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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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E-Cigarettes Take Off As Regulation Looms

Technology could make creating e-cigarette standards more difficult in the future. The FDA hopes to require e-cigarette makers to apply for approval for their products.

12/08/2014

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Gay, BiSexual Men Could Soon Donate Blood

For decades, the fear of AIDS led to a ban against gay men donating blood. But that could all be changing.

CBS 11–12/02/2014

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Indiana Brothers Convicted In Texas Drug Case

Two Indiana brothers have been convicted in a synthetic marijuana ring involving North Texas smoke shops and convenience stores.

10/29/2014

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Activists: FDA Policies Have Contributed To Rx Painkiller Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

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FDA Tweaks Food Safety Rules Due Next Year

The government is rewriting sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that they could hurt business.

09/19/2014

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