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FDA Investigates Multiple Salmonella Outbreak Strains Linked to Papayas

7:35 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Please find more information about the Outbreak of Salmonellosis Linked to Papaya here:read more »

The Idaho Foodbank Recalls Coconut Beverage, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Eggs, and Cheese Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

21 Jul 19:47 | U.S. News

The Idaho Foodbank is recalling approximately 27,000 pounds of Coconut Beverage, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Eggs, and Cheese Product. These products are being recalled because they were not continuously maintained or stored at the required temperature due to a malfunction in the cooler. This could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.read more »

Bhu Foods Voluntarily Recalls Protein Bars for Possible Health Risk

21 Jul 19:37 | U.S. News

Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. of Highland, NY has advised Bhu Foods of San Diego, CA that organic sunflower seeds sold to the company have been recalled. As a result of a recall of sunflower seeds from Hudson Valley Foods, Inc.,Bhu Foods’ supplier of organic sunflower seeds, advised Bhu Foods that ingredients sold to the company have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.read more »

FDA clears first neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device

20 Jul 13:44 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Funding Awards to States for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Implementation

19 Jul 09:46 | U.S. News

More than 3,000 Americans are estimated to die each year from foodborne illnesses and many more are hospitalized and sickened. Yet most of these illnesses and deaths are preventable. While the U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world, Congress entrusted the FDA with new authorities and resources – as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – to update and strengthen the FDA’s risk-based approach to the oversight of food safety.read more »

FDA approves Vosevi for Hepatitis C

18 Jul 14:23 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vosevi to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-6 without cirrhosis (liver disease) or with mild cirrhosis.read more »

New Model Projects An Increase In Dust Storms In The US

18 Jul 11:08 | U.S. News

Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? read more »

FDA approves new treatment to reduce the risk of breast cancer returning

17 Jul 16:42 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nerlynx (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. For patients with this type of cancer, Nerlynx is the first extended adjuvant therapy, a form of therapy that is taken after an initial treatment to further lower the risk of the cancer coming back. Nerlynx is indicated for adult patients who have been previously treated with a regimen that includes the drug trastuzumab.read more »

Bestherbs Coffee LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee due to the Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Undeclared Milk

17 Jul 14:55 | U.S. News

Grand Priarie, TX, Bestherbs Coffee LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, 13 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil. Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction (ED). New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee also contains undeclared milk.read more »

Texas Legend Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cheese, Milk & Egg in "Silver Star Chipotle Dip"

14 Jul 16:59 | U.S. News

Texas Legend Foods of Austin, TX, is recalling its 16 ounce jars of Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip because they contain undeclared cheese, milk and eggs. People who have allergies to cheese, milk and eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Why A Single Nuke's Impact Shouldn't Only Be Measured In Megatons

14 Jul 15:00 | U.S. News

As the notion of nuclear hostilities leaps from its old, Cold War perch into modern debate, new calculations by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers show that even a limited nuclear strike could have disastrous global consequences.read more »

Climate Change To Deplete Some US Water Basins Used For Irrigation

14 Jul 11:02 | U.S. News

A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change's impact on irrigation.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on pain management and prescription opioid abuse

13 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

In March 2016, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to outline the state of the science regarding prescription opioid abuse and misuse, as well as the evolving role that opioids play in pain management. We greatly appreciate all the work done by NASEM over the past year to produce the comprehensive report released today, which includes recommendations for the FDA and others on this important issue.read more »

Statement from Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., Director, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the status of FDA’s investigation into inaccurate results from certain lead tests

13 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

On May 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Americans that Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare test systems performed on blood drawn from the vein (venous) may provide inaccurate results.read more »

Sunneen Health Foods Issues Recall of Parfait Due to Undeclared Allergens

12 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Sunneen Health Foods is voluntarily recalling mislabeled Whole Foods Market PB&J parfaits sold at five Whole Foods Market stores in New York and New Jersey because the products contained soy and tree nut (almond and coconut) allergens that were not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Biohealth Nutrition Announces the Recall of Precision Blend Cookies and Cream Product for Undeclared Allergen

10 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Biohealth Nutrition of San Dimas, CA is recalling Precision Blend Cookies & Cream because product labels failed to declare the food allergen, wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of a life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical attention should they consume products containing allergens.read more »

Coborn's, Inc. Issues Recall of Incorrectly Labeled Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars Due To Undeclared Milk

10 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Coborn's, Inc. of St. Cloud, Minn. is recalling packages of its Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars, some of which were incorrectly labeled as Gluten Free Fudge Brownies. The Gluten Free Fudge Brownie label does not indicate the product contains milk, however the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars that are incorrectly labeled as Gluten Free Fudge Brownies do contain milk.read more »

