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  • Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report

    Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report
    Spice makers in Baltimore defended their food handling practices after a Food and Drug Administration report said that 12 percent of imported spices were contaminated with insects, animal hair and other things over a two-year period. While acknowledging...
  • A year of flux in Baltimore's dining scene

    A year of flux in Baltimore's dining scene
    The year 2013 was, for the most part, a positive one on the Baltimore dining scene, except perhaps for trend-spotters. For every sign, there was a counter-sign. The sudden closing of a restaurant was followed by an unexpected, or at least not highly...
  • Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending

    Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending
    Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season. With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
  • Recipe Finder | Eggnog, a seasonal favorite

    Gene Green from Baltimore requested a recipe for making homemade eggnog. Margit Weisgal from Baltimore shared a recipe that her mother, Jeanne Weisgal, always made for her annual New Year's Eve party. Weisgal said she is now carrying on her mother's...
  • Report finds reforms stymied in poultry, livestock industries

    Report finds reforms stymied in poultry, livestock industries
    A new analysis of the nation's farm animal industry finds almost no reforms have been made in the five years since a broad-based commission called for sweeping changes to address concerns about food safety, animal welfare and the environmental impacts...
  • FDA updates jerky-treat investigation

    FDA updates jerky-treat investigation
    The federal Food and Drug Administration today released an update on its investigation into jerky pet treats: As of Sept. 24, the agency says, more than 3,600 pets have become ill and 580 have died after eating the snacks. In a fact sheet, the FDA...
  • Rules proposed to boost pet-food safety

    Rules proposed to boost pet-food safety
    Pet food manufacturers would be required to develop safety plans and adopt procedures to prevent foodborne illnesses if FDA regulations proposed today are adopted. The proposed rules were developed as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...
  • FDA proposes new rules for animal food

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to protect pets, and their owners, from contaminated food. The Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule would set new manufacturing standards for people and facilities involved in the...
  • A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement

    A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement
    When Osiris Therapeutics disclosed an agreement last week resolving concerns from federal regulators, the Columbia biotech firm pitched it as a win. The deal doesn't require changes to its marketing of Grafix bandages, Osiris said, and also gives it...
  • Federal indictment hits unusual target: Russian medicine

    When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
  • Baltimore firm welcomes FDA's final rules on mobile medical apps

    Baltimore firm welcomes FDA's final rules on mobile medical apps
    WellDoc Inc., a Baltimore-based company that makes mobile apps to manage chronic disease, welcomed the Food and Drug Administration's announcement Monday of final rules governing the development of mobile medical apps. "It does put us at ease that we're...
  • Lawmakers seek deal on drug-mixing a year after outbreak

    Lawmakers seek deal on drug-mixing a year after outbreak
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are closing in on a deal to grant the Food and Drug Administration more authority over the type of drugs that caused a deadly outbreak of meningitis last year, advocates close to the issue said Tuesday. Though details of the...