December 14, 2019

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...]

FDA Warns Consumers About Nitrosamines in Zantac

The FDA is warning consumers about a nitrosamine compound called NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, also known as dimethylnitrosamine (DMN), which is an ingredient in a heartburn drug called Zantac. The company that makes this drug, which is sold through prescription and also over-the-counter, has recalled all Zantac OTC in the United States. The first statement by the FDA about this issue was issued on September 13, 2019. At the time, they were investigating impurities in blood pressure and heart failure medicines, and recommended numerous recalls of those types of products. The FDA asked companies that produce ranitidine medications, including Zantac, to conduct testing on their products. There are inconsistencies in preliminary set results of this ingredient in Zantac products, … [Read more...]

Dr. Reddy’s Ranitidine Products Recalled For Possible Carcinogen

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has initiated a voluntary recall of over the counter and prescription Dr. Reddy's Ranitidine products because they are contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above levels established by the FDA. That ingredient is classified as a possible human carcinogen. It is also an environmental contaminant. There have been no reports of adverse events related to this recall. This recall follows the FDA's caution note alerting patients and health care professionals that NCMA was found in some samples of ranitidine. Ranitidine is an over the counter drug used to relieve heartburn that is associated with acid indigestion. They are also used to prevent heartburn associated with indigestion. The prescription version of this product is used for treatment of … [Read more...]

Incorrect President’s Choice Infant Formula Recalled For Cronobacter

The food recall warning issued on October 6, 2019 has been revised  because it incorrectly identified the President's Choice  infant formula that was contaminated with Cronobacter. The Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula is NOT potentially contaminated with cronobacter and is no longer subject to a food recall warning. Instead, results have found that some President's Choice brand Sensitive to Lactose milk-based powdered infant formula may be contaminated with Cronobacter. Loblaw companies is recalling this formula: President's Choice Sensitive to Lactose milk-based powdered infant formula, sold in 638 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 12994 1, and the codes on the product are EXP 2020 NO 05. This product was sold nationally and should not be consumed. … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Lower Iron Powdered Infant Formula Recalled

President's Choice Lower Iron Powdered Infant Formula is being recalled in Canada for Cronobacter. This product was sold nationally at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is President's Choice Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula, sold in 900 gram containers. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 69839 3, and the codes are EXP 2021 AU 29. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may lead to the recall of more products. Cronobacter does not change the taste, smell, texture or appearance of food. This bacteria is not usually linked to human illnesses, but it can case fatal infections. It is associated … [Read more...]

Abbott Calcilo XD Powder Recalled For Rancidity; Illnesses Reported

Abbott Laboratories is recalling Abbott Calcilo XD Powder from the marketplace in Canada because of rancidity and off-color. This product is used for nutrition support in infants with hypercalcemia and is used under medical supervision. Illnesses have been reported associated with the consumption of this product. The recall notice did not give any further information on the number of illnesses, the patient age range, or whether or not anyone has been hospitalized. The recalled product is Abbott Calcilo XD Powder, which is packaged in 375 gram containers. The UPC number on the product is 0 70074 53329 2, and the code on the product is 79696K80. It was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan at the consumer … [Read more...]

Major Pharmaceuticals Milk of Magnesia Recalled For Microbial Contamination

Plastikon Healthcare is recalling Major Pharmaceuticals Milk of Magnesia Oral Suspension because of microbial contamination. The recalled product is sold in 2400 mg/30 mL packages. The lot numbers of the recalled product are 19027D and 19027E. The product lots did not meet Plastikon's in-house microbial specification for Total Aerobic Microbial Count. The product is packaged for institutional use and is sold to clinics and hospitals. That means the population that will consume this is likely immunocompromised. These patient have a higher probability of developing potentially life-threatening infections after consuming a contaminated product. No reports of illness or complaints have been received to date. Milk of Magnesia Oral Suspension is privately labeled by Major … [Read more...]

PreGel Lemon 50 Recalled For Undeclared Milk

PreGel America of Concord, North Carolina is recalling a single lot of Lemon 50, a powdered flavoring, because it may contain undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to milk or is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No adverse events or reactions have been reported to date. The product is Lemon 50 with a product code 306038 and lot number 381081U279N. The lot number is printed on the back of the package. The product was produced on April 18, 2018 and has a best before date of April 17, 2020. The product is packaged in 2 kilogram (4.4 pound) bags, with 8 bags per case. It was distributed to customers in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, … [Read more...]

Mountain Rose Herbs Fennel Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Mountain Rose Herbs of Eugene, Oregon is recalling their whole fennel seed from Lot #25031 because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The Fennel Seed Whole was sold directly to customers who ordered from the company's web site, purchased the seeds at the company's retail shop in Eugene, Oregon, or ordered by phone os fax. It was also distributed to vitamin and health food stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia. It was also sold to one consignee in Canada. Mountain Rose Herbs … [Read more...]

Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Recalled For Foreign Material

Perrigo Company is recalling about 23,338 containers of 35 ounce, 992 gram containers of Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron because there may be foreign material in the product, more specifically, pieces of metal. This could pose a choking hazard, or mouth injury hazard. A single lot of the product is recalled. No adverse events have been reported to the company to date. This recall is being issued "out of an abundance of caution" after a consumer report was received. The recalled product is Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product was sold exclusively at Walmart. The lot number of the product is C26EVFV. The formula is sold in 35 ounce (992 gram) containers. The use by date on the formula is February 26, 2021, … [Read more...]

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