Makeover Coming For Food Nutrition LabelsNutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars.
Frozen Food Recall Covers Hundreds Of Items From Many StoresAmid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to Texas and all the other 49 states, authorities trying to stem listeria-linked illnesses worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers.
Preparing for Zika: Blood Donors Face New ScreeningsFollowing FDA recommendations, blood banks now ask potential donors if they’ve traveled to countries where the virus is active—or had sexual contact with someone.
Study: E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge In Young ChildrenElectronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine.
FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal AuthorityHundreds of e-cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry trying to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled Due To Packaging MistakeThe Food and Drug Administration says Blue Bell Ice Cream has issued another recall. This one is due to mislabeling.
First Commerical Zika Virus Test Approved by FDAIt's about to be much easier for North Texas doctors to test for the Zika virus.
Texas Prison Agency Reviewing Feds Ban Of Execution DrugThe FDA is refusing to back down from its decision to block the Texas prison system from importing a drug that could be used for capital punishment.
New Abortion Drug Label Could Undo Texas LawThe FDA has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by several states including Texas, Ohio and North Dakota.
Looking For Calorie Labels On Menus? Not Until 2017Wondering how many calories are in that hamburger? Chain restaurants still don't have to tell you, despite a 6-year-old law requiring calorie labels on menus.
First Dissolving Heart Stent Gets FDA ReviewA disappearing medical implant will get a closer look from the FDA this week. The administration meets Tuesday to review a first-of-its-kind heart stent that dissolves into the body after helping to clear fat-clogged arteries.
Kellogg: Investigation Underway After Graphic Urinating VideoA criminal investigation is underway after a video surfaced online showing a man urinating on a Kellogg factory assembly line, the company said.