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Diet Pepsi Drops Aspartame Amid Fears

Pepsi said that it is dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback, and replacing it with sucralose, the sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

04/24/2015

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Blue Bell’s Hometown Showing Support During Massive Recall

Joanne Kasten and her friends didn’t mind that they didn’t get to tour the Blue Bell plant in Brenham — even after their 110 mile journey on motorcycle.

04/21/2015

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FDA Approves New Type Of Heart Failure Drug

Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a novel drug.

04/15/2015

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Listeria Link Forces Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling more products that may potentially be contaminated with Listeria. The recall covers three varieties of three-ounce ice cream cups with tab lids.

03/24/2015

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Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Various Frozen Foods Over Possible Health Risk

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has announced a recall of select Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. frozen food items due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

03/23/2015

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FDA Approves GM Apples & Potatoes

Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The FDA on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods as safe.

03/20/2015

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Raw Walnuts For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

03/17/2015

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The Buzz On Essential Oils

Several companies are marketing little bottles of essential oils as natural cure for ailments, from stress relief to weight loss.

03/11/2015

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FDA Keeps Boxed Warning About Suicide On Chantix

The Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer’s anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.

03/09/2015

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Peanut Allergy Patients Told To Avoid Cumin

The FDA is advising people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin after several shipments of the spice have tested positive for peanuts that were not listed on the label.

02/19/2015

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Head Of FDA Stepping Down In March

FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg is resigning in March after six years in the position. The agency’s chief scientist, Stephen Ostroff, will serve as acting commissioner.

02/05/2015

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Apple Company Recalls 2014 Shipments After Link To Listeria

A California apple packing plant has recalled all of its Granny Smith and Gala apple shipments from 2014 after they were linked to an outbreak of listeria in caramel apples that may have caused up to five deaths.

01/08/2015

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