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Food And Drug Administration

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‘Natural’ Food Label May Be Misleading

According the FDA, it is difficult to define a food product that is ‘natural’ because the food has probably been processed and is no longer the product of the earth.

05/19/2014

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Phila. Beermaker Thinks FDA Proposal on Grain Reuse is Misguided

“I think it’s crazy,” says Tim Roberts (in photo), head brewer at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia.

04/01/2014

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Rice Recalled After Skin Reactions In Children

The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben’s rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions after children in three states had skin reactions and other symptoms that were linked to the rice.

02/10/2014

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Area Hospitals Scrambling For Saline Solution Amid Rising Shortage

Millions of bags of intravenous saline are used by health care facilities every week. An increase in flu cases is a contributing factor.

01/28/2014

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Princeton To Begin Meningitis B Vaccinations

Princeton University is getting ready to administer the first doses of a vaccine against meningitis.

12/08/2013

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The Legal Definition Of ‘Enriched’ Flour

If you bake, you probably use enriched flour. But, legally, what does that mean?

11/19/2013

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New Safety Rules For Pet Food

After a rise in the number of recalls and pet food making dogs and cats sick, the FDA has issued new safety rules.

10/29/2013

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Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

Why pay for water from a bottle rather than water from the tap? Why indeed.

10/24/2013

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Insects In Yogurt Are Legal

How can insects be allowed into the food we eat? The answer is, because they are.

09/04/2013

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Free Range Not So Free

If you’re paying more to see the words free and range on the label, you might be surprised by what the law says that means.

08/30/2013

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What Does Gluten-Free Really Mean?

In order to be labeled gluten free, a product must have less than 20 parts per million of gluten, a level low enough that it won’t cause a health reaction for most people with celiac.

08/27/2013

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Contaminated Ice

You keep your food on ice to keep the food from going bad. But what keeps the ice from going bad?

07/23/2013

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FDA ‘I Pledge’ Program

Accutane can cause severe birth defects in babies of women who take it while pregnant. That is why the FDA “I Pledge” program has been established.

07/16/2013

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Health: Conflicting Information About Medications For Pregnant Women Online

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the details.

05/28/2013

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FDA Reviewing Merck’s Allergy Therapy Meant To Reduce Allergic Reactions

Drugmaker Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its second application to sell a new type of allergy treatment meant to gradually reduce allergic reactions over time, rather than just relieving sneezing, itching and other symptoms temporarily.

05/08/2013

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