ENSURE PREGNANCY TEST

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • ENSURE PREGNANCY TEST 20 TEST
  • Composition:
  • 20 TEST
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • ENSURE PREGNANCY TEST 20 TEST
    India
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Central Drugs Standard Control Organization
  • Last update:
  • 09-08-2016

17-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Aspergillus oryzae (strain NZYM‐FA)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Aspergillus oryzae (strain NZYM‐FA)

Published on: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 The food enzyme is an endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) produced with a genetically modified strain of Aspergillus oryzae by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This xylanase is intended to be used in baking and cereal‐based processes. Based on the proposed maximum use levels, dietary exposure to the food enzyme–total organic solids (TOS) was e...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-11-2018

Recall of Green Cedar Dairy Ackawi Cheese Bearing a Sell by Date of March 26, 2019 or Later

Recall of Green Cedar Dairy Ackawi Cheese Bearing a Sell by Date of March 26, 2019 or Later

Routine samples of the Green Cedar Ackawi cheese collected and tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

16-11-2018

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce animal testing through a study aimed at eliminating the use of dogs in certain trials

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce animal testing through a study aimed at eliminating the use of dogs in certain trials

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to reduce use of animals through a study aimed at eliminating the use of dogs in certain trials

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

15-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme maltogenic amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain NZYM‐OC)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme maltogenic amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain NZYM‐OC)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The food enzyme maltogenic amylase (glucan 1,4‐a‐maltohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.133) is produced with a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain NZYM‐OC by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production microorganism and recombinant DNA. This maltogenic amylase is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels recommended, dietary exposure to the food enzyme–...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Assessment of genetically modified maize MZHG0JG for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133)

Assessment of genetically modified maize MZHG0JG for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The scope of application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133 is for food and feed uses, import and processing of genetically modified (GM) maize MZHG0JG in the European Union. Maize MZHG0JG was developed to confer tolerance to the herbicidal active substances glyphosate and glufosinate‐ammonium. The molecular characterisation data and bioinformatic analyses do not identify issues requiring food/feed safety assessment. None of the identified differences in the agronomic/phenotypic and com...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme maltogenic amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain NZYM‐SO)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme maltogenic amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain NZYM‐SO)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The food enzyme maltogenic amylase (glucan 1,4‐α‐maltohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.133) is produced with a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain NZYM‐SO by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production microorganism and recombinant DNA. This maltogenic amylase is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels, dietary exposure to the food enzyme–total organi...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM‐JB)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM‐JB)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase (α‐acetolactate decarboxylase; EC 4.1.1.5) is produced with a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis strain NZYM‐JB by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This acetolactate decarboxylase is intended to be used in distilled alcohol production and brewing processes. Residual amounts of total organi...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall Product Expansion of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall Product Expansion of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)

On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to include expired inventory for devices distributed between December 21, 2011 to May 17, 2018. The recall expansion is to ensure proper disposition of expired units. The FDA has been notified and is aware Oscor In...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-11-2018

FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-11-2018

Safety assessment of the active substance polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, cross‐linked, for use in active food contact materials

Safety assessment of the active substance polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, cross‐linked, for use in active food contact materials

Published on: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, cross‐linked, FCM substance No 1015, which is intended to be used as a liquid absorber in the packaging of fresh or frozen foods such as meat, poultry and seafood as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Specific migration tests were not performed due to the high absorption of liquids by the substance. The Panel noted that if polya...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

9-11-2018

Safety assessment of the substance Ln 1,4‐benzene dicarboxylic acid (with Ln = La, Eu, Gd, Tb) for use in food contact materials

Safety assessment of the substance Ln 1,4‐benzene dicarboxylic acid (with Ln = La, Eu, Gd, Tb) for use in food contact materials

Published on: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP Panel) assessed the safety of the additive Ln 1,4‐benzene dicarboxylic acid (with Ln = La, Eu, Gd, Tb) for use in food contact materials. It is a family of mixtures combining the four lanthanides lanthanum (La), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd) and/or terbium (Tb) in different proportions as their 1,4‐benzene dicarboxylate complexes, used as a taggant in plastics for authentication and ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

