June 26, 2022

FDA Takes Steps to Limit Lead Content in Juice

The FDA is taking steps to limit lead content in juice to reduce the potential exposure to toxic elements in foods. The draft action levels are for lead in single-strength (ready to drink) apple juice and other single-strength juices and juice blends. This action is in support of the agency's Closer to Zero action plan. FDA Commissioner Robert M Califf, M.D. said in a statement "Exposure of our most vulnerable populations, especially children, to elevated levels of toxic elements from foods is unacceptable. This action to limit lead in juice represents an important step forward in advancing FDA’s Closer to Zero action plan, which we are confident will have a lasting public health impact on current and future generations." The guidance outlines action levels that will be … [Read more...]

Bee Happy 12 Days of Advent Calendars Recalled For Lead

Bee Happy 12 Days of Advent Calendars have been recalled because the brown bell found in "Day 10" of the advent calendar contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban, which poses a risk of lead poisoning. Excessive levels of lead can be toxic to young children if the paint is ingested. Lead is a toxic heavy metal that exists in the environment. Consuming it can cause a variety of potentially serious health problems. Over time, consuming small quantities can cause developmental delays, behavior disorders, and lower IQ, especially in young children. Consuming higher quantities of lead can cause acute lead poisoning. Symptoms of this illness can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, weakness, irritability, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and … [Read more...]

Candies Tolteca Saladitos Salted Dried Plums Recalled For Lead

Candies Tolteca Saladitos Salted Dried Plums and Saladitos Con Chile Y Limon Dried Plums with Chili & Lemon are being recalled for possible lead contamination. This is the seventh recall for this kind of food in the last two weeks. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recalled item. The recalling firm is Candies Tolteca of Fresno, California. Lead is a toxic heavy metal and can, when ingested in large quantities, cause toxic poisoning. In smaller quantities, when ingested over time, lead consumption can lead to lower IQ and developmental delays. The recalled items were sold in California, Nevada, and Utah through independent distributors, and company route sales representatives who then sold them to many retail stores, including gas … [Read more...]

Lupag Plain Dried Salted Plums Recalled For Lead Contamination

Lupag Plain Dried Salted Plums are being recalled for possible elevated lead contamination. This is the fifth of five recalls of this type of product this year, which were distributed by different companies in different areas of the country. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is Rojas Inc. of Los Angeles, California. Lead is a heavy metal and can cause serious health problems if consumed. Exposure to larger amounts of lead causes acute lead poisoning. Symptoms of this illness include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavioral changes, and seizures. Long term exposure to lead can cause learning disabilities and reduce IQ. Anyone who is concerned about a possible illness should contact … [Read more...]

La Fiesta Saladitos Salted Plums With Chili Recalled For Lead

La Fiesta Saladitos Salted Plums With Chili is being recalled for lead, a toxic heavy metal. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is La Fiesta Food Products of La Mirada, California. Acute lead poisoning can occur when someone ingests large quantities of the metal. Lead can affect almost every system in the body. The damage depends on the amount of consumption and the duration of exposure, along with the age of the person who is exposed. Symptoms of acute lead poisoning include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavioral changes, and seizures. Long term exposure can cause learning disabilities and reduce IQ. This recalled product is La Fiesta Saladitos Salted Plums with Chili … [Read more...]

El Super Leon Ponchin Snacks Dry Salted Plums Recalled

El Super Leon Ponchin Snacks Saladitos Dry Salted Plums are being recalled for possible lead contamination. This is the third recall of this product that is sold by different companies. The products are made both with and without chili. The brands are El Leoncito and El Super Leon. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is El Super Elon Ponchin Snacks Inc. of San Diego, California. These products were sold in California at retail stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores, as well as at cash & carry locations. The recalled products are: El Leoncito Saladitos Dry Salted Plums, El Leoncito Saladitos Dry Salted Plums with Chilis, El Super Leon Saladitos Dry Salted Plums, and El Super Leon Saladitos Dry … [Read more...]

Corrales Saladitos Dried Salted Plums With Chili Recalled For Lead

Corrales Saladitos Dried Salted Plums With Chili is being recalled for possible lead contamination. Lead is a toxic substance found in the environment. Exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause acute lead poisoning. Symptoms include abdominal pain, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and coma. There is no safe level of lead consumption. Lead can affect nearly every system in the body, although the health problems depend on the amount of lead and the duration of exposure, along with the age of the person who has been exposed. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. the recalling firm is A&E Corrales LLC of Seattle, Washington. The recalled product is Corrales Saladitos Dried Salted Plums with Chili … [Read more...]

Saladitos Enchilados Salted Plums With Chili Recalled For Possible Lead

El Chavito Saladitos Enchilados Salted Plums with Chili and El Chavito Saladitos Dried Salted Plums are being recalled for possible lead contamination. Lead is a heavy metal that can cause serious health problems with exposure over time. Lead poisoning can be chronic or acute. Symptoms of acute lead poisoning can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, weakness, behavioral changes, and seizures. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities and lower IQ. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is El Chavito, Inc. of San Diego, California. This recall does not affect any other El Chavito products. These recalled products were distributed nationwide to retail stores and were also sold online through the El … [Read more...]

Public Warned: Kerela Ayurvedic & Natural Herbal Consultation in Toronto

The public has been warned about using unauthorized Ayurvedic medicinal products sold by Kerela Ayurvedic & Natural Herbal Consultation in Toronto by Public Health Canada after a report of heavy metal poisoning following the use of products obtained from this clinic. You can get a copy of this advisory in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu upon request. All Ayurvedic medicinal products sold at that facility, which is located at 2900 Markham Road, Unit L13 in Majestic City Mall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, are affected by this public health notice. This includes products that were ordered by the clinic from a supplier and shipped directly to consumers. As of February 1, 2022, the testing of products seized from Kerela Ayurvedic & Natural Herbal Consultation in Toronto has … [Read more...]

Symptoms of Heavy Metal Poisoning From Foods

Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning from foods can be serious and can cause long term health complications and illness. Food Poisoning Bulletin has often reported about foods and dietary supplements that are recalled for heavy metal contamination. The heavy metals most often involved include lead, arsenic, and mercury. Heavy metal poisoning can be both acute and chronic. Chronic poisoning is usually from long term exposure to smaller amounts of these compounds. Symptoms of this type of poisoning develop over time. Heavy metal poisoning can be difficult to diagnose, since many of the symptoms are similar to the symptoms of other health problems, although some symptoms and illnesses, such as reduced IQ and cancer, are more unique to the metals. Acute heavy metal poisoning can occur … [Read more...]

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