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You probably shouldn’t eat crab meat for a little while

July 16th, 2018

Another day, another dire warning about food that you probably should avoid for a while. Last week the FDA and CDC told everyone to stop eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, which was terrible news for cereal lovers from coast to coast, but today it’s seafood fanatics who are feeling the sting. Well, maybe not sting, but …

black licorice warning

FDA issues dire warning against black licorice for Halloween

October 31st, 2017

Well, it’s Halloween, which means that if there’s one day of the year where you’re going to load up on sweets it’s probably today. If you’re a big fan of black licorice you’re going to need to keep your candy habit in check, lest you want to seriously disrupt your heart and potentially even end …

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Apple selected to FDA pilot program to fast-track medical tech

September 26th, 2017

Bloomberg reported today that Apple has joined a Food and Drug Administration program to fast-track the development of medical technology. The FDA selected nine companies in total for its program, which will allow companies to avoid some of the regulations that surround health products. “We need to modernize our regulatory framework so that it matches the …

FDA 2016 Nutrition Facts Label Changes

New FDA rules require nutrition labels to show how much sugar was added

May 23rd, 2016

Nutrition facts labeling will now contain a new category called “Added Sugars” that’s supposed to better portray reality, the government announced. That way, you’ll know exactly how much extra sugar was added to any type of food or beverage. But that’s not the only change you can expect from the upcoming new nutrition label requirements.