In brief

New FDA Administrator Dr. Jane Henney is being urged by leading food industry groups to see that food issues are given sufficient attention. Issues needing resolution include irradiation, national uniformity in food regulations and labeling, regulation of functional foods, and other labeling reforms...Manufacturers of hearing aids seeking to add a claim for performance in noisy environments to the package labeling are no longer required by FDA, in most cases, to submit a new 510(k) premarket notification.

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