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Dec
04

Romaine Lettuce Recalls Have Become More Than a Trend

They say two is a coincidence and three is a trend. If you follow that mantra, Thanksgiving romaine lettuce recalls are a mere coincidence, but E. coli contaminated romaine lettuce has now become more than a trend. It’s becoming commonplace. For two Thanksgivings straight, consumers have been warned to avoid romaine lettuce due to potential E. coli contamination. In both cases, the outbreaks were caused by the same strain of E. coli. But these are just two of five multistate romaine outbreaks in less than two years.

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Nov
13

Product Recalls Stabilize, But an Upsurge is Expected

While U.S. product recalls were relatively flat from the second to third quarter, expect an upsurge in the weeks and months to come as regulators – under growing pressure from Congress and consumer groups – turn their attention to currently unregulated categories.  Part of that pressure on regulators is a result of past handling of product safety issues.

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Nov
07

It’s Official: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Makers in FDA’s Crosshairs

If there was any doubt whether the entire active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry is a target for continued FDA scrutiny, it should be gone. Donald Ashley, director of FDA’s Office of Compliance, talked about major concerns the agency has with the API industry at the Association for Accessible Medicines’ conference. As reported in an

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Oct
30

Infant Bedding in Consumer Reports Crosshairs, CPSC Scrutiny to Follow

For parents, especially first-time moms and dads, learning the do’s and don’ts of raising a child is like drinking from a firehose. But parents aren’t the only ones facing information overload when it comes to all the products on the market and the growing body of research related to infant and child safety. Regulators feel it too.

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Oct
22

Cannabis Recalled Without Federal Regulation

The product recall by Denver-based marijuana cultivator Bonsai Cultivation reminds us all of the unique regulatory dynamic facing the cannabis industry. In this case, the cultivator – working with state officials – pulled marijuana products off the market because they may contain elevated yeast and mold counts. The recall followed a Denver Department of Public Health & Environment examination of dried marijuana samples.

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