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Food Manufacturer Ordered To Discontinue Operations After Recurrent Food Safety Violations

A federal court ordered to Michigan-based food manufacturer to discontinue selling food products until the company complies with federal regulations and other requirements. This action follows several inspections conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, which found Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) in the company's food preparation area.

How Could A Sugar Pill Placebo Cause Harm?

A new review of data from 250,726 trial participants has found that 1 in 20 people who took placebos in trials dropped out because of serious adverse events. Almost half of the participants reported less severe adverse events. The adverse events ranged from abdominal pain and anorexia to burning, chest pain, fatigue, and even death.