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First Source Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate

20 Sep 21:16 | U.S. News

First Source of Pico Rivera, CA, is recalling Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate 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 this product.read more »

Death Wish Coffee Co. Announces Recall of Nitro Cold Brew Cans From Retailers, Online Sales

20 Sep 16:02 | U.S. News

Death Wish Coffee Co. (“Death Wish”), the Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer known for producing the ‘World’s Strongest Coffee’, has initiated a recall its 11-oz Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s continued efforts to promote the safe adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

20 Sep 12:18 | U.S. News

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – the use of medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies – is one of the major pillars of the federal response to the opioid epidemic in this country. This type of treatment is an important tool that has the potential to help millions of Americans with an opioid use disorder regain control over their lives. In fact, patients receiving MAT cut their risk of death from all causes in half, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing the epidemic of opioid addiction is my highest public health priority. One element of that effort is promoting more widespread, safe adoption of MAT as a way to help more people overcome addiction.read more »

FDA clears first duodenoscope with disposable distal cap

20 Sep 11:57 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable distal cap, a new feature that will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing. The Pentax ED34-i10T model duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct disorders and other upper GI problems.read more »

Financial Applications Questions and Answers (Q s)

20 Sep 01:00 | U.S. News

FI-3334, Financial Applications Questions and Answers (Q s)(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-20 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-18 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

FY 2017 Hurricane Irma Relief Effort Accounting Codes

20 Sep 01:00 | Weather

BU-784, FY 2017 Hurricane Irma Relief Effort Accounting Codes(FOR FSA Employees) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-20 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-20 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Processing Schedule for Calendar Year 2017 Year-end Reporting

18 Sep 01:00 | U.S. News

FI-3333, Processing Schedule for Calendar Year 2017 Year-end Reporting(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-18 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-18 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) Producers 2017 Premium Balance Due Letter

15 Sep 01:00 | U.S. News

MPP-51, Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) Producers 2017 Premium Balance Due Letter (FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-15 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-15 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., about crops impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and FDA’s work with farmers affected by the storms

14 Sep 13:48 | U.S. News

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., about crops impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and FDA’s work with farmers affected by the stormsread more »

FDA approves new treatment for adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma

14 Sep 12:56 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Aliqopa (copanlisib) for the treatment of adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior treatments known as systemic therapies.read more »

FDA approves first biosimilar for the treatment of cancer

14 Sep 12:11 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) as a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of multiple types of cancer. Mvasi is the first biosimilar approved in the U.S. for the treatment of cancer.read more »

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Deglet Dates Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

14 Sep 11:51 | U.S. News

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted because it may contain undeclared coconut, an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

FDA permits marketing of mobile medical application for substance use disorder

14 Sep 11:16 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the first mobile medical application to help treat substance use disorders (SUD). The Reset application is intended to be used with outpatient therapy to treat alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and stimulant SUDs. The application is not intended to be used to treat opioid dependence.read more »

Civil Rights and EEO State Management Review (SMR) Schedule

14 Sep 01:00 | U.S. News

AO-1687, Civil Rights and EEO State Management Review (SMR) Schedule(FOR State Offices and Service Centers) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-14 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-13 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Processing Local Travel Expense Reimbursements in WebTA

13 Sep 01:00 | Weather

BU-783, Processing Local Travel Expense Reimbursements in WebTA(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-13 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-11 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

FY 2017 Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort Accounting Codes

13 Sep 01:00 | Weather

BU-782, FY 2017 Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort Accounting Codes(FOR FSA Employees) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-13 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-12 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Adding Hurricane Irma Activity Codes in the Activity Reporting System (ARS)

13 Sep 01:00 | Weather

AO-1686, Adding Hurricane Irma Activity Codes in the Activity Reporting System (ARS)(FOR FSA Employees) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-13 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-13 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Cherry Valley Marketplace Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Cherry Valley Vanilla Cupcakes” and “Cherry Valley Chocolate Cupcakes”

12 Sep 19:01 | U.S. News

Cherry Valley Marketplace, West Hempstead, NY, is recalling its 12-ounce packages of CHERRY VALLEY VANILLA CUPCAKES and CHERRY VALLEY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.read more »

Bravo Produce Inc. Retira Maradol Papaya de Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V. Por posible riesgo a la salud

