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Health and Safety Concerns Over U.S. Imports of Chinese Products: An Overview

Health and Safety Concerns Over U.S. Imports of Chinese Products: An Overview

Date: July 29, 2008
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Description: China is a major source of U.S. imports of consumer products (such as toys) and an increasingly important supplier of various food products. Reports of unsafe seafood, pet food, toys, tires, and other products imported from China over the past year or so have raised concern in the United States over the health, safety, and quality of imported Chinese products. This report provides an overview of this issue and implications for U.S.-China trade relations.
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Health and Safety Concerns Over U.S. Imports of Chinese Products: An Overview

Health and Safety Concerns Over U.S. Imports of Chinese Products: An Overview

Date: September 22, 2008
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Description: China is a major source of U.S. imports of consumer products (such as toys) and an increasingly important supplier of various food products. Reports of unsafe seafood, pet food, toys, tires, and other products imported from China over the past year or so have raised concern in the United States over the health, safety, and quality of imported Chinese products. This report provides an overview of this issue and implications for U.S.-China trade relations.
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Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages: Should a Radio and TV Ban be Imposed?

Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages: Should a Radio and TV Ban be Imposed?

Date: July 26, 1985
Creator: Mulock, Bruce K.
Description: This issue brief discusses the ongoing debate centered around television and radio advertising of alcoholic beverages, especially as it relates to the possible negative influence on the drinking habits of minors.
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Older Americans Act Nutrition Program

Older Americans Act Nutrition Program

Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: O'Shaughnessy, Carol
Description: None
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Science Behind the Regulation of Food Safety: Risk Assessment and the Precautionary Principle

Science Behind the Regulation of Food Safety: Risk Assessment and the Precautionary Principle

Date: August 27, 1999
Creator: Parish, Mickey
Description: None
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Aspartame: An Artificial Sweetener

Aspartame: An Artificial Sweetener

Date: March 23, 1984
Creator: Porter, Donna V
Description: Since 1973 when the Food and Drug Administration first approved the artificial sweetener, aspartame, for use in food products, some researchers have raised questions about possible health effects associated with its consumption. This paper provides an overview of the regulatory history and possible health problems associated with the use of aspartame.
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Dietary Supplements: International Standards and Trade Agreements

Dietary Supplements: International Standards and Trade Agreements

Date: July 15, 2005
Creator: Porter, Donna V
Description: The dietary supplement industry has long been concerned about international activities that could have a potential impact on supplement trade. As originally proposed, FDA reform legislation contained provisions on mutual agreements and global harmonization that would have applied to most products under FDA jurisdiction. However, Congress explicitly exempted supplements from the final provisions of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-115), which means that these products are not part of on-going trade discussions.
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Nutrition Labeling: Fresh Meats

Nutrition Labeling: Fresh Meats

Date: April 25, 2001
Creator: Porter, Donna V
Description: None
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Food Labeling: Allergy Information

Food Labeling: Allergy Information

Date: September 19, 2005
Creator: Porter, Donna V.
Description: Media attention to food allergies is the result of the recent tracking of food allergy sufferers and a clear rise in the number of affected individuals. Several efforts are underway to improve the ability of individuals who have a food allergy to avoid products that cause symptoms that can range from mild to serious. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Allergy Issues Alliance each have released guidelines to address the issues of labeling and cross-contamination. Nine state attorneys general have petitioned FDA for stricter rules, which are also supported by some consumer groups. The FY2002 agriculture appropriations bill directed FDA to address and report on cross-contamination; however, this report had not yet been submitted. Most recently, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-282) was enacted on August 2, 2004. This report will provide background on food allergies and review efforts to provide improved labeling information for food allergy sufferers; it will be updated to reflect legislative or other activity.
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Food Safety: Provisions in the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007

Food Safety: Provisions in the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007

Date: February 6, 2008
Creator: Porter, Donna V.
Description: This report reviews the food safety provisions of the statute of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, their history, and certain issues surrounding their passage.
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Infant Formula: National Problems

Infant Formula: National Problems

Date: April 27, 1984
Creator: Porter, Donna V.
Description: This report discusses congressional concerns regarding infant formula that was deficient in a required nutrient.
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WIC Food Package: History of the Sugar Cap

WIC Food Package: History of the Sugar Cap

Date: October 25, 1999
Creator: Porter, Donna V.
Description: This report provides a historic review of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food package and the controversy over the sugar cap on cereals allowed in the program.
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: May 24, 2002
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: July 1, 2002
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: August 27, 2002
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: October 29, 2002
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: January 10, 2003
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: March 7, 2003
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: June 6, 2003
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: August 1, 2003
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: May 12, 2003
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: September 17, 2003
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: September 26, 2000
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Meat and Poultry Inspection Issues

Date: March 22, 2002
Creator: Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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