FDA http://wrvo.org en Schumer demands FDA be more clear with cheese making guidelines http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-demands-fda-be-more-clear-cheese-making-guidelines <p>Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is among those asking the Food and Drug Administration to clarify its guidelines on the use of wooden boards to age artisanal cheeses. He says cheese makers have been using wooden boards or panels to age their cheeses for centuries, and that changing the rules would put American producers at a disadvantage.<br /> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:15:24 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57183 at http://wrvo.org Schumer demands FDA be more clear with cheese making guidelines Brewers get win as FDA agrees to back off spent grain regulations http://wrvo.org/post/brewers-get-win-fda-agrees-back-spent-grain-regulations <p></p><p>Federal food regulators are backing off of proposed changes to what craft brewers can do with the leftover grains from the beer making process.</p><p>Craft brewers in New York have said the proposal would hurt their businesses.</p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) had called for the Food and Drug Administration to abandon the change. He announced Thursday FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg agreed to revise the rule to avoid "unintended consequences" that would harm brewers and farmers.</p><p>Brewers provide spent grain to dairy farmers as a low-cost or free source of cow feed.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:03:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54791 at http://wrvo.org Brewers get win as FDA agrees to back off spent grain regulations What's the future for the nutrition facts label? http://wrvo.org/post/whats-future-nutrition-facts-label <p>The Food and Drug Administration is changing the nutrition facts label for the first time since the 1990s. The changes <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm">will update the current labels</a>, which have serving sizes that seem too small to many Americans and no prominence placed on the calories.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.foodnutritionpolicy.com/about.htm#back">Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition &amp; Policy Consultants </a>in Washington D.C., discusses the current nutrition facts label and how it may be upgraded.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Tracy Fox.</strong></p><p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 52670 at http://wrvo.org What's the future for the nutrition facts label? Nutrition facts label will be changing http://wrvo.org/post/nutrition-facts-label-will-be-changing <p></p><p>The familiar nutrition label you see on every food and drink you buy will be changing. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition &amp; Policy Consultants in Washington D.C.&nbsp; Fox discusses the current nutrition label and what changes might be coming.<br /><br /><em>Lorraine Rapp: I wondered if you would talk about how effective these labels have been in helping consumers make more informed decisions? Overall has the program been effective?</em></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 52655 at http://wrvo.org Schumer asks for expedited delivery of sterilazation products for central New York hospitals http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-asks-expedited-delivery-sterilazation-products-central-new-york-hospitals <p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:33:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52869 at http://wrvo.org Schumer asks for expedited delivery of sterilazation products for central New York hospitals FDA reviews antibacterial soaps and washes http://wrvo.org/post/fda-reviews-antibacterial-soaps-and-washes <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started a review of the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial products across a range of industries.</p><p>The first stage of the process will focus on antibacterial soaps and body washes. Despite some heavy marketing, FDA officials say very little is known about the long-term effects of these products.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50341 at http://wrvo.org FDA reviews antibacterial soaps and washes Antimicrobial glass for smart devices created upstate http://wrvo.org/post/antimicrobial-glass-smart-devices-created-upstate <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Upstate glass manufacturer Corning Inc. has developed the first <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egU8GLD7MG8&amp;list=UUGyKit14usd5PNw_nZ-8gKQ&amp;feature=c4-overview" target="_blank">antimicrobial glass </a>for our proliferating smart devices, lap tops, and TVs. The glass is more resistant to bacteria but, doubts are emerging about the benefits of antibacterial products.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:37:42 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50337 at http://wrvo.org Antimicrobial glass for smart devices created upstate Clinical trials: How drugs get from R&D to your pharmacy http://wrvo.org/post/clinical-trials-how-drugs-get-rd-your-pharmacy <p>It takes years for the medication you find in your neighborhood pharmacy to go through research and development. But it takes something more than that for those drugs to make it to your medicine cabinet – clinical trials and people willing to participate in them.</p><p>This week on "Take Care," <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dr-lindsay-mcnair-named-chief-clinical-research-officer-for-wirb-copernicus-group-226884501.html">Dr. Lindsay McNair</a>, chief clinical research officer for WIRB-Copernicus Group, a leading independent institutional review board which provides human research protections and ethical research support in the field of drug development, describes how clinical trials work, who participates in them, and why.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. McNair.</strong></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 49764 at http://wrvo.org Clinical trials: How drugs get from R&D to your pharmacy Proposed FDA rules for produce farms to be changed http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-fda-rules-produce-farms-be-changed <p>The Food and Drug Administration is, for the first time, proposing new food safety rules for produce farmers across the country. The FDA asked for comments on the rules this year and thousands of upstate farmers responded. Many of them criticized the rules, saying they could spoil their livelihood. So the FDA announced last week they would re-draft some of the contentious rules.</p><p>Richard Ball runs Scoharie Farms on Route 30 outside of Albany. He walks over to a metal gate closing in one of his fields and yanks up the hood on his coat, blocking the wind.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:06:00 +0000 Monica Sandreczki 49111 at http://wrvo.org While e-cigarettes gain popularity, FDA may start regulating products http://wrvo.org/post/while-e-cigarettes-gain-popularity-fda-may-start-regulating-products <p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:04:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47472 at http://wrvo.org While e-cigarettes gain popularity, FDA may start regulating products Angina, Bob Dole, and NASCAR: How Viagra solidified its role in American society http://wrvo.org/post/angina-bob-dole-and-nascar-how-viagra-solidified-its-role-american-society <p>1998 brought about many things: the invention of Google, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Winter Olympic Games in Japan and the film <em>Armageddon</em>. While these events took the world by storm, one little blue pill also made its way on to the scene, and has changed how Americans view sex in the 15 years since.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, sociologist Meika Loe discusses the history and the effects of the drug Viagra. Loe is an associate professor of sociology and women’s studies at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., and the author of the book <em>The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America.</em></p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Meika Loe.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 46121 at http://wrvo.org Angina, Bob Dole, and NASCAR: How Viagra solidified its role in American society 100% Natural: What's in a name? http://wrvo.org/post/100-natural-whats-name <p>When it comes to going to the supermarket, <a href="http://www.foodpolitics.com/about/">Dr. Marion Nestle</a> wants you to keep one thing in mind:</p><p>“The purpose of the entire layout of the supermarket is to sell food products. There’s a sales pitch with every single product, every single layout.”</p><p>This week, “Take Care” interviews Nestle, a professor in nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University. She is the author of <a href="http://www.foodpolitics.com/">many books on the topic of food labeling, including <em>Food Politics</em></a>, which is currently celebrating its 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of publication.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Marion Nestle.</strong></p><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 23:01:58 +0000 Take Care Staff 37605 at http://wrvo.org 100% Natural: What's in a name? The importance of food labels http://wrvo.org/post/importance-food-labels <p>As more Americans try to eat healthier, consumers are trying to find out more information about the food they purchase at the grocery store. And that means reading the labels. But terms like "organic" and "all natural" can be confusing. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness program "Take Care," recently spoke to NYU professor of sociology and nutrition, Dr. Marion Nestle about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates food labels and how consumers have demanded changes in those rules. Fri, 10 May 2013 14:44:38 +0000 WRVO News 37604 at http://wrvo.org