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Calorie Info Will Not Be Coming To Louisiana Restaurant Menus This Year

If you're expecting to see calorie and nutrition information displayed in the menus of some of your favorite restaurants, you're going to have to wait a little longer.

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FDA Expected To Ban Minors From Using Tanning Beds

The Food and Drug Administration wants your opinion on proposed changes to regulations involving tanning beds.

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FDA Announces New Guidelines For Imported Shrimp

Senator Bill Cassidy's questions about the quality and cleanliness of imported shrimp have resulted in new rules that will benefit local shrimpers.

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FDA Bans 4 Brands Of Cigarettes Including ‘Camel Crush Bold’

The Food and Drug Administration has placed a ban on four R.J. Reynolds brands of cigarettes. The ban includes the ever popular Camel Crush Bold brand of cigarettes.

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FDA Warns Against Use Of Powdered Caffeine

In our never sleep, go all the time world, a common substance is fast becoming an all too familiar problem.

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How Many Calories In A Cracklin? The Feds Want To Know

The new rule by the Food and Drug Administration stipulates that chain restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, and even movie theaters serving prepared foods must now include caloric counts on their products.

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FDA Report : Pregnant? Eat More Louisiana Seafood

The report from the FDA addressed concerns over mercury levels that have been reported in the past in some seafood samples. This new report sheds more light on that situation and clearly gives seafood a big thumbs up for expectant moms.

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New Graphic Warning Labels To Cover Half of Cigarette Packs

Smokers are going to need a strong stomach if they want to continue their habit.

That’s because starting in September of 2012 new FDA requirements will mandate that half of the area on every pack of cigarettes be covered by a graphic anti-smoking warning label.

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FDA Issues New Rules For Sunscreen Labels

I was just apalled when I saw this story. Apparently the U.S. has been way behind most of the industrialized world when it comes to sunscreens and protection of our skin.

Thus, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that starting next summer sunscreen makers will have to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest danger to our skin. Right now sunscreens protect against UVB rays but not all protect against the deep-skin penetrating UVA rays.

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