kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

FDA

Cow. (CBS)

FDA May Ban North Bay Brewery From Turning Used Grain Into Cow Feed

New federal regulations to make sure feed is safe for animals may have an unintended consequence. A North Bay brewery that gives its used grain to feed cows could be banned from doing so.

04/14/2014

supermarket, shelf, shelves, aisle, food, shopping

FDA Loophole May Be Allowing Unsafe Chemicals In Your Food

A loophole in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations may be allowing unsafe chemicals in your food, according to the findings of one environmental organization.

04/07/2014

A food label that emphasizes fat.

New Look Proposed For Nutrition Labels Will Highlight Calories and Sugar

The number for calories will be getting bigger, and a new category for added sugars will be included on the “Nutrition Facts” labels that appear on most food packages.

02/27/2014

(CBS)

California Organic Farmers Worry About New FDA Food Safety Rules

California’s organic farmers are sounding the alarm. They said new regulations the Food and Drug Administration is proposing to keep produce safe could put them out of business. Meanwhile, some consumers said it may be a price we have to pay.

02/25/2014

Sovaldi

Foster City-Based Gilead’s Breakthrough Hepatitis Drug Costs $1,000 Per Pill

Doctors are calling a newly-approved drug a “ revolution” in treating the most common blood-borne infection in the United States. But patient advocates warn how those who need it may not be able to afford it; and noisy protests from Paris to San Francisco are trying to drive the displeasure over the price into the open.

02/18/2014

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google-Backed Genetic Testing Company 23andMe Faces Class Action Lawsuit

Genetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA test kit.

12/04/2013

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

FDA Orders Local DNA Test Startup 23andMe To Halt Sales

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

11/25/2013

Food items which contain trans fat are shown on November 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed a rule change that would eliminate trans fat from all processed foods. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FDA Moves To Ban Trans-Fats Over Heart Health Concerns

Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what’s left of them for good.

11/07/2013

Spices  (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: FDA Finds High Level Of Contamination In Imported Spices

About 12 percent of spices brought into the U.S. are contaminated with dirt, insect parts, rodent hairs and other filth, according to an FDA Draft report. In addition, the report found spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with salmonella. More than 80 different types of salmonella were detected.

10/31/2013

A dog fetches a stick in the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: FDA Seeks Pet Owner Help On Dangerous Jerky Treats

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to solve a stubborn mystery surrounding the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate jerky treats, and officials are hoping pet owners and veterinarians can help them figure out what exactly may be causing the illnesses.

10/23/2013

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,929 other followers