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Sportmix pet food recalled after nearly 30 dogs die

Half a dozen varieties of Sportmix pet food have been recalled by the manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after 28 dogs died and another 8 were sickened. The cause of death and illnesses has been linked to “toxic levels of aflatoxin”, a toxic mold. The dangerous levels…

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New York state bans PFAS chemicals in food packaging

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a ban on the forever chemicals polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The ban goes into effect in the year 2023. New York becomes the 3rd state to ban PFAS, joining Washington state and Maine.

In use since the 1950s, studies have detected Polyfluoroalkyl…

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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 cantaloupe distributed by Walmart.” The recall is again…

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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.

Tamara Thacher was a 31 year verteran of the department, and passed away…

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Investigation finds numerous bottled and carbonated waters contain forever chemicals

Carbonated waters have been all the rage the last few years. Some becoming so popular, such as La Croix & Bubly, that certain flavors have even been difficult to locate in stores. If you attended a (socially distanced) bbq or party this year, there’s a good chance you knocked back…

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RIOMET ER joins list of recalled metformin drugs due to NDMA

It’s September 23, 2020 and another metformin drug has been recalled due to unsafe levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of their RIOMET ER 500 mg per 5 mL metformin. So far, no illnesses have been reported.

 

Product Recalled:

RIOMET ER 500…

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Mold byproduct leads to recall of 3 dog foods

Sunshine Mills, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has voluntarily recalled 3 varieties of their dog foods due to as Fox News explains, “mold byproduct that is potentially above acceptable levels.”

 

Recalled Dog Foods:

Family Pet Meath Cuts: Beef, Chicken, and Cheese Flavors

Heartland Farms Grilled…

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Add Bayshore Pharmaceuticals to the list of recalled diabetes drug companies due to NDMA

Bayshore Pharmaceuticals is the sixth metformin manufacturer to issue a recall due to a possible NDMA contamination. The recalled products were manufactured in Bangladesh in June of 2019, and distributed across the United States. If you've purchased any of the recalled medications, you should return them to your retailer or…

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Could the hand sanitizer methanol contamination have been a ‘deliberate decision’ to cut costs?

We’ve written almost a half a dozen times the last couple months about the hand sanitizer recalls due to the presence of methanol. Now some experts are warning that this all could have been avoided if companies hadn’t “deliberately substituted ingredients that are harmful in order to cut costs.”

It’s…

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Salmonella concerns lead to expanded onion recall at Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and other retailers

An onion recall issued at the beginning of August has now been expanded to nearly all 50 states. Initially the recall only focused on red onions from a single supplier in California. However, the recall now includes red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions. The onions were distributed across the…

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