FDA to regulate pet food, farm feed for safety?

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a system for regulating pet food and animal feed that would be the first of its kind. The main argument: animal food is different human food, but it deserves the same scrutiny and careful monitoring. The organization offered up a lengthy list of guidelines for ensuring safe cooking and preparation of animal food as well as  nutrition standards, from farm fodder to puppy treats. Some say the proposal, named the Preventive Controls … [Read more...]

New sunscreen regulations push for safer beach-goers this year

As the poolside oasis or beach adventure beckons, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spreads awareness of the newest sunscreen guidelines for families nationwide. Now, products will sport fresh labels noting improved skin protection as well as alert shoppers with warning labels for products that don’t meet the regulation standards for 2013. “I’m thrilled that they are going to be more clear about it,” said Joseph Stutz, M.D., a dermatologist for the Dermatology Center of Rochester … [Read more...]