April 29, 2017

Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets Recalled for Inconsistent Belladonna

Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling all lots of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores because they have inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that may differ from the amount listed on the label. Belladonna represents a serious health hazard to children and its effects are unpredictable, according to the FDA. In fact, the Agency told the company, "There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it." These products are used to provide temporary relief of teething symptoms in children. And the recall includes all products that may be in stock at retail stores now. The Company stopped making and shipping the medicines in October 2016. The FDA has been … [Read more...]

Peony Mark Dried Lily Flower Recalled for Sulfites

Starway Incorporated is recalling Peony Mark brand Dried Lily Flower because it contains undeclared sulfites. Anyone who is allergic to sulfites could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Peony Mark Brand Dried Lily Flower in a 6 ounce (170 gram) clear uncoded plastic bag. The UPC number is 686529131632. It was distributed nationwide and was produced in China. Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed the presence of sulfites in the product. The consumption of 10 mg of sulfites per serving can cause severe reactions in people with asthma. And some sulfite sensitive people can go into anaphylactic shock if they consume more than 10 mg of sulfites. If you purchased … [Read more...]

Third Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreak of 2016: General Mills E. coli

The third largest multistate food poisoning outbreak of 2016 was the E. coli outbreak linked to recalled recalled Gold Medal flour. Sixty-three people in 24 states were sickened after eating raw dough made with the flour. Seventeen people were hospitalized in this outbreak. The CDC states that "although the outbreak investigation is over, illnesses are expected to continue for some time." The flour has a long shelf life and some of it is most likely still in consumer's homes. And since flour spreads so easily, cross-contamination between the flour and other ingredients and surfaces is inevitable. Seventeen of those sickened were hospitalized because their illnesses were so serious. One person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No one died in this … [Read more...]

Hubert’s Lemonade Recalled for Possible Glass in Bottles

Wegman's has posted a recall of Hubert's Lemonade on their web site, for possible glass in some bottles. There is no information about possible injuries or illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The product is made by the Coca-Cola Company. The recalled items are Hubert's Original Lemonade in 16 ounce bottles. The UPC number is 04900006984 and only bottles labeled with code D1626UB are recalled. Also recalled is Hubert's Strawberry Lemonade in 16 ounce bottles with UPC number 04900007035 and only bottles labeled with codes D1626UB or D1627UB. Hubert's Blackberry Lemonade in 16 ounce bottles is recalled, with UPC number 04900006978 and only the code D1628UB. Finally, Hubert's Watermelon Lemonade in 16 ounce bottles is recalled. That product has the UPC number … [Read more...]

Backroad Country Brand Sunflower Listeria Recall Expanded

Troyer Cheese is recalling some sunflower products under the Backroad Country brand for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The products are all sold under the Backroad Country brand. They include Cranberry Nut Delight Mix PPK in 12/9 ounce packages, with code 15359, barcode 0 49646 11038 4, and best if used by date May 2017. Also recalled is Honey Island Crunch Mix PPK in 12/9 ounce packages, with code 15356, barcode 0 49646 10090 3, and best if used by date of May 2017. Walnut Halves/Pieces PPK in 12/6 ounce packages is recalled, with code 15318, barcode 0 49646 12073 4, and best if used by date May 2017. Pretzels Peanut Butter PPK in 12/7 ounce packages is recalled, with … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Health Recalls Drinks, Vitamins for Milk and Soy

Let's Talk health is recalling its 15 packet jars of "Energizer Drink Mix," Agua Vitae Liquid Multi-Vitamin, Agua Vitae Kids Liquid Multi-Vitamin, and Tox-Elim because they contain undeclared soy and milk allergens. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled items are Energizer Drink Mix Citrus in 0.3 ounce packets with lot numbers 14593 and 15431 and UPC number 91131180631. Energizer Drink Mix Strawberry/Banana in 0.3 ounce packets is recalled, with lot numbers 14592 and 15411 and UPC number 91131180624. Energizer Drink Mix Pomegranate is also recalled, in 0.3 ounce packets with lot numbers 14594 and 15432 and UPC number 91131180525. Agua Vitae Multi-Vitamin Liquid in a 32 ounce white bottle is recalled, with lot number 15193 and UPC number … [Read more...]

Best Bentonite Clay Has Elevated Lead Levels

The FDA is warning consumers not to use "Best Bentonite Clay," made by Best Bentonite of Oklahoma, because it has elevated lead levels. Testing at FDA laboratories discovered the elevated levels of lead. Exposure to lead, a heavy metal, can cause serious damage and injury, including reduced IQ, brain damage, behavioral problems, and damage to the kidneys, immune system, and central nervous system. Best Bentonite Clay is sold as a fine powder on Amazon and on the Best Bentonite website. You mix the powder with water and eat it or apply it to the skin. No confirmed cases of lead poisoning have been associated with this product. Symptoms of lead poisoning in children include irritability, loss of appetite, weight loss, sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Maytag Blue Cheese for Possible Listeria

Whole Foods Market in Texas is voluntarily recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled cheese was sold cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels in different weights reading "Maytag Blue Raw Milk," "Maytag Blue," or "Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese." The PLU numbers on the labels begin with 293308 and "sell by" dates are 1/20/2016 and 3/21/16. The product was sold from cheese cases in various Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. The potential for contamination was discovered after testing by the State of Iowa found the pathogenic bacteria in two lots of … [Read more...]

Cough Syrup Recalled Because it Contains Morphine

The FDA is warning consumers not to use Licorice Coughing Liquid, a cough syrup product manufactured by Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical Group in China, because it contains unidentified morphine. The syrup is distributed in the U.S. by Master Herbs USA Inc. The dough syrup's labeling contains information written in English and Chinese. The product labeling does not identify the presence of morphine in English. Consumers who are hypersensitive to morphine could have serious allergic reactions if they take this product. Other effects of morphine, which is addictive, including respiratory depression and death. Side effects from taking morphine can include abdominal or stomach pain, blurred vision, tingling feelings, burning, crawling, and itching feeling of the skin, chest pain or … [Read more...]

Children’s Cough Medicine Recalled for Inaccurate Dosing Cup

Perigee Company is recalling 2 batches of its children's cough syrup, guaifenesin grape liquid and children's guaifenesin DM cherry liquid because some packages contain an oral dosing cup with incorrect dose markings. This is unlikely to cause serious side effects, and no reports related to overdose have been received to date. Overdose of this medication can cause hyper excitability, rapid eye movements, changes in muscle reflexes, ataxia (loss of control of body movements), dystonia (painful muscle spasms), hallucinations, stupor, and coma. Other effects can include nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, seizures, respiratory depression, and death. Small children who are given too large a dose over several days can develop cumulative toxicity. If your child has been given too much of … [Read more...]

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