September 25, 2022

First Choice Glass Baby Bottles Recalled For Violation of Lead Ban

First Choice Glass Baby Bottles that were sold exclusively on Amazon are being recalled because they violate the Federal Lead Content Ban. The recall is for NUK-branded Firsts Choice Glass Baby Bottles that were manufactured for the UK market only and were not intended for sale in the United States. The glass bottles have a latex teat intended for infants 0 to 6 months old. The bottles are 240 mL size. The brand name NUK is in white lettering, a graduated volume scale is on the bottle in white markings, and white and gray stars are on the outside of the bottle. The bottles were manufactured by Mapa GmbH of Zeven, Germany, and imported by Astir Care Ltd. of Birmingham, Great Britain. They were sold online at Amazon from January 2018 through May 2022 for about $20.00. About 100 … [Read more...]

FDA Releases New Total Diet Study Report on Toxic Elements

The FDA has released their new Total Diet Study Report that focuses on the presence of toxic compounds in the foods we eat. The overall takeaway is that the key toxic elements were not detected in most (68%) of the tested foods. The analysis was conducted in foods that were collected from 2018 through 2020. Overall, 3,276 food, beverages, and water products were studied. The key elements studied were lead, arsenic, including inorganic arsenic, the most dangerous form, cadmium, and mercury. Overall, lead was found in 15% of the samples, arsenic in 43%, cadmium in 61%, and mercury in 8%. The categories of food included in the study were alcohol, baked goods, baby food, beverages, candies, condiments, dairy, fruit, grains, meats, ingredients like sugar and flour, compound foods such as … [Read more...]

Natierra Freeze Dried Blueberries Recalled For Lead

Natierra Freeze Dried Blueberries are being recalled because the product contains lead, a heavy metal, in amounts above the FDA's recommended limits based on the serving size on the item's nutritional facts panel. No reports of adverse events have been received by the company to date. The recalling firm is BrandStorm Inc. People with high lead blood levels may show no symptoms, but they may be experiencing damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Acute lead poisoning can include symptoms such as abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urine output. Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of lead poisoning, with possible permanent damage to the central nervous system. The effects of lead poisoning depend on … [Read more...]

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...]

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