| Jan 4, 2011
Republican opponents of food safety legislation are already promising a fight over its funding, even before it becomes law.
President Barack Obama was scheduled to sign the bill on Tuesday. It allows the Food and Drug Administration to increase...
| Aug 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg said Monday her agency is limited by law to a mostly reactive stance on food safety and argued that it needs a more "preventive approach."
Giving a series of network interviews...
| Sep 16, 2010
As lawmakers prepare for hearings into the largest egg recall in U.S. history, food safety advocates say the congressional probe could give momentum to a long-delayed measure that would enhance the power of the Food and Drug Administration.
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:28 PM
WASHINGTON, DC (KTLA) -- The Food and Drug Administration has isolated the exact source of the deadly listeria outbreak in 12 states.
The outbreak is blamed for 25 deaths, and 123 illnesses.
It was traced to consumption of Rocky Ford cantaloupes grown...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:26 AM
Here's the reaction of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) to the news that the FDA has pulled approval of Avastin for breast cancer treatment.
"The coalition applauds the FDA and Commissioner Margaret Hamburg for the decision to revoke the...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed but said he did not steer his administration's decision to halt the over-the-counter sale of an anti-pregnancy drug to girls under 17, saying it was common sense to keep a morning-after...
| Nov 11, 2009
Louisiana's politicians are pushing the Food and Drug Administration to do an about-face on its plan to ban raw oysters from the Gulf Coast during the warm months.
On Friday, members of Louisiana's congressional delegation spoke out against the...
| Nov 13, 2009
A consumer advocacy group's analysis of canned goods has found measurable levels of the chemical additive bisphenol A across a range of foods, including some labeled "BPA-free."
Children eating multiple servings of some of the tested food could get doses...
| Nov 13, 2009
Facing fierce resistance, the Obama administration on Friday backed off a plan to ban sales of raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico during warm-weather months.
The Food and Drug Administration said it would put the proposal on hold while it studies ways...
| Jun 7, 2009
Natalie Fullerton's parents were thrilled to watch their year-old daughter bounce back from a double-lung transplant. Within months, she was mimicking her sister's ballet poses and gleefully repeating the word "purple."
Her father, Leslie, carefully...
| Mar 14, 2009
The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Barack Obama said Saturday as he filled the top job at the Food and Drug Administration.
Obama used his weekly radio and video address to announce the...