October 18, 2017

Archives for October 2015

Rhino Dietary Supplements Recalled for Unapproved Drugs

Rhino dietary supplements are being recalled because they contain undeclared drugs and may be a health hazard. FDA analysis found that the products contain undeclared desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine. Desmethyl carbondenafil is a phosphodiesterase PDE-5 inhibitor, a class of drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction, making these products unapproved new drugs. Dapoxetine is an active ingredient not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No reports of adverse effects have been received to date. Desmethyl carbondenafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to life-threatening levels. Dapoxetine has not been approved for use by the FDA. This chemical is an SSRI used to treat depression, … [Read more...]

Nature’s Promise Edamame Recalled for Undeclared Soy

The Stop & Shop, Giant Food, and Martin's Food Markets are recalling Nature's Promise Organic Edamame (soybeans) because they contain undeclared soy, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to soy could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No reactions have been reported to date. The recalled product is Nature's Promise Organic Shelled Edamame in 16 ounces packages with UPC number 68826712764. Also recalled is Nature's Promise Organic Edamame in Pod in 16 ounce packages, with UPC number 68826702124. Stop & Shop has 395 stores  in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. Giant Foods is in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Giant/Martin's is in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle Restaurants in OR, WA

The Oregon Health Authority released a statement today saying that there is an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and Oregon. At least 19 people are sick in Washington and 3 are ill in Oregon. Eight of those sickened have been hospitalized in this outbreak. No one has died. The patient age range is from 11 to 64 years old. Those sickened live in Clackamas and Washington counties in Oregon, and in Clark, King, Skagit, and Cowlitz counties in Washington. The patients have reported eating at six of the restaurants in those states. If you or someone you know ate at any Chipotle restaurant in the Northwest between October 14 and 23, 2015 and has been sick with vomiting and bloody diarrhea, see your health care provider. Mention this outbreak. All … [Read more...]

Farmer Creek Albacore Tuna Recalled for Botulism Risk

Farmer Creek of Cloverdale, OR is  recalling canned albacore tuna with any codes starting with "OC" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism, a life-threatening illness. Consumers who have purchased these products should not each them. Food that is contaminated with Clostridium botulinum many not not look or smell spoiled. Botulism, is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. Symptoms includes general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, abdominal bloating and constipation. Anyone experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. At the time of the recall there had been no reports of illness. The recalled products were packaged … [Read more...]

Kar’s Nuts Recalled for Foreign Material

Kar’s Nuts Inc. is recalling a limited number of packages of Sweet n Salty Mix products with best by dates between August 25, 2016 and September 2, 2016. These nut mixes contain hard, clear foreign material that pose a risk of injury. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of injury. The products have been removed from store shelves. Consumers who have purchased the product with the best by dates in question can return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. To see a complete list of recalled products and their product ID number, click here. We value and appreciate the many consumers who purchase our products on a daily basis and consider us a favorite. We are committed to maintaining your trust … [Read more...]

Granny Smith Apples Sold at Mike’s Discount Foods Recalled for Listeria, E. coli and Salmonella

Granny Smith apples sold at Mike's Discount Foods stores in Anoka and Fridley are being recalled for Listeria, E. coli and Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased these apples should not eat them as they risk serious illness if they do. The apples are being recalled by Northstar Produce Inc. of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The apples are being recalled because they tested positive for all three bacteria. No illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall, but Listeria infections can take as long as 70 days after exposure to develop. Listeria monocytogenes can cause a serious, sometimes fatal infection called listeriosis. Those most at risk are young children, seniors, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women among whom listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, … [Read more...]

Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Recalled for Metal Pieces

Hormel Foods Sales is recalling 1,871 total pounds of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread that may contain metal shavings. At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of illness, but consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as the metal pieces pose serious risk of injury including choking hazard, airway obstruction, gastrointestinal perforation or secondary infection. The recalled product, sold in 16.3 ounce jars, has a "Best If Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 and a package UPC code of 37600-10500. The code date is located on top of the lid. The recalled product was sold at Publix, Target and Walmart stores. No other sizes, varieties or other packaging configurations of Skippy brand peanut butter or peanut spreads are included in this … [Read more...]

Helados La Tapatia Recalls Ice Cream for Undeclared Allergens

Helados La Tapatia of California is voluntarily recalling 13 milk based ice cream products because they contain egg, wheat, nuts, and soy, four of the major food allergens, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date. A Spanish language version of the recall is available at the FDA web site. The company did not clearly state which products were being recalled for which allergens. We think these 3 ounce bars are being recalled for undeclared egg and soy: 3 ounce milk bar in these flavors: Strawberry N Cream with UPC number 6 34242 20001 2, Coconut with UPC number 6 34242 20002 9, Chocolate with UPC number 6 34242 20003 6, Banana … [Read more...]

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY

A Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse New York has sickened at least two people. While the President and CEO of that facility, Kathryn Ruscitto, has issued statements about the bacteria being found in the hospital's water supply, no official reports have been released acknowledging the outbreak except indirectly. The announcements have not mentioned the illnesses and officials have allegedly denied that there is an outbreak. Governor Cuomo issued a statement on October 25, 2015 announcing that an investigation is being launched after Legionella bacteria were found at the hospital, but that bulletin did not mention any illnesses either. An outbreak is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as two or more persons who are not … [Read more...]

CS Fishery Recalls Canned Tuna for Possible Botulism

CSFPDX LLC of Oregon is voluntarily recalling all CS Fishery Wild Albacore Tuna with any codes starting with "OC" because they may be contaminated with botulism toxin. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recall only affects the CS Fishery Wild Albacore Tuna in cans, net weight 64 ounces (4 pounds). The code is OCK 16APR2017 on the bottom or the top of the can. Skipanon Brand Seafoods packed this product, so this is a secondary recall. Other canned seafood products with this brand name, including 7.5 ounce cans of Wild Line Caught Albacore Tuna are not affected by this recall. The recalled item was sold to consumers at the company's retail location or distributed to retail stores and wholesalers in Oregon. The last date of … [Read more...]

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