June 22, 2022

Ho King and Giai Phat Fish Products Recalled; One Anaphylactic Reaction

Ho King and Giai Phat shrimp and fish products are being recalled because they may contain eggs, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to egg could have a serious reaction if they eat one of these products. One person experienced an "anaphylactic reaction," which is a severe allergic reaction, after eating one of these products. The recalling firm is 888 Food Company in South El Monte, California. These items were mainly distributed in California in retail stores. Small amounts of these products were distributed in Indiana and Illinois. You can see pictures of product labels at the FDA web site. The recalled Ho King and Giai Phat shrimp and fish products include Ho King Fish Ball in 11 ounce containers, Ho King Fried Fish … [Read more...]

FDA Approves Palforzia For Treatment of Children’s Peanut Allergies

The FDA has approved the use of a new drug called Palforzia to mitigate peanut allergic reactions in children.  This is the first time a drug has been approved to treat this deadly type of food allergy, which can put a person into anaphylactic shock. The product is called Palforzia [Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp]. The treatment can be started in children ages 4 through 17 who have a confirmed diagnosis of. peanut allergy. Those who take Palforzia must still avoid peanut in their diets. Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research said in a statement, "Peanut allergy affects approximately 1 million children in the U.S. and only 1 out of 5 of these children will outgrow their allergy. Because there is no cure, allergic … [Read more...]

Giant Eagle Recalls Cookies for Undeclared Milk; Illnesses Reported

All lots of Giant Eagle brand seasonal cut out cookies are being recalled for undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Anyone with an allergy to milk could have a serious reaction if they eat one of these cookies. The cookies were baked and sold inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 18, 2015. Illnesses have been reported. The cookies were sold in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia. They were sold individually in the bakery service case as well as in clear packages. Those packages are: 1 count seasonal cut-out cookie, 1 ounce with UPC number 77993 90046; 1 count decorated cut-out cookie, 2 ounces with UPC number 37973 00199; 2 count decorated cut-out cookies 5 ounces with UPC number 17972 10298; 10 count cut-out cookies, 15 ounces with … [Read more...]

Crown Confectionary Corn Bba Recalled for Undeclared Milk

T. Up Trading of New Jersey is recalling a Korean snack called Corn Bba because it may contain undeclared milk. People who are allergic to milk could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. One illness has been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Crown Confectionary was sold in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts to selected Korean retail stores. The product has a net weight of 72 grams and is packed in polypropylene. It has a flavor of banana with banana cream frosting. It was manufactured on 11/28/2014 and 12/1/2014. It has the UPC number 8801111910743 and expiration dates of 5/27/2015 and 5/31/2015. The product is like a cheese puff, but shaped like bananas. It is striped with banana frosting. Symptoms of … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Vegan Chocolate for Undeclared Peanut

Whole Foods Market is recalling "Divine Treasures 100000 Smooches", which is a vegan chocolate candy, because it may contain undeclared peanut, one of the major food allergens. Anyone with an allergy to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product. One allergic reaction has been reported. The recalled product is Divine Treasures 100000 Smooches. It was sold at the Glastonbury, Connecticut store through February 11, 2015. It includes any product with "Sell By" dates through May 6, 2015. Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall. If you purchased this product and are allergic to peanuts, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. If you did have a reaction, see your doctor. … [Read more...]

Undeclared Peanut in Chili Seasoning Sparks Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Texas woman with a severe peanut allergy who suffered a serious allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) after eating chili spice mix that contained undeclared peanut. The lawsuit, which names Reily Food Co. of New Orleans as defendant, was filed in district court in Montgomery County, Texas. In November 2014,  Jillian Neal ate chili made with chili spice mix from Reily Foods which did not list nuts of any kind as in ingredient and soon became violently ill, according to the complaint. Her family rushed her to the hospital where she received life-saving medical care. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. About 3 million Americans report being allergic to peanuts. Severe allergic reactions can be fatal, so strict avoidance, … [Read more...]

NIH Study Finds Children With Allergies Have Frequent Reactions

A new study conducted at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, part of the Consortium of Food Allergy Research at the National Institute of Health (NIH), has found that young children with milk or egg allergies have reactions more often than expected. The research team followed 512 infants, ages 3 to 15 months, for three years. The children in the study had a previous allergic reaction to milk or eggs, or were thought to be allergic to those foods based on positive skin tests. At the beginning of the study, caregivers were given strategies for avoiding milk and egg products, and written emergency plans with epinephrine prescriptions. The study found that almost 72% of the children in the study had an allergic reaction over the three year period. More than half of the children had more … [Read more...]

Undeclared Shellfish in Rexall Calcium Prompts Recall

Rexall, Inc., of Deerfield Beach, Florida, announced a recall of Rexall Calcium 1200 mg plus 1000IU Vitamin D3, 60 softgels because the affected bottles do not contain the softgels as indicated on the label, but instead contain a tablet product, Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin and MSM Tablets. The glucosamine in the tablets is derived from the shells of certain crustaceans. Because the tablets may contain trace quantities of undeclared shellfish, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish (e.g., shrimp, crab, lobster, clams or oysters) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction, including anaphylactic shock, if they consume the tablets. Details of the recalled product: Rexall Calcium 1200 mg plus 1000 IU Vitamin D3 60 … [Read more...]

Undeclared Milk in Instantwhip Topping Prompts Recall

Ohio Processors, Inc. of London, Ohio recalled Instantwhip B/C Topping because the product contains an undeclared milk ingredient (sodium caseinate). The recalled Instantwhip was sold to Instantwhip foodservice distributors in Ohio, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan. From there it was sold to food service companies. The recall involves the following products: Instantwhip B/C Topping packaged in ½ gallon containers with codes 060, 080, 124, 143, 145, 167, 179, 188, 193, 244, 256, 300, 313, and expiration codes 12/16/11, 12/21/11, 12/28/11, 12/30/11, 1/7/12, 1/12/12. These are the only products subject to this recall. Instantwhip B/C Topping is not packaged for retail distribution, but is sold for use in cafeterias, restaurants and other eating establishments. … [Read more...]

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