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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 Breakstone’s cottage cheese.

The FDA and Breakstone were…

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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 tuna from a Vietnamese company called Truong Phu…

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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 consumers with what the FDA considers “safe alternatives”…

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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 Zantac were thought to be tainted, but it…

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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 powder has been recalled.

According to the FDA,…

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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 Administration, a select lot of ice cream created…

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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 States.

Just this week, King Arthur Flour expanded…

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King Arthur Flour expands their June recall of Unbleached All-Puropse Flour

On June 21st of this year we wrote about how 6 lots of King Arthur Flour were being recalled due to “the potential presence of E. coli.” originating with ADM MIlling Co. Well, they’ve now expanded the scope of their recall efforts to include more than 30 various lots of…

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Listeria concern results in extensive recall of E.A. Sween products

A large number of products that likely hit stores in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, and Guam have been recalled over Listeria monocytogenes concerns. The products are typically sold under the name 'Deli Express'. E.A. Sween states that as of this time, no illnesses have been reported, and the recall is…

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Cheeses sold in Whole Foods Markets recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Whole Foods stores in the Northeast and North Atlantic have recalled Dorset cheese due to concerns of listeria contamination. As of the time this story was posted, no illnesses have been reported.

Listeria monocytogenesis isn’t necessarily of grave concerns for healthy adults, but it can be a cause for alarm…

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