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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

An E. coli outbreak days before Thanksgiving has everyone concerned. The Centers for Disease Control has linked a recent E. coli outbreak that’s sickened more than 30 people, across nearly a dozen states, to romaine lettuce.

What may be most concerning about this most recent E. coli outbreak is that…

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Losartan, yet another blood pressure drug, recalled by the FDA

A third blood pressure medicine has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Losartan was recalled over concerns that “the contaminated drug might cause cancer.” The latest recall follows that of irbesartan and valsartan earlier in the year.

Losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide pills of the 100 milligram/25 milligram variety,…

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FDA issues recall of Duncan Hines cake mix over salmonella concerns

If you plan on baking some holiday treats for your friends, family, or coworkers, you’re going to want to avoid doing so using Duncan Hines cake mixes.

At the urging of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Duncan Hines has recalled more than 2 million boxes of its cake mix…

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FDA seeks to aid consumers by providing names of retailers during recalls

When there’s a chance a food or drug could result in “serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals", as well as when the product packaging may make it difficult to determine if it’s part of the recall; the Food and Drug Administration would like to include the…

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Non-Opioid alternative Limbrel recalled, patients and doctors confounded

It’s rare that a miracle drug lives up to the name, but for many patients non-opioid alternative Limbrel does. Colonel Hall spent nearly 30 years in the Marines. Up until just a few years ago, he suffered from arthritis, had two knee surgeries, and had been left with “debilitating knee,…

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Hypothyroid Medication Recall Issued

A recall has been issued for nearly 40 types of thyroid medication. The medications recalled are levothyroxine (LT4) and liothyronine (LT3) in the 15, 30, 60, 90, and 120 milligrams dosages. The medications would have been sold in 100-count bottles.

According to CNN, the recall was voluntarily issued by the…

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FDA issues recall of mislabeled blood pressure medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled a popular blood pressure medication after it was found the drug was mislabeled, and actually contained another type of diuretic. Spironolactone, a medication used to treat congestive heart failure, was mistakenly labeled as blood pressure drug HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE. The good news is that…

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USDA issues alert about salads, wraps due to parasite worry

If you recently purchased any beef, pork, or poultry salads and/or wraps from stores such as Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, or Kroger you’re going to want to check a newly released recall list. According to the Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, those products produced by Fresh Express, and distributed…

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Ritz Crackers, Ritz Bitz recalled over salmonella concerns

We can now add the Ritz cracker brand to the growing number of companies that have had to issue food recalls this year due to salmonella contamination. Today, Mondelez Global LLC announced that “more than a dozen” Ritz brands of crackers have been recalled.

Sixteen Ritz brand crackers in total…

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Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

As parents we have enough to worry about when it comes to ensuring our children eat the healthiest foods, and breakfast cereal can prove especially difficult. Kids’ breakfast cereal is delicious, brilliantly marketed, and full of sugar. And now comes news that for one of the most popular breakfast cereals,…

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