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October 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Viva White Oak, Project to Adjoin FDA, Breaks Ground

Dozens of government and business officials gathered at White Oak on Monday to celebrate the groundbreaking of Viva White Oak, a massive development adjoining a centralized FDA facility. The project includes an academic campus, a hotel-conference center, shops and restaurants and 4,750 homes. Nonresidential building will amount to 6.1 million square feet.

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February 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Smokehouse Recalls Pet Products Due to Possible Salmonella

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. based in Sun Valley, California is recalling all package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” due to possible contamination with Salmonella.  According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have […]

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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

ALDI Recalls Choceur Chocolate Bar Due to Undeclared Nut Allergen Products on Packaging

ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. The recall was initiated after an ALDI employee identified almond pieces in the product. The chocolate bars may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a nut allergy, according to a news release. The […]

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July 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Comment on Viva White Oak Plans (VIDEO)

We’re ready. That’s the message from some residents in the White Oak community who are anticipating a redevelopment plan aimed to stimulate economic growth and a thriving community. Dozens of residents gathered at the White Oak Community Recreation Center Tuesday evening to get a first look at the preliminary sketch plan for the Viva White […]

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October 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

IV2 Alliance, Inc. and Government State of Telangana Sign Agreement to Advance Global Health (PHOTO)

Representatives from the State of Telangana, India and from IV2 Alliance, Inc, a Maryland non-profit corporation, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework for both entities to explore and collaborate on opportunities in an effort to advance regulatory science and drive biomedical innovation. IV2’s MOU is in conjunction with the U.S. Food and […]

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June 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: More Black Bear Sightings in Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 6.16.16 That yearling black bear is on the move in Montgomery County, according to Maryland bear biologist Harry Spiker. Spiker said the bear was spotted this morning, at 10 a.m., at Route 29 and Industrial Parkway in Silver Spring. On Wednesday, the bear was reported eating lunch on the FDA campus in White Oak. […]

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May 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen Releases Statement on New FDA Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen issued the following statement, today, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued sweeping new rules that regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their sale to minors: “Last year, the County Council unanimously approved my bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes wherever traditional tobacco smoking is prohibited and […]

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March 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Washington Adventist Hospital Breaks Ground for White Oak Location (PHOTOS)

The White Oak area will soon be home to a new hospital. Hundreds of residents joined elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for Washington Adventist Hospital on Monday, March 7. County Executive Ike Leggett and several other elected officials and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) representatives took part in the ceremony. The hospital, […]

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June 16, 2015 | Staff Writer

Leventhal Applauds FDA Decision on Trans Fats

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, who also serves as chair of the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, today congratulated the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its decision to no longer recognize partially hydrogenated oils as safe for use in food. In 2007, the County Council passed a Board of Health regulation […]

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February 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Zalgen lab technician performing tests in protective gear

Zalgen Labs Expects to Expand Following Rapid Ebola Test Approval (VIDEO)

It’s called a gamechanger: a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola has recently been approved and a startup Germantown company, Zalgen Labs, played a part in the development of that test. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find more information about this development and the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium that made it happen on its website. […]

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