FDA Proposes to Limit NNN in Smokeless Tobacco

The potent carcinogen N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) is a tobacco-specific compound found widely in smokeless tobacco products like snuff and chewing tobacco--causing significantly higher oral cancer risks for users. The proposed new rules will require that NNNs not exceed 1 microgram/g of tobacco (dry weight) and that packaging include a manufacturing code, expiration date, and storage instructions. There is…

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New Tobacco Product Regulations

Finally, after years of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has debate taken authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, small cigars, hookah, and pipe tobacco. The sales of all these products, including cigarettes, will be banned to those under 18 years beginning in 90 days. Manufacturers must now comply with FDA rules on…

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“Gluten-free” Regulations Arrive

Food manufactures who use the "gulten-free" label can now only do so on products that have undetectable levels (less than 20 ppm) of gluten, and do not contain any ingredient containing wheat, rye, barley or their derivatives. Manufacturers who violate these regulation will be subject to regulatory actions from the US Food and Drug Administration. This…

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Bravo! FDA to Regulate All Tobacco Products

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) finally proposed regulations that will cover e-cigarettes as a tobacco product. Also covered are cigars, pipe and water pipe tobacco along with dissolvable tobacco products and nicotine gels. The regulations would ban sales to minors and require photo identification to purchase. This is a huge step for the FDA.…

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