July 10, 2020

Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil Recalled For High Lead Levels

Summitt Labs is voluntarily recalling one batch and lot number of Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil Tincture because it has high lead levels, at 4.7 parts per million. The company had a sample tested at an ISO/IEC accredited lab, and lead results were 0.5 ppm, which is within legal limits in Florida. But, the company will complete a full recall in cooperation with the FDA and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. While Summitt Labs ia an inspected and licensed facility under the Florida Department of Food and Agriculture and Consumers Services which can produce CBD products, the FDA doesn't consider CBD a legal drug or dietary supplement. CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of the main active ingredients in the cannabis plant. Consuming Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil, … [Read more...]

Senator Schumer Concerned About Heavy Metals in Baby Food

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is urging the FDA to investigate a new report that states there are toxic heavy metals in baby foods. The government does not have regulation that would make industry to address this problem. That report, by Healthy Baby Food.org,  states that these metals, including arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium, are found in a wide variety of baby foods. According to the report, 95% of baby foods tested were contaminated by at least one of the heavy metals. One in four baby foods teated contains all four of the heavy metals. Only nine of 168 baby foods teated did not have any traces of these toxins. The products with the highest levels of contamination include fruit juices and rice-based products. Alarmingly, four of the seven infant rice cereals that were … [Read more...]

Cellect Products Recalls Unflavored Powder For Arsenic and Lead

Port Jefferson Station, NY, Cellect Products Inc. and Oglethorpe Ltd. are recalling lot #041907 of Cellect Unflavored Powder & Essentials Factor Cell Synergy Unflavored Powder. because they have unsafe levels of arsenic and lead. Long term exposure to inorganic arsenic is associated with skin disorders and increased risks for skin, bladder, and lung cancers. Long term exposure to lead can cause learning disabilities and lower IQ. No reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. Taking more than two servings daily of this drink mix product could result in an accumulation of lead in the body. Lead poisoning can damage the nervous system and internal organs. Acute lead poisoning can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or … [Read more...]

Life Rising Supplements Recalled For Possible Lead Contamination

Life Rising Corporation of Willowbrook, Illinois, is recalling  Life Rising Holder-W Holder Warmer capsules, Life Rising NECK-ND Neck Clear capsules, and HoliCare Metabolism Cleansing (MET-CLS) tablets because they may cantina excessive levels of lead. When consumed, lead can cause serious health problems, including damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Symptoms of acute, or short term, lead poisoning include abdominal pain, nausea, muscle weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody urine. The long term consequences of lead poisoning can include learning difficulties, hearing loss, lower IQ, and developmental delay. Children are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning. These recalled dietary supplements were sold mostly in the Chicago area at HoliCare clinics, … [Read more...]

Baraka Curry Powder Recalled For Elevated Lead Levels

Baraka curry powder, in both hot and regular varieties, is being recalled for elevated lead levels. Consuming lead over a period of time can cause serious health problems, including developmental delays, learning disabilities, and lower IQ. Short term health problems linked to lead consumption can include abdominal pain, vomiting, irritability, weakness, behavior changes, and seizures. Lead can affect nearly every system in the body, but effects vary depending on the amount consumed, the duration of exposure, and the person's age. Young children and infants can be affected by exposure to lead, but there may not be any obvious signs of lead poisoning. A child with lead poisoning may not look or act sick. There is a "high level of lead" in the recalled curry powder, according to the … [Read more...]

Clean Label Project Finds Lead in Many Brands of Protein Powder

The Clean Label Project has studied 134 protein powder products made by 52 different brands. They screened the products for contaminants and toxins, including heavy metals such as lead, pesticides, and others that are linked to cancer. The study, conducted this year, found alarming compounds in many brands of protein powder. The products were tested by a third party analytical chemistry laboratory. The products were animal-based, whey, and plant-based. Then then rated the products with ratings of one, three, or five stars. You can see the ratings of the protein powders at their site.  They found that 70% of the powders contained lead, 74% contained cadmium, and 55% contained BPA, a hormone disruptor. Others contained arsenic, another heavy metal. Cadmium is a heavy metal. It … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania School Closed After E. coli Found in Water

A school in Pennsylvania has been closed and the students relocated after E. coli was found in the facility's water. Summit Elementary in Butler County was closed yesterday after an emergency school board meeting. Classes will be relocated to Broad Street Elementary School next week. The problem was identified when testing was performed on the water because school officials knew the water was contaminated with lead. A public notice about the issue states, "due to the lead and copper contamination of the water at the Summit Elementary School the Butler Area School District undercook comprehensive sampling of the well and treated water at the school." A sample that was collected from the raw untreated well water indicated that it contained E. coli bacteria. The well water is … [Read more...]

Oriental Packing Recalls More Curry Powder for Lead

Oriental Packing Company of Florida is recalling more curry powder products for lead. The company recalled curry powder for lead content earlier this year. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. Lead is a heavy metal and can cause serious and permanent damage to the body. While the FDA has not set a limit on lead in spices, there is a limit of 0.1 ppm in candy. The product was sold in retail stores in Florida and Jamaica. It has a label bearing these names on plastic bottles and paper bags: ORIENTAL Hot Curry Powder 50 lb. Bulk, OCHO-RIOS Jamaican Nice Mild and Spicy Hot Curry Powder 4oz; and OCHO-RIOS Mild Curry Powder 5 lb. The package sizes are 4 ounce, 5 pound, and 50 pound bulk. The products also have BEST BEFORE: 9/19/19 … [Read more...]

Ton Shen Health Expands Recall of DHZC-2 Tablets for Lead

Ton Shen Health/Life Rising Corporation of Chicago is expanding its recall of DHZC-2 Tablets for elevated lead levels to include all lots purchased before August 24, 2016. There have been six cases of adverse effects involving individuals taking the dietary supplement. Lead is a toxic substance that can cause lead poisoning. Tiny amounts of lead won't hurt you, but in larger quantities, this heavy metal can cause cancer, developmental delays, Lead builds up in your body over a period of months or years. At very high levels of the metal, lead poisoning is fatal. The symptoms of lead poisoning in children include developmental delays, learning problems, irritability, loss of appetite, weight loss, sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and hearing loss. … [Read more...]

Two Children Sickened After Consuming Life Rising Dietary Supplement

The FDA is investigating incidents associated with Life Rising dietary supplements from Ton Shen Health/Life Rising. The government was informed by the Cook County Department of Health in Chicago, Illinois that two children who may have consumed the product have elevated lead levels. In addition, the FDA is investigating reports of two people who consumed this product who died. It is not clear if the deaths are associated with the product, according to the FDA. Lead is a toxic heavy metal. In small amounts, it can cause brain damage and lowered IQ. In larger amounts, it can cause cancer and death. Lead can affect every bodily system, but those effects depend on the age of the person, the amount ingested, and the length of time the person is exposed to lead. Symptoms of lead … [Read more...]

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