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The Checkup Archive: Food Safety and Recalls

Keeping caffeine from kids

'm not recommending that youngsters be encouraged to take up drinking energy drinks to boost their brains; nor do I think it's a good idea for anyone to overindulge in, well, much of anything. But I'm really not in favor of legislative action regarding food and beverage consumption based on incomplete information. And shouldn't parents have some say in what their children are allowed to drink?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | December 9, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Cardiovascular Health, Dietary supplements, FDA, Food Safety and Recalls, Kids' health, Nutrition and Fitness, Parenting, Prevention, Psychology, Teens  
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Painkiller Darvon pulled because of risk to heart

The prescription painkiller Darvon was pulled off the market Friday at the request of federal regulators.

By Rob Stein  | November 19, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  FDA, Food Safety and Recalls, Recalls, drug safety  
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Schumer: FDA, FTC to act on caffeinated booze

Federal officials are taking steps against those caffeinated alcoholic beverages that have become increasingly popular and have raised alarm among public health authorities, law enforcement and state officials, according to a Senator. The Food and Drug Administration will rule that caffeine is an unsafe substance to add to alcoholic beverages,...

By Rob Stein  | November 16, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  FDA, Food Safety and Recalls  
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The frog in the frozen vegetables

According to this report, Marty Hoffman of Grand Ledge, Mich. was preparing a meal for the family dog, who's on a special diet, and opened a store-brand bag of frozen veggies. Imagine her surprise when she found a little frozen frog in there!

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | October 21, 2010; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Food Safety and Recalls  
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FDA admits mistake with knee device

The Food and Drug Administration Thursday took the highly unusual step of admitting that it made a mistake when it approved a device used to repair damaged knees. The device, called Menaflex Collagen Scaffold, was approved by the FDA in December 2008 to repair and reinforce a part of the...

By Rob Stein  | October 14, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FDA, Food Safety and Recalls  
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Diet drug Meridia pulled over heart attack, stroke issues

Abbott Laboratories has withdrawn its popular weight-loss drug Meridia because it increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

By Rob Stein  | October 8, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Cardiovascular Health, FDA, Food Safety and Recalls, Obesity, Recalls, Women's Health, drug safety  
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Older Entries in This Category »

FDA issues warning on weight-loss drug, Rob Stein , October 8, 2010
Food safety appointee has work cut out for her, Jennifer LaRue Huget , August 23, 2010
Consumer Reports on supplement safety, Jennifer LaRue Huget , August 3, 2010
ESPN's sickening stadium-food scorecard, Jennifer LaRue Huget , July 29, 2010
Keeping food safe when the power goes out, Jennifer LaRue Huget , July 26, 2010
What's the big deal about breast-milk cheese?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , March 11, 2010
Is that Right? Sunny-side-up eggs are okay to eat?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , February 5, 2010
H1N1 reveals weaknesses, report concludes , Rob Stein , December 16, 2009
Dirty birds, Jennifer LaRue Huget , December 3, 2009
The Food-Safety Muddle, Jennifer LaRue Huget , October 14, 2009
My Son Ate Raw Hamburger: Now What?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , September 29, 2009
Do Food Safety Fixes Miss the Mark?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , July 8, 2009
Is Toll House Recall a Turning Point?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , June 24, 2009
Toll House Cookie Dough Recall, Jennifer LaRue Huget , June 19, 2009
 
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