December 13, 2017

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...]

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...]

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