| Oct 23, 2013
So far this year, more than 300 people have gotten sick from bacteria called Salmonella heidelberg. Almost three-quarters of them live in California.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that chicken produced in three Central...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is threatening to close three California poultry plants operated by Foster Farms blamed for an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened at least 278 people nationwide.
In a letter sent Monday to Foster Farms,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Forty state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to regulate electronic cigarettes to address their marketing, ingredients and sale to minors.
The FDA has set a deadline of Oct. 31 to issue proposals...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Ted Labuza ate sour cream two weeks past its due date. And lived to tell the tale.
Dana Gunders went to the market and found fat-free milk in quarts that had no date label; the half-gallons had a "sell-by" date. A container from a different brand had...
| Oct 8, 2013
Re "The haze around e-cigarettes," Editorial, Oct. 3
You are correct that the scientific community does not yet know enough about the potential health effects of nicotine in e-cigarettes. However, the tobacco industry likely has all that information...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:39 PM
A mysterious jerky treat-related illness that has killed more than 500 dogs and cats and sickened thousands more has prompted to U.S. Food and Drug Administration to request the help of pet owners.
On Tuesday, the FDA asked pet owners and...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:02 PM
NEW YORK — After a long and raucous dinner party on a recent weeknight, guests decamped to a loft in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood, perhaps the most desirable chunk of real estate in the city that never sleeps.
There was no music or dancing...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration late Monday approved a new antidepressant medication that is a novel variant on the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that have become the mainstay of depression treatment. The drug, whose generic chemical...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Here's another group suffering because of the partial government shutdown, now in its seventh day: stat geeks.
Most federal agencies' websites carry notices that they aren't being updated during the budget impasse. But the Census Bureau, the Bureau of...
| Oct 3, 2013
Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, will be phased out by the end of the year to comply with international treaties intended to protect the the ozone layer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the announcement, which is part of an...