October 6, 2022

Tootsie Baby Teethers Recalled For Microbial Contamination

Tootsie Baby Teethers are being recalled in Canada for possible microbial contamination. The products are Tootsie Baby Water-Filled Teethers and Teether Keys. No reports of incidents or illness have been reported to the company as of August 11, 2022. The Tootsie Baby Teethers were manufactured in China. The manufacturer is Ningbo Raffini Import & Export of Jiang Wei District in Ningbo, China, and the distributor is CTG Brands Inc. of Vaughan, Ontario. About 9,901 units of this product were sold in Canada from March 2022 through August 2022. The recalled products include Water-Filled Teether Keys with lot number 44003/08 and UPC number 062823050662, and Water-Filled Teethers with lot number 44003/06 and UPC number 062823050648. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the … [Read more...]

Lyons Magnus Expands Recall of Nutritional Products

Lyons Magnus expands recall of nutritional and beverage products because of potential microbial contamination. That recall was issued on August 1, 2022 and included 53 different products. The recall is issued because the products may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum and Cronobacter sakazakii. Root cause analysis found that the products did not meet commercial sterility specifications. Clostridium botulinum, the pathogen that causes botulism poisoning, has not been found in products, but consumers are warned not to consume these items even if they do not look or smell spoiled. The botulism toxin will not change the appearance, taste, texture, or smell of food. Vulnerable and immunocompromised people may be more susceptible to infection from Cronobacter bacteria. … [Read more...]

Lyons Magnus Recalls 53 Nutritional Products For Contamination

Lyons Magnus is recalling 53 nutritional and beverage products for possible microbial contamination, including Cronobacter sakazakii. This pathogen is most serious and can cause illness and death in infants. The list of recalled products does not include products that are intended for infants under the age of one. The recaling firm is Lyons Magnus LLC of Fresno, California. Infection related to Cronobacter is rare, but people can get sick from it. The most common symptoms include fever, vomiting, and urinary tract infections. No illnesses related to the consumption of these products has been reported to the company to date. Preliminary root cause analysis indicates that these products did not meet commercial sterility specifications. These products are packaged in various formats … [Read more...]

Hy Vee Potato Salad Withdrawn For Possible Contamination

Hy Vee potato salad is being withdrawn from stores for possible contamination. A presumptive positive microbial test result was found on the line that processes the potatoes. The press release did not state which pathogen may be the cause of the positive test. All potato salad varieties that the company sells are included in this recall. The final test results are not expected for about a week, but out of an abundance of caution the company is withdrawing the salad. The recalled product includes all varieties and sizes of Hy-Vee Potato Salad and Mealtime potato salad sold from the grab-and-go refrigerated cases and/or deli service cases in all Hy Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore, and Dollar Fresh convenience stores. These stores are located in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, … [Read more...]

One Quarter of Participants Contaminated Salad With Raw Chicken

In an NC State University study, one quarter of participants contaminated salad with raw chicken, highlighting the risks of not understanding hand washing, cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen, and washing poultry. The study was conducted to assess the impact of washing poultry on kitchen contamination, but found that participants who did not wash poultry still contaminated salad. The study was published in the International Association for Food Production. Washing raw poultry is not recommended because the researchers thought that water from rinsing the chicken would splash and spread around the kitchen. This practice can also contaminate the kitchen sink, other foods, and other surfaces, which increase the risk of foodborne illness. Ellen Shumaker, corresponding author of the … [Read more...]

Senna Syrup Recalled For Possible Microbial Contamination

Senna Syrup is being recalled for possible microbial contamination. This product is a natural vegetable laxative. The contamination could cause serious or life-threatening illnesses among certain populations, more specifically the elderly, anyone with a weakened immune system, or patients at higher risk of developing life-threatening inflammation of the heart. No reports of illness have been received by the company to date. The recalling firm is Lohxa LLC of Worcester, Massachusetts. The recalled product is Senna Syrup that is packaged into 5 mL unit-dose cups. The product is sold in case of 20 cartons packaged with 24 units each. The NDC is 50268-731-24. The recalled product 8.8 mg/5mL lot number is AM1115S, and the expiration date stamped on the label is 01/2023. The syrup was … [Read more...]

Rompe Pecho Cold Treatment Recall For Possible Contamination Updated

Rompe Pecho cold treatments and flu treatments are being recalled because they may have microbial contamination. These lots were distributed in 2019, although the products all expire next year. This is an expansion of a 2019 recall. No reports of illness have been received by the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is Efficient Laboratories, Inc. of Miami, Florida. The original recall was for one lot each of Rompe Pecho EX, Rompe Pecho CF, and Rompe Pecho MAXliquid. The recall notice states that the microbes could cause vomiting and diarrhea in "rare circumstances." This update adds an additional 12 lots of these products to the recall total. Each item is packaged in a box containing a bottle of the liquid. The recalled … [Read more...]

Liviaone Liquid Probiotics Recalled For Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Liviaone Liquid Probiotics, Topical Spray, Nasal Probiotics, and BioLifePet Liquid Probiotics are being recalled because they could be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a microorganisms that could cause life-threatening infections in immunocompromised people and animals. These types of infections usually occur in hospital settings. Six of these products are dietary supplements for people, and two are for animals, both cats and dogs. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is Livia Global, Inc. of Visalia, California. The recalled Liviaone Liquid Probiotics are available in nasal sprays and as liquid probiotics, the type to be ingested. Two lots of the human products are recalled: the ingested products have … [Read more...]

ITS Liquid Probiotic for Infants Recalled For Bacterial Contamination

ITS Liquid Probiotic for Infants is being recalled for possible contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The recall notice states, "The only product complaint the company has received with respect to the affected product lots was one report of temporary diarrhea in an older infant after consuming the product, which the company does not believe was related to the presence of the microorganism." The recalling company is MaryRuth's, which manufacturers vitamins, minerals, and supplements. Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause infection in immunocompromised people or, rarely, in very young infants. The infant's immature gut may not be able to prevent the pathogen from getting into th bloodstream, which can cause serious illness. The recall is for ITS Liquid Probiotic for Infants that is … [Read more...]

Durisan Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Microbial Contamination

Durisan Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer in several package sizes is being voluntarily recalled for possible microbial contamination. The recall was issued because of out of specification results of bacterial counts for Burkholderia cepacia complex and Ralstonia pickettii. The issue was discovered during a routine audit that was focused on production scale-up during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. No reports of adverse reactions or consumer complaints have been received by the company to date. The Durisan Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer was packaged in sizes that ranged from 18 mL credit cards, to bottles that were sized 118 mL, 236 mL, 300 mL, and 500 mL. It was also available in 1000 mL wall mounted dispenser refills. You can see pictures of recalled product labels at the FDA web … [Read more...]

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