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FDA to Take a Hard Look at Its Food, Tobacco Programs

FDA to Take a Hard Look at Its Food, Tobacco ProgramsTHURSDAY, July 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will begin a comprehensive review of its food and tobacco programs amid a high-profile infant formula shortage and recent rulings on e-cigarettes. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf first announced the review on Tuesday, then appeared at a Senate subcommittee hearing on food safety on Wednesday, calling the food program “one of my absolute top priorities,” CNN reported."My assessment is that the foods program is staffed by highly dedicated people, I can't stress enough how hard they work and the depth of their knowledge," Califf said during the subcommittee hearing. "But they're working in a suboptimal environment that needs to be reformed. Accordingly, we've initiated a full review of the foods...

Raw Meat Diet May Have a Downside for Dogs

21 July 2022
Raw Meat Diet May Have a Downside for DogsTHURSDAY, July 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Feeding raw meat to your dog may spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to researchers who studied the poop of dogs fed these diets. What did the British scientists find? Dogs who were fed raw meat were more likely to shed antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli in their feces. Meanwhile, past research has found that daily interactions between dogs and their owners have the potential to spread bacteria. "We know humans and animals share bacteria with one another, so what we find in your pet may well also be in you," said Kristen Reyher, a professor of veterinary epidemiology and population health at the University of Bristol Veterinary School and a co-author on the research. "Pet owners should be encouraged to practice good hygiene and...

Freeze-Dried Organic Blueberries Recalled Due to Lead Levels

20 July 2022
Freeze-Dried Organic Blueberries Recalled Due to Lead LevelsWEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Certain 1.2-ounce Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry pouches have been recalled in the United States because of possible lead contamination.The recall of two lots by manufacturer BrandStorm Inc. is due to lead levels above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recommended limits."People with high levels of lead in their blood may show no symptoms, but the condition may cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs," the company said in a statement. Acute lead poisoning can result in a wide range of symptoms, including stomach pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and bloody or decreased urinary output. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning.So far, no reports of illness have been...

Does Your Loved One Have an Eating Disorder? Look for...

20 July 2022
Does Your Loved One Have an Eating Disorder? Look for These 7 SignsWEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly 30 million Americans have an eating disorder in their lifetime, and calls to a nationwide support group have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.Between March 2020 and October 2021, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) recorded a 58% increase in calls, texts and emails seeking help. Behind opioid addiction, eating disorders have the second highest risk of death of any mental illness — claiming about 10,200 lives a year in the United States.But would you know how to recognize if you or someone you love needs help? Most people who have an eating disorder never receive treatment, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.And once someone begins displaying the more common characteristics of an eating...

More Hospitalizations, Illnesses From Daily Harvest Crumbles

18 July 2022
More Hospitalizations, Illnesses From Daily Harvest CrumblesMONDAY, July 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says nearly 100 people have now been hospitalized and hundreds have become ill in at least 26 states after consuming a lentil-based product from Daily Harvest.The fallout is mounting for the food delivery company, which first recalled its French Lentil + Leek Crumbles on June 23.After an Oklahoma woman sued the company in June, blaming the product for an array of serious health problems, including gastrointestinal illness and liver and gallbladder dysfunction, more lawsuits have been filed against the popular vegan food company, including one involving an infant who was breastfeeding, NBC News reported.In that case, the baby and her mother became ill and were hospitalized after the mother ate the lentil...

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