Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA BANS MOST ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS: KEY INGREDIENTS FOUND INEFFECTIVE AND POTENTIALLY HARMFUL

 

Rule removes triclosan and triclocarban from over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes

Source:  FDA news release

September 2, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections. Some manufacturers have already started removing these ingredients from their products.

CELERY PRODUCTS RECALLED NATIONWIDE AFTER E-COLI OUTBREAK

 

East County News Service

December 2, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – Over 155,000 products containing celery have been recalled, the Food & Drug Administration has announced. The products were sold at major retailers including Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Safeway, Albertson’s, Target and 7-11.