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  • Chobani recall: Yogurt linked to 89 illness reports, FDA says

    Chobani yogurt contaminated by mold has led to 89 people calling the FDA to report getting sick. So far, no link has been confirmed between the illnesses and the Chobani yogurt, which was recalled last week. 

  • Arsenic in rice? Not a big worry, FDA says.

    Arsenic in rice occurs at such low levels that it poses no short-term health threat, Food and Drug Administration says, although it is still studying long-term effects. The arsenic in rice is thought to come from water on the ground, which is where rice is grown. 

  • E-cigarettes gain popularity with kids

    Electronic cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular with children, sparking concerns from health officials that the smokeless cigarettes could serve as a gateway to regular tobacco products.

  • Chobani recall for moldy yogurt now an official recall

    Chobani recall includes Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold.  The Chobani recall comes about a week after the company first started asking retailers to pull the products from shelves, saying some cups were 'swelling and bloating.'

  • Tylenol warnings: Don't take too much

    Tylenol warnings about overdoses to appear on caps as lawsuits and federal pressure mount for the drug's manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. Tylenol warnings will make first appearance in October. 

  • Iams food recall affects dog, cat food nationwide. Eukanuba, too.

    Iams food recall includes several lots of dry pet food sold to US retailers. Eukanuba dog food is also included in the Iams food recall. 

  • The Monitor's View FDA and e-cigarettes: Nicotine addiction must not be the norm

    The Food and Drug Administration will likely decide soon how to regulate e-cigarettes, the electronic devices that deliver a vapor of nicotine (along with some toxins). The agency must assume people do not want to be addicted to this powerful drug.

  • Taylor Farms of Mexico linked to tainted salad

    Taylor Farms of Mexico salad mix was served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. FDA says salad from Taylor Farms of Mexico is behind illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska, but the outbreak in 14 other states is still under investigation.

  • FDA: Steroids found in vitamin supplement

    FDA: Steroids were found in a vitamin B supplement. The FDA warned that the supplement sold by Healthy Life Chemistry contains two steroids sometimes used illegally by bodybuilders.

  • Menthol cigarettes more addictive, says FDA. Will they be banned?

    Menthol cigarettes are appealing to young people and are harder to give up, says a new FDA report. But the FDA says there's little evidence to suggest that menthol cigarettes are more – or less – toxic than unflavored cigarettes.

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