May 25, 2016

Let’s Talk Health Recalls Drinks, Vitamins for Milk and Soy

Let's Talk health is recalling its 15 packet jars of "Energizer Drink Mix," Agua Vitae Liquid Multi-Vitamin, Agua Vitae Kids Liquid Multi-Vitamin, and Tox-Elim because they contain undeclared soy and milk allergens. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled items are Energizer Drink Mix Citrus in 0.3 ounce packets with lot numbers 14593 and 15431 and UPC number 91131180631. Energizer Drink Mix Strawberry/Banana in 0.3 ounce packets is recalled, with lot numbers 14592 and 15411 and UPC number 91131180624. Energizer Drink Mix Pomegranate is also recalled, in 0.3 ounce packets with lot numbers 14594 and 15432 and UPC number 91131180525. Agua Vitae Multi-Vitamin Liquid in a 32 ounce white bottle is recalled, with lot number 15193 and UPC number … [Read more...]

Best Bentonite Clay Has Elevated Lead Levels

The FDA is warning consumers not to use "Best Bentonite Clay," made by Best Bentonite of Oklahoma, because it has elevated lead levels. Testing at FDA laboratories discovered the elevated levels of lead. Exposure to lead, a heavy metal, can cause serious damage and injury, including reduced IQ, brain damage, behavioral problems, and damage to the kidneys, immune system, and central nervous system. Best Bentonite Clay is sold as a fine powder on Amazon and on the Best Bentonite website. You mix the powder with water and eat it or apply it to the skin. No confirmed cases of lead poisoning have been associated with this product. Symptoms of lead poisoning in children include irritability, loss of appetite, weight loss, sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Maytag Blue Cheese for Possible Listeria

Whole Foods Market in Texas is voluntarily recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled cheese was sold cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels in different weights reading "Maytag Blue Raw Milk," "Maytag Blue," or "Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese." The PLU numbers on the labels begin with 293308 and "sell by" dates are 1/20/2016 and 3/21/16. The product was sold from cheese cases in various Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. The potential for contamination was discovered after testing by the State of Iowa found the pathogenic bacteria in two lots of … [Read more...]

Cough Syrup Recalled Because it Contains Morphine

The FDA is warning consumers not to use Licorice Coughing Liquid, a cough syrup product manufactured by Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical Group in China, because it contains unidentified morphine. The syrup is distributed in the U.S. by Master Herbs USA Inc. The dough syrup's labeling contains information written in English and Chinese. The product labeling does not identify the presence of morphine in English. Consumers who are hypersensitive to morphine could have serious allergic reactions if they take this product. Other effects of morphine, which is addictive, including respiratory depression and death. Side effects from taking morphine can include abdominal or stomach pain, blurred vision, tingling feelings, burning, crawling, and itching feeling of the skin, chest pain or … [Read more...]

Children’s Cough Medicine Recalled for Inaccurate Dosing Cup

Perigee Company is recalling 2 batches of its children's cough syrup, guaifenesin grape liquid and children's guaifenesin DM cherry liquid because some packages contain an oral dosing cup with incorrect dose markings. This is unlikely to cause serious side effects, and no reports related to overdose have been received to date. Overdose of this medication can cause hyper excitability, rapid eye movements, changes in muscle reflexes, ataxia (loss of control of body movements), dystonia (painful muscle spasms), hallucinations, stupor, and coma. Other effects can include nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, seizures, respiratory depression, and death. Small children who are given too large a dose over several days can develop cumulative toxicity. If your child has been given too much of … [Read more...]

American Pure Whey Recalled for Undeclared Milk and Soy

American Pure Whey or North Carolina is recalling its whey protein products because they contain milk and soy, two of the major food allergens, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat these products. No reactions have been reported to date. These products were distributed to Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington state, Wisconsin, and West Virginia and also through mail order. They are available in 2 and 5 pound containers and in factory sealed food grade mylar bags. … [Read more...]

Aspen Foods Finally Expands Recall of Salmonella Chicken Products

Aspen Foods of Illinois is finally expanding their July 15, 2015 recall of frozen, raw, stuffed, breaded chicken products that are linked to a Salmonella outbreak. They were sold under the brand names Acclaim, Antioch Farms, Buckley Farms, Centrella Signature, Chestnut Farms, Family Favorites, Home Dining Selections, Kirkwood, Koch Foods, Market Day, Oven Cravers, Rose, Rosebud Farm, Roundy’s, Safeway Kitchens, Schwan’s, Shaner’s, Spartan, and Sysco. In September, after Koch Poultry, which owns Aspen Foods, refused to issue another recall because there were more illnesses linked to these products, the USDA ordered the product seized by inspectors.  Inspections found that the facility was not controlling the Salmonella contamination and FSIS sampling revealed positive results that … [Read more...]

Sweetwater Blood Orange Radler Recalled in Canada

In Canada, Sweetwater Blood Orange Radler is being recalled by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries because the cans are swelling and bursting. No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recalled product. The produce is Amsterdam Brewery Sweetwater Squeeze Blood Orange Radler in 473 ml cans. The codes on the product are F2215 and F2415, and the UPC number is 6 26824 00015 8. They were sold in Manitoba. If you purchased this product, do not drink it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Fourteen Brands of Bottled Water Recalled for Possible E. coli

Niagara Bottling has issued a voluntary recall of spring water produced at its Pennsylvania plants from June 10 through June 18, 2015 because the water source has been contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recall is "out of an abundance of caution", since there are no signs the finished product itself has been contaminated. Production has been halted and bottling lines have been disinfected. The recall is only for spring water produced in the Pennsylvania facilities. It does not affect purified water or any spring water not produced in Pennsylvania or outside the 6/10/15 - 6/1815 time frame. The brands included in this recall are mostly store and generic brands, including: Acadia Spring Water, Acme Spring Water, Big Y Spring Water, Best Yet Spring Water, 7-11 Spring Water, Niagara … [Read more...]

ABC Dophilus Powder Recalled for a Fungus

Solgar, Inc. of New Jersey is recalling ABC Dophilus® Powder, a dietary supplement, because it contains Rhizopus oryzae, a fungus that causes Mucormycosis, a rare infection. This infection can cause health problems in premature infants, children, and anyone with a weakened immune system. Otherwise healthy people can also become ill if they ingest this fungus. One consumer complaint has been received to date. The product is Solgar ABC Dophilus® Powder, NET Wt. 1.75 oz (50 grams). The UPC number is 0 33984 00010 0 and the Lot Numbers are 074024-01R1, 074024-01, and 074024-02, with Expiration Date 7/31/15. It was sold in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, CO, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, ME, MO, MA, NC, NE, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, PR, UT, TN, TX, VT, KY, WI, WA, UK, and Israel through pharmacies, retail … [Read more...]

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