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Jul 30, 2010

Jul 30, 2010

FDA approves flu vaccines as first doses ship

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved the upcoming season's influenza vaccines, as four manufacturers announced they are starting to ship their first vaccine lots.

Today's approval announcement applies to six manufacturers that are making seasonal flu vaccines for the US market. This year's vaccine includes three strains:

Jul 28, 2010

Jul 28, 2010

FDA reports good results for new food safety portal

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued its first assessment of a reportable food registry designed to speed response efforts when the first sign of a threat emerges, saying the system is already a valuable tool in preventing foodborne illness outbreaks.

Jul 21, 2010

Jul 21, 2010

FDA gets bumper crop of comments on produce safety

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have more than 500 comments from the public to sift through when it begins the challenging task of writing regulations to make produce safer.

Jul 09, 2010

Jul 09, 2010

Rules to limit Salmonella in eggs take effect

(CIDRAP News) – New federal rules designed to reduce Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) contamination in eggs from large-scale producers take effect today, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) predicting that they will prevent up to 79,000 illnesses per year.

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