Consumer Updates RSS Feed http://www.fda.gov/ en Alimentos y Bebidas http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/alimentos-y-bebidas Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:28:43 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/alimentos-y-bebidas Food http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/food Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:54:19 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/food Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/beware-fraudulent-coronavirus-tests-vaccines-and-treatments There are currently no FDA-approved drugs, including vaccines, to treat or prevent COVID-19. Products that claim to cure, treat, or prevent COVID-19 haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness; they might be dangerous to you and your family. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:40:11 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/beware-fraudulent-coronavirus-tests-vaccines-and-treatments Understanding the Regulatory Terminology of Potential Preventions and Treatments for COVID-19 http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/understanding-regulatory-terminology-potential-preventions-and-treatments-covid-19 There are no FDA-approved coronavirus preventions or treatments. Researchers are studying new drugs, and drugs approved for other conditions, as possible preventions or treatments for COVID-19. The language describing possible preventions or treatments can be confusing. Here’s what those terms mean. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:38:42 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/understanding-regulatory-terminology-potential-preventions-and-treatments-covid-19 Halloween Safety Tips: Costumes, Candy, and Colored Contact Lenses http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/halloween-safety-tips-costumes-candy-and-colored-contact-lenses Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:14:08 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/halloween-safety-tips-costumes-candy-and-colored-contact-lenses Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus and Protect Your Family http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/help-stop-spread-coronavirus-and-protect-your-family We can each help slow the spread of coronavirus disease and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Wash your hands often with soap and water; cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering or non-surgical mask when around others; 3) avoid crowds and practice social distancing. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:06:14 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/help-stop-spread-coronavirus-and-protect-your-family It’s a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/its-good-time-get-your-flu-vaccine Haven’t had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. And there are still good reasons to get one. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:06:02 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/its-good-time-get-your-flu-vaccine Advisory Committees Give FDA Critical Advice and the Public a Voice http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/advisory-committees-give-fda-critical-advice-and-public-voice Not familiar with FDA’s advisory committees? These committees provide independent, expert advice to the FDA on a range of complex scientific, technical and policy issues related to the development and evaluation of FDA-regulated products. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:55:40 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/advisory-committees-give-fda-critical-advice-and-public-voice What to Know About Breast Implants http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-know-about-breast-implants The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:19:33 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-know-about-breast-implants Consejos de seguridad para el Día de las Brujas: disfraces, dulces, lentes de colores http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/consejos-de-seguridad-para-el-dia-de-las-brujas-disfraces-dulces-lentes-de-colores Se acerca la noche de brujas o Halloween, lea este artículo con consejos para tener un Halloween seguro. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:05:23 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/consejos-de-seguridad-para-el-dia-de-las-brujas-disfraces-dulces-lentes-de-colores Medical Devices http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/medical-devices Consumer articles about medical devices. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:12:21 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/medical-devices Tobacco Products http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/tobacco-products Tobacco comes in many forms, from cigars and cigarettes to smokeless tobacco and dissolvable nicotine products. FDA works to reduce the use of these products, and the harm that they cause. To learn more read these Consumer Updates. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:44:25 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/tobacco-products Drugs http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/drugs Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:38:34 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/drugs Vaccines, Blood & Biologics http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/vaccines-blood-biologics From blood to vaccines, FDA protects and advances the public health by ensuring that biological products are safe, effective, and available to those who need them. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:36:57 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/vaccines-blood-biologics Safely Using Hand Sanitizer http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/safely-using-hand-sanitizer You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used if they contain at least 60% alcohol and are used properly. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:03:17 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/safely-using-hand-sanitizer Coronavirus Testing Basics http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/coronavirus-testing-basics Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests and FDA's role in authorizing them Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:45:10 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/coronavirus-testing-basics Do Not Use: Black Salve is Dangerous and Called by Many Names http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/do-not-use-black-salve-dangerous-and-called-many-names Salves that contain corrosive ingredients, including “black salve” and a number of other names, are dangerous and can be life-threatening. Here’s why. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:25:35 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/do-not-use-black-salve-dangerous-and-called-many-names Allergic to Milk? Some Dark Chocolate Labeled as Dairy-Free May Still Contain Milk http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/allergic-milk-some-dark-chocolate-labeled-dairy-free-may-still-contain-milk FDA is releasing more information about its recent study finding that some dark chocolate products contain varying amounts of milk. And you can't always tell that's the case simply by reading the food label. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:20:30 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/allergic-milk-some-dark-chocolate-labeled-dairy-free-may-still-contain-milk Medical Device Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/medical-device-cybersecurity-what-you-need-know Practice vigilance to safeguard your medical devices from cyber threats. Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:27:25 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/medical-device-cybersecurity-what-you-need-know Es un buen momento para vacunarse contra la influenza http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/es-un-buen-momento-para-vacunarse-contra-la-influenza El otoño está aquí y es hora de ponerse su vacuna anual contra la influenza estacional. Es mejor vacunarse antes de que los virus de la influenza comiencen a circular. Sat, 03 Oct 2020 16:56:12 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/es-un-buen-momento-para-vacunarse-contra-la-influenza