Your Animal Is Sick. Was It Something They Ate? Vet-LIRN May Be Able to Help

    [embedded content] Your family’s beloved “Fluffy” has gotten sick after eating a certain food, and neither you nor your veterinarian is sure if that food, or something else, is the cause. What happened? And is your animal the only one that’s sick, or are there others? Vet-LIRN (Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network), a program…

    Animal Health International Sentenced on Federal Misbranding Charge

    Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, May 4, 2020 ABINGDON, Va. – 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, was sentenced today, through its corporate counsel, in U.S. District Court after previously pleading…

    HOPE Clinic Manager Sentenced to Federal Prison for Gun Crime

    Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of West Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, May 5, 2020 BECKLEY, W.Va. – A HOPE Clinic manager was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for a gun crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Joshua Radcliffe, 36, of Shady Springs, previously pled guilty to conspiring with Mark T. Radcliffe to…

    The Essential Baking Company Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Egg in 84 Loaves of 32 Oz. Sliced Columbia Bread

    Summary Company Announcement Date: May 05, 2020 FDA Publish Date: May 05, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Recall Reason Description Undeclared Egg Company Name: The Essential Baking Company Brand Name: Brand Name(s) The Essential Baking Company Product Description: Product Description Sliced Columbia Bread Company Announcement The Essential Baking Company of Seattle,…

    Medifast Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal

    Summary Company Announcement Date: May 04, 2020 FDA Publish Date: May 04, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Allergens Reason for Announcement: Recall Reason Description Undeclared Milk Company Name: Medifast, Inc. Brand Name: Brand Name(s) Product Description: Product Description Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal Company Announcement Medifast, Inc. of Baltimore, Md., is…

    7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

    Image Federal health officials estimate that nearly 48 million people are sickened by food contaminated with harmful germs each year, and some of the causes might surprise you. Although most people know animal products must be handled carefully to prevent illness, produce, too, can be the culprit in outbreaks of foodborne illness. In recent years,…

    Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Use Plain Soap and Water

    Image Español When you buy soaps and body washes, do you reach for products labeled “antibacterial” hoping they’ll keep your family safer? Do you think those products will lower your risk of getting sick, spreading germs or being infected? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there isn’t enough science to show that…

    Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies – Letter to Health Care Providers

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes that the need for personal protective equipment (PPE), such as surgical masks, surgical and isolation gowns, and surgical suits (scrubs), may outpace the supply available to health care organizations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The following conservation strategies for use by health care organizations and…

    ¿Jabón antibacteriano? No lo necesita; use agua y un jabón normal

    Image English Cuando compra jabones y geles de baño, ¿busca usted los productos que dicen “antibacteriano” en la etiqueta con la esperanza de que mantendrán más segura a su familia? ¿Cree que estos productos reducirán su riesgo de enfermarse, propagar gérmenes o infectarse?   Según la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA,…

    Former Naturopath Charged Criminally for Trafficking in Misbranded Drugs Claiming They Could Prevent COVID-19

    Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Washington FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, April 30, 2020 Port Angeles Naturopath Lost His Washington State License in 2018 Tacoma – A former Port Angeles, Washington, naturopathic physician was charged today with a federal felony related to his attempts to promote a misbranded drug as a prevention for COVID-19, announced U.S. Attorney…