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Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye and straighteners

A recent study by the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) found that the use of permanent hair dyes and straighteners can increase a woman’s cancer risk by nearly 10%.

The study utilized data from 46,709 women, and found that women… Continue Reading

Breakstone Cottage Cheese recall issued due to “foreign material”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall of select varieties of Breakstone Cottage Cheese due to the potential presence of foreign material. Pieces of red plastic and metal “may have been introduced during production” of 3 varieties of… Continue Reading

FDA issues yellowfin tuna recall, company refuses to recall said tuna

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall is concerning enough. When is it an even bigger deal than normal? When the company that’s at the very heart of the recall refuses to recall the product. That’s the case right now with yellowfin… Continue Reading

Despite the recall, the FDA wants consumers to know Zantac is relatively safe

Over the last few months, there have been numerous U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalls due to carcinogen concerns in heartburn medications. We’ve written about each of them here at TFF, and even posted an article just a couple weeks ago providing… Continue Reading

Amid Zantac drug recall, FDA identifies “safe” heartburn drug alternatives

The popular heartburn medication Zantac has been recalled by the company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) concerns. The recall began in the United States, and has reached Canada, Asia, and Europe. Initially, even the generic alternatives to… Continue Reading

Dr. Reddy’s heartburn drug recalled over NDMA concerns

Dr. Reddy’s has joined the growing list of companies issuing a recall of heartburn medications. This week, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of their “ranitidine medicines used to treat heartburn” after they were… Continue Reading

Potential asbestos contamination leads to baby powder recall

Sample testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder uncovered an asbestos contamination. The presence of the cancer-causing chemical lead to a recall of more than 30,000 bottles of baby powder. So far, only baby… Continue Reading

Arsenic, lead, and other IQ lowering toxins found in 95% of tested baby foods

Healthy Babies Bright Futures recently conducted a study on baby food, and found that 95 percent of the nearly 170 foods tested contained lead, a known neurotoxin. The foods tested were from “major manufacturers in the U.S.” The other numbers to come… Continue Reading

Foreign object leads to recall of Butter Crunch Blue Bell ice cream

A recall this week by Blue Bell Creameries is meant to ensure that a foreign object isn’t included as one of the toppings on your heaping bowl of Butter Crunch ice cream. According to Blue Bell and the U.S. Food and Drug… Continue Reading

J.M. Smucker Company joins the flour recall with E. coli concerns

The J.M. Smucker Company is matching King Arthur Flour Co. with a flour recall of their own. E. coli O26 concerns have resulted in a recall of Smucker’s Robin Hood All Purpose Flour. The recalled flour was sold only in the United… Continue Reading

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