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Smart Choices Program helps shoppers identify food and beverage choices

This summer, the Smart Choices Program TM will appear on hundreds of products in supermarkets and other retail outlets across the country. This first-ever uniform front-of-pack nutrition labeling program, developed by a diverse coalition of scientists, nutritionists, consumer organizations and foo...

The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by The Organic Center -- We (The Organic Center) strongly refute the claim made by Dr. Alan Dangour and his U.K. colleagues that the nutritional benefits of organic food are 'not important.' Left unchallenged...

International meeting on food quality, safety

The 8th International Conference of Food Science and Technology will bring together more than 100 scientists from China and the United States to present a wealth of information on food quality and safety. Conference sessions will take place in Freeborn Hall on Wednesday and Wellman Hall on Thursda...

New Online Solution for Food Allergy Sufferers. Allergiesandme.com Provides Needed Resources

Allergiesandme.com is a website focused on providing products and resources for children and adults suffering from Food Allergies and Food Intolerance issues. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 4, 2009 -- Food Allergies affect up to 6 percent of young children and 3.5 percent of ...

The Caryl Ehrlich Program Discusses Food Addiction on HealthyPlace.com

NEW YORK , Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Caryl Ehrlich, founder of The Caryl Ehrlich Program and author of Conquer Your Food Addiction (Free Press) will appear on Healthy Place TV ( http://www.healthyplace.com/mental-health-tv-show/ ), an online video segment series, on Tuesday, Augus...

Photos: Balance Nutrition and Taste, Reduce Food Waste!

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Children who eat nutritious foods do better in school, but coming up with healthy back-to-school lunch ideas that children will actually eat can be a challenge for many parents. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.pr...

Savient Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KRYSTEXXA(TM)

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT ) today announced that the Company has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that the FDA can not at this time approve the Comp...

Increasing Regulation and Economic Volatility Key Catalysts for Risk Management in the Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry, Says Report from Aon Analytics

CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC ), the leading global provider of risk management services, today released its 2009 U.S. Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry Report . The first annual report was generated by Aon Analytics to h...

Cutting Edge iPhone(TM)/iPod(R) Touch Apps Improve Quality of Life for Those With Celiac/Coeliac & Food Allergies

CHICAGO, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- AllergyFree Passport(R) and GlutenFree Passport(R), internationally acclaimed health education firms, today launched the iEatOut Gluten & Allergen Free(TM) application. iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) touch users can now experience instant access to saf...

Kansas Delegation: GAO Report Short on Expertise, Long on Errors; NBAF Critical to Protect Nation's Food Supply

U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback, and U.S. Representatives Lynn Jenkins, Dennis Moore, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt today released the following statement regarding the Government Accountability Office's report on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) analysis of whether Foot and ...

Pelosi: Food Safety Act Will Protect Lives and Prevent Illness

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on House passage of the Food Safety Enhancement Act, which will give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new enforcement tools and funding to better ensure food safety and preven...

Pew Statement on House Passage of Food Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Erik D. Olson, Director of Food and Consumer Product Safety, The Pew Charitable Trusts: "We applaud the House of Representatives' bipartisan vote today to modernize and strengthen the nation's food safety system. Thi...

GMA Applauds U.S. House for Passage of Landmark Food Safety Bill

Calls on Senate to Follow Suit WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GMA president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today commended the members of the United States House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2749, The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009. The bill passed the Hou...

Video: American Dental Association Statement: Food and Drug Administration Action on Dental Amalgam

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision not to place any restriction on the use of dental amalgam, a commonly used cavity-filling material. To view the Multimedia News Release, g...

Food Illness Accountability Undermines Food Safety Overhaul: Food Safety Legislation Propped up by Antiquated Estimates Rather Than CDC Data

Foodborne illness is underreported, but 12 years of CDC FoodNet data collection confirms a difference of tens of millions between estimated and reported cases of food illness. The CDC, legislators and other public officials continue to use 10-year-old, non-substantiated estimates as the basis for...

U.S. Foodservice Cites Critical Need for Food Safety Culture From Farm to Fork During Monterey PMA Conference

MONTEREY, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing the safest fresh fruit and vegetables to consumers takes proactive measures to limit contamination at every stage of the supply chain according to the chief food safety executive for U.S. Foodservice, one of the country's leading f...

Pre-chewed Food Could Transmit HIV

First three cases of likely HIV transmission to infants via pre-chewed food suggest cautioning HIV-positive caregivers against pre - chewing food; also a need for more data MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have uncovered the first cases...

VIVIMIND(TM) granted certificate of free sale as food supplement in Italy - Premarket notification filed in the U.S.

ECUBLENS, SWITZERLAND, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BELLUS Health (International) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BELLUS Health Inc. (BELLUS Health, TSX: BLU), today announced that the Italian Ministry of Health has granted a certificate of free sale for VIVIMIND(TM) (homotaurine) as a f...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Joins Americans Against Food Taxes; Calls Health Care Reform Effort a Job Killer

LANSING, Mich., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has joined Americans Against Food Taxes, a new coalition of large and small businesses, working families and concerned individuals formed to oppose new taxes on beverages and food, such as a tax on juice drinks and ...

CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response Published by National Food Safety Group

ATLANTA , July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) released its Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response today. The guidelines in this document are targeted to local, state and federal agencies and provide model practices u...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Xanodyne Agree on a Plan to Keep Propoxyphene-Containing Products Available as Treatment Options for the Management of Mild to Moderate Pain

NEWPORT, Ky., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has reached an agreement with the FDA to keep propoxyphene-containing products Darvon(R) (propoxyphene hydrochloride), Darvon-N(R) (propoxyphene napsylate), Darvocet-N(R) 50 & Darvocet-N(R) 100 (propoxyphene napsylate and acet...

Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project to Label Company's Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard

AUSTIN, Texas, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI ), the leading natural and organic grocer, today announced a commitment to the Non-GMO Project - a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed breeders and consumers...

Kids May 'Learn' to Tolerate Food Allergens

Experiments show it's possible to develop resistance to peanuts, eggs and more SUNDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long used allergy shots to desensitize children and adults to environmental allergens such as bee stings, pollen, mold and dust mites. Now researchers are t...

Everock, Inc. Completes Reverse Merger with Privately Held All-Natural Food Producer, Nature's Peak

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Everock, Inc. (Pink Sheets: EVRN) announced today that it has completed a reverse merger transaction with privately held Nature's Peak, Inc. whereby its business assets and operations have been integrated with Everock. Nature's Peak has ass...

Jim Kelly Announces That He Will Leave the Food and Drug Law Institute

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Kelly, who has been the President of the Food and Drug Law Institute for almost three years, announced today that he will not seek renewal of his contract so that he can pursue other opportunities closer to his family in the New York area. Mr. Ke...

The Canned Food Alliance Answers the Call for 'Back To Basics' With Essential Kitchen Toolkit

According to Rutgers research, families want guidance on kitchen basics and make positive changes when they receive it PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2009 widely described as "the year of the home cook," it's no surprise that many Americans are getting reacquainted with their kit...

Opening Day of Fi Asia-China 2009 Brings the Food Ingredients Industry to Shanghai

Fi Asia-China focusing on the critical issues of health ingredients and food safety SHANGHAI, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Food ingredients Asia-China opens in Shanghai today and the food ingredients industry will be there. After the unprecedented success of the 2008 show, Food Ingredients (Fi) A...

Verenium and Add Food Service GmbH Announce Commercial Distribution Partnership for Fuelzyme(R) and Veretase(TM) Enzymes

- Focus on the development and distribution of enzymes for starch processing and starch-based ethanol production in Europe - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and ASCHEBERG, Germany, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM ), a pioneer in the development of next-generation cell...

More Than 5,000 Expected for Greater Chicago Food Depository's 24th Annual Hunger Walk on Saturday, June 20, at Montrose Harbor

Fundraiser arrives at critical time for pantries, soup kitchens, shelters CHICAGO, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Greater Chicago Food Depository: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090619/DC34956 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com...

American Medical Association Passes Resolution Supporting Sustainable Food System

Health Care Role in Prevention and Food-Related Health Emphasized CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) has approved a new policy resolution in support of practices and policies within health care systems that promote and model a healthy and ecolog...

Xanodyne Receives Approval From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ZIPSOR(TM) (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules

NEWPORT, Ky., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Zipsor (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules, a new treatment option indicated for relief of mild to moderate acute pain i...

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Received a Warning Letter From the Food and Drug Administration

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTXX ), today received a Warning Letter from the Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA"). The FDA has asserted that the Company is in violation of its regulations by failing to file a new drug application f...

Reportable Food Registry Draft Guidance Published for Comment by FDA

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for comment on its Reportable Food Registry (RFR) draft guidance for the food industry, developed in response to section 1005 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (Pub....

First and Only Weaning Product Based on 100% Non-Allergenic Amino-Acids Specifically Designed for Children With Cows' Milk Protein Allergy and Multiple Food Protein Intolerance

LIVERPOOL, England, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutricia, the European market leader in advanced medical nutrition, announces the launch of Neocate Nutra, the first and only weaning product made from 100% non-allergenic amino acids. Neocate Nutra has been specifically developed for weaning infants...

JEWEL-OSCO(R) Hunger Relief Grant Program Helping to Fund Area Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Grant Application Deadline: August 14, 2009 ITASCA, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- JEWEL-OSCO, a leading Midwest food and drug retailer, announced today that the company will begin accepting applications for its "Hunger Relief Grant Program," designed to fund the operational needs of food pan...

XTENT, Inc. Receives Conditional Approval for Investigational Device Exemption of Custom NX(R) Drug Eluting Stent System from United States Food and Drug Administration

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XTENT, Inc. (Nasdaq: XTNT ) today announced that the Company received conditional approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) authorizing it to begin its pivotal clinical pro...

Feeding Feelings: Survey Reveals Americans Are Turning to Junk Food When Stressed

Fitness and Diet Expert Bob Greene's Solution to Cope - Eat Healthy, Crunchy Foods and Exercise More CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As financial insecurity mounts and stress levels rise, Americans are paying more attention to their bottom lines than their waistlines. In fact, a recent survey...

Z Trim Holdings Abstract Selected as 'Best of the Best' by Institute of Food Technologists

Highlights Use of Soluble Fiber for Health & Wellness in Food Design and Reformulation at IFT '09 Expo MUNDELEIN, Ill., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ZTHO), manufacturer of multifunctional fiber food ingredients, today announced its scientific...

Lilly Resubmits Cymbalta(R) Supplemental New Drug Application for Chronic Pain to U.S. Food and Drug Administration

INDIANAPOLIS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As projected, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) has resubmitted its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Cymbalta(R) (duloxetine HCl) for the management of chronic pain to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lilly's resubmissio...

Diet, Purity of Food Source Could be Keys to Improving Health of Hong Kong Toddlers

HONG KONG, June 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- During a press conference announcing the results of a recent study on toddler health in Hong Kong, Ms. Ingrid Kan, Accredited Dietician of St. Teresa's Hospital, said an imbalanced diet could cause a raft of health issues among toddlers, including nutriti...
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