Food and Drug Administration

maple bucket on tree
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Members of Congress from maple-producing states are joining industry groups in calling on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate and take action against products that claim to contain maple syrup but according to their ingredient lists don't.

Boiled maple
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In the maple-rich areas of New England and the upper Midwest, producers don't approve of fakers and want the FDA to take action.

Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to regulate such products as electronic cigarettes, 29 attorneys general, including from New York and New England, are calling for more stringent regulations.

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New Hampshire Representative Annie Kuster wants the Food and Drug Administration to extend the comment period for sweeping food safety rules that farmers say could drive them out of business.

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Federal officials are trying to reassure farmers in New Hampshire and Vermont about proposed food safety rules that would require them to be more vigilant about guarding against contamination.