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FDA warns against powdered caffeine

Source: 49 News Topeka

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, died May 27 after consuming it. The FDA said it is investigating caffeine powder and will “consider taking regulatory action.” In the meantime, the agency said it is recommending consu ...
Full article at: 49 News Topeka Jul 18 2014, 4:33pm CDT
 


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FDA preparing long-awaited plan to ask food industry to lower levels of salt in foods

Source: Canadian Business Online

WASHINGTON – Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told The Associated Press. Hamburg said in a recent interview that the sodium is ...
Full article at: Canadian Business Online Jun 17 2014, 11:59am CDT
 

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Update: 8

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Source: 49 News Topeka

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told The Associated Press. Hamburg said in a recent interview that the sodiu ...
Full article at: 49 News Topeka Jun 17 2014, 11:41am CDT
 

Update: 6

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Washington • Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told The Associated Press. Hamburg said in a recent interview that sodium is “of ...
Full article at: Salt Lake Tribune Jun 17 2014, 11:31am CDT
 

Update: 5

FDA Says Enough With All That Salt Already

Source: Grub Street SF

Stockpile your shakers. For years, stubborn Americans have consistently thwarted government requests to curb high-sodium diets — we continually average a third more than the daily 2,300 milligrams it recommends, which isn't much: only about a teaspoon of salt or a couple tablespoons of soy sauce. So the FDA has a new plan, and that's to go around consumers entirely by issuing industrywide "guidelines" that stipulate how much sodium should be in what foods. The idea would fav ...
Full article at: Grub Street SF Jun 17 2014, 10:35am CDT
 

Update: 4

Federal Drug Administration to issue guidelines on lowering sodium levels in food

Source: TBD.com

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told The Associated Press. Ham ...
Full article at: TBD.com Jun 17 2014, 4:31am CDT
 

Update: 3

FDA preparing long-awaited plan to ask food industry to lower levels of salt in foods

Source: Canadian Business Online

WASHINGTON – Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told The Associated Press. Hamburg said in a recent interview that the sodium is “of huge interest and ...
Full article at: Canadian Business Online Jun 17 2014, 2:11am CDT
 

Update: 2

Big Food Declares War On Vermont Food Labeling Law

Source: Business Insider

Trade groups representing food industry giants are asking a federal court to strike down a Vermont law that would require companies to label products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The law is scheduled to go into effect in July 2016, and would make Vermont the first state to force companies to let consumers know when food products have been genetically engineered via an insertion of DNA from another plant, animal, or micro-organism. The law ...
Full article at: Business Insider Jun 16 2014, 12:27pm CDT
 

Update: 1

US lawmakers urge ban on e-cigarettes on airplanes

Source: Asia One

E-cigarette use should be banned on domestic flights and those to or from the United States, seven US senators said on Tuesday in a letter urging the Department of Transportation to finalize rules proposed almost three years ago."While many major carriers have decided to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes, federal regulations still allow these products to be used during flight," the lawmakers, all Democrats, wrote ...
Full article at: Asia One Jun 13 2014, 1:35am CDT
 



 

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