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Don't Be Misled By "Latex Free" Claims

by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

If you’re allergic to natural rubber latex, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has good news for you: in the future, you are less likely to be misinformed about the absence of this allergen in such products as medical devices. To avoid false assurances about this hazard to your health, FDA is recommending to manufacturers to stop using the labels “latex-free” or “does not contain latex.”

FDA Finalizes Menu and Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Rules

by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized two rules on Nov. 25 requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations to provide consumers with more nutritional information about the foods they eat outside of the home. The rules are required by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

FDA Clarification on Using Wood Shelving in Artisanal Cheesemaking

by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Recently, you may have heard some concerns suggesting the FDA has taken steps to end the long-standing practice in the cheesemaking industry of using wooden boards to age cheese. To be clear, we have not and are not prohibiting or banning the long-standing practice of using wood shelving in artisanal cheese. Nor does the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) require any such action. Reports to the contrary are not accurate. 

Can a Dietary Supplement Treat a Concussion? No

by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Exploiting the public's rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering possibly dangerous products that claim to cure traumatic brain injuries

FDA Approves New Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Made Using Novel Technology

by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has approved Flublok, the first trivalent influenza vaccine made using an insect virus (baculovirus) expression system and recombinant DNA technology. Flublok is approved for the prevention of seasonal influenza in people 18 through 49 years of age.