Category Archives: Food

Health Claims and Food – GAO Issues a Report – FDA Needs to Clarify

Last week, the General Accounting Office issued a report entitled “FDA Needs to Reassess Its Approach to Protecting Consumers from False or Misleading Claims” where – well, the title sort of gives away the gist of the thing, doesn’t it.  FDA does need to … Continue reading

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Food Safety Modernization Act – Passed but Not Funded – A Conversation with Congressman Jack Kingston of the House Appropriations Committee

Many were surprised when at the end of the 111th Congress, the Food Safety Modernization Act was passed and in early January, President Obama signed it into law. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg was a key proponent of the bill, and … Continue reading

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The Food Administration – The Drug Administration – Legislation Introduced for a Single Agency

Right now, the regulatory jurisdiction for the Food and Drug Administration is huge, overseeing by most estimates approximately one-fourth of the U.S. economy.  And in recent months it has expanded into regulating the marketing of tobacco products. Presumably in the … Continue reading

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The Senate Weighing in on FDA Decisions Says No to GE Salmon

There has never been a shyness on the part of members of Congress from weighing in when it comes to FDA examination of a scientific issue.  That is unfortunate. Food Safety News reports (along with The Hill) that eleven U.S. Senators … Continue reading

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A Serial on Cereal – The FDA and the FTC

In May of last year, the Food and Drug Administration sent a Warning Letter to General Mills about a box of Cheerios.   The problem?  The FDA read the Cheerios box and didn't like what they saw when it came … Continue reading

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