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FDA finds trace of melamine in formula

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Food and Drug Administration said U.S.-made baby formula was safe despite finding "trace levels" of the toxic chemical melamine in a sample.
FDA orders pet food company to get permit

FDA orders pet food company to get permit

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Co. must obtain an emergency permit before its products enter interstate commerce.

FDA: Tainted pet food may be deliberate

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said pet food protein imported from China could have had the toxin melamine deliberately added to boost protein levels.

Pet food inspections infrequent

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Only about a third of U.S. pet food plants are inspected every three years, regulators said at a congressional hearing in Washington.

FDA: Some tainted pet food on shelves

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said some pet food made with tainted wheat gluten remained in stores but there's "no evidence" human food was infected.

Some recalled pet food still on shelves

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned pet owners that recalled pet food might still be on the shelves of some retail establishments.

Lawsuit filed over deadly pet food

CHICAGO, March 21 (UPI) -- A Chicago woman is suing a Canadian-U.S. pet food maker over the death of her cat from eating food now under a continental recall.

FDA approves dog vomiting drug treatment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval Wednesday of a new class of drug to treat certain cases of vomiting in dogs.

FDA approves first drug for obese dogs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Slentrol (dirlotapide), a prescription drug for the management of obesity in dogs.

FDA to OK milk, meat from cloned animals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reportedly ready to approve the sale of milk and meat from cloned animals.

Mad Cow: Follow the feed

U.S. officials said last week tracking down the source of infection of the country's first documented case of mad cow could prove elusive and even impossible.
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

Mad cow investigation may come up empty

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The investigation to trace down the origins of the first case of mad cow disease in the United States could take weeks to months and ultimately may be unable to determine where the animal came from or how it became infected, federal officials said Friday.
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

Senator probes mad cow at USDA, FDA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Senator Tom Harkin, the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, plans to examine the actions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration relating to the first documented case of mad cow di
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

Farm antibiotics said no threat to humans

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A panel of pharmaceutical industry experts Friday dismissed concerns by public health officials and said using antibiotics in pigs, cows and other food animals does not significantly increase the health risk for people eating the meat. The Food and Drug A
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent
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