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Health officials are examining a salmonella outbreak linked to tainted peanut butter that has sickened nearly 500 people across 43 states and caused more than 100 product recalls. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reiterated its position in a hearing this week that the chemical bisphenol A, used in many plastic household products, is safe in low levels.
Concerns over salmonella contamination have led the FDA to issue nationwide health warnings for tomatoes. This in turn has led to many vendors recalling or prohibiting the use of tomatoes in their products. A food safety journalist discusses the tomato…
The Food and Drug Administration announced new evidence this week that links a contaminated blood thinner from China to 81 deaths in the United States.
Fifteen percent of American teenagers are obese. Now, some doctors are suggesting that gastric band surgery can help those most overweight. The NewsHour looks into the surgery, which involves placing an inflatable band around the stomach.
China announced Tuesday its chief food and drug official has been executed for accepting bribes. Independent Television News reports from the region on the investigation that led to his execution.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans Tuesday designed to improve its drug safety monitoring.
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