6 states linked to Hepatitis A outbreak from blackberries

The Newsweek reported a hepatitis A outbreak from fresh blackberries linked to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores, making 16 people sick across six states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in November that the outbreak affected 11 people in Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin and on Monday, the states grew to three more, […]

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Food inspections stop due to shutdown

The Hill reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended domestic food facility inspections due to the government shutdown. The FDA conducts about 160 inspections per week and Scott Gottlieb, FDA commissioner is looking to bring back employees to resume inspections in high-risk facilities like seafood and cheese. Gottlieb said “We are doing what […]

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The FDA and CBD: Legalizing cannabis-based food and drinks

Reports from CNBC states FDA is thinking about changing their stance on whether cannabis-based food and drinks should be sold. After President Trump signed a farm bill that legalized hemp, it loosened a few federal restrictions on cannabis, it is no longer under the Controlled Substances Act but FDA can still regulate any cannabis-based products as […]

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Independent laboratory test for LaCroix concludes their water is natural

After news of a lawsuit on the horizon over LaCroix’s “natural” ingredients, the company has shot back with proof that their water does not contain insecticides. Natural Beverage Corp., LaCroix’s parent company released a statement posted on BevNet, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that the description of “natural” on a food label […]

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LaCroix under fire for “unnatural” ingredients in new lawsuit

You love LaCroix don’t you? Well, that may change because LaCroix was hit with a lawsuit that claims their all-natural ingredients are in fact artificial. In a report from USA Today, Law firm Beaumont Costales a Chicago based firm filed a suit for Lenora Rice, a customer claiming that tests reveal synthetic ingredients in their […]

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