The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.
The British Dental Association (BDA) has said it will hold the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to its new pledge to “develop a more flexible approach to registration”. BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said: "We are winning the argument for a streamlined approach to registration. We look forward to working with the regulator to ensure we see an efficient, targeted registration process that reflects the everyday choices dentists are having to make.”
Lord Colwyn, speaking in the House of Lords following the Queen’s speech, said he was ‘disappointed’ that parliamentary time had still not been found to introduce a Bill which would simplify and modernise the regulatory framework for dentists and more than a million of their fellow healthcare workers in Britain. He called on the Minister set out a clear timetable for action.
More than a third of children are starting school in Southampton with rotting teeth, it has been revealed. The figures are also on the rise and confirm Southampton has the worst oral health rates in the South East. Eighteen months ago plans to add fluoride to the city’s water supply were scrapped after public outcry over the move.
The British Dental Association (BDA) has greeted news of provisional agreement on the junior contract between the British Medical Association (BMA) and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, following talks at the conciliation service Acas. Hospital dentists employed on the same terms of service as junior doctors have participated at every stage of the recent industrial action, alongside their medical colleagues.