12 Sep 11:56 | U.S. News

Bravo Produce Inc de San Ysidro, está retirando Maradol Papaya, cultivadas por Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecoman y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V., como manera preventiva, debido a que dicho producto ha probado positivo para Salmonella, es de suma importancia mencionar que dicha bacteria puede afectar a niños, ancianos y personas con sistemas inmunológicos débiles. Los síntomas a experimentar son fiebre, diarrea, náusea, vómito y dolor abdominal. En raras circunstancias, la infección por Salmonella puede resultar en el organismo entrando en el torrente sanguíneo y la producción de enfermedades graves, como las infecciones arteriales (es decir, los aneurismas infectados), endocarditis y artritis.read more »

FY 2017 OTIS and SOP Closeout Guidance

12 Sep 01:00 | U.S. News

AO-1685, FY 2017 OTIS and SOP Closeout Guidance(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-12 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-06 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Coborn’s, Inc.’s Issues Recall of American Rye Bread and Caraway Rye Bread Due To Undeclared Allergens

11 Sep 11:53 | U.S. News

Coborn's, Inc. is recalling packages of its American Rye Bread and Caraway Bread, which contain undeclared allergens (milk, soy and egg) as a result of an update to the ingredient profile from the manufacturer of the base. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk, Soy, and/or Eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Bravo Produce Inc. Recalls Maradol Papaya from Productores Y Exportadores De Carica Papaya De Tecomán Y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and Packed by Frutas Selectas De Tijuana, S. De R.L. De C.V. Because of Possible Health Risk

10 Sep 16:14 | U.S. News

Bravo Produce Inc. of San Ysidro, is withdrawing Maradol Papaya, grown by Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and packed by Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de RL de CV, as a preventive measure, because the product has tested positive for Salmonella by exams done by FDA. It is extremely important to mention that this bacterium can affect children, elderly and people with weak immune systems. Symptoms are fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.read more »

Simply Fresh Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Single Serve Cups of San Francisco Seafood Salad Made with Greek Yogurt

8 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Simply Fresh Foods, Inc. of Buena Park, CA is recalling 272 cases of one specific lot of its 4-4 ounce packages of "San Francisco Seafood Salad Made with Greek Yogurt" bearing a UPC bar code of 47502 19701 because the individual cups inside the carton may be mislabeled as Seafood Salad with Real Mayonnaise and does not declare "milk". The outer carton is correct and has the correct ingredient statement which declares "milk". People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Garden of Life LLC Issues Recall of Baby Organic Liquid Formula

8 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Today, Garden of Life, LLC, is issuing a voluntary precautionary recall of its new supplement for infants, Baby Organic Liquid, because the product, as labeled, includes directions for use that may be misinterpreted. The company is concerned that if not administered precisely following the labeled instructions, the product may present difficulties in swallowing and potentially pose a choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid.read more »

Product Recall By Wegmans Of Assorted Muffins 4 Pack

7 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The assorted muffin four pack may include a banana nut muffin containing walnuts, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to nuts should not consume this product.read more »

Product Recall By Wegmans Assorted Muffins 4 Pack

7 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The assorted muffin four pack may include a banana nut muffin containing walnuts, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to nuts should not consume this product.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on a new qualified health claim advising that early introduction of peanuts to certain high-risk infants may reduce risk of peanut allergy

7 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on a new qualified health claim advising that early introduction of peanuts to certain high-risk infants may reduce risk of peanut allergyread more »

Monsanto News Release

5 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The Climate Corporation Announces Close of AGCO’s Purchase of Precision Planting LLC

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Country Fresh Orlando LLC, Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk

5 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Country Fresh Orlando, LLC. of Orlando, Florida, is recalling 5,999 cases of diced bell pepper, vegetable kabobs, and creole and fajita mixed diced vegetables (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with 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 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 »

Wakefern Food Corp. Voluntarily Recalls ShopRite Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Chips

1 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Wakefern Food Corp. has initiated a voluntary recall of its ShopRite brand Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Chips. The chips were sold in 24 oz. bags bearing a UPC bar code of 041190 02668 and Best if Used By dates of April 11, 2019 and April 12, 2019.read more »

FDA clears mammography device with option for patient-assisted compression

1 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first 2D digital mammography system that allows patients to increase or decrease the amount of compression applied to their own breast before the mammogram x-ray is taken.read more »