FDA approves new treatment for sickle cell disease

7 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) for patients age five years and older with sickle cell disease to reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder.read more »

Federal judge enters consent decree against Alabama compounder Medistat

6 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

U.S. District Judge William H. Steele entered a consent decree of permanent injunction yesterday between the United States and Medistat RX LLC of Foley, Alabama, the company’s co-owners, Mark D. Acker and Timothy L. Fickling, and quality manager and pharmacist-in-charge V. Elaine Waller.read more »

Raja Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In "Anarkali Peshawari Naan Bread. Upc 0-51179-99605-2. Manufactured July 1st, 2015 Thru July 1st, 2017"

5 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Raja Foods LLC of Skokie, Il is recalling its 15 ounce package of "ANARKALI PESHAWARI NAAN" because they may contain undeclared MILK. People who have allergies to MILK run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

FDA clears expanded use of cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy

3 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy. This is the first cooling cap cleared by the agency for use in cancer patients with solid tumors.read more »

July 2017 CCC, FSFL, and SSFL Interest Rates

1 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

FI-3322, July 2017 CCC, FSFL, and SSFL Interest Rates(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-07-01 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-07-01 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Dierbergs Markets Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish and Milk in Product

30 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

St Louis-based Dierbergs is recalling various Deli Products with multiple use by dates in all retail stores because undeclared fish (anchovy) in a Caesar dressing and undeclared milk in 2 Santa Fe wraps. People who have allergies to fish and dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Federal judge orders New York smoked fish company to stop sales due to food safety violations

30 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

A New York smoked fish company has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products, which were produced in a facility that was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono), until it can comply with food safety regulations.read more »

FDA allows marketing of test to aid in the detection of certain leukemias and lymphomas

29 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of ClearLLab Reagents (T1, T2, B1, B2, M), the first agency authorized test for use with flow cytometry to aid in the detection of several leukemias and lymphomas, including chronic leukemia, acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).read more »

FDA unveils plan to eliminate orphan designation backlog

29 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a strategic plan to eliminate the agency’s existing orphan designation request backlog and ensure continued timely response to all new requests for designation with firm deadlines. The agency’s Orphan Drug Modernization Plan comes a week after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb committed to eliminating the backlog within 90 days and responding to all new requests for designation within 90 days of receipt during his testimony before a Senate subcommittee.read more »

Monsanto Company Delivers Solid Third Quarter as It Looks to Close Out Fiscal Year 2017 with Return to Growth

28 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced third-quarter results of read more »

Country-Level Action 'New Frontier' For Tackling Soil Pollution

27 Jun 2017 | World

Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing risks to food security, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). read more »

Global Lamsheng Kee Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Frozen Fish Tofu, Frozen Fried Fish Ball and Frozen White Fish Ball

27 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Global Lamsheng Kee Inc., Brooklyn, NY is recalling Frozen Fish Tofu, Frozen Fried Fish Ball and Frozen White Fish Ball because they may contain undeclared egg. People who have allergies to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

FDA Tackles Drug Competition to Improve Patient Access

27 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking two new, important steps to increase competition in the market for prescription drugs and facilitate entry of lower-cost alternatives. The agency published a list of off-patent, off-exclusivity branded drugs without approved generics, and also implemented, for the first time, a new policy to expedite the review of generic drug applications where competition is limited.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the importance of the Drug Quality and Security Act and overseeing the safety of compounded drugs

26 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

In late 2012, the United States faced the most serious outbreak associated with contaminated compounded drugs in recent history, involving hundreds of people, in many states, who developed fungal infections related to a compounded product. It was an incident that resulted in dozens of deaths.read more »

Publix Recalls Publix Tropical Medley Mix Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

26 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Tropical Medley Mix because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from our supplier of dried apricot, The 5.7oz clear plastic containers of the mix were sold from Publix retail produce departments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina with a UPC of 41415088586. All use by dates are being recalled.read more »

Emergency Grazing for 2017 in MT, ND, and SD

23 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

CRP-833, Emergency Grazing for 2017 in MT, ND, and SD(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-06-23 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-06-23 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

FY 2017 Third and Fourth Quarter Appraisers Funding Authorization

23 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

BU-781, FY 2017 Third and Fourth Quarter Appraisers Funding Authorization(FOR State Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-06-23 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-06-22 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

FDA approves first subcutaneous C1 Esterase Inhibitor to treat rare genetic disease

