Food Policy Institute primer on food imports and regulations
New Brunswick, N.J. Imported foods now make up an estimated 10 to 13 percent of the American diet. The total value of food imported into the United States in 2007 was $70.5 billion, with estimates for 2008 rising to $75 billion. This translates into over nine million entries into the United State...
US to Detain Seafood Imports from China
The United States added farm-raised fish and shrimp to a growing list of Chinese products deemed unsafe for US consumers, regulators said Thursday.
The US Food and Drug Administration said it would block the import of farmed Chinese seafood until importers could prove the shipments were fr...
Duck a Flu? - Singapore Embargoes Duck Imports from Malaysia
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) in Singapore has made an announcement, that it is terminating the import of ducks from Perak, in Malaysia, with immediate effect. // This embargo follows the confirmation made by Malaysia's Department of Veterinary Services to the AVA, of H5N1 bird flu outbr...
Drug Name Confusion Makes Imports Dangerous: FDA
Many doctors and pharmacists in the U.S. are not aware that ingredients of drugs sold abroad are different from ingredients of drugs of the same brand name or a similar sounding name in the country.
An alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) //said medication name mix-ups pose se...
Pak Ban On Poultry Imports From 17 Countries
Pakistan has extended the ban on poultry and poultry products from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and four other countries, taking the total number of countries banned to 17.//
The step has come as a precaution against the threat of avian influenza outbreak, said The News.
Last month, Pakistan put a simi...
US to Lift Ban on Canadian Drug Imports
The controversial crackdown on discount drugs mailed from Canadian pharmacies to U.S. customers will soon be halted according //to the plans of the federal government, thereby removing the barriers towards Americans buying cheaper medications from abroad.
The Department of Homeland Security, ...
USDA clear about India's stance on poultry imports
A USDA communiqué has indicated India's stance on Poultry imports, which is seeing an extension in the ban by a 6month period. Poultry products, live poultry and import// of pork will be prohibited, more so from the areas vulnerable to bird-flu outbreak.
The prohibited products will include...
NxStage(R) Announces Extension of Medisystems Needle Supply and Distribution Agreement
...or the treatment of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and acute kidney failure. Medisystems, a wholly owned subsidiary of NxStage, designs, manufactures, imports
and distributes innovative medical devices, primarily for use in dialysis and related blood treatments (www.medisystems.com). For more information on ...
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Continues to Save Children's Lives Worldwide
...retail locations, including Baskin Robbins, Pier 1 imports
and Hallmark Gold Crown stores. Boxes can also be ...ique visitors per month.
About PIER 1 imports
This year marks the 24th anniversary of Pier...e world. 2009 will mark the ninth year that Pier 1 imports
will serve as a national Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF...
Project C.U.R.E. and MillerCoors to Welcome the First Lady of Ghana to Colorado for First Ladies' Luncheon in Denver
... MillerCoors brews full-calorie beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft; and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. The company also imports
Peroni, Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell and Molson Canadian and offers innovative products such as Miller Chill and Sparks. MillerCoors features craft brews ...
Social Security 'Problems' Are 'Misplaced Scare Tactics' and Media Missing Story of Solvency, Says Former Congressional Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner
... sound. The real problem is Medicare, which will have problems shortly -- and it's time for Congress to allow Medicare price negotiations like the VA, imports
of safe drugs for price competition, and ultimately, national health insurance as quickly as possible," Weiner concluded.
Weiner has written seve...
U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Swine Flu
...uce a vaccine," she said.
In response to the developments in North America, countries around the world planned quarantines, tightened rules on pork imports
and tested airline passengers for fevers as global health officials tried Sunday to come up with uniform ways to battle the outbreak. Nations from New...
BlueSky Medical Staffing Software Launches First Job Aggregation Engine App and Releases API for Developers
... Hospital web sites.
Capture works by organizing all the job feeds/boards a staffing company subscribes to into one feed, then automatically imports
the open jobs into BlueSky. By importing jobs into BlueSky automatically, recruiters do not have to leave the system to begin working open shift/jobs...
Innovation and Strategic Alliances Come to the Rescue of Participants in Mature Brazilian Market for Food Emulsifiers, Finds Frost & Sullivan
The Brazilian market is highly consolidated and many multinational companies are competing for market share. Increasing costs and technology imports
are the major impediments that challenge participants. Manufacturers must migrate to new technologies and ensure that they are more compatible with ot...
