FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe

    Español If you eat meat or drink milk, you want to know: Are there trace amounts of the veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals entering your diet? And if they are, are the amounts safe for human consumption? Those questions—among others—are the concern of the Division of Residue Chemistry, which is part of FDA’s Center…

    Benzocaine and Babies: Not a Good Mix

    Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information When a baby is teething, many a mom or dad reaches for a pain remedy containing benzocaine to help soothe sore gums.  Benzocaine is a local anesthetic and can be found in such over-the-counter (OTC) products as Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase. But the use of benzocaine…

    Caution: Some Over-the-Counter Medicines May Affect Your Driving

    Español Anyone who operates a vehicle of any type—car, bus, train, plane, or boat—needs to know there are over-the-counter medicines that can make you drowsy and can affect your ability to drive and operate machinery safely. Over-the-counter medicines are also known as OTC or nonprescription medicines. All these terms mean the same thing: medicines that…

    Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications

    [embedded content] Spanish Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. A variety of FDA-approved medications are available to help people successfully…

    CJ Foods Voluntarily Recalls Annie Chun’s Japanese-Style Teriyaki Noodle Bowls Due To Undeclared Peanuts

    Summary Company Announcement Date: February 14, 2020 FDA Publish Date: February 15, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Recall Reason Description Undeclared peanuts Company Name: CJ Foods, Inc. Brand Name: Brand Name(s) Annie Chun’s Product Description: Product Description Japanese-Style Teriyaki Noodle Bowls Company Announcement CJ Foods, Inc., a division of CJ America,…

    FDA 101: Regulating Biological Products

    Biological products often represent the cutting edge of medical science and research. Also known as biologics, these products replicate natural substances such as enzymes, antibodies, or hormones in our bodies. Biological products can be composed of sugars, proteins, or nucleic acids, or a combination of these substances. They may also be living entities, such as…

    Animal Health International Inc. Pleads Guilty to Introduction of Misbranded Drugs into Interstate Commerce

    Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 14, 2020 Animal Health International Will Pay More Than $52 Million in Forfeitures, Fines, and Penalties Abingdon, VIRGINIA – Animal Health International Inc. (AHI), a Colorado corporation that obtains prescription drugs for animals from manufacturers for further distribution to veterinarians, farms, feedlots, and other facilities,…

    Dark Web Fentanyl Trafficker Known as “The Drug Llama” Sentenced To 13 Years In Federal Prison

    Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of Illinois FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, February 12, 2020 Melissa Scanlan (a/k/a “The Drug Llama”) has been sentenced to 160 months in federal prison in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois for trafficking fentanyl throughout the United States via the “dark web,” engaging in an international money…

    FDA and Partners Working to Prevent Surgical Fires

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is building a coalition of public and private healthcare organizations to prevent a medical error—the surgical fire. A surgical fire is a fire that occurs in, on or around a patient undergoing a medical or surgical procedure.  An estimated 550 to 650 surgical fires happen every year in U.S….

    Save A Lot Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Coburn Farms 4.5oz Sharp Yellow Cheddar Cheese, Cherry Juice-Infused Dried Cranberries & Roasted Sea Salted Cashews Snackers

    Summary Company Announcement Date: February 13, 2020 FDA Publish Date: February 13, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Recall Reason Description Undeclared peanut Company Name: Save A Lot Brand Name: Brand Name(s) Coburn Farms Product Description: Product Description Coburn Farms 4.5oz Sharp Yellow Cheddar Cheese, Cherry Juice-Infused Dried Cranberries & Roasted Sea…