Category Archives: Food

Getting Juiced – the FDA, Apple Juice and Arsenic

There has been a rather high profile spat between one man and a federal agency over the effects of arsenic in apple juice.  The man happens to be Dr. Oz – a household name, the agency happens to be the … Continue reading

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FDA Launches Initiative Aimed at Imports

There is no question for even the most casual observer that the exploding globalization movement of the 1990s has led to expansive imports during the decade I like to call the Uh-ohs (2000s).  Globalization has brought with it many benefits. … Continue reading

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More or Less – Appropriations for FDA

This is about food, but also about medicine. This week the markup of the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee was posted to the Committee’s Website revealing that the FDA was getting a $285 million dollar cut from last year’s budget and … Continue reading

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Status of FDA’s Proposed Regulations on Menu Labeling – A Conversation

Last Friday, the FDA published notice about draft guidance on the issue of menu labeling in restaurants.  The idea of labeling food choices in restaurants has long been a goal of those who advocate for greater education for consumers in … Continue reading

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Does Japan Tragedy Cause Re-Think on FDA Funding?

The trio of tragedies that hit Japan are now spawning a fourth – the potential for radioactive contamination of food and water.  There are now reports that the FDA has banned food imports from four prefectures – those located closest … Continue reading

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