Food And Drug Administration
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
Thursday, December 19, 2013
On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it would require manufactures of antibacterial soaps to demonstrate that their products are safe. Studies in animals have found that exposure to high doses of certain chemicals found in these products can cause hormonal and metabolic disruptions. Rolf Halden,director of the Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University, talks about the chemicals and the questions about their safety.
Friday, July 20, 2012
If you have a hankering for some oysters this weekend, you might want to avoid the ones harvested from New York's Oyster Bay. The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from the bay because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration has finally taken action on a popular and controversial chemical. Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, can no longer be added to baby bottles and cups for young children, according to the F.D.A.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
As many as 72 people have fallen ill and 16 have died, after eating cantaloupes that were contaminated with listeria, a dangerous bacteria. The contaminated fruit was traced back to Jensen Farms in Colorado, which ships to 25 states. This makes the outbreak the country's deadliest of food related illness in more than a decade, according to public health officials.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Food imports from Japan make up less than four percent of all U.S. food imports, according to radiation safety information on the FDA's website, but some in the food industry are still taking precautions even though the agency said "little or no products" are being imported from the tsunami battered region.