FDA approves Mylotarg for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

1 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia whose tumors express the CD33 antigen (CD33-positive AML). The FDA also approved Mylotarg for the treatment of patients aged 2 years and older with CD33-positive AML who have experienced a relapse or who have not responded to initial treatment (refractory).read more »

2017 National County Operations Review Training

1 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

COR-132, 2017 National County Operations Review Training (FOR FSA National Office Employees and State Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-01 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-08-31 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

September 2017 CCC, FSFL, and SSFL Interest Rates

1 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

FI-3332, September 2017 CCC, FSFL, and SSFL Interest Rates(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-09-01 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-09-01 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Monsanto News Release

31 Aug 2017 | Weather

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Statement from Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Janet Woodcock regarding safety concerns related to investigational use of Keytruda in multiple myeloma

31 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Statement from Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Janet Woodcock regarding safety concerns related to investigational use of Keytruda in multiple myelomaread more »

Dedinas Franzak Enterprises Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In "Butter Flavored Popcorn"

30 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Dedinas Franzak Enterprises of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling several brands of butter flavored popcorn 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 »

Rajbhog Distributors GA Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in JALEBI

30 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Rajbhog Distributors GA. Inc. of Tucker GA-30084 is recalling 1467 packets of Jalebi because it may contain undeclared Almond pcs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Almonds run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States

30 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases.read more »

FDA approves new antibacterial drug

29 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific bacteria. Vabomere is a drug containing meropenem, an antibacterial, and vaborbactam, which inhibits certain types of resistance mechanisms used by bacteria.read more »

FDA approves first U.S. treatment for Chagas disease

29 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to benznidazole for use in children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease. It is the first treatment approved in the United States for the treatment of Chagas disease.read more »

News from Monsanto for 08/29/2017

29 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

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Monsanto News Release

29 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

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The Climate Corporation Expands the Climate FieldViewTM Platform’s Digital Toolbox, Announces Acceleration of R&D Advancements Through Robust Innovation Pipeline

29 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company (NYSE:read more »

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Highlights Strong Demand for Latest Innovations at Farm Progress Show; Company Expects to Have Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans Supply for up to Half of All U.S. Acres in 2018 Season

29 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

ST. LOUIS & DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In remarks scheduled today for Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley at Farmread more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on the FDA’s new policy steps and enforcement efforts to ensure proper oversight of stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine

28 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

One of the most promising new fields of science and medicine is the area of cell therapies and their use in regenerative medicine. These new technologies, most of which are in early stages of development, hold significant promise for transformative and potentially curative treatments for some of humanity’s most troubling and intractable maladies. Recent advances in our basic knowledge of the pathways involved in tissue damage and regeneration have combined with remarkable progress in adult stem cell biology to put us at a genuine inflection point in the history of medicine. The prospect of clinical tissue repair strategies is a tangible reality. This promise is reinforced by the strong commitment of the investment and scientific communities in exploring the potential applications across a wide range of vexing diseases and conditions, such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes, among many others.read more »

FDA warns US Stem Cell Clinic of significant deviations

28 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter issued to US Stem Cell Clinic of Sunrise, Florida, and its Chief Scientific Officer Kristin Comella for marketing stem cell products without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice requirements, including some that could impact the sterility of their products, putting patients at risk.read more »

FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘stem cell’ centers targeting vulnerable patients

28 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took decisive action to prevent the use of a potentially dangerous and unproven treatment belonging to StemImmune Inc. in San Diego, California, and administered to patients at the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California. On behalf of the FDA, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 the U.S. Marshals Service seized five vials of Vaccinia Virus Vaccine (Live) – a vaccine that is reserved only for people at high risk for smallpox, such as some members of the military. Each of the vials originally contained 100 doses of the vaccine, and although one vial was partially used, four of the vials were intact.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s role in ensuring Americans have access to clear and consistent calorie and nutrition information; forthcoming guidance will provide greater clarity and certainty

25 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

As a doctor, father and the head of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, I believe that everyone is entitled to the information they need to make informed decisions about the food they eat. We serve as the nation’s expert on food labeling, which is why Congress entrusted us with the responsibility of crafting predictable, uniform federal standards that will benefit the health of families across America by ensuring access to essential calorie and nutrition information on food and menu labels.read more »

Recall of Certain Frozen Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry Products Due to Possible Contamination by Listeria Monocytogenes

23 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Out of an abundance of caution, SunOpta Inc’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products due to 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 »

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