FDA Consumer

A magazine of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Contains in-depth information on how to get healthy and stay health. Also offers information on current FDA activities such as food, drugs, animal drugs and food, cosmetics, and medical devices.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 5, June

A Fast Track for Seizing 'Ratty' Food
A Fast Track For Seizing 'Ratty' Food Shootout at the OK Corral? Not exactly, but picture this: During an FDA inspection of foods stored in a Garfield, N.J., warehouse, the son of the firm's president starts shooting rats with a pellet gun. One of...
A Golden Anniversary of Consumer Protection
A Golden Anniversary of Consumer Protection Fifty years ago this month, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938. Why commemorate the passage of a bill enacted half a century ago? Because I can...
A Summertime Hot Line for Food Safety Questions
A Summertime Hot Line For Food Safety Questions From June through August, the residents of Florida, Illinois and Massachusetts will be able to dial a toll-free number to get quick, expert advice and answers to most of their questions about food safety....
Fewer Months 'R' Safe for Eating Raw Gulf Oysters
Fewer Months 'R' Safe for Eating Raw Gulf Oysters Traditionally, raw oysters have been considered safe to eat in any month with an "r" in it, but public health officials would like to amend that bit of folk wisdom. Any month with an "r" in it translates...
Juiceless Baby Juice Leads to Full-Length Justice
Juiceless Baby Juice Leads to Full-strength Justice Making and selling millions of containers of nothing more than sugar, water and flavoring as "100 percent" apple juice has proven to be an expensive and costly gamble for an established baby food...
Keeping Your Dog Worm-Free
KEEPING YOUR DOG WORM-FREE Parasitic worms are a problem that most dog owners have to face at some point in their dogs' lives. While they all are equally repulsive, they are not all the same. There are actually many different worms that can infect...
Should You Take Aspirin to Help Prevent a Heart Attack?
Should You Take Aspirin To Help Prevent a Heart Attack? "Take two aspirins and call me in the morning." So the old joke goes when patients make fun of their doctors. But it was no joke when more than 22,000 doctors in the United States began to take...
Sulfamethazine Undergoes Safety Review
Sulfamethazine Undergoes Safety Review A widely used swine and cattle drug called sulfamethazine is undergoing FDA reevaluation for safety. FDA called for this review because a study by the agency's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)...
TM Disorders: Aches and Pains from Flaws in the Jaws
TM DISORDERS: Aches and Pains from Flaws in the Jaws Though an unseemly nickname, "The Great Impostor" aptly describes the jaw-motion maladies known as temporomandibular (TM) disorders. Indeed, the clicks, earaches, headaches, facial pain, and restricted...