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FDA advisers to vote on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch a live stream of the committee’s meeting in the video player above. An outside panel of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine experts is scheduled to vote Thursday afternoon on Moderna’s request to roll out booster shots of......

Ferrero breaks ground on expansion project

FoodBusinessNews
PARSIPPANY, NJ. — Ferrero North America, a business unit of Ferrero Group, on Oct. 13 broke ground on a new $75 million, 70,000-square-foot chocolate processing facility in Bloomington, Ill. The plant will be Ferrero’s third facility that processes chocolate, and its first outside of Europe. The new facility is an......

In Review, F.D.A. Stays Neutral on the Need for a Moderna Booster

New York Times
The advisory committee is also likely to consider whether Moderna’s protection against severe disease and hospitalization may eventually weaken. Booster proponents argue that Moderna’s potency is declining much like Pfizer’s, which is based on the same technology, only more slowly because its initial dosage is significantly stronger than Pfizer’s and......

White House calls on pediatricians to help with rollout of kids’ Covid vaccine starting as early as next month

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bridgette Melo, 5, prepares for her inoculation of one of two reduced 10 ug doses of the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine during a trial at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina September 28, 2021 in a still image from video.......

FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites a quitting benefit for smokers

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized the selling of an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been sold in the......

FDA scientists strike favorable tone on J&J Covid booster shots ahead of vote this week

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The staff of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday struck a more favorable tone on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 booster shots, saying there may be a benefit to administering a second dose two months after the initial shot. The......

Animal-free egg protein debuts

FoodBusinessNews
SAN FRANCISCO — The Every Co., formerly known as Clara Foods, is launching an animal-free egg protein. The ingredient is highly soluble, nearly invisible and tasteless, according to the company, and may be added to hot and cold beverages, acidic juices, energy drinks, carbonated and clear beverages, snacks and nutrition......

F.D.A. Issues Voluntary Guidelines in Effort to Reduce Sodium Consumption

New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration, citing an epidemic of diet-related illnesses, released new guidelines on Wednesday aimed at reducing the amount of sodium that Americans consume at restaurants, school cafeterias and food trucks, or when they are eating packaged and prepared foods at home. The recommendations, issued after years of......

Sustainability central to Innova’s top consumer trends in 2022

FoodBusinessNews
ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS – Sustainability leads Innova Market Insights’ list of consumer trends heading into 2022. The market researcher said the top two environmental actions consumers are taking when making food choices are reducing waste and eating in moderation. “One of the biggest shifts we are seeing is that the......

FDA approves Vuse vaping products for sale, marking a first for the e-cigarette industry

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person uses a Juul Labs electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, on Monday, June 24, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will allow a unit of British......

U.S. FDA authorizes new e-cigarette products from BAT unit

Reuters
Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Oct 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized the marketing of some new e-cigarette products by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co, a unit......

Moderna argues the F.D.A. should authorize a half-dose of its vaccine as a booster.

New York Times
In documents released Tuesday morning, Moderna argued that the Food and Drug Administration should authorize a half-dose of its coronavirus vaccine as a booster shot for recipients at least six months after the second dose, citing evidence that the vaccine’s potency against infection wanes over time. The agency noted in......

Evolution of plant-based eating rippling through supply chain

FoodBusinessNews
KANSAS CITY — Food Business News declared plant-based eating the Trend of the Year in 2019. That designation has held up well as category demand, innovation and investment all have accelerated. Now suppliers and manufacturers are working to add ingredient technologies and capacity to meet rising consumer expectations for these......

FDA staff doesn’t take stance on Moderna Covid booster shots, says two doses are enough to protect against severe disease

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (L) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine at CASA de Maryland’s Wheaton Welcome Center on May 21, 2021 in Wheaton, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Food and Drug Administration scientists on Tuesday declined to......

Irish dairy cooperative acquires US cheese maker

FoodBusinessNews
HILBERT, WIS. — Irish dairy cooperative Ornua said it has completed the acquisition of Whitehall Specialties Inc. (WSI) from Milwaukee-based private equity firm Mason Wells. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Whitehall, Wis., WSI provides functional analog, plant-based and blended cheese products and cheese solutions to......

PepsiCo upgrades Quaker Oats plant

FoodBusinessNews
BRIDGEVIEW, ILL. — PepsiCo, Inc. recently added a new packaging line, pasta press and dryer at its Quaker Oats plant in Bridgeview, Ill., a move the company said allows it to “keep up with the high demand for our beloved Cheetos Mac ‘N Cheese product.” “What’s great is this line......

Merck asks FDA to authorize antiviral Covid pill for emergency use

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Merck logo at the Merck campus in Rahway, New Jersey. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Merck said Monday it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize emergency use of its experimental antiviral pill to treat mild to moderate......

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