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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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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 found to contain the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine aka NDMA.

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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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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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FDA recalls Performance Dog Food over salmonella & listeria concerns

If you purchased frozen raw pet food from Performance Dog Food that was produced on or after July 22, 2019, do not use it. Don’t feed it to your pet. It’s best to just throw it away. This comes directly from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This food has…

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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 being found in a very common heartburn medication.…

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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.

N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid is the carcinogen detected in the tablets, though for…

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