September 26, 2023

Mott’s No Sugar Added Applesauce Recalled For Patulin

Mott's No Sugar Added Applesauce is being recalled for elevated patulin levels. Patulin is a mycotoxin that is viewed as a natural contaminant in apples. Mycotoxins are carcinogenic and can damage the kidneys, lungs, and brain, but only with prolonged and sustained consumption. It accumulates with the appearance of blue mold. Pasteurization does not eliminate patulin. Because children frequently consume applesauce, and they are more susceptible to toxins, the tolerated patulin level in applesauce is set according to their smaller bodies. Because the recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement page instead of the regular recall page, there is no information about any possible adverse events. The recalled product is Mott's No Sugar Added Applesauce that is sold in 3.9 ounce … [Read more...]

Martinelli’s Gold Medal Apple Juice Recalled For Elevated Patulin

Martinelli's Gold Medal Apple Juice is being recalled because it has elevated patulin levels. Patulin is a toxic chemical contaminant that is produced by several species of mold, including Aspergillus and Penicillium. It is the most common mycotoxin found in apples and is commonly found in apple juice and cider. Exposure to patulin is associated with immunological, gastrointestinal, and neurological problems. The quantity of patulin in foods is regulated. The recalling firm is S Martinelli & Company of Watsonville, California. Because this recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement page, there is no mention of any possible adverse events. And there is no picture of the product available. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their doctor. The recalled … [Read more...]

Dole Simply Nature Organic Spring Mix Recalled For Nightshade

Dole Simply Nature Organic Spring Mix and Marketside Spring Mix are being recalled because those products may contain hairy nightshade, a toxic plant, according to the FDA's Access Data list. About 1,647 cases of these products are included in this recall. This recall is not listed on the FDA's main recall page. Hairy nightshade is an annual plant that is originally from South America. The plant's leaves and stems are soft and clammy with a sticky residue. The toxin is a glycoalkaloid called solanine, which is found throughout the plant. Solanine is toxic to humans and livestock. The recalled products are Marketside Spring Mix that is packaged in 11 ounce bags, with code W167011 and with the best if used by date of 6/30/2022 on the label. Also recalled is Marketside Spring Mix in … [Read more...]

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