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FDA Enters Into Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction with Cheese Producer Due to Listeria Contamination

On April 9, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced it has entered into a consent decree with a Washington State cheese producer. The company, Del Bueno, which processes and distributes cheeses, and its owner Jesus Rodriguez, agreed to the terms of a consent decree recently entered by U.S. District Judge, Lonny Suko, in […]
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FDA Warns Consumers of Dangers Associated with Crackers Lacking Proper Allergy Warnings

On April 5, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a press release warning consumers not to eat certain crackers because of the potential dangers for those with milk or nut allergies. TWI Foods Inc., the crackers’ manufacturer (called “Rusk” brand Crispy crackers), initiated a voluntary recall of its crackers and toast, because […]
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FDA Enters into Consent Decree with Seafood Processor over Alleged Manufacturing Deficiencies

On April 11, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced that, with the aid of the Department of Justice, it has entered into a consent decree with a California seafood processor. The consent decree precludes the company from engaging in any manufacture or distribution of fish and fish products until it has remedied […]
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FDA Publishes Global Engagement Report, Highlighting Efforts Abroad

On April 23, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released its “Global Engagement Report,” a document detailing the various strategies undertaken by the agency to ensure that FDA-regulated products, including foods, medical devices, drugs, etc., are manufactured under the same quality and safety standards as those produced domestically. Found here, the Engagement Report […]
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FDA Issues Statement on USDA BSE (“mad-cow”) Case

On April 26, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a statement concerning the recent announcement confirming a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (“BSE”). The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) announcement confirming and explaining this case may be accessed here. According to the USDA, the particular cow involved was a dairy cow, and […]
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FDA Warns Companies Marketing Supplements Containing DMAA

On April 27, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued warning letters to several dietary supplement manufacturers in connection with their alleged improper marketing of supplements containing dimethylamylamine (“DMAA”). DMAA, also referred to as geranium extract, is an ingredient found in many dietary supplements and is frequently marketed as a natural stimulant. As […]
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FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Plague Through Animal Efficacy Rule

On April 27, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved Levaquin (levofloxacin), a drug used to treat those afflicted with plague. In addition to treating those with the deadly infection, Levaquin is also approved to reduce the risk of contracting plague after exposure to Yersinia pestis, the bacteria responsible for causing the disease. […]
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