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Blackfoerst-ham-080717.jpg Hahn Brothers, Inc., a ham manufacturer, is recalling about 115,773 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products as they contained malted barley, a known allergen, which was not declared on the final product label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS said that the recall was due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Rolling-stones-062116.jpg Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood recently struggled to overcome what he called a "touch of lung cancer." The rock icon revealed his health scare with the Mail on Sunday, telling the U.K. paper that he had an operation to take out part of his lung.

Kindara, a provider of tools related to Women's reproductive health and fertility, announced Tuesday a new partnership with personal genomics company Helix, whose largest shareholder is Illumina (ILMN). Under the deal, Kindara plans to collaborate with Helix to develop Kindara DNA, the first at-home...

Aug2017-072717.jpg We are well into the second half of 2017. Now, let's take a look at the biotech stocks awaiting word from the FDA in August.

US-China-Poultaryban-072717.jpg A bipartisan group of Senators have called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to press the Chinese government to end its ban on import of American poultry products. China imposed ban on import of U.S. poultry products in 2015 after the detection of a wild duck with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza...

threesquaremarket-microchip-072517.jpg Wisconsin-based Three Square Market is offering its employees to implant a tiny microchip into their hands. The small radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip worth $300 will allow employees to open doors, log in to computers and even buy snacks and lunch. Although the program is not mandatory...

BhuFoods-Recall-072417.jpg Bhu Foods of San Diego, CA is recalling several flavors of Protein bars, as the supplier of organic sunflower seeds, Hudson Valley Foods, Inc., notified that ingredients sold to the company have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no reported illness to date from this recall.

Pharma-072117.jpg Today's Daily Dose lists the names of drugs that were recommended for approval by the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) on Friday. The lone exception is Vanda's antipsychotic medicine Fanaptum, for which the CHMP has rendered a negative opinion.

ABInbev-Hiball-072017.jpg Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV or AB InBev on Thursday said it is acquiring Hiball Inc., a San Francisco-based maker of organic energy drinks and carbonated juices and water. The company did not disclose the terms of the deal.

JohnMccain-072017.jpg Republican Senator and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain, R-Ariz., has been diagnosed with glioblastoma - a very aggressive brain cancer. The tumor was discovered during surgery to remove a blood clot from above McCain's left eye last week. On July 14th, McCain underwent...

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