October 6, 2022

Do Not Feed Mother’s Touch Formula to Infants, Says FDA

Do not feed Mother's Touch Formula to infants, says the FDA. This product was marketed as an infant formula without the required pre-market notification to the FDA. And it does not meet infant formula nutrient requirements for seven nutrients. The FDA regulates infant formula very strictly. That agency has found that Mother's Touch Formula was not manufactured in compliance with the government's infant formula regulations. It has not been tested to see if it meets the requirements for this type of product, and it contains claims on the label for seven nutrients that do not meet the requirements. The consumption of this formula may cause nutrient deficiencies or toxicity in infants. In addition, this product was not fully tested for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria … [Read more...]

GFS Canada Split Top Brioche Buns Recalled For Pathogens

GFS Canada Split Top Brioche Buns are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Cronobacter and Clostridium botulinum bacteria. These buns were sold to hotels, restaurants, and institutions in Ontario. The recalling firm is GFS Canada. The recalled product is 4 Inch Split Top Brioche Style Bun that is packaged in 13.12 pound containers. The code on the product is 2022 OCT 27, and the UPC number that is stamped on the label is 6 11138 50173 6. This product should not be used, sold, or distributed. If you purchased this Split Top Brioche Buns product, throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package inside a secure trash can, or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Cronobacter is a pathogen that usually causes illness in infants and people with … [Read more...]

Piantedosi Baked Products Recalled For Botulism and Cronobacter

Piantedosi baked products are being recalled because they were made with an ingredient, Golden Gloss glaze, that was formulated with recalled Lyons Magnus products. The recall is for possible Cronobacter and botulism contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and no pathogens have been found in Piantedosi baking Company products to date. The recalling firm is Piantedosi Baking Company of Malden, Massachusetts. The Lyons Magnus recall of August 10, 2022 was expanded and the Golden Gloss glaze was used in a limited production of Piantedosi baked products, including dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, and bun products. The recall does not affect any other Piantedosi Baking Company products. You can see pictures of the recalled product labels at the FDA web site. You can see … [Read more...]

King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Buns Recalled For Possible Contamination

King's Hawaiian Pretzel Buns, which include Pretzel Hamburger Buns, Pretzel Slider Buns, and Pretzel Bites, are being recalled for possible microbial contamination. These items were made with an ingredient from Lyons Magnus, which was recalled for possible contamination from Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum. No illnesses have been associated with these King's Hawaiian Pretzel Buns, and no pathogens have been found in any King's Hawaiian products to date. The recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. The recalling firm is King's Hawaiian of Los Angeles, California. The company will begin producing these items again when the company has ensured that the current product is gone and they have confirmed the safety of the ingredients. This recall does not … [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...]

FDA Developing New Framework For Expanded Access to Infant Formula

The FDA is developing a new framework for expanded access to infant formula options for parents and caregiver in the wake of the Abbott Nutrition plant shutdown after Cronobacter contamination was found this spring. In May 2022, the FDA issued guidance that the agency was going to temporarily exercise enforcement discretion on a case-by-case basis for some requirements to address this shortage. The FDA has prioritized review of requests from firms that can document the safety and nutritional adequacy of their products, can make the largest volume of product available, and can get their products onto shelves in this country quickly. The infant formula supply has dramatically increased in the weeks since that guidance was issued. Many infants and other people rely on infant formula … [Read more...]

FDA Updates CORE Outbreak Table; More Illnesses Added

The FDA updates CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. More illnesses have been added to two mystery Salmonella outbreaks and one mystery Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. And a new "adverse event series" that is associated with a "frozen food product," has been added. That product is not identified, but it is most likely the Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leeks Crumble product, which is associated with almost 500 adverse events and has been recalled. There are currently 10 active outbreak investigations. The frozen food outbreak has 107 adverse event reports listed. A recall has been issued, traceback has begun, an on-site inspection has been conducted, and sample collections have been analyzed. Yesterday Fresh Harvest issued a statement saying that the FDA testing has found no pathogens … [Read more...]

FDA Investigating Another Infant Cronobacter Illness and Death

The FDA is investigating another infant Cronobacter illness and death, according to a news update about the issue of Abbott Nutrition's Cronobacter contamination problem. The news is contained at the end of the news release. The statement says that the FDA has reviewed and investigated a total of 129 complaints associated with Abbott Nutrition powdered infant formula products. Of these, 119 complaints were reported after the voluntary recall of Similac, Electra, and Aliments products on February 17, 2022. Nine of those complaints were of infant deaths. Only two were associated with the Abbott Nutrition Sturgis, Michigan plant investigation. The FDA states, "despite extensive investigation the evidence does not rule in or rule out a definitive link between these infant deaths and … [Read more...]

Similac Infant Formula Recalled in Canada For Possible Cronobacter

Similac Infant Formula is being recalled in Canada for possible Cronobacter and Salmonella contamination. This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint, although no illnesses have been reported in Canada in connection with this problem. Shoppers Drug Mart is issuing the recall, since these products were recalled on February 17, 2022 and some units were sold online in error. The recalling firm is Abbott Nutrition. The recalled products are all powdered infant formula. They include Similac Advance Step 1 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified Infant Formula Powder sold in 964 gram packages. The UPC number is 0 55325 00163 8 and the codes are L28174SH0 and L36099SH0. Also recalled is Similac Advance Step 2 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified and Calcium-Enriched Infant Formula Powder, also sold in 964 … [Read more...]

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