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Looking for a job in the DC area? @FDA_ORA will be at the Fort Meade Community Job Fair on September 18th hoping to meet candidates to fill various positions. All #JobSeekers welcome! https://meade.armymwr.com/calendar/event/job-fair/3004421/2261 @FDAJobs
It's #BackToSchool season, and we're wishing everyone a safe and awesome school year. Check out our "Cool Tips For Kids As They Return to School." https://go.usa.gov/xVgYw
Start the conversation about food safety before your child goes back to school. Small steps can make a big difference between a good day and bad case of foodborne illness. Discuss these food safety tips to lower the chances of your child getting sick. https://go.usa.gov/xyE2A
Like breastfeeding, #breastpumps assist mothers in providing high quality nutrients to baby. Here’s what you need to know about buying and using a breast pump: https://go.usa.gov/xyeGt #NationalBreastfeedingMonth #NBM19
Contact lens wearers, are you “focusing” on healthy wear and care? Feast your eyes on this! 👀 https://twitter.com/FDADeviceInfo/status/1163477975901364225
RT @FDA_Drug_Info: #TuesdayThoughts #Sunscreen Quiz: A recent FDA study showed that some sunscreen ingredients are absorbed into the body.…
Head lice are a year-round problem, but cases seem to peak when the kids go #BackToSchool in the fall, and again in January. Here are 8 tips to help prevent getting head lice. https://go.usa.gov/xVYZn
RT @FDAfood: New #science is driving updates to the #Fish & Fishery Products Hazards & Controls Guidance! The Guidance assists in developin…
#ICYMI, FDA issued a proposed rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-proposes-new-required-health-warnings-color-images-cigarette-packages-and-advertisements-promote
RT @FDACosmetics: Ever wonder about how cosmetics products are tested- and by whom? Find out who is responsible for the safety of cosmetics…
RT @FDAfood: Grabbing a #breakfast sandwich? Have you noticed many chain restaurants & coffee shops now have calorie information on their m…
RT @FDATobacco: Watch @FDACommissioner Sharpless and CTP Director Zeller discuss how proposed new cigarette health warnings will promote gr…
Make sure your kids aren't playing nutritional catch-up all day. Great tips below! https://twitter.com/FDAfood/status/1160970188646469633
RT @FDA_Drug_Info: #Sunscreen Quiz: How often should you reapply sunscreen when you’re outside? 🤔 #FridayThoughts
The phrase "Best if Used By" helps clarify that the date label is about quality, not safety, and that if stored properly, products do not necessarily have to be discarded after the date. Learn more about reducing food waste: https://go.usa.gov/xmtnT
FDA approves new treatment for adults and adolescent patients whose cancers have a specific genetic defect: https://go.usa.gov/xVaFz. FDA also approves drug for second indication in a type of lung cancer.
This is the third oncology drug that targets a key genetic driver of cancer, rather than a specific type of tumor.
Are you having trouble getting the necessary 7-8 hours of sleep each night? Check out these free FDA Office of Women’s Health resources to learn why your sleep might be suffering: https://go.usa.gov/xyE4V
#DYK you should apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you go outside? Find out why: https://go.usa.gov/xyhee
RT @FDAanimalhealth: FDA is cautioning pet owners not to feed certain lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet food due to Salmonella and/or Lister…
Updated labels are required to include units of measure along with % Daily Value for listed vitamins – aligning them better with the updated Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs).
Consumers should especially note that for vitamins A, D & E, labels must declare units of measure using micrograms/mg rather than international units (IU).
FDA is releasing guidance for industry to convert the previous units of measure for some vitamins to the new units required on the updated Nutrition Facts/Supplement Facts labels. https://go.usa.gov/xVaU5
FDA issued a proposed rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking. https://go.usa.gov/xVaUW
RT @FDA_ORA: When an illegal controlled substance is identified at an International Mail Facility (IMF), @CBP will seize it. FDA is focused…
ROMAINE UPDATE: #FDA released sampling results from testing of romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region after last year’s outbreak. FDA did not find any pathogenic bacteria that could make consumers sick in any of the samples. https://go.usa.gov/xVxGa