New Report Calls Food Safety System Antiquated, Calls for Reform
...ecent problems associated with products regulated by FDA include the 2009 Salmonella outbreak in peanut butter and peanut butter products; potential imports
of the 2008 melamine-contaminated infant formula and related diary products in China; the 2008 Salmonella outbreak in peppers; and a 2008 Salmonell...
GAO Study Links Duty Circumvention with Evasion of Food Safety Laws
...epeatedly has voiced concern over the unaddressed problem of illegal shrimp imports
and its impact on food safety, welcomed the study.
"Unethical companie...mportation of shrimp should be significantly different from those governing imports
of meat, poultry, and eggs."
FDA is working with Customs and Border Pr...
MxSecure, Inc. Completes Custom Document Management Interface for Roanoke Neurological Associates
...fully completed a custom transcription to document management software interface for Roanoke Neurological Associates. This custom interface seamlessly imports
documents and reports transcribed by MxSecure into Roanoke Neurological Associates' Allscripts Document Management system. MxSecure is an Allscripts p...
Frost & Sullivan - Consumer Preference for Healthy Bakery
progression in the bakery enzyme sector as well.
Although local manufacturers have an advantage in many ingredient
markets, the threat from imports
looms large. The Indian market is devoid of
entry barriers for imports, and specialty ingredients manufactured abroad are
multifunctional and are high...
Trust for America's Health Applauds President Obama's Call for a Complete Review of the U.S. Food Safety System
...authority and civil penalty authority;
Requiring food safety education for commercial food handlers;
Improving monitoring of foreign imports
and international practices;
Creating uniform standards and practices across federal, state, and local levels; and
BioCryst Reports Positive Results From a Phase 2 Study of Intravenous Peramivir for Outpatient Influenza
...About Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Shionogi & Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest research-based
pharmaceutical companies develops, manufactures, distributes, imports
exports pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Shionogi aims to provide
innovative medicines which make a positive contribution to world-wide
BMP Sunstone Completes Acquisition of Shanghai Rongheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
...Shanghai and the Guangdong province.
These areas are China's top pharmaceutical markets and generate roughly 60
percent of all high-end pharmaceutical imports
into the country. Through
this acquisition, BMP Sunstone will gain direct coverage of 80 percent of
the top-tier hospitals and 40 percent of the retai...
Trust for America's Health: New E. Coli Outbreak, Confusion Around Salmonella Show Food Safety System Remains Broken
... recall authority
and civil penalty authority;
-- Requiring food safety education for commercial food handlers;
-- Improving monitoring of foreign imports
and international practices;
-- Strengthening the FDA with increased funding and aligning resources
with high risk threats, with the long-term g...
Kaiser Permanente and Microsoft Empower Consumers to Take Charge of Their Health
privacy commitments and stringent privacy principles for health technology
providers connecting with HealthVault.
HealthVault automatically imports
and exports using standards that are
meaningful in the health care industry, such as WC3 eXtensible Markup
Language (XML), HL7 Continuity of Care Docu...
Death on the Net? Over 60% of Medicines Sold by Online Pharmacies are Fake
...d medicine when you buy online. Whilst only
38% of the medicines received were found to be genuine branded medicines,
16% of these were illegal non-EU imports
(genuine products, imported into
the EU illegally from a non-EU country), and 33% did not have patient
information leaflets, which in itself is also i...
Report Finds Food Safety System in Crisis
...recall authority and civil penalty authority; -- Require food safety education for commercial food handlers; -- Improve monitoring of foreign imports
and international practices; and -- Strengthen the FDA with increased funding and aligning resources with high risk threats, with the long-term...
Uncover Best Measures for Ensuring Brand Safety in the Pharma Industry
and funding, pharmaceutical companies can implement strategies that:
-- Prevent the introduction of counterfeit drugs and illegal parallel imports
into the U.S. drug distribution chain; -- Facilitate the identification of such drugs; -- Minimize the risk and exposure of consumers to counterfeit...
Testimony to Congress Denounces FDA Reliance on Self-Policing
...fects on the U.S. market, the U.S. shrimp industry
and U.S. consumers that benefit from a diet of healthful seafood. First and
foremost, farmed-shrimp imports
contaminated with banned antibiotics,
pesticides and other dangerous contaminants put the health of U.S.
consumers at serious risk according to sound ...
