A few weeks ago, I barely paid attention to what I was putting in my body. There is this only morning routine that makes the difference for me and my…
A multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that is linked to recalled Go Smile coconut has sickened at least 13 people in 8 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Government officials are recommending that people do not eat recalled International Harvest, Inc. brand Go Smile! Raw Coconut, Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw […]
PMI Nutrition International is recalling four types of LabDiet® and Mazuri® animal feed products listed below because they may contain elevated vitamin D levels, which can be harmful to animals. The recalled animal feed includes the following: Guinea Pig Diet 50# (Item number 0001330, Lot number APR17122, Formula number 5025); Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance 25# […]
There may be many reasons as to why someone experiences depression. In recent years, however, several studies have attempted to shed some light on the connection between reduced serum levels of folate (an essential B-vitamin that helps the body make DNA and divide cells) and depression. But merely popping a folic acid pill or eating […]
There is a lot of confusion about the dietary supplement industry, what products they are allowed to sell, and how they are regulated. Before 1990, supplements were mainly just vitamins and minerals. Interest peaked in the early 1990s, and more manufacturers got into the business. Congress wanted to strengthen the FDA’s enforcement powers over misleading […]
Pharmavite LLC is recalling specific lots of Nature Made® products for possible Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Both Salmonella and Staph aureus can lead to food poisoning. The recall was initiated after the company found that testing for these pathogens was not completed properly on these batch lots. The recalled products include certain lot numbers […]
These are the FDA Warning Letters to food establishments, producers, and farms for the week of March 14, 2012. The most notable letters include a tofu plant with “black build-up” on its equipment (6), and a facility with rodent pellets, rodent traps that held decaying rodents, and rodent gnawed food (7). 1. Creekside Springs, LLC […]
Consider this an ode to Burt’s Bees.
Mixology comes to bioprocessing in the form of chemically defined media—potions that leave cells neither shaken nor stirred, but satisfied. Earlier rounds emphasized yield. Now it’s time to toast consistency and quality.
The ever-increasing reliance on culture systems to usher forth data that can be utilized as models for in vivo biology has raised concerns as to faithfulness of the cultures to mimic real tissue.