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ConsumerWatch: How To Pick A Pet Food

The F.D.A. has been looking into scores of complaints from dog owners who say their animals got sick after eating Beneful dog food. The agency said, while it generally does not comment on an open investigation, it has seen a spike in complaints since January after several media reports about the dog food.

04/29/2013

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FDA Rejects 2 HIV Drugs From Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences said Monday that the Food and Drug Administration rejected two marketing applications for HIV treatments, citing quality control problems at the Foster Citry company’s manufacturing facilities.

04/29/2013

Way back when, Whole Foods was one lonely store in 1980, and also home sweet home to owners John Mackey and Rene Lawson. They even used the dishwasher as a shower. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Shoppers Approve Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods Rejecting GMO Salmon

As the Food and Drug administration is expected to approve the sale of genetically-modified salmon, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market said they won’t sell the fish.

03/20/2013

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Berkeley-Based Annie’s Recalls Frozen Pizzas That May Contain Metal Fragments

A Berkeley-based company is recalling frozen pizzas that may contain metal fragments.

01/24/2013

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HealthWatch: FDA Requires Lower Doses For Sleep Medications

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.

01/10/2013

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ConsumerWatch: FDA Handling Of Pet Treat Complaints Questioned

Thousands of pet owners nationwide are furious that the treats they believe sickened or killed their pets are still on store shelves, and now a well-known congressman is calling for an investigation into the FDA’s handling of the issue.

08/29/2012

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Food Seized From Fremont Warehouse Over Alleged Rodent Infestation

Food and herbs allegedly contaminated by a rodent infestation were seized from the Fremont warehouse of a natural food company on Tuesday, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

08/22/2012

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ConsumerWatch: FDA Bid To Test Chinese-Made Dog Treats Denied

Four Chinese plants that produce chicken jerky treats sold by American companies have refused to allow Federal Drug Administration investigators to take samples for analysis despite complaints from pet owners, according to an NBC report.

08/22/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Foster City Company’s Pill To Help Prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

07/16/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Imported Jerky Treats Tied To Growing Number Of Sick Pets

The owners of nearly 1,000 dogs say their pets have either died or have been sickened in the past six months after eating chicken jerky treats from China.

05/22/2012

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