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  1. Tea link denied

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Green tea is perceived to embody many properties that improve one's health, but can it prevent cancer? The US Food and Drug Administration thinks not. Drinking green tea is highly unlikely to help prevent prostate or any other type of cancer, according to the FDA. Some recent studies have shown an association between the tea and a lower risk of prostate cancer, but the FDA ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Drug chief reclassified herb to benefit his province, anti-graft official claims

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Zhuang Pinghui, CECE ZHANG

    ... Mingli, head of the then State Food and Drug Administration from 2005 to 2012, on Weibo. The administration oversees the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission, the body at the centre of the plant ... Lu posted copies of documents from the Hunan government asking the China Food and Drug Administration to reinstate one subcategory of the plant as jinyinhua in the 2005 edition ...

  3. News - China

    More than 200 Taiwanese companies used tainted oil in their products, watchdog reveals

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 06:16pm

    ... acting director-general of the Food and Drug Administration, said authorities have ordered that 68 oil products supplied by Cheng I Food be removed from shelves after they were found to have been ... Lawrence Chung Lawrence.Chung@scmp.com At least 230 food manufacturers used the oil from Cheng I which had been adulterated with animal feed oil as food scandal continues to grow More than ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Richest countries worst hit by obesity-fuelled cancer

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by LA TIMES

    ... rules forcing chain restaurants and pizza parlours to publish calorie counts on menus in an attempt to combat the nation's obesity epidemic. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Tuesday chain restaurants and vending machines with 20 or more locations would be required to provide customers with full nutritional information about the food being sold. Similar rules have ...

  5. Avatar grows with culture of quality, exceptional customer service

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 03:12pm

    ... food-grade lubricants, emulsifiers and naturally derived ingredients. With the United States Food and Drug Administration's authorisation, Avatar produces actives, excipients, diluents ... materials and ingredients to the food, drug and personal care industries, where product quality is an absolute top priority. "Our commitment to quality and service has not wavered," says ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... not begun because they still need final approval from national food and drug safety authorities, said the spokeswoman, who asked that her name not be used. “The US FDA [Food and Drug Administration] issued a special permit for an Ebola test kit last week,” she said. “We have submitted a request for special approval to the China Food and Drug Administration with hope that they will respond ...

  7. Opportunities in China pharma market fuel SciClone's growth and expansion

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:14pm

    ... by the China Food and Drug Administration for cancer. Among SciClone's strengths are its experienced management teams in the US and China, and its unwavering commitment to compliance throughout ... SciClone has also established long-term promotional deals with global drug leaders, including Pfizer and Baxter, and many in-licensing deals. Last year, SciClone in-licensed two novel ...

  8. News - China

    Heinz pulls baby food from shelves in China after discovery of lead

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:46am

    ... and Drug Administration said the problem affected 1,472 boxes in Zhejiang and that Heinz had told the agency it would destroy the other 153 boxes that are sealed in a warehouse in the southern city ... Reuters Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit. The move by Heinz comes after food ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Rotten-food-scandal-hit factory Shanghai Husi sacks 340 workers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:45pm by Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com

    ... and Dicos, announced it would retrench 340 staff. The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said it met executives of OSI (China) yesterday morning, reminding them that OSI (China) had responsibility ... and "shoulder the main responsibility for food safety". An unnamed administration official told news portal ThePaper.cn that the inquiry into Shanghai Husi was continuing and it was not known when ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Activists urge US drug agency head Margaret Hamburg to quit over painkiller abuse

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:40pm by AP

    ... Anti-addiction activists are calling for the US Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. In a letter released yesterday, more than a dozen groups asked the Obama administration's top health official to replace FDA Commissioner Dr Margaret Hamburg, who has led ...




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