FDA warns patients and doctors about risk of inaccurate results from home-use device to monitor blood thinner warfarin

FDA warns patients and doctors about risk of inaccurate results from home-use device to monitor blood thinner warfarin

Roche Diagnostics issued voluntary recall of certain test strips used with CoaguChek meter devices; patients affected by the recall should seek alternative methods for testing.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) is produced with the genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain LMG S‐24584 by Puratos N. V. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The Panel noted that, although the production strain was not detected in the food enzyme, recombinant DNA was present in all batches of the food enzyme tested. The food enzyme is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels re...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BW)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BW)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.3) is produced with the genetically modified Aspergillus niger strain NZYM‐BW by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. The glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase food enzyme is intended to be used in distilled alcohol production and starch processing for the production of glucose syrups. Residu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)

Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme glucoamylase (glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase; EC 3.2.1.3) is produced with the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This glucoamylase is intended to be used in brewing processes and in starch processing for glucose syrups production. Residual amounts of total organic s...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme alpha‐amylase (4‐α‐d‐glucan glucanohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.1) is produced with the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This α‐amylase is intended to be used in starch processing for glucose syrups production, beverage alcohol (distilling) processes and baking proces...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

FDA authorizes first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism

FDA authorizes first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism

FDA authorizes first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-10-2018

FDA Announces Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan

FDA Announces Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan

FDA’s Plant & Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan ensures the safety of plant and animal products of biotechnology while avoiding unnecessary barriers to future innovation. Key elements: Veterinary Innovation Program, public webinar on genome editing in animals & release of future guidance.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-10-2018

Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”

Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”

Published on: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 This report presents the results from an exploratory study in 2016 on clear communication of scientific assessment results. It had a specific focus on the communication of scientific uncertainties in EFSA scientific opinions. Qualitative methods were applied to the design and communication of an opinion summary and uncertainty statements related to that opinion, and to collect evidence on how different stakeholder groups responded to them. The study tested t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-10-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s new consideration of labeling for sesame allergies

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s new consideration of labeling for sesame allergies

Food allergies have touched the lives of most of us. Thousands of Americans experience life-threatening, food-related reactions each year, and an estimated 20 people die from them annually. In some cases, such reactions occur despite a careful reading of packaged food labels by conscientious consumers. To me, that’s unacceptable. The FDA is committed to advancing our efforts to help ensure that Americans have access to the information they need about common allergens in packaged foods.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-10-2018

Urgent: Curry Spice Recall

Urgent: Curry Spice Recall

This voluntary recall has been initiated by UBC Food Distributors Inc, due to a high level of lead found in the product after testing was done by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, which found high traces of lead.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

24-10-2018

FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in the determination of menopausal status

FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in the determination of menopausal status

FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in the determination of menopausal status

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

23-10-2018

Shimano North America recalls Lazer Bicycle Helmets

Shimano North America recalls Lazer Bicycle Helmets

The recalled helmets do not meet the CPSC standard for the "Dynamic Roll Off" test. The helmet may come off on impact posing a head injury to the user.

Health Canada

18-10-2018

CTG recalls Friction Powered School Bus

CTG recalls Friction Powered School Bus

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the school bus toy does not meet Canadian safety requirements for toys. Specifically, the school bus released small parts during testing, which are a choking hazard for young children.

Health Canada

18-10-2018

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 201 Revision 2 (FGE.201Rev2): 2‐alkylated, aliphatic, acyclic alpha,beta‐unsaturated aldehydes and precursors, with or without additional double‐bonds, from chemical subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 201 Revision 2 (FGE.201Rev2): 2‐alkylated, aliphatic, acyclic alpha,beta‐unsaturated aldehydes and precursors, with or without additional double‐bonds, from chemical subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19

Published on: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to consider in this revision 2 of Flavouring Group Evaluation 201, the additional data on genotoxicity submitted by the Industry on two substances, 2‐methylpent‐2‐enal [FL‐no: 05.090] and 2 methylcrotonaldehyde [FL‐no: 05.095], from subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19. In FGE.201Rev1, the Panel concluded that further data were required in order to clarify the genotoxic poten...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-10-2018

