Tag: FDA

FDA issues warning letter to KIND, LLC., questions health value and branding of snack bars

KIND, LLC. recently became the target of some not-so-kind attention after the FDA issued a warning letter to the popular snack bar company regarding health claims made on its product packaging.   According to the FDA, the use of the word “healthy” on several flavors of KIND bars is inaccurate due to these bars’ failure… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: FDA Issues Warnings to Companies for Marketing Products as Treatments for Ebola

As the Ebola epidemic continues raging on and posing a serious medical threat, the lack of a successful cure remains a huge concern. However, that hasn’t stopped a few companies from claiming their products could treat the virus. This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had to take action against three companies which… Read More

Trader Joe’s Recalls Hummus for Possible Listeria Contamination

Hummus is a health craze everyone can get on board with. The amazing texture, the healthy fats and awesome fiber, how you can pair it with just about anything (carrots, pita bread, crackers!) — the benefits are endless. Making it at home back be a breeze, and it is even easier to make all sorts of… Read More

FDA Announces Liver Failure Risk with Extra-Strength Tylenol

This past week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a reminder that excessive dosages of acetaminophen are now banned because of its association with acute liver failure.   The FDA announced that acetaminophen-based medications that contain more than 325 milligrams of the pain reliever will be recalled. This does not, however, effect the over-the-counter extra strength… Read More

FDA Proposes Big Changes To Nutrition Labels In 20 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to make several changes to nutrition facts labels on consumer packaged foods and beverages. This will be the first major makeover to nutrition labels since 1994 when the FDA started requiring them. The update was unveiled on Thursday by the Obama Administration Officials at a White House… Read More