Category archives for: World News

A Year Later, FDA Is Better and Stronger in Protecting Consumers from Unsafe Foods


By: William Correll and Douglas Stearn We have made dramatic changes in our response to complex, potentially high-risk food safety situations that may be difficult to address quickly. William Correll is the director of the Office of Compliance in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Almost a year ago, we heard concerns that […]

Pier 1 Imports recalls Temani Seating Collection in Parchment Color


The ivory paint used on the collection may contain lead in levels that exceed allowable limits.

CFPC Member Appointed to the Order of Canada

Leggett & Platt Office Components, LLC Recalls Office Chairs


Some of the seat slider bolts and push nuts can disconnect over time and even fall from the chair, which could cause the seat to detach from the chair, posing a fall hazard.

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

FDA Commissioner Asks Staff for ‘More Forceful Steps’ to Stem the Opioid Crisis


By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. As Commissioner, my highest initial priority is to take immediate steps to reduce the scope of the epidemic of opioid addiction. I believe the Food and Drug Administration continues to have an important role to play in addressing this crisis, particularly when it comes to reducing the number of new cases […]

FSMA Collaborative Training Forum: ‘Educate Before and While We Regulate’


By: Donald Kautter Jr. and Stephen Hughes “We will educate before and while we regulate.” That’s been a mantra for FDA as the rules that implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have taken shape. Making sure that food producers understand the new requirements and have the knowledge they need to meet them is […]

Seventieth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

In her final opening address to the World Health Assembly as Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan offered some advice to delegates “as you continue to shape the future of this Organization”.

WHO Travel to Support Programme Work

Travel is an essential aspect of WHO’s global health work– convening experts for collective decision-making on health interventions or traveling experts anywhere in the world that requires technical assistance for global health.

‘Radiating Shoe Sales’


By: Vanessa Burrows Since the discovery of X-rays in the late 19th century, the technology has enhanced health care in a variety of ways. Like many cutting-edge scientific developments, however, it also has inspired uses of uncertain therapeutic value. That was the case with the shoe-fitting fluoroscope, the subject of the latest episode of FDA’s […]

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