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ArtNaturals hand sanitizer alert issued by FDA due to presence of benzene

If you’re keeping score at home, it’s time to add ArtNaturals hand sanitizer to the growing list of hand sanitizers to avoid. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert due to “unacceptable levels” of benzene and at least 1 more cancer causing chemical.

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Aldi salad dressing recalled due to potential microbial growth issue

Drew’s Organics has issued a recall for their store branded Aldi Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing. The recall was issued according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after it was discovered a “color difference” in the dressing bottles. An investigation led them to believe there’s the potential for…

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Bagged Kroger kale recalled due to listeria concerns

Kroger is recalling some lots of its in-house branded bagged kale due to listeria monocytogenes concerns. The kale is produced and sold by Baker Farms. Listeria isn’t often much of a concern for healthy adults, but that can’t be said for the young, elderly or pregnant. At this time, it’s…

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CHANTIX recalled by Pfizer due to increased levels of a nitrosamine

You choose to stop smoking for your health and well being. You don’t want to develop cancer. So you take CHANTIX or another type of pill that’s supposed to help you quit. What you’re not counting on though is the tool that’s supposed to help you stop smoking contains elevated…

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“Forever Chemicals” seem to be everywhere...forever

A study published this week in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology Letters shows us that the term “Forever Chemicals” for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is pretty accurate. Though “Forever and Everywhere Chemicals” might be even closer to reality. The recommended name change comes on the heels of…

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Despite FDA’s listeria concerns, company refuses to recall fish products

Sometimes companies decide they want to do their own thing, in spite of the fact that they might be putting the health of their customers and employees at risk. That’s exactly what Felix Custom Smoking has done. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended that