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Both Perdue and Tyson Foods have issued major chicken nugget recalls

Another day, another food recall. Two different companies have issued recalls on their frozen chicken nuggets. Tyson Foods chicken nuggets recall Tyson Foods chicken nuggets recall involves more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets. The reason: the chicken could be contaminated with small...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:25pm

You're not imagining it: There are more food recalls than ever

It seems like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announces at least one food recall a week, ranging from contaminated dog food and romaine lettuce to chocolate and sausages. While we aren't actually seeing a new recall every week, they are on the rise. A new report from the non-...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:50pm

Bauer's Candy recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination

Bauer's candy sold in stores and online nationwide is now being recalled by FDA due to possible hepatitis A contamination. The FDA is advising people not to eat any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas that were purchased after November 14, 2018. These products are available...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:54am

Lasik eye surgery isn't as miraculous as you think: report

If you could undergo surgery to get perfect eyesight and rid yourself of contacts and glasses forever, would you do it? Approximately 9.5 million Americans have opted for Lasik eye surgery since the FDA approved it in the 1990s. The procedure — designed to correct nearsighted or...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:41pm

EpiPen shortage said to be easing, but patients are coming up empty

Carolyn Janis is worried. Her four-year-old son needs an EpiPen, but a continued shortage at her Connecticut pharmacy means he won’t have access to the epinephrine that could save his life. "I can’t even describe that fear of what’s going to happen. Is this going to be that...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:38pm

As of today, Obamacare rule requires all chains to show calories on menus

You’ve seen it with chains like McDonald’s, Burger King and Panera Bread for years, but starting today under the final implementations of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (known as Obamacare), all chains with at least 20 stores will have to provide calorie counts on food boards and menus....

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 12:34pm

FDA warns companies to stop saying that pot cures cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a word of warning to companies selling marijuana-based health supplements: Stop with wildly inaccurate claims, or else. Last week, the government agency sent warning letters to four companies — Natural Alchemist, Greenroads Health, That’s...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:57am

Are gastric balloons safe? After several deaths, the FDA isn't sure

Gastric balloons are quickly becoming the go-to option for people who want to lose weight but don’t want surgery. However, it’s not an easy fix — and some patients have experienced dangerous — and even deadly — results. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 2:18pm