School Principal Suspended For Food Adulteration In Hostel
The principal and hostel superintendent of a Madhya Pradesh girls' school have been suspended along with an assistant teacher for the death of a student// due to food poisoning.
"District officials across the state have been instructed to inspect the ashrams and hostels located in remote areas...
Malachite green adulteration in seafood exports
Seafood industry of Asian countries is in the threat of ban on their export of seafood to Canada as a recent report of imported seafood from Asian countries had the banned chemical Malachite green in the fish tissues.//
Critics feel that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency should follow strict ...
Patient safety advanced by revised heparin standards
...in Rockville, Maryland, July 27.
"While financially-motivated adulteration
of medicines is a distressingly persistent problem," noted Roger L. William...ity of Medicines (EDQM), reflected the global nature of both the problem of adulteration
and the resources cooperating to combat it, with attendees from more than 1...
Reportable Food Registry Draft Guidance Published for Comment by FDA
...e supply chain of the adulterated food.
The Congressional intent for the RFR is to provide a reliable mechanism to track patterns of adulteration
in food in order to support efforts by the FDA to target limited inspection resources to protect the public health. The notice announcing the availab...
New Online Resource for Consumers, Athletes and Coaches Concerned About Athletic Banned Substances
...ertification Program certifies sports supplements that have met NSF's certification guidelines and provides key preventive measures to protect against adulteration
of products, verify label claims with product contents, as well as identify any banned substances in the finished product. The certification program h...
US, Russian organizations team to improve the quality of medicines
...ogic principles, and facilitating exchange of information and taking action in cases of emergency arising from accidental contamination or intentional adulteration
of medicines and their ingredients will be considered.
Reference Materials. Development and use of reference materials, which are essential for assu...
USP applauds nomination of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as FDA Commissioner
...p-to-date standards are critical in protecting the public's health and safetyparticularly important in the context of import safety and concerns about adulteration
and contamination. The benefits of this FDA-USP partnership to address emerging public health threats related to drug quality were evidenced by the re...
USP announces new standards to protect patients from counterfeit and adulterated medicines
...ldwide, the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention today announces new standards for two widely used drug products that have been involved in episodes of adulteration
resulting in patient deaths.
The release of these standards, for the blood thinner heparin and the sweetener glycerin, comes on the heels of recen...
US Pharmacopeia announces revised heparin monographs and reference standards
... in the interest of public health following the deaths of more than 200 people earlier this year. These deaths are suspected to have resulted from the adulteration
of the blood thinner with over-sulfated chondroitin, which is derived from the chemical chondroitin and used in dietary supplements.
The two hepar...
HDMA Applauds Congressmen Buyer (R-IN) and Matheson (D-UT) For Introducing Uniform Federal Pedigree Requirements to Further Enhance Patient Safety, Supply Chain Security
... HDMA President and CEO
John M. Gray. "HDMA and our primary healthcare distributor members have
zero tolerance for criminal counterfeiting, diversion, adulteration
misbranding of prescription medicines. For many years, HDMA has advocated
for uniform federal pedigree requirements that enhance the safety of the...
Infant formula adulteration with melamine underscores need for better detection methods
Rockville, Md., June 17, 2009 Following the recent adulteration
of infant formula and other milk products with the industrial chemical melamine, the U. S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention is holding an international workshop this week to explore better ways to detect deliberately falsified protein ...
Food counterfeiting, contamination outpace international regulatory systems
...,000 more, causing concern around an increasingly connected world economy. Demand for inexpensive products virtually guarantees future repeats of food adulteration
and counterfeiting from overseas, Michigan State University researchers said, as trade volumes overwhelm regulatory oversight.
Nobody can guarantee...
Link possible between pet food contamination and baby formula contamination
...rth America in 2007. This research points to a possible link between the pet food contamination that occurred in North America in 2007 and the recent adulteration
of milk protein and resultant intoxication of thousands of babies from Asia.
The research described in the paper identifies the principal contami...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 13, 2008
...rmal supervision and regulatory control standard in the pharmaceutical industry. The lack of oversight increases the risks of heparin contamination or adulteration
with harmful chemicals, viruses, or other agents, he says. MTS
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American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- Aug. 29, 2007
Gulab Jham and colleagues point out that such adulteration
of Brazilian coffee is among the most serious prob...tions of vitamin E, it serves as a fingerprint for adulteration
with corn. In laboratory tests they found that one...s a Marker of Brazilian Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) adulteration
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