You may have heard that e-cigarettes can explode and seriously injure people. Although they appear rare, these explosions are dangerous. The safety tips here may help you avoid a vape battery explosion. https://go.usa.gov/xyhGJ
Do you care for a loved one? Sometimes when caring for others you may forget to take care of your own health. Remember to take time to care for yourself! Here are tips to stay healthy for those who need you most: https://www.fda.gov/caregivertips
Measles spreads so easily that if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not vaccinated or otherwise immune will also become infected. Vaccines work. This National Immunization Awareness Month, get the facts: https://go.usa.gov/xyhwR #NIAM19
As outlined in the FDA’s new import strategy, the agency is committed to working with importers to come into compliance with all #FSMA regulations, including the #FSVP, and to protect consumers: https://go.usa.gov/xV3F3
Since 2017, the FDA has been conducting #FSVP inspections, with a primary focus on helping importers understand the requirements and how to take corrective actions if deficiencies are observed.
Moving forward, the FDA will take more steps to ensure compliance with #FSVP, including reinspecting importers that had deficiencies in previous inspections and by acting immediately when #FSVP deficiencies are found that pose an imminent public health risk.
FDA announced issuance of the first warning letter using the authority under the #FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) regulation for a tahini importer connected to a Salmonella outbreak in May: https://go.usa.gov/xVczH
Is there such a thing as waterproof sunscreen? No, & manufacturers may not make claims that their sunscreens are waterproof 🌊 or sweat proof 😅. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xmdaB
RT @FDAfood: Help students adopt healthy eating habits that they can maintain during and beyond their #college years, via @MyPlate : https:…
RT @FDAMedia: As part of our public health efforts to protect children from unintentional exposure to harm, today we’re announcing a final…
After receiving numerous reports of consumers getting sick, the FDA warns you not to drink sodium chlorite products such as Miracle Mineral Solution. These products turn into bleach and can make you sick. https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/danger-dont-drink-miracle-mineral-solution-or-similar-products
Do you think you need contact lenses? There are many different lenses available for a variety of needs and preferences. Use these resources to help you talk to your eye care professional. #NationalEyeExamMonth
If you vape, follow 5 simple tips to help avoid battery explosions and injury. https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/products-ingredients-components/tips-help-avoid-vape-battery-explosions
RT @FDAWomen: Some women develop diabetes for the first time when they become pregnant. This is called #GestationalDiabetes. Learn more abo…
These aren’t called the 🐕☀️dog days of summer for nothing! Stay sun safe with a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. More tips here: https://go.usa.gov/xyStx
RT @FDAfood: Looking for a response to #food, #nutrition, or #cosmetics complaints, safety, and/or labeling❓ FDA's trained public affairs…
FDA is scheduled to have a Predictive Toxicology Public Workshop on Sept. 18. The workshop will highlight the agency’s progress in fostering development and evaluation of new technologies: https://go.usa.gov/xyh36
With #BacktoSchool🎒 just weeks away, now’s a perfect time to talk with your kids about great eating habits and how to use info on food labels to make healthy choices. We have some resources to help you get started! https://go.usa.gov/xyS3T
RT @FDAfood: Staying hydrated this #summer? Be aware, #calories from beverages can quickly add up. With calorie information, you can find l…
RT @FDATobacco: Today, @US_FDA notified four companies that 44 of their flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products do not have the requi…
RT @FDACommissioner: Today, FDA notified 4 firms to remove 44 flavored e-liquid/hookah products from the market for not having the required…
While more than 160 foods can cause allergic reactions, these 8 items are the major food allergens that account for 90% of food allergic reactions. Learn more about how to recognize symptoms and treat a potential food allergy: https://go.usa.gov/xySqm
RT @FDACommissioner: Today, @CMSgov finalized a national coverage decision for FDA-approved CAR T therapies that treat certain types of non…
RT @FDATobacco: In April, FDA posted reports of some e-cigarette users experiencing seizures. Since then, FDA has received 118 new reports…
 
 
 
 
 
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