22 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Haegarda, the first C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Human) for subcutaneous (under the skin) administration to prevent Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) attacks in adolescent and adult patients. The subcutaneous route of administration allows for easier at-home self-injection by the patient or caregiver, once proper training is received.read more »

Corn Better Used As Food Than Biofuel, Study Finds

22 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use.read more »

H-E-B Issues Recall for Undeclared Allergen. H-E-B Creamy Creations Cherry Vanilla Light Churn Style Ice Cream Being Recalled From Five Stores For Undeclared Allergen

21 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

H-E-B, committed to the quality of its products, is issuing a recall for H-E-B Creamy Creations Cherry Vanilla Light Churn Style Half-Gallon Ice Cream from five potentially impacted stores because it may contain an undeclared nut allergen. There have been no reported illnesses related to this recall.read more »

Real Estate Evaluation and Appraisal Requirements for Guaranteed Loan Making and Servicing

21 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

FLP-766, Real Estate Evaluation and Appraisal Requirements for Guaranteed Loan Making and Servicing(FOR State and County Offices ) DATE POSTED: 2017-06-21 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-06-19 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

JFC International Inc. Issues Missing English Label and Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Soybean, and Fish (Bonito) in Futaba Sesame Hijiki Rice Seasoning

20 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling a rice seasoning product because it was found to be missing the English Product Label for sale in the United States. In addition, due to the missing English label, the product has undeclared Wheat, Soybean, and Fish (Bonito) allergens. People who have allergies to wheat, soybeans, or fish (bonito) run the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.read more »

United Natural Trading LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Products Containing Organic and Natural Chopped Dates Due to Possible Health Risk

20 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

United Natural Trading LLC, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of products containing Organic and Natural dates (see below) and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Wholesome Pantry brands due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune symptoms.read more »

Batch of Fat Cat Purry-Purry Sauce Hot Sauce Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens in Per-Peri Pepper Ingredient

20 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

A single production batch of Fat Cat Purry-Purry Sauce Hot Sauce, sold specifically to Winn-Dixie Supermarkets, BI-LO Supermarkets and Harvey’s Supermarkets in the Southeastern U.S., has been recalled due to a potential peanut contamination found in the product. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

U.S. Marshals seize adulterated food from a Minnesota warehouse

20 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that on June 15, the U.S. Marshals Service seized food products held at Professional Warehouse and Distribution, Inc., in St. Paul, Minnesota. The food products seized are worth approximately $73,000 and include, among other things, barley flour, spices, pasta, dried beans, tea and cookies.read more »

House of Thaller Recalls Selected Pine Nut Hummus Products Because of Possible Health Risk

20 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

House of Thaller, a Knoxville Tennessee company, is voluntarily recalling selected 10 ounce packages of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping, because an ingredient supplier notified us that their ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.read more »

Recall Expansion in New Jersey on Fewer than 650 units of Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews and Organic Roasted Unsalted Almonds

20 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Hampton Farms is expanding its voluntary recall to include Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews and Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Almonds distributed only in New Jersey. This is the result of a recall expansion from Hampton Farms’ supplier, Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. of Highland, NY advising Hampton Farms that ingredients sold to the company have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.read more »

Additional Acreage Available for Saturated Buffers

20 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

CRP-832, Additional Acreage Available for Saturated Buffers(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-06-20 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-06-20 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Kabir’s Bakery issues allergy alert on undeclared milk in “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist” and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” in four ounce plastic packages, all container codes.

19 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Kabir’s Bakery of Brooklyn, NY is recalling “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist“ and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” in four ounce plastic packages, all container codes, due to the presence of undeclared milk. Consumers who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this productread more »

Rikki USA, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Masa’s Gourmet Sweet and Sour Sauce, Masa’s Gourmet Curry Coconut Sauce and Masa’s Gourmet Pulled Pork BBQ Sauce

19 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Rikki USA, Inc. of Redmond, WA is recalling Masa’s Gourmet Sweet and Sour Sauce, Masa’s Gourmet Curry Coconut Sauce and Masa’s Gourmet Pulled Pork BBQ Sauce because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Chic-A-Peas, LLC Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk

16 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Chic-a-Peas, LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas 2 oz. packages because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

Guidance on Direct and Guaranteed Loan Making and Servicing Actions

16 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

FLP-765, Guidance on Direct and Guaranteed Loan Making and Servicing Actions(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-06-16 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-06-16 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Requesting CCC-1099-G Correction Activity Throughout the Calendar Year

16 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

FI-3321, Requesting CCC-1099-G Correction Activity Throughout the Calendar Year (FOR State and County Offices ) DATE POSTED: 2017-06-16 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-06-16 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

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