May 9, 2021

Home Treated Flour May Not Be Safe Says Purdue Researcher

The risks of uncooked flour have been well documented through studies and food poisoning outbreaks linked to that ingredient. But many recipes, especially older ones, call for using flour that is not cooked. To be able to make these recipes without the risk of food poisoning, many sites have been advocating that home cooks treat their own flour. But a Purdue researcher says that home treated flour may not be safe after all. The typical "recipe" for treating raw flour at home is to spread it on a pan and microwave it or bake it in the oven until it reaches 160°F, the temperature at which E. coli and other pathogens are destroyed. Purdue food scientist Yoahua "Betty" Feng states that those treatments are not guaranteed to make the flour safe. She says that while heating meats or … [Read more...]

Real Water Alkalized Water Associated with Non-Viral Hepatitis Recalled

Real Water alkalized water is being recalled because it is associated with a non-viral hepatitis outbreak that has sickened at least five people in Nevada. This recall is the result of an investigation by the Southern Nevada Health District and the FDA, after cases were reported in November 2020. The company has ceased distribution and production of the product as the problem is investigated. Symptoms of all kinds of hepatitis, including non-viral hepatitis, can include fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay or gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain, yellow eyes, and jaundice. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should see their doctor. The recalled products are Real Water Alkalized Water, which were sold in 1.5 liters, 1 liter, 500 mil, … [Read more...]

Ground Beef and Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Recalled For Pathogens

Bravo Packing of Carneys Point, New Jersey is recalling all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, which is a frozen raw pet food, because it may be contaminated with the pathogens Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Both pathogens can cause serious illness in animals eating the products and in humans who handle contaminated pet products. No human or animal illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. Samples of Performance Dog and a sample of Ground Beef pet food were collected during an FDA inspection and tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Performance Dog usually works with a distributor who is located in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly nationwide. … [Read more...]

Haven St. Rise THC Infused Gummies Recalled For Mould

Haven St. Rise THC Infused Gummies are being recalled in Canada because the may contain mould, or mold, that can temporarily affect health. To date, TerrAscend Canada has received ten complaints regarding the recalled lots, none of which involved an adverse reaction. Health Canada has not received any reports of adverse reactions related to this recall. The recall is for 33 lots of two edible cannabis products that were made by TerrAscend Canada. Three products were sold through provincially-authorized retailers in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland. The recalled product names are Haven St. Rise THC No. 570 Wild Berry Infused Gummy with lot numbers 2002172, 2002228, 2002291, 2002307, 2002308, 2002364, … [Read more...]

Paw Patrol Hand Sanitizer Recalled Because of Packaging

Ashtel Studios is voluntarily recalling all lots of Paw Patrol Hand Sanitizer and other licensed hand sanitizer because the containers resemble food and drink pouches. Ingesting hand sanitizers can cause alcohol toxicity. Symptoms of alcohol toxicity include lack of coordination, slowed or slurred speech, drowsiness to coma, which can be fatal. Furthermore, ingesting alcohol can affect the brain and cause impaired driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol can also interact with numerous drugs which may result in serious adverse effects. Ingesting alcohol by people with alcohol addiction may interfere with maintaining abstinence. Additionally, people with alcohol addiction may seek large amounts of ethanol-based hand sanitizers as a substitute. There have been no reports of any … [Read more...]

Cleaner Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Possible Methanol Contamination

Estado de Mexico is voluntarily recalling five lots of Cleaner Hand Sanitizer because the company detected methanol, or wood alcohol, in hand sanitizer samples manufactured at the same facility. Wood alcohol is not allowed in hand sanitizer, because it is toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. It can be deadly if consumed. The risk statement reads, "Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date DMM … [Read more...]

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...]

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