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FDA starts voluntary program to phase out antibiotic use in livestock

The food safety regulator stated that it was launching a new voluntary project in which pharmaceutical companies could relabel their products to prevent them from being used in healthy animals.
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FDA moves to ban trans fats in processed food

Trans fats, known for increasing bad cholesterol and raising the risk of heart attack, are commonly used by the food processing industry in products such as margarine, coffee creamers, frozen pizza, crackers and microwave popcorn.
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FDA to introduce animal food regulation

Rules in this particular area have never been implemented before and the proposal specifically addresses the manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of animal food.
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Salmonella strain linked to Foster Farms found in stores

A strain of Salmonella matching the one associated with the current multi-state Salmonella outbreak has been found in samples of raw chicken manufactured by California-based Foster Farms.
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Triclosan in waterways leads to boom in resistant bacteria, study claims

A common antibacterial compound used in a number of consumer products, such as liquid soaps, toothpastes and shower gels, is contributing to the boom in growth of resistant bacteria in waterways across the United States.
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Federal government shutdown leaves hundreds of food facilities uninspected

A vast majority of inspections at food manufacturing and processing facilities have been suspended as a consequence of the federal government shutdown.
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FDA publishes finalized guidance on medical apps

The FDA will not be regulating the majority of medical apps because they pose very little health risk to patients, but will instead adopt a "risk-based approach."
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Food products seized from Virginia warehouse after inspection finds rodent, insect infestation

The companies, Gourmet Provisions LLC and Royal Cup Inc., stored production at a warehouse where FDA officials had found widespread rodent and insect infestation, as well as evidence of other violations of industry best practices.
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FDA to introduce new reporting rules for canned-food manufacturers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to change the reporting processes for manufacturers of acidified and low-acid canned foods.
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FDA takes action against Idaho meat processor

The FDA took action over violations of manufacturing good practices, including administering animal drugs for purposes that have not been approved by the regulator.
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