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The duration of the vaccination campaign sufficient to eliminate lumpy skin disease (LSD) mainly depends on the vaccination effectiveness and coverage achieved. By using a spread epidemiological model, assuming a vaccination effectiveness of 65%, with 50% and 90% coverage, 3 and 4 years campaigns, respectively, are needed to eliminate LSD. When vaccination effectiveness is 80% to 95%, 2 years of vaccination at coverage of 90% is sufficient to eliminate LSD vir...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-10-2018

FDA approves new DNA-based test to determine blood compatibility

FDA approves new DNA-based test to determine blood compatibility

FDA approves new DNA-based test to determine blood compatibility.Test is first of this type approved to report genotypes as final results

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11-10-2018

Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive

Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive

Published on: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of thermally oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (TOSOM) (E 479b) when used as a food additive. The Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) derived an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 25 and 30 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, respectively. There was n...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

4-10-2018

Silver Star Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Human and Animal Drug Products Due to Microbial Contamination

Silver Star Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Human and Animal Drug Products Due to Microbial Contamination

Silver Star Brands, Inc., is initiating a voluntary recall of six products for humans (including four Native Remedies® and two Healthful Naturals™) and two PetAlive® products for pets for a total of eight products with lot numbers, see table below, to the consumer level. The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

28-9-2018

FDA authorizes first next generation sequencing-based test to detect very low levels of remaining cancer cells in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or multiple myeloma

FDA authorizes first next generation sequencing-based test to detect very low levels of remaining cancer cells in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or multiple myeloma

FDA authorizes first next generation sequencing-based test to detect very low levels of remaining cancer cells in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or multiple myeloma

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

25-9-2018

Daiso Holdings Ltd. recalls Daiso Brand Consumer Chemical Products

Daiso Holdings Ltd. recalls Daiso Brand Consumer Chemical Products

The recalled products have not been properly classified according to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, in order to ensure appropriate hazard labelling. These regulations are empowered by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. Improper labelling could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

Health Canada

12-9-2018

Application of data science in risk assessment and early warning

Application of data science in risk assessment and early warning

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The currently applied approaches, procedures and tools used for the identification of emerging risks vary greatly among Member States of the EU. EFSA established a structured approach for emerging risk identification that mainly consists of systematically searching, collecting, collating and analysing information and data. In addition, EFSA concluded that new methodologies and tools are needed to facilitate efficient and transparent sharing of data, knowledg...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-9-2018

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Plant protection products (PPPs) are pesticides containing at least one active substance that drives specific actions against pests (diseases). PPPs are regulated in the EU and cannot be placed on the market or used without prior authorisation. EFSA assesses the possible risks of the use of active substances to humans and environment. Member States decide whether or not to approve their use at EU level. Furthermore, Member States decide at national level on ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

7-9-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to help ensure the quality of and preserve access to compounded drugs by pursuing closer collaboration with states

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to help ensure the quality of and preserve access to compounded drugs by pursuing closer collaboration with states

FDA announces revised draft memorandum of understanding between FDA and the states to help ensure the quality of and preserve access to compounded drugs

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-9-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s global efforts to help assure product quality and transparency at foreign drug manufacturing facilities

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s global efforts to help assure product quality and transparency at foreign drug manufacturing facilities

FDA is publishing its internal policy for how manufacturing facilities are prioritized and scheduled for surveillance inspections in an effort to ensure the quality and safety of globally produced products.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-8-2018

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Cyprus and EFSA – Final report

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Cyprus and EFSA – Final report

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Cyprus alongside with another 4 countries has participated successfully in the Grant Agreement GP/EFSA/DATA/2016/01‐GA 02, entitled: “Strategic Partnership with Cyprus on Data Quality”. The project was co‐financed by EFSA, aiming to help both EFSA and data providers from Member States to possess data of high quality in a quantitatively manageable way. The main objective of the grant agreement was the establishment of the data governance, coordination and imp...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-8-2018

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Denmark and EFSA – Final report

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Denmark and EFSA – Final report

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 During the project seven standard operating procedures (SOP) were developed for the four data domains (zoonoses, chemical contaminant, pesticide residues and veterinary medical products residues). The SOPs describe 1) How the national governance of risk assessment data is organised, 2) how data are collected and validated before delivering to EFSA covering all four domains, 3) How data is transferred to EFSA, 4) how to respond to EFSA request for clarificati...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Hellolife, Inc. Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin due to Possible Microbial Contamination

