FDA Warns Infant Teething Medications Are UnsafeThe FDA released a statement urging Americans to avoid buying over-the-counter medications containing benzocaine.
FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Gets Darker In SunlightFDA officials signed off on the first ever transition contact lenses, which will get darker when the wearer is out in sunlight.
FDA Recommends Zika Screening At All Blood CentersThe Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.
New Brighton Bakery Recalling 873 Pounds Of ProductsSolomon Snacks and Bakery is recalling about 873 pounds of meat pie products that were not federally inspected, were misbranded and contained undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agirculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.
Report: Some Of That Grated Cheese Might Actually Be WoodCheese connoisseurs praise some cheeses for having a nutty taste, but what are the odds some tastemakers would endorse a woodsy taste? According to CBS News, some store-bought grated cheeses are being investigated for using a derivative of wood pulp.
Good Question: What Are The Food Safety Rules For Restaurants?Chipotle now says a sick employee at one of its Massachusetts restaurants could have led to 80 people coming down with norovirus. So, what are the food safety rules for restaurants? Good Question.
Good Question: How Are Calories Measured In Food?By the end of 2016, the FDA will require larger chain restaurants, fast-food places and some business that sell food to post this calorie information. So, Chris from Madison asks: How are calories measured in food? Good Question.
Good Question: What's The Difference Between Sugar & High-Fructose Corn Syrup?This week, sugar makers and corn refiners began another round in their billion dollar court battle. Each maintains the other side has made false claims in the highly competitive sweetener market. So, what is the difference between high-fructose corn syrup and sugar? Good Question.
Good Question: How Are Herbal Supplements Regulated?Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada after ten tablets of so-called "herbal Viagra" in recent days. But drugs and herbal supplements are not regulated in the same way by the federal government. Why not? Good Question.
FDA Approves OxyContin For Children 11 And OlderThe Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.
Minnesota Mothers Warn Of Permanent Birth Control ProductWomen are planning protests across the country this week against a form of permanent birth control. The FDA announced it will take another look at Essure, the device marketed as being safer and cheaper alternative to getting your tubes tied.
Chipotle Finishes Removing GMO Ingredients From Its FoodChipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so.
Nylabone Recalls Dog Chew Due To Salmonella RiskPet owners should be on the lookout for certain treats that could pose a danger to both dogs and people. Nylabone is recalling its "Puppy Starter Kit" because the dog chews may have been contaminated with salmonella.
Good Question: What's Wrong With Antibiotics In Our Food?McDonald’s announced Wednesday that it will phase out its practice of using chickens raised with human antibiotics over the next two years.
Health Officials Link Calif. Apple Packer To Listeria DeathsStrains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said. The illnesses and deaths have been linked to consumption of caramel apples. Health officials warned consumers in December to avoid all prepackaged caramel apples after the deaths and illnesses in 11 states were reported.