A researcher from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a new way of testing for algal bloom toxin exposure. The new test is a urinalysis. Using a “commercially available antibody”, they were able to separate microcystins and…
Multiple retailers pull Zantac from shelves amid carcinogen concerns
We wrote a couple of weeks ago about Valisure’s findings regarding the carcinogen Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) being found in Zantac and its generic forms. At the time, consumer advocacy groups were much more concerned with the report of a possibility of a carcinogen…
Blood pressure drugs recalled…again
Another week brings another blood pressure medication recall. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited’s Losartan Potassium tablets. According to the FDA, “several batches” of the high pressure medication have been recalled.
10 National Guard facilities in Oregon contaminated with “forever chemicals”
The Environmental Working Group revealed on September 11th of this year that they’ve found “toxic fluorinated chemicals”, specifically PFAS, in the drinking water of nearly a dozen Oregon National Guard facilities. Despite EWG’s claims, the Environmental Protection Agency believes the PFAS levels…
Gold Medal flour recalled over E. coli concerns
General Mills has recalled 5lb bags of their Gold Medal All Purpose Flour due to a possible E. coli O26 contamination. The Better if Used by Date for the flour recalled is September 6, 2020, and right now this is the only…
Zantac and its generic versions contain carcinogen NDMA
While they have not been recalled, “possible carcinogens” have been detected in the heartburn drug Zantac, and its generic forms. Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is the carcinogen detected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European drug regulators.
Tuna steak, ever heard of it? Well it is apparently a very real thing, and a lot of it is being recalled. On September 6, 2019, Alfa International Seafood, Inc. voluntarily recalled their “refrigerated, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins” due to “potentially elevated…
All “pig ear” dog treats should now be considered hazardous
We wrote in July about a salmonella outbreak linked to certain “pig ear” dog treats. Well that warning has now been extended to “all” pig ear dog treats, after almost 130 people have become sickened with salmonella. It's unclear at this time…
United States listeria illnesses linked to Canadian outbreak?
An outbreak of listeria monocytogenes that’s believed to have originated in Canada, has now been linked to “two dozen people across 13 states”, resulting in two deaths. The original listeria outbreak in Canada was linked to Rosemount diced chicken.
Basil imported from Mexico sickens more than 200 people
If you've purchased imported basil from Siga Logistics de RL de CV in Mexico, you’re going to want to discard it. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this basil has been linked to an outbreak of Cyclospora.
Nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken recalled due to foreign matter contamination
Tyson Foods is recalling more than 39,000 pounds of frozen chicken patties sold under their Weaver branded products. The recall is due to a “potential contamination” as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration puts it. The recall was initiated after customer complaints.