Sanofi-aventis Announces 2007 Earnings Ahead of Guidance Sharp Rise in Proposed Dividend
...h $2,672 in 2006.
In Europe, fourth-quarter net sales of Plavix(R) were 5.0% higher at
euro 458 million, though sales are still affected by parallel imports
In the "Other Countries" region, sales growth is accelerating, reaching
27.8% in the fourth quarter (to euro 225 million), driven by the...
Nations to Launch Negotiations on Treaty to Combat Illicit Tobacco Trade
-- An international tracking and tracing system of tobacco products; -- Anti-money laundering measures; -- System of record keeping for all imports
and exports of tobacco products; -- Obligations for tobacco manufacturers to control their supply chain with penalties for those that fail to...
Budding Young Artists Invited to Compete in 17th Annual Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest
...ced as an official UNICEF
holiday greeting card, sold exclusively at Pier 1 imports
stores across the
country during the 2008 holiday season. One hundred perce...8, the start of National Art Month. Entry forms
are available in all Pier 1 imports
stores nationwide while supplies last,
online at http://www.pier1.com and...
Rx for Africa, Inc. to Benefit from New Ethiopian Government Policy on Pharma Industry
...from paying duty and related taxes.
"To further promote the local industry, the government has placed a
tariff ranging from 15-30% on pharmaceutical imports
and the Federal Drug
Authority of Ethiopia has issued new directives preventing the import of
drugs that are similar to those that are produced in suf...
U.S. Food Safety: Solutions at a Glance
...iation (GMA), which represents the nation's top food producers, unveiled in September a "four pillars" plan to increase government oversight -- but of imports
rather than domestically produced food.
The new strategy is also meant to take "a bit of the burden off of the FDA," said Jenny Scott, vice preside...
U.S. Food Safety: A Shopping List of Solutions
...ast 10 years. Government statistics show that from 2003 to 2005 alone, food imports
rose from 9.3 million shipments a year to 13.8 million shipments annually. ...f the typical American diet.
But, according to Milano, "as the volume of imports
keeps rising but the number of [FDA] inspectors doesn't, the percentage of ...
U.S. Food Safety: The Import Alarm Keeps Sounding
...d in the nation's supermarkets than ever before. According to the CDC, food imports
to the United States have almost doubled in the past decade, from $36 billi...ulatory Affairs dropped from 1,642 in 2003 to 1,389 in 2005 -- even as food imports
rose from 9.3 million shipments per year to more than 13.8 million shipment...
Consumers Still Buying Risky Imported Drugs Online: FDA
... FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach said the issue was larger than just one of inspection numbers.
"The solution to ensuring the quality of imports
does not rely solely on increasing the number of inspections we conduct abroad -- or even at the border," von Eschenbach said. He said the FDA is look...
Sanofi-aventis Announces a Good Third Quarter Performance; Increase in 2007 full-year earnings growth guidance
... Heart Association. In Europe, third-quarter net sales of Plavix(R) were 6.6% higher at
euro 450 million, though sales are still affected by parallel imports
Germany. In the rest of the world, the product enjoyed robust growth of 23.8%,
to euro 213 million. In Japan, the two-week limit on prescriptions ...
Consumer demand flavors food import safety issues
...-eat produce and seasonable fruits during the dead of winter has brought new challenges to food import safety, experts said Oct. 18.
With U.S. food imports
set to top more than $2 trillion this year and expected to triple by 2015, a panel on food safety commissioned by President Bush met at Texas A&M Univ...
Pro-Consumer Drug Safety Reforms Agreed to in Final FDA Bill; Should End Drug Industry Gaming of Safety System
...y pet food
ingredients imported from China last spring. CU urges Congress to continue
to work with FDA to expand inspections of seafood and other food imports
the coming months.
Consumers Union, which for three years has advocated for reform of drug
safety laws through its "Prescription for Change" camp...
Triveris Introduces Personal Health Record with Built-in Health Advisor
... Health Insight Now(TM) automatically imports
data from health plans, labs
and pharmacies, interprets the results, and Informs users of recommended health care actions
Statement by Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services on the United States-China Bilateral Meetings on Food and Drug Safety
...vices. This trip follows a previous visit
by this delegation in August and signifies another important step in
addressing problems with food and other imports
This next series of meetings marks the start of initial negotiations on
these draft Agreements with the General Administration of Qualit...