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What are my rights and proper actions if the food contains traces of household chemicals?

I recently bought a juice from the supermarket. That specific type of juice is probably produced in that supermarket locally. After trying it, I am reasonably confident that it contains soap. For the ...
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At what point does a local garden produce exchange run into legal barriers?

I have an idea for a local garden produce exchange. Assuming two neighbors swapping lettuce has zero legal restrictions, at what point would we run into legal barriers while expanding in the ways ...
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How do fast food chains get away with selling fake chicken?

Subway chicken only about 50% meat, according to Canadian study What's in your chicken sandwich? (Subway's "chicken" is 50% chicken, and Wendy's is 88%. The rest is non-meat additives) Subway ...
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Would it be legal for a diabetic person to extract and use insulin from pig pancrea?

Ignoring all considerations of efficiency and possibility, would the FDA restrict a diabetic person from buying slaughterhouse scraps (pancrea), extracting insulin from them, and using that insulin to ...
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Is it legal to sell gases for human consumption (as supplements or otherwise) such as oxygen, nitrogen, or nitrous oxide

This question is based on the FDA's Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, where they list medical gases as being regulated by the FDA. There is ambiguity, however, as the act puts an emphasis on high ...
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Questioning the meat served at a local restaurant

I ate at a buffet which allowed me to take out my food and the meat supposed to be chicken tandoori. I got a piece of chicken that I thought was a thigh but when I tried to bite into it the bone ...
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Cream cheese is cheese?

For legal purposes in the US, is cream cheese considered "cheese"? Who regulates this and what definitions do they give? If someone is contractually obligated to provide cheese and they provide ...
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Is it illegal for a consumer to obtain or use a non-FDA approved medical device?

The Freestyle Libre Pro, which is a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, was approved in September 2016 for use by healthcare professionals has not yet been approved for use by consumers, as ...
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Why does the FDA prevent the sale of health reports that may affect a diagnosis or treatment plan to consumers?

So I was reading an interesting article from MSN how a company can now map your genome for a relatively small fee. It mentions something confusing, that being that [...] the FDA restricts direct ...
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Do milk crates have registered owners?

Is there an actual milk crate registration system? What is the law by which use by other than the registered owner is punishable? Is there an index I can use to see who these milk crates are ...
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Does the prize in cereal violate the non edible restriction in foods?

In the US the FDA has a regulation that bans toys or trinkets embedded in candy. This let to banning the Kinder Surprise egg in the US Does this regulation also cover the prises in cereal? If not, ...