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Oct 27, 2010

Oct 27, 2010

FDA issued $18.5 million in food protection grants in past year

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration announced today that it gave state and local governments 84 grants totaling $18.5 million in the past year to help them prepare for and respond to foodborne disease outbreaks and threats to the food supply.

Oct 25, 2010

Oct 25, 2010

Sanofi reports trial results for novel flu vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – Sanofi Pasteur has reported encouraging preliminary results in clinical trials of two novel influenza vaccines—a four-strain vaccine containing two influenza B strains and an intradermal vaccine.

Oct 22, 2010

Oct 22, 2010

FDA sets sights on retail food safety improvements

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today called for certified food protection managers to become a common presence in retail food settings, based on results of a 10-year study showing that having them made meaningful differences.

Michael R. Taylor, the FDA's deputy commissioner for foods, recognized the retail food industry's progress in food safety but said the findings of the study revealed room for improvement.

Oct 19, 2010

Oct 19, 2010

One egg farm to resume production; Salmonella case count grows

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized one Iowa company tied to a recent nationwide Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) outbreak to resume egg production for the retail market, while officially warning the other company of possible enforcement action if it doesn't correct problems inspectors found in August.

Oct 06, 2010

Oct 06, 2010

Trial answers some, not all, questions on cell-based flu vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – A new report says that a cell culture derived influenza vaccine and a conventional egg-based vaccine both proved effective in a large international clinical trial, offering support for those who contend that cell-based vaccines should become an important part of flu vaccine supplies in coming years.

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