Listeria outbreak in deli meats kills 1 and sickens nearly a dozen
Fortunately, most of our blog posts usually close with something along the lines of, “At this time no illnesses or injuries have been reported.” This post will not be similar to those past posts. A Listeria outbreak in deli meats has left…
Trader Joe’s fish recalled due to undeclared wheat and milk allergens
Nearly 4,500 pounds of Trader Joe’s gluten-free halibut has been recalled due to undeclared allergens. The halibut was sold in 10 ounce boxes, and contained undeclared wheat and milk allergens.
A naturally occurring mold, aflatoxin, was found in Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet foods earlier this September. The findings by Sunshine Mills and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration led to the recall of the corn-based products produced between April 3 - 5,…
Extended-release metformin tablets recalled due to dangerous levels of NDMA
Marksans Pharma Limited, based out of India, is recalling their 500 mg and 750 mg metformin tablets sold under the brand name Time-Cap Labs, Inc. The recalled medication was found to contain dangerous levels of the suspected cancer-causing human carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).…
Whole and cut cantaloupe sold at Meijer stores recalled due to salmonella concerns
More than 2 dozen varieties of whole and cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls sold at Meijer stores are being recalled due to salmonella concerns. The recalled cantaloupe was packaged in conjunction with Eagle Product, LLC in Aguila, Arizona. Salmonella in healthy…
Country Fresh watermelon recall expanded to include additional fruits
Yesterday we wrote about Country Fresh and their recall of more than a dozen varieties of fresh watermelon chunks over listeria concerns. Well, just one day later that recall has been expanded to include “cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples, and…
Country Fresh recalls more than a dozen varieties of fresh watermelon over listeria concerns
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently alerted Country Fresh to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes on equipment used to pack more than a dozen varieties of fresh watermelon chunks. As a result of the findings, Country Fresh has issued a voluntary…
Wood ear mushrooms recalled over salmonella concerns
Wood ear mushrooms that were imported from Santa Fe Springs, California are believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak. The mushrooms were imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, and distributed to restaurants in 31 states and Washington D.C.
“Sub potent” thyroid medication recalled by Acella Pharmaceuticals
Acella Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled 2 (two) lots of their thyroid medication because it was found to be “sub potent”, or not strong enough. The drug is prescribed to those with hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid). The recalled prescription was distributed nationwide, and…
New fire engine tech could help keep our firefighters safe from harmful toxins
The death of a longtime Sacramento, California firefighter from cancer has led to the Sacramento Fire Department introducing 2 new fire engines that hope to ensure no firefighter ever suffers the same fate again on their watch.