September 23, 2020

Wawona Salmonella Peaches Recalled In More Countries

Wawona Salmonella Peaches are being recalled in more countries around the globe, after being linked to an outbreak in the U.S. and in Canada. As of August 28, 2020, the governments of Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand have issued recalls. And information received by the FDA indicates that the recalled peaches were shipped to the countries of Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. The FDA is sharing information with the food safety authorities in those countries. In the U.S., the case count remains at 78 sick in 12 states and 23 hospitalized, as of August 28, 2020. The last illness onset date was August 3, 2020. The case count by state is: Connecticut (1), … [Read more...]

Salmonella Newport Onion Outbreak Sickens 640 in 43 States

The Salmonella Newport onion outbreak has now sickened at least 640 people in 43 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eighty-five people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. The case count by state is: Alaska (6), Alabama (1), Arizona (14), California (76), Colorado (14), Connecticut (2), Delaware (1), Florida (3), Georgia (1), Idaho (26), Illinois (41), Indiana (2), Iowa (20), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Maine (4), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (36), Minnesota (14), Mississippi (2), Missouri (6), Montana (52), Nebraska (10), Nevada (8), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2), New Mexico (1), New York (5), North Carolina (5), North Dakota (8), Ohio (8), Oregon (85), Pennsylvania (9), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (5), Utah (90), … [Read more...]

Command Brands Gel AntiBac Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Methanol

Roque Plast SA de CV is voluntarily recalling Command Brands Gel AntiBac Hand Sanitizer because it may be contaminated with methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. The FDA may have found the ingredient when the hand sanitizer was presented for import in the United States. The final analysis hasn't been received, but the FDA suggested the recall and the company complied. The recalled product is Command Brands Gel AntiBac Instant Hand Sanitizer sold in 8.4 fluid ounce (250 ml) plastic bottles. The UPC number on the label is 8_52239_00689_2. The recalled lot numbers are 200371-12, 200371OH-05, 170420OH-06, and 170420OH-8. The bottle is labeled with red, blue, and yellow stripes with the words Command Brands Gel AntiBac Instant Hand Sanitizer printed in yellow and blue … [Read more...]

Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil Recalled For High Lead Levels

Summit Labs of Tampa, Florida is announcing that Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil is being recalled because of high lead levels. Lead is a heavy metal that is very toxic. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tested a random sample and found the product had lead levels at 4.7 ppm. The recall note states, "As part of this investigation Summitt Labs had a sample from Lot #730 Batch #K018 tested at an ISO/IEC accredited lab. Lead results were 500 ppb (.5ppm), which is within the legal limits as defined by the State of Florida. However, based on the test from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Summitt Labs initiated, and will complete, a full recall of Lot #730 Batch #K018 in full cooperation with the FDA and Florida Department of Agriculture … [Read more...]

FDA Expands Recalls of Hand Sanitizers That Contain Methanol

The FDA has expanded recalls of some brands of hand sanitizers that may contain methanol, or wood alcohol, that is toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. The sanitizers are labeled as made with ethyl alcohol, but contain methanol. Methanol can be life-threatening if ingested. Children may accidentally drink it, and some adults use it as a substitute for alcohol. The FDA knows of some cases of children and adults suffering blindness, who were hospitalized, and who died after drinking hand sanitizers. Symptoms of substantial methanol exposure can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. Properly made hand sanitizers are a substitute for hand-washing, but they must contain at least 60% … [Read more...]

Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution Recalled For Methanol

The recalls of hand sanitizers because they contain methanol, or wood alcohol, continues. Now Transliquid Technologies LLC is voluntarily recalling Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution because it contains methanol. The product was sold in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Texas at the retail ┬álevel. The product was manufactured by Mystic Intl S.A. de C.V. in Mexico City. It was packaged in 8.45 ounce (250 ml) bottles. The firm's independent testing revealed the presence of this toxin. Wood alcohol can be absorbed through the skin and cause serious health problems. Drinking it as an alcohol substitute or via accidental ingestion can cause "nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or … [Read more...]

Carnivora Fresh Frozen Patties Recalled For E. coli O157 in Canada

Carnivora fresh frozen patties recalled for E. coli contamination in Canada. There is an outbreak linked to some of these recalled pet food products that has sickened four people as of June 12, 2020. There is a risk that pets fed this food could get sick or become healthy carriers and could pass the illness on to humans. There is also a risk of cross-contamination between the food and objects in the home. About 1,803 units of the affected product were sold in Canada from January 13, 2020 to June, 2020. The recalled products are all Carnivora brand. They include Whole Animal Chicken Dinner with Vegetables 'n' Fruit, Ultra Premium Fresh Frozen Patties for Dogs & Cats, sold in 4 pound (1820 gram) bags. The UPC number on the product is 689076622271, and the date codes are 13 01 … [Read more...]

Three Essential Oil Brands Recalled For No Child Resistant Caps

Three essential oil brands are being recalled because they fail to meet the child resistant cap requirement, so there is a risk of poisoning. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with these problems. These products contain methyl salicylate, which must be in child resistant packaging. The first brand is Jade Bloom Wintergreen and Birch Sweet Essential Oils. The recall is for 1 mL, 10 mL, 60 mL and 120 mL amber glass bottles of Jade Bloom Wintergreen Essential Oil, and 10 mL green glass bottles of Birch Sweet Essential Oil with black caps. About 6,400 bottles are recalled. The SKU for the Wintergreen Essential Oil is 2938223 and the UPC number is 641990784039. The Birch Sweet Essential Oil has UPC number 641990784084. The second recall is for … [Read more...]

Some Benefiber Prebiotic Supplements Recalled For Foreign Material

GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling five lots of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder because it may contain foreign materials; more specifically the potential for green plastic pieces or shavings from the bottle caps in the product. This poses a choking risk and a possible injury risk to the mouth. The consumer may not see a broken piece of the plastic cap before consuming this product. There has been one consumer complaint of a green particle observed inside a product bottle. The recalled product was sold nationwide through retail stores and through online retailers from October 28, 2019 to January 21, 2020. The recalled products are Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement in 500 gram … [Read more...]

Zantac OTC Recalled For Possible Carcinogen NDMA

Sanofi is voluntarily recalling all Zantac over-the-counter (OTC) medications in the United States because they contain NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, at low levels. That compound is a probable human carcinogen. This notice includes Zantac 150, Zantac 150 Cool Mint, and Zantac 75. This product is an oral, over-the-counter product available without prescription to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. The FDA issued a public statement on September 13, 2019, alerting the public that some ranitidine medications could contain NDMA at low levels. The government asked these companies to conduct testing on their products. But there were inconsistencies in some preliminary test results of the active ingredient used in U.S. products, so Sanofi … [Read more...]

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