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Government Halts Graphic Cigarette Label Campaign

The government has recently decided to drop its campaign for graphic labels on cigarette cartons warning of the dangers of smoking. The images feature people who suffer from lung cancer and other diseases. continue reading »

Mexico Claims Mangos Contaminated With Salmonella Did Not Come From Them

Mexico's government has denied that mangos exported to the United States and Canada were contaminated with salmonella, and said that the bacteria strain detected in those countries "is different from any strain found in Mexico." continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Commends FDA Recommendations to Prevent HIV Infections

An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommended that Truvada, an antiretroviral medication used to treat HIV, should be used as a new prevention tool for people that are at high risk of being exposed to HIV. continue reading »

Spooky Contacts Can be Nightmare for Eyes

Laura Butler was vacationing in Virginia Beach, Va., when, on a whim, the brown-eyed mom decided to buy a pair of blue contact lenses for $29.99 from a novelty shop. continue reading »

FDA Works with Mexico on Cross-Border Food Safety, Special Focus on Papayas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its counterpart agencies in the Mexican government, the National Service for Agroalimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) continue reading »

High Percentage of Hispanic and African-American Youth Using Menthol Cigarettes

While menthol cigarettes account for approximately a third of all U.S. cigarette sales most of those sales are to teen minorities, according to a new report. continue reading »

Important USDA Nutritional Guidlines Unveiled in Spanish

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today joined local business leaders, retailers and community members at Sedano's Supermarket to unveil the Spanish-language continue reading »

USDA Unveils Spanish-language Nutritional Info and Food Access Guides

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today joined local business leaders, retailers and community members at Sedano's Supermarket to unveil the Spanish-language Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Retail continue reading »

DNA Test Points to Anthony Garcia as Semen-Tainting Yogurt Culprit

31-year old Anthony Garcia has been fingered as the culprit who put his semen in a free frozen yogurt sample at the local Sunflower Market in Albuquerque. continue reading »

Hispanic Health Groups Applaud FDA Action on Supplements

"We all need to know that what we take is safe. Today the FDA called the dietary supplements industry to task for deceptive practices that have hidden from consumers the presence of potentially harmful ingredients in some supplements," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, issued a letter today to dietary supplement man continue reading »