March 27, 2015

ABC Dophilus Powder Recalled for a Fungus

ABC Dophilus Powder Fungus Recall

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...]

Natural Organics Recalls Mouthwash for Bacterial Contamination

Tea Tree Mouthwash

Natural Organics, Inc. is recalling Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash after they were notified by its contract manufacturer Integria Healthcare of Australia that one lot of the product failed microbial contamination testing. The contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a serious health risk, especially to immune compromised people. The mouthwash was distributed nationwide to retail stores in Trinidad and the Philippines. It was packaged in clear plastic bottles with green and white labeling. The label reads "Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash, 8.45 fl oz./250 ml." The product number is 6710, the lot number is 9810. No reports of illness have been received to date. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Return it to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Drug Alli Recalled over Possible Tampering

Alli Recall for Tampering

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has recalled all of its Alli weight loss products in the United States, including Puerto Rico, because they think packages may have been tampered with. Some bottles may contain pills that are not Alli capsules. Alli is the only FDA approved over-the-counter weight loss product. Consumers in seven states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, and Texas) have contacted the company, saying that the Alli bottles they purchased contained "a range of tablets and capsules of various shapes and colors." Missing labels and fake tamper-evident seals have also been found. Some of the bottles do not have a label. The bottles are in boxes that appear to be authentic packaging. Authentic Alli capsules are turquoise blue with a dark blue band. The … [Read more...]

Terra-Medica Recalls Drug Product for Undeclared Penicillin


Terra-Medica is recalling 56 lots of homoepathic drug products because they may have the drug penicillin that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to penicillin, or allergic to beta-lactam antibiotics, even at low levels, could have a serious or life-threatening anaphylactic reaction if they consume these products. The penicillin or derivatives of penicillin could be produced during the fermentation process. No reports of adverse reactions have been reported to date. The recalled products are Pleo-FORT, Pleo-QUENT, Pleo-NOT, Pleo-STOLO, Pleo-NOTA-QUENT, and Pleo-EX homeopathic drug products, in liquid, tablet, capsules, ointment, and suppository forms. The products have a label stating "Distributed by SANUM USA Corp." The expiration dates range from March 2014 through … [Read more...]

SNI Recalls Kratom Dietary Supplements for Undeclared Drugs

Kratom Recall

SNI National is recalling all Kratom products because they contain Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa), which is a new ingredient for which there is "inadequate information to provide reasonable assurance that such ingredient does not present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury." Scientific literature shows serious concerns about the toxicity of Kratom in organ systems. Consumption of these products may lead to "respiratory depression, nervousness, agitation, aggression, sleeplessness, hallucinations, delusions, tremors, loss of libido, constipation, skin hyperpigmentation, nausea, vomiting, and severe withdrawal signs and symptoms," according to the FDA release. The primary ingredient doesn't fall under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as having all the information … [Read more...]

USDA Statement on Rancho Feeding Corporation Recall


The USDA released a statement on Thursday about the Rancho Feeding Corporation beef recall. The agency said earlier that the facility "processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection." The USDA's Office of the Inspector General is conducting an investigation into the matter for possible criminal activities. The 27-word statement said that the USDA's FSIS "inspectors were present at Rancho Feeds during normal operations as required by law. The ongoing investigation is associated with the company's intermittent circumvention of inspection requirements." The recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef and veal products is now nationwide. There have been several secondary recalls of products made with the recalled … [Read more...]

In Canada, Taquitos and Tornados Recalled for Unwholesomeness


More products that were made with recalled Rancho Feeding Corporation beef have been recalled. In Canada, El Monterey brand Taquitos and Tornados® are being recalled because they were made with the Rancho beef that was made of diseased and unsound animals and processed without the benefit of federal inspection. The products were sold nationally. The recalled products are El Monterey Beef & Cheese Taquitos - Flour Tortillas in 20 count packages. The UPC number is 0 71007 40650 8 and codes on the product are 5/19/2014, 10/14/2014, and 10/17/2014. Also recalled are Ranchero Steak Tornados® in 4.5 pound packages (24 count). The UPC number is 1 00 71007 86390 2 and codes on the product are 13 135, 13 281, and 13 287. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Return them to the … [Read more...]

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