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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
By United Press International
FDA now regulating gluten-free claims

FDA now regulating gluten-free claims

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Companies that make and sell products purporting to be "gluten-free" are now subject to the scrutiny of federal regulators.
Brooks Hays
Nationwide fruit recall expanded

Nationwide fruit recall expanded

CUTLER, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) --Wawona Packing Co. recalls more peaches, plums due to possible listeriosis contamination.
Danielle Haynes
U.S. fast food chains McDonald's, KFC, others in China sold expired meat

U.S. fast food chains McDonald's, KFC, others in China sold expired meat

SHANGHAI, July 21 (UPI) --Chinese officials shut down Shanghai Husi Food Co. and ordered its products off the shelves after it was learned the company had sold expired beef and chicken.
Brooks Hays
Reynolds American to acquire Lorillard for $27.4 Billion

Reynolds American to acquire Lorillard for $27.4 Billion

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 15 (UPI) --America's second largest tobacco company, Reynolds American, acquired its competitor Lorillard for $27.4 billion, creating a $58 billion tobacco behemoth.
Ananth Baliga
Inhaled insulin approved by FDA

Inhaled insulin approved by FDA

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 29 (UPI) --FDA approves fast-acting Afrezza, an inhaled insulin used in the treatment of diabetes.
Danielle Haynes
FDA warns of allergic reactions to acne products

FDA warns of allergic reactions to acne products

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --Some popular acne creams have been linked with potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the FDA warned Wednesday.
Brooks Hays
Pregnant women: eat more fish

Pregnant women: eat more fish

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --The Food and Drug Administration has a simple new directive for expecting mothers: eat more fish, but not ones with too much mercury.
Brooks Hays
Sugar substitute Truvia doubles as insecticide

Sugar substitute Truvia doubles as insecticide

PHILADELPHIA, June 5 (UPI) --Truvia, one of the most popular sugar substitutes, is also an insecticide -- masking the bitterness of coffee one minute, killing fruit flies the next.
Brooks Hays
20 million get sick each year from norovirus -- stomach flu -- in the United States

20 million get sick each year from norovirus -- stomach flu -- in the United States

ATLANTA, June 3 (UPI) --About 20 million people get sick from norovirus each year, mostly from eating in restaurants, catering or banquet facilities.
Alex Cukan
Appeals court rejects Arizona's restrictions on medical abortion

Appeals court rejects Arizona's restrictions on medical abortion

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 (UPI) --Arizona's 2012 law regulating medical abortions "burdens women's access," a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Congress may speed up FDA approval process for new sunscreen ingredients

Congress may speed up FDA approval process for new sunscreen ingredients

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --U.S. sunscreens may not be as effective as those abroad due to unapproved ingredients, but a bill in Congress may speed the approval process.
Alex Cukan
FDA to require sunlamp products to carry label that minors are banned from use

FDA to require sunlamp products to carry label that minors are banned from use

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reclassified sunlamp products and ultraviolet lamps and now requires a warning that sunlamps should not used by minors.
Alex Cukan
Pradaxa maker reaches $650 million settlement in state and federal litigation

Pradaxa maker reaches $650 million settlement in state and federal litigation

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 29 (UPI) --Boehringer Ingelheim announced that it has reached a $650 million settlement in their state and federal cases in the U.S. regarding the blood thinner Pradaxa.
Veronica Linares
FDA approves high-intensity sweetener advantame

FDA approves high-intensity sweetener advantame

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved advantame, which does not yet have a brand name, as a food additive used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer.
Alex Cukan
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