Food and Drug Administration

Nineteen ingredients commonly used in antibacterial soaps and washes, including two suspected endocrine disruptors linked to reproductive and developmental harm, are being phased out with the publication of a new federal rule. In announcing the rule, the Food and Drug Administration reassured consumers that there are still effective measures to prevent the spread of germs,…

UPDATED CONTENT July 13: General Mills Inc. updated its recall notice, removing the regular version of its “Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix” distributed in the United States. Only the “Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix” and the “Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix” are being recalled

Food recalls in the final three months of 2014 ticked up to 136 events, up from the previous lowest quarter of the year. The total includes recalls overseen by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The count comes from government records monitored and reported by…

Ateeco Inc. of Shenandoah, PA, has voluntarily recalled specific lots of its Mrs. T’s Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil variety of pierogies due to safety concerns. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers and is being recalled due to plastic contamination in the product which may pose a choke hazard. Mrs. T's Pierogies labelThe…

San Francisco-based Fong Kee Tofu Co. Inc. has agreed to indefinitely shut down operations, or until its manufacturing facility can meet federation food safety regulations. The company, which makes soy drinks, tofu and related products, had been cited by Food and Drug Administration officials for food safety violations several times in the past four years…

The New York Attorney General’s office has ordered four major retailers — Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC — to stop selling “adulterated” and “mislabeled” herbal supplements that independent lab tests show do not contain ingredients as stated on the labels. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent cease-and-desist letters Monday to the heads of all four…

Arcadia Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling all packages of Red Thread Fish because they are uneviscerated. The product comes in a 7-oz. heat-sealed plastic bag. The recalled Red Thread Fish product was distributed nationwide in supermarkets. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.…

It might be easy to dismiss the latest study about spiking one’s blood pressure by drinking soy milk from cans lined with bisphenol A (more commonly known as BPA). After all, serious hypertension is more likely to occur from the sodium contained in whatever food or beverage is in the can. But the new Korean…