reduced-" or "low-calorie."

Monday - 03/04/2013, 11:41am EST

Tags: milk, FDA, The International Dairy Foods Association, National Milk Producers Federation


Scientists ask FDA to act: Coke and Pepsi are unsafe

Just days after researchers warned of health risks from sugar-free diet soft drinks, scientists are sounding the alarm about regular sugary soft drinks.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 04:00pm EST

Tags: Coke, Pepsi, FDA

Beef, chicken prices to rise if gov't furloughs meat inspectors

Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days under sequestration. That would force meatpacking plants to intermittently shut down and would result in less meat in grocery stores. Prices would rise.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 08:20am EST

Tags: usda, Nick Iannelli, sequestration, FDA

Man sentenced for selling non-FDA approved drugs

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to five months in prison for selling misbranded, non-FDA approved prescription drugs.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 12:33am EST

Tags: Hyattsville, FDA, prescription drugs

5-Hour Energy linked to 13 deaths

The New York Times reports officials at the Food and Drug Administration have received notice of 13 deaths over the past four years linked to 5-Hour Energy, a caffeinated beverage packaged in two-ounce "shots" and sold in convenient stores.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 08:48am EST

Tags: 5-Hour Energy, energy drink, FDA

Concerns raised about imported seafood

Health experts say fish is a good addition to any diet, but new information suggests buyers should beware.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 10:24am EST

Tags: Jeanne Meserve, lacey mason, seafood, FDA, shrimp

FDA: Dozens of places in D.C. area bought medications from Mass. pharmacy

The FDA says about 40 medical facilities in the D.C. area bought other medications from the pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak.

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 04:49pm EDT

Tags: meningitis, Paula Wolfson, FDA, Piccard Surgery Center

FDA approves Supernus' epilepsy drug Oxtellar XR

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday that the Food and Drug Administration approved its once- per-day epilepsy drug Oxtellar XR. Its shares jumped more than 10 percent in morning trading.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 11:52am EDT

Tags: FDA, Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc., epilepsy

Petition to take potentially dangerous dog treats off shelves

Over the past 18 months the FDA says 360 dogs and one cat have died in illnesses that may involve the jerky treats. Illnesses have been reported in 50 states and six Canadian provinces.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 11:49am EDT

Tags: dog treats, FDA

FDA warns of bacteria in shellfish from NY harbor

The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York's Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 09:46pm EDT

Tags: shellfish, Oyster Bay Harbor, FDA, New York, illness

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