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 •  October 7

A week before the Sept. 27 death of Hugh M. Hefner from cardiac arrest and respiratory failure, the 91-year old Playboy founder was battling the blood infection septicemia and a drug-resistant strain of E. coli. The new information about the publisher’s final days comes from his California death certificate, which, unlike many states, also lists...

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 •  October 4

U.S. seafood imports from as many as 140 countries reached 6 billion pounds by 2015, with 50 percent coming from foreign fish farms. “As imports of farmed seafood increase, so too do the concerns over the presence of drug residues,” says a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report prepared for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-TN, who chairs the...

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 •  September 19

New FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb claims food and tobacco issues are taking up a majority of his time. Maybe so, but there’s nothing on his public calendar to prove it. Drug approvals and the regulation of medical devices usually take up more of the FDA commissioners’ time than the food side of the house. But Gottlieb says “the food center and...

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 •  August 14

A peanut production facility in Virginia is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of food safety regulations regarding sanitary conditions during production, storage and transportation, and product labeling. Officials from the FDA’s Baltimore District Office inspected the Petersburg, VA, location of Coleman Peanut...

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 •  March 30

Since the U.S. House could not find any route to repeal it, Obamacare will likely stand long enough to bring menu labeling into reality on May 5. Menu labeling regulations as written by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were slipped into the Affordable Care Act seven years ago as one of the mammoth law’s many mandates. It means that restaurants...

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 •  March 21

The multi-state outbreak of multi-drug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg infections that was linked to contact with dairy bull calves is over. Since its last update Nov. 28, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an additional 15 confirmed cases were added to the outbreak. Five of those required hospitalization. Final counts...