Import alerts, warning letters, and seizures by U.S. Marshals involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are not uncommon where Kratom is involved. The tropical tree native to Southeast Asia is not approved forContinue Reading The Kratom industry wants the FDA to send down some regulation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns the public not to eat mussels from a certain area following Canadian tests that showed Salmonella and E. coli contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency tested mussel meats…Continue Reading FDA warns public about mussels because of E. coli and Salmonella contamination
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a public advisory to raise awareness about the consumption of caffeinated energy drinks (CEDs) and their potential health implications. The advisory, released on Aug. 21, provides information…Continue Reading Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues public advisory on caffeinated energy drinks
The 53-minute film “Accidental Host — The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease” produced by Dr. Claire Panosian, has been airing on PBS stations around the country since last October and will see its third round of…Continue Reading PBS stations airing ‘Accidental Host–The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease’
It is now legal to sell unpasteurized, raw milk directly to consumers in North Dakota.
The state Legislature approved a measure this year making the sales possible, but it specifically bans the sale of unpasteurized…Continue Reading Consumers can now buy raw, unpasteurized milk in North Dakota
When a hardworking, but exhausted, New York City realtor spied a festive-looking plastic tray of cut-up fruit in a store’s deli section, she reached out, picked it up, and looked it over carefully. She remembered…Continue Reading Commonsense tips for dealing with a foodborne illness
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is warning residents about the potential dangers of consuming raw shellfish and exposure to salt or brackish water along Long Island Sound, because of severe Vibrio vulnificus infections.
Since July 1…Continue Reading One dead in outbreak of Vibrio infections in Connecticut
Pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems have been advised against eating ready-to-eat (RTE) cold-smoked or cured fish.
The advice comes from a risk assessment by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards…Continue Reading Smoked fish advice updated amid Listeria outbreak
Almost half of respondents to a survey in Northern Ireland have been served raw or undercooked meat at a barbecue.
The poll revealed 45 percent of barbecue-goers in summer were given items such as burgers…Continue Reading Irish survey highlights barbecue food safety risks
Assessments of the health impacts of the non-sugar sweetener aspartame have led to disagreements among various research and public health groups.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and…Continue Reading International agency says aspartame is possibly carcinogenic but FDA disagrees