August 16, 2018

Zakah Life Recalls Kratom For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Zakah Life of Iowa is recalling Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom powder, Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom powder, Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom capsules, and Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom capsules for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products were sold nationwide through mail order and in retail stores. They all have expiration dates before 01/01/2023. These recalled items include Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom Powder in 4 ounce black and clear organic rice paper bag that contains 100 grams of kratom with lot number BSG010118; Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom Powder in 4 ounce black and clear organic rice paper bags containing 100 grams, with lot number BPR010118; Super … [Read more...]

MBI Distributing Recalls Homeopathic Products For Manufacturing Without Controls

MBI Distributing is recalling all lots of some of their homeopathic products because they were manufactured with a lack of adequate controls. That increases the chance that the products will vary in strength, quality, and purity. Use of these products could cause an adverse reaction, particularly in infants and children. No reports of any adverse reactions have been received to date. These homeopathic drug products are in liquid oral dosage form and are packaged in sizes from 1 fluid ounce to 8 fluid ounces. They were distributed nationwide to health care professionals, retail stores, and consumers. The recalled products include Teething Drops in 1 fluid ounce containers, with UPC number 58301-04011; Nausea Drops in 1 fluid ounce containers, with UPC number 58301-05711; and … [Read more...]

Bayer Recalls Some Alka Seltzer Plus Packages for Incorrect Labeling

Bayer is voluntarily recalling some Alka-Seltzer Plus packages because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product that is packaged in the carton. These products were sold only in the United States  at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018. You can identify the recalled product by checking the Bayer Logo on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an green or orange background, the product is included in the recall. You can see picture off the recalled products at the FDA web site. lThe ingredients listed on the front sticker may be different from the ingredients listed on the back of the carton. … [Read more...]

FDA Alerts Public to Possible Mold in Comforts For Baby Purified Water

The FDA is alerting the public to a recall of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride, sold in Kroger stores, for potential mold contamination. The product was recalled after consumers complained about seeing mold. Testing by Kroger identified the mold ad Talaromyces penicillium. The water is sold in clear 1 gallon containers, but the mold may not be visible to the eye. The product has sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018. The UPC number on the product is 0 41260 37597 2 and the plant code is 51-4140. The labels also states DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202. The FDA is issuing this alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product and don't know about the recall. This product is intended for infants. It was sold to Kroger chain … [Read more...]

Why is a Product Recalled?

We tell you about food recalls every day. All foods in this country are regulated by the FDA and the USDA. Manufacturers must follow guidelines for production, label the food correctly, and make sure it won't make people sick. But when a problem occurs, a recall may be issued. And if a recalled product is an ingredient in other products, secondary recalls are issued. When a product is defective or harmful, removing it from the marketplace is the most effective way to protect consumers. Recalls are almost always voluntary. A company could discover a problem and recall a product on their own, or they could recall it after the FDA raises concerns. The FDA can also request a recall. The government oversees the recall strategy and assesses its adequacy. Food products may be recalled … [Read more...]

L.A. Lucky Basil Seeds Recalled for Possible Salmonella

L.A. Lucky Import & Export is recalling L.A. Lucky brand Basil Seeds because there may be Salmonella bacteria in the packet. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product was distributed nationwide in retail stores October 1, 2015 to May 15, 2017. The seeds are in a 2.1 ounce clear plastic package with UPC number 820678201697. There are no other codes on the product. Routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Throw it away or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

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...]

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