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  1. Grains Of Salt
    FDA Urges Food Companies to Use Less SaltFor the first time, it’s urging companies to reduce the amount they cram into food.
  2. Recalls
    CDC Re-Warns About Massive Listeria RecallThe CDC re-warns consumers to check freezers for the 400 tainted products.
  3. ch-ch-changes
    What the New Nutrition Labels Will Look LikeGreetings, added sugar grams.
  4. pure evil
    New Nutrition Labels Will Remind You That Sugar Is the Root of All EvilAdded sugars will be called out on the new labels — whenever it is they arrive.
  5. food fights
    Kind Bars Got the FDA to Admit the Term ‘Healthy’ Is Basically a JokeOne small win for nuts.
  6. Food Policy
    The FDA Moves to Fix Its Broken Definition of ‘Healthy’ FoodRight now Pop-Tarts qualify, but salmon does not.
  7. e-cigarettes
    Teens Will Soon Need to Ask a Cool Older Friend to Buy Them E-CigarettesThe FDA announced sweeping new rules for the previously unregulated industry today.
  8. things men do not have to deal with
    Yeast-Infection Meds Could Lead to MiscarriageOf course, treating a women’s-health problem causes another health problem for women.
  9. shmashmortion
    What the Changes to Abortion-Pill Labels Really MeanThis is more political than medical.
  10. Calorie Crunchers
    FDA Now Says Calorie-Labeling Rule Won’t Go Into Effect Until 2017It’s the third delay to the deadline since 2015.
  11. Recalls
    Maytag Warns There Could Be Listeria in Its Prized Blue CheeseIt’s suspending production while the FDA investigates.
  12. Health Concerns
    The FDA Will Finally Test Food for Traces of the Weed Killer RoundupIt’s considered “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the WHO.
  13. Food Fraud
    Wood-Pulp Parmesan Is the Cheese America DeservesCellulose in food is nothing new.
  14. Food Fraud
    Food Companies Have Started Pulling Parmesans With Wood From StoresWell, that didn’t take long.
  15. Food Fights
    Syrup-Makers Outraged by All the Fake ‘Maple’ ProductsThey’re demanding the FDA stop Big Food from misusing the word.
  16. Food Fraud
    FDA Says ‘Parmesan’ Cheese Might Actually Be Cheddar or Wood PulpTests of several brands contained absolutely no Parmesan at all.
  17. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks’s Chocolate Chips Are Kind of a ShamTurns out the FDA doesn’t recognize the ingredient as “chocolate.”
  18. Health Concerns
    Turns Out Pizza-Delivery Boxes Might Contain Toxic ChemicalsThe FDA plans to ban three kinds of common materials.
  19. things that took entirely too long
    FDA: Wait, Maybe Tanning Isn’t Great for MinorsProbably not the best for adults, either.
  20. Egg Beaters
    Vegan Favorite Just Mayo Gets to Keep Its NameThe FDA is okay with an egg-free spread calling itself “mayonnaise.”
  21. Number Crunchers
    Microbreweries Say Calorie Counts Will Be Ruinously ExpensiveThey argue “there’s no way” they can afford to test every beer.
  22. The Future
    The FDA Just Approved Genetically Modified Salmon for Human ConsumptionThe biotech company behind the fish says it could be on the market in two years.
  23. Odom Reportedly Suffered Brain Damage, StrokeHe remains on life support.
  24. equal rights
    Trinity Church on Wall Street to Host ‘Gay Blood’ ArtworkArtist protests the FDA’s ban on gay men donating blood if they haven’t been celibate for a year.
  25. Health Concerns
    Alarmist Watchdog Group Sues the FDA Because It Won’t RegulateIt wants sodium’s “generally recognized as safe” status revoked.
  26. Food Safety
    The FDA’s New Rules Will Overhaul Food-Safety RequirementsThese come in response to a series of food-borne illness outbreaks.
  27. Bad Egg
    Government Starts Cracking Down on Vegan ‘Mayo’Do not cross Hellmann’s.
  28. Food Safety
    China Wants Nothing to Do With America’s Drugged-Up PorkBut it’s the world’s largest market — so our country’s farmers are thinking it might be time to reconsider a controversial, widely used muscle drug.
  29. compliance
    Kim Kardashian’s Run-in With the FDA, ExplainedWill she have to repost last month’s morning-sickness endorsement?
  30. Health Concerns
    FDA Proposes Cigarettelike Warning Labels for SugarDrink a Coke? That’s your 100 percent for the day.
  31. Food Politics
    Say Good-bye to Delicious, Artery-Clogging Trans FatsFood companies have three years to take them out of their products.
  32. drugs
    What’s the Real Deal With ‘Female Viagra’?Is the fight for a new drug about feminism or pharmaceutical lobbying?
  33. Health Concerns
    The FDA Could Ban Trans Fats As Early As Mid-JuneYou have Bloomberg to thank.
  34. Food Safety
    FDA Claims Dairy Farmers Are Slipping Illegal Antibiotics Into MilkA report revealed six drugs not approved for use in lactating cows.
  35. Food Safety
    Congress Moves to Create a Single Food-Safety Super-Agency From FDA and USDALawmakers say consolidation would make it easier to prevent foodborne illness.
  36. the gays
    Gay Men React to the FDA’s Proposed Blood-Donation GuidelinesThey’re, erm … less than happy.
  37. debates
    Why Banning Gay Men From Donating Blood Is Dumb and WrongRather than singling out one group, all those who engage in at-risk behavior should be scrutinized. 
  38. nanny state
    Now the FDA Will Count Calories for You*In chains with 20 locations or more
  39. Number Crunchers
    The FDA Will Announce Sweeping New Regulations That Require All Chains to PostThe new rules apply to supermarkets, coffee shops, and movie theaters, too
  40. Recalls
    Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s Nut Butters Included in Wide-Reaching RecallPerhaps your PB&Js should just be Js for a while .
  41. Bans
    Chuck Schumer Is Still Waging War on Powdered AlcoholThe “Kool-Aid of teenage binge-drinking” is still out there, but the senator will fix that.
  42. Health Concerns
    Ruth Reichl Has Some Problems With the FDA’s Stance on Antibiotics“This practice breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threaten us all,” she writes.
  43. Bans
    FDA Actually Has to Warn People Not to Eat Pure Powdered CaffeineA teaspoon is equal to 25 cups of coffee.
  44. Salt Licked
    FDA Says Enough With All That Salt AlreadyThe agency will introduce “voluntary” guidelines to lower Americans’ sodium intake.
  45. Grating
    FDA Issues Yet Another Clarification on Cheese-Aging RegulationsComté is safe, for now.
  46. Food Safety
    7 Reasons You Should Be Troubled by the FDA’s Cheese-Aging RegulationsSmall business will suffer, almost no imported cheeses, and it’s probably illegal anyway.
  47. Health Concerns
    Your Dairy Products Could Be Full of Nano-Metals“Microscopic pieces of metal” are yet another reason to avoid Kraft American Cheese singles.
  48. Dips
    Hummus-Maker Sabra Pushes FDA to Set Legal Definition of HummusThe market is flooded with too many legume wannabes and tahini-free imposters.
  49. smokin'!
    The FDA Is Finally Cracking Down on E-CigarettesIt’s banning sales to minors, adding warnings, and requiring product approval.
  50. Superbugs
    Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Thrive in Supermarket ChickenConsumer Reports says your chicken is sick, and may make you sick, too.
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