Daily Health Alerts

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An Industrialized Global Food Supply Chain Threatens Human Health

In an outbreak that has now run for more than 28 months, at least 279 people across 41 states have fallen ill with multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. Federal investigators are still trying to determine the cause. In response to food company recalls, more than 150 tons of raw turkey products have flowed back through the supply […]

FDA 101: Product Recalls

Once a product is in widespread use, unforeseen problems can sometimes lead to a recall. Contaminated spinach, for example, led to the recent recall of spinach products under multiple brand names. Contaminated peanut butter led to the recall of thousands of jars of two popular brands. In both cases, FDA responded immediately to minimize harm. […]

Allergic to Milk? Some Dark Chocolate Labeled as Dairy-Free May Still Contain Milk

If you’re allergic to milk and you love dark chocolate, how do you know whether you can indulge in a dark chocolate bar without having an allergic reaction? That’s what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wanted to learn. Milk is a permitted ingredient in dark chocolate, but it is also one of eight major […]

Pet Food Recalled for Unsafe Toxin Levels

Fast Facts The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about certain pet food products manufactured by Sunshine Mills under several brand names that may contain unsafe levels of aflatoxin. This is an expansion of a previously announced recall. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used […]

Parsley and Herbes De Provence Recalled for Health Risk

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 13, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 13, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Salmonella Company Name: Red Monkey Foods, Inc. Brand Name: Cost Plus World Market, Great Value, O Organics, Full Circle Product Description: Parsley and Herbes De Provence Company Announcement Red Monkey Foods, Inc. out of […]

Kitchen Spices Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 12, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 12, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Salmonella Company Name: Sauer Brands, Inc. Brand Name: The Spice Hunter Product Description: Spices and blends Company Announcement Sauer Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling The Spice Hunter Products listed below due to the potential […]

Health Alert for Ready-to-eat Poultry and Meat Products Due to Foreign Matter Contamination

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry bowl products, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically glass. FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure […]

Allergy Alert: Wheat Crackers May Contain Undeclared Peanut Butter

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 09, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 09, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Snack Food Item Reason for Announcement: Undeclared peanut Company Name: B&G Foods Brand Name: Back to Nature Product Description: Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers Company Announcement B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling […]

Cantaloupe Recalled for Potential Health Risk

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 07, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 07, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Fruit/Fruit Product Foodborne Illness Reason for Announcement: Salmonella Company Name: Meijer Brand Name: Kandy Brand, Meijer Brand Product Description: Whole Cantaloupe, Select Cut Cantaloupe Fruit Trays & Bowls Company Announcement Meijer, in conjunction with Eagle Produce, LLC […]

Diabetes Drug Recalled for Potential Human Carcinogen

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 02, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 05, 2020 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity Company Name: Marksans Pharma Limited Brand Name: Time-Cap Labs Inc. Product Description: Metformin Hydrochloride for Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 700 mg Company Announcement Marksans Pharma Limited, […]

Cinnamon Apple Chips Recalled for Health Risk

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 02, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 05, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Possible Salmonella contamination Company Name: Seneca Snack Company Brand Name: Seneca, Clancy’s Product Description: Seneca Cinnamon Apple Chips and Clancy’s Cinnamon Apple Chips Company Announcement Seneca Snack Company, a Washington Corporation, is announcing a […]

Hand Sanitizer Recalled for Misbranding

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 01, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 02, 2020 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Product is packaged in containers resembling a food and drink pouch Company Name: Ashtel Studios Brand Name: Smart Care Product Description: Hand sanitizer packaged in 0.84 oz. pouches Company Announcement Ashtel Studios has announced a voluntary […]

Cut Fruit Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 03, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 03, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Company Name: Country Fresh Brand Name: Walmart Product Description: Cut or sliced apples, grapes, mangoes, pineapples, and cantaloupe Company Announcement Country Fresh is extending their voluntary recall […]

Chicken and Food Poisoning Safety Tips

You Can Take Steps to Prevent Food Poisoning If chicken is on your menu, follow these tips when shopping, cooking, and eating out to help prevent food poisoning: Place chicken in a disposable bag before putting in your shopping cart or refrigerator to prevent raw juices from getting onto other foods. Wash hands with warm soapy […]

Understanding “Use-by” and “Best Before” Dates on Food Packaging

No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily – but we certainly do. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates Americans toss out the equivalent of US$162 billion in food every year, at the retail and consumer levels. Plenty of that food is discarded while […]

Is It Safe to Eat Food That’s Fallen Onto The Floor?

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab […]

Watermelon Chunks Recalled for Possible Listeria

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 01, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 01, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Company Name: Country Fresh Brand Name: Walmart RaceTrac Product Description: Watermelon Chunks Company Announcement Country Fresh is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of watermelon […]

Advanced Antioxidant Mouthwash Recalled for Microbiological Contamination

Norwex Usa Inc. recalls Lysere Advanced Antioxidant Mouthwash with Nordic Lingonberry Mint 473 ML/16 Fl. Oz. This is due to potential microbiological contamination exceeding the specified criteria. Code Information: Lot number(s)- CU58 and CU59. Product Quantity: 2,118 units. Recall Number: F-1546-2020. Read the full FDA report here. As published by HealthyExaminer.com

Hand Sanitizer Recalled for Wood Alcohol Contaminant

Summary Company Announcement Date: September 08, 2020 FDA Publish Date: September 30, 2020 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Potential Presence of Methanol (Wood Alcohol) Company Name: Estado de México, México, DMM VISSION, S.A. de C.V Brand Name: Cleaner Product Description: Cleaner Hand Sanitizer Company Announcement Estado de México, México, DMM VISSION, S.A. de C.V. […]

Good Nutrition Habits May Ward Off COVID-19 and Other Diseases

The connection between the pandemic and our dietary habits is undeniable. The stress of isolation coupled with a struggling economy has caused many of us to seek comfort with our old friends: Big Mac, Tom Collins, Ben and Jerry. But overindulging in this kind of food and drink might not just be affecting your waistline, […]
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