February 8, 2016

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...]

Almond Butter at Center of Salmonella Food Recall

Almond butters packaged for Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway stores make up a sizable portion of a Salmonella recall that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have highlighted since August 19. Officials are concerned that the recalled products could sit for months in home pantries, possibly expanding an outbreak of salmonellosis that has sickened people in Texas, Iowa, Connecticut and Tennessee. Peanut butter made by the same manufacturer, nSpired Natural Foods Inc., also was recalled due to the Salmonella outbreak, but the vast majority of labels involved in this recall are for almond butter, including various types packaged under the brand name MaraNatha. "This product has a long shelf life, and it may still be in … [Read more...]

Was Listeria Meningitis Death of Virginia Newborn Linked to Recent Recall?

The mother of a newborn girl, who was delivered five weeks prematurely and died six days later of Listeria Meningitis, says that, while pregnant, she ate food that was part of a nationwide Listeria recall, according to a report by NBC12 News. It would be the first illness and death tied to a recent Listeria recall if epidemiological tests establish a link. Shortly after she was born, little Kennedy Grace Briggs had difficulty breathing and developed a rash. Tests showed she had a Listeria infection and developed Listeria Meningitis, an often fatal form of meningitis.  Baby Kennedy's parents sat she was a red-head and fighter who battled the infection for almost a week. "She was so loved," Jenae told NBC12 News. Pregnant women are at special risk for Listeria. Although they may only … [Read more...]

Wegmans Bagged Ice Recalled for Metal Fragments

Wegmans Food Markets is recalling bagged ice because it may contain small metal pieces from a broken part in the machine that makes the ice, posing a possible choking hazard. There have been no reported injuries to date, and no reports from consumers that any metal was found in the product. The problem was discovered by Wegmans during a routine maintenance check. The Wegmans Ice is sold in 18 pound bags with UPC number 77890 29200 and in 7 pound bags with UPC number 77890 29200. It was sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014. About 6,000 bags were sold to customers in Pennsylvania (excluding Erie), New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. This recall does not affect Wegmans Ice sold in New York state, Massachusetts, or Erie, Pennsylvania stores. If you purchased this product, do not use … [Read more...]

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