Hellolife, Inc. Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin due to Possible Microbial Contamination

HelloLife, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI is initiating a voluntary recall of four different products, Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin, within expiry, to the retail and consumer level due to possible microbial contamination. Neuroveen has been tested and found to be contaminated with Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Burkholderia cepacia. Compulsin has been identified as containing Burkholderia cepacia. Respitrol and Thyroveev are still pending bacterial identification. Each product being recalled...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

29-8-2018

Scientific Opinion about the Guidance of the Chemical Regulation Directorate (UK) on how aged sorption studies for pesticides should be conducted, analysed and used in regulatory assessments

Scientific Opinion about the Guidance of the Chemical Regulation Directorate (UK) on how aged sorption studies for pesticides should be conducted, analysed and used in regulatory assessments

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues reviewed the guidance on how aged sorption studies for pesticides should be conducted, analysed and used in regulatory assessment. The inclusion of aged sorption is a higher tier in the groundwater leaching assessment. The Panel based its review on a test with three substances taken from a data set provided by the European Crop Protection Association. Particular points of attention were the quali...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Scientific Opinion on the state of the art of Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic (TKTD) effect models for regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms

Scientific Opinion on the state of the art of Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic (TKTD) effect models for regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms

Published on: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from EFSA, the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR) developed an opinion on the state of the art of Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic (TKTD) models and their use in prospective environmental risk assessment (ERA) for pesticides and aquatic organisms. TKTD models are species‐ and compound‐specific and can be used to predict (sub)lethal effects of pesticides under untested (time‐variable) exposure conditions. Three differen...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Safety assessment of the process ‘General Plastic’, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

Safety assessment of the process ‘General Plastic’, based on Starlinger Decon technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

Published on: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This scientific opinion of the EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF Panel) deals with the safety evaluation of the recycling process General Plastic (EU register No RECYC153), which is based on the Starlinger Decon technology. The decontamination efficiency of the process was demonstrated by a challenge test. The input of this process is hot caustic washed and dried poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) flakes orig...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

28-8-2018

Living Well Remedies, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Weight Away Remedy, Lot # 111417LWL614, Due To Microbial Contamination

Living Well Remedies, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Weight Away Remedy, Lot # 111417LWL614, Due To Microbial Contamination

Franklin Lakes, NJ, Living Well Remedies, LLC is voluntarily recalling Weight Away Remedy lot# 111417LWL614 to the consumer level. The independent manufacturing facility that produced this lot reported it to be out of specification for microbial testing.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-8-2018

King Bio Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of It’s Kids and Infant Products Due to Potential Microbial Contamination

King Bio Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of It’s Kids and Infant Products Due to Potential Microbial Contamination

King Bio is voluntarily recalling the below products to the consumer level. A small percentage of our products produced between 08/01/2017 and 04/2018 have tested positive for microbial contamination. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling the products and lot numbers below

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

14-8-2018

World Organix, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend, Due to High Microbial Loads

World Organix, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend, Due to High Microbial Loads

World Organix LLC, is voluntarily recalling lot: 112710 of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa capsules, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend to the consumer level. These products have been tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and found to be contaminated with High Microbial Loads. Additionally, this serves as a update to a previous press release posted on June 30th 2018, concerning Blissful...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-8-2018

FDA approves new vaginal ring for one year of birth control

FDA approves new vaginal ring for one year of birth control

FDA approved Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), a combined hormonal contraceptive for women of reproductive age used to prevent pregnancy and is the first vaginal ring contraceptive that can be used for an entire year.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-8-2018

FDA allows marketing of first direct-to-consumer app for contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy

FDA allows marketing of first direct-to-consumer app for contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy

The app uses basal body temperature readings to predict when a woman is most fertile to help her avoid conceiving on those days if using as a form of contraception

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

8-8-2018

Risks Associated with Use of Rupture of Membranes Tests - Letter to Health Care Providers

Risks Associated with Use of Rupture of Membranes Tests - Letter to Health Care Providers

The FDA is reminding health care providers that tests to detect rupture of the amniotic membranes should not be used without other clinical assessments to make critical patient management decisions.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6-11-2018

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth  #DYK using a glucose meter to check and monitor blood sugar is a daily part of life for millions of Americans with diabetes? Check out the @US_FDA's tips on how to safely use glucose meters and test strips for diabetes

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth #DYK using a glucose meter to check and monitor blood sugar is a daily part of life for millions of Americans with diabetes? Check out the @US_FDA's tips on how to safely use glucose meters and test strips for diabetes

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth #DYK using a glucose meter to check and monitor blood sugar is a daily part of life for millions of Americans with diabetes? Check out the @US_FDA's tips on how to safely use glucose meters and test strips for diabetes: https://go.usa.gov/xPdK4 

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-11-2018

.@US_FDA  issues a class I recall: Roche Diagnostics recalls CoaguChek  XS PT Test  Strips due to inaccurate INR test results. Find out more:  https://go.usa.gov/xPVER  #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/EYmVZHrUZc

.@US_FDA issues a class I recall: Roche Diagnostics recalls CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips due to inaccurate INR test results. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xPVER  #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/EYmVZHrUZc

. @US_FDA issues a class I recall: Roche Diagnostics recalls CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips due to inaccurate INR test results. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xPVER  #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/EYmVZHrUZc

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-11-2018

Check out @US_FDA's information on Direct-to-Consumer Tests:  https://go.usa.gov/xPVPu  #MedicalDevice #FDA

Check out @US_FDA's information on Direct-to-Consumer Tests: https://go.usa.gov/xPVPu  #MedicalDevice #FDA

Check out @US_FDA's information on Direct-to-Consumer Tests: https://go.usa.gov/xPVPu  #MedicalDevice #FDA

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-11-2018

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test   for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication   metabolism? Learn more about the authorization:  https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism? Learn more about the authorization: https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism? Learn more about the authorization: https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-11-2018

The @US_FDA warns patients & health care providers should not change drug treatment based on results from certain genetic tests w/ unapproved claims to predict a patient’s response to specific medications. Read the Safety Communication here:  https://go.u

The @US_FDA warns patients & health care providers should not change drug treatment based on results from certain genetic tests w/ unapproved claims to predict a patient’s response to specific medications. Read the Safety Communication here: https://go.u

The @US_FDA warns patients & health care providers should not change drug treatment based on results from certain genetic tests w/ unapproved claims to predict a patient’s response to specific medications. Read the Safety Communication here: https://go.usa.gov/xPysF  #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-10-2018

We know that cancer is harder to find in women with dense breasts – some women may need other imaging tests. Breast density reporting is already required in some states. Expanding this nationwide will empower patients and providers to make more informed h

We know that cancer is harder to find in women with dense breasts – some women may need other imaging tests. Breast density reporting is already required in some states. Expanding this nationwide will empower patients and providers to make more informed h

We know that cancer is harder to find in women with dense breasts – some women may need other imaging tests. Breast density reporting is already required in some states. Expanding this nationwide will empower patients and providers to make more informed health decisions.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11-10-2018

October is #SIDSAwarenessMonth.  Smoking during pregnancy can lead to complications, premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, and SIDS. Make sure your baby is #safetosleep at  https://women.smokefree.gov/  via @FDATobaccopic.twitter.com/i37QX61Bb

October is #SIDSAwarenessMonth. Smoking during pregnancy can lead to complications, premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, and SIDS. Make sure your baby is #safetosleep at https://women.smokefree.gov/  via @FDATobaccopic.twitter.com/i37QX61Bb

October is #SIDSAwarenessMonth. Smoking during pregnancy can lead to complications, premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, and SIDS. Make sure your baby is #safetosleep at https://women.smokefree.gov/  via @FDATobacco pic.twitter.com/i37QX61Bb7

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-9-2018

The single-use internal condom (formerly the single-use female condom) is the only female-controlled barrier method intended to provide protection against pregnancy & STI transmission. Check out the FDA's birth control guide:  https://go.usa.gov/xPDQw  #M

The single-use internal condom (formerly the single-use female condom) is the only female-controlled barrier method intended to provide protection against pregnancy & STI transmission. Check out the FDA's birth control guide: https://go.usa.gov/xPDQw  #M

The single-use internal condom (formerly the single-use female condom) is the only female-controlled barrier method intended to provide protection against pregnancy & STI transmission. Check out the FDA's birth control guide: https://go.usa.gov/xPDQw  #MedicalDevices

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

24-9-2018

News and press releases:  Companies stepping up efforts to ensure medicine supply post Brexit

News and press releases: Companies stepping up efforts to ensure medicine supply post Brexit

Focus is now on 39 centrally authorised medicines, down from 108

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

19-9-2018

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin  containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help  reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here:  https://go.usa.gov/x

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here: https://go.usa.gov/x

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here: https://go.usa.gov/xP2VB  #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/hsdX5ylKPu

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11-9-2018

 Focus group meeting  on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics harmonisation, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 12-Oct-2018, To: 12-Oct-2018

Focus group meeting on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics harmonisation, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 12-Oct-2018, To: 12-Oct-2018

This meeting will allow a direct exchange of views between the Agency’s working party and stakeholders on its draft reflection paper on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics (SPC) harmonisation (EMA/CVMP/849775/2017). It complements the public consultation on this reflection paper ending on 31 January 2019. The reflection paper follows considerations in the report on a pilot project that aimed to develop and test non-experimental appr...

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

22-8-2018

Routine eye exams and visiting your eye doctor will help ensure and maintain healthy eyes for everyone. #OnePairTakeCare #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/SQYFz30oFy

Routine eye exams and visiting your eye doctor will help ensure and maintain healthy eyes for everyone. #OnePairTakeCare #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/SQYFz30oFy

Routine eye exams and visiting your eye doctor will help ensure and maintain healthy eyes for everyone. #OnePairTakeCare #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/SQYFz30oFy

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-8-2018

It’s Contact Lens Health Week and the FDA is working to ensure safe and useful devices are available to patients and consumers. Check out our recent contact lens approvals:  https://go.usa.gov/xUz4M  and https://go.usa.gov/xUz4t  #OnePairTakeCarepic.twitt

It’s Contact Lens Health Week and the FDA is working to ensure safe and useful devices are available to patients and consumers. Check out our recent contact lens approvals: https://go.usa.gov/xUz4M  and https://go.usa.gov/xUz4t  #OnePairTakeCarepic.twitt

It’s Contact Lens Health Week and the FDA is working to ensure safe and useful devices are available to patients and consumers. Check out our recent contact lens approvals: https://go.usa.gov/xUz4M  and https://go.usa.gov/xUz4t  #OnePairTakeCare pic.twitter.com/PcxUGHgwoV

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-8-2018

Contact Lens Health Week is here and the FDA and @CDCgov are reminding you of safe measures to ensure proper use of contact lenses. Check out the CDC’s Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Eye video #OnePairTakeCarepic.twitter.com/jxiBHA3CiT

Contact Lens Health Week is here and the FDA and @CDCgov are reminding you of safe measures to ensure proper use of contact lenses. Check out the CDC’s Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Eye video #OnePairTakeCarepic.twitter.com/jxiBHA3CiT

Contact Lens Health Week is here and the FDA and @CDCgov are reminding you of safe measures to ensure proper use of contact lenses. Check out the CDC’s Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Eye video #OnePairTakeCare pic.twitter.com/jxiBHA3CiT

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

15-8-2018

Scientific guideline:  Draft guideline on specifications: test procedures and acceptance criteria for herbal  substances, herbal  preparations and herbal medicinal products/traditional herbal medicinal products - Revision 3 , draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on specifications: test procedures and acceptance criteria for herbal substances, herbal preparations and herbal medicinal products/traditional herbal medicinal products - Revision 3 , draft: consultation open

This document addresses specifications, i.e. those tests, procedures, and acceptance criteria used to assure the quality of the herbal substances/preparations and herbal medicinal products at release and during the shelf-life.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

10-8-2018

FDA allows marketing of first direct-to-consumer app for contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy  https://go.usa.gov/xUHC6 

FDA allows marketing of first direct-to-consumer app for contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy https://go.usa.gov/xUHC6 

FDA allows marketing of first direct-to-consumer app for contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy https://go.usa.gov/xUHC6 

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration