December 3, 2016

ABC Dophilus Powder Recalled for a Fungus

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...]

Capri Sun, No Preservatives, But Five Kinds of Fungus

Researchers at the University of Indiana have discovered five different fungi in Capri Sun juice pouches. Associate professor of microbiology, Kathleen Dannelly, who led the research team, said she became interested in studying the juice products made by Kraft Foods Inc.  after a man in Indiana discovered a large “fungal mat” inside his daughter’s juice pouch. Dannelly asked senior biology major Leah Horn from St. Louis to conduct the research. Horn spent a year testing Capri Sun and found five different fungi growing in the juice pouches: three in the tropical punch flavor, and one each in the Roaring Waters and Fruit Punch flavors. They are still trying to pin down the exact species of each of the fungi. "As far as I can tell, the fact that they don't put preservatives in this is … [Read more...]

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