FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

The following is attributed to Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and advance protections for consumers in both countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary RisksExternal Link…

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FDA is Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes


Agency is taking action to remind health care providers about the proper way to clean certain devices for reuse   Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is investigating numerous medical device reports (MDRs) describing patient infections and other possible contamination issues associated with reprocessing urological endoscopes, including cystoscopes, ureteroscopes and cystourethroscopes—devices used to view and access the urinary tract….

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FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 and Flu Combination Test for use with home-collected samples


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first diagnostic test for at home collection of patient samples to detect both COVID-19 and influenza A and B (flu). The FDA authorized Quest Diagnostics RC COVID-19 +Flu RT-PCR Test for prescription use with the Quest Diagnostics Self-Collection Kit for COVID-19 +Flu by individuals who are suspected of respiratory viral infection consistent…

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