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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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FDA Explains its Regulation of Bottled Water

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published “Food Facts”, a document providing the public with information concerning the Agency’s regulation of bottled water. Found here, the document details how the Agency works in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to ensure that drinking water is safe. While the EPA is primarily responsible […]
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FDA Announces Recall of Alfalfa Sprouts After Listeria Monocytogenes is Detected

On May 8, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the recall of alfalfa sprouts produced by the company Cleveland Beansprouts Co. Discussed here, the Company is recalling the sprouts due to the possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. For more information about Listeria monocytogenes, please see our previous post here. Through the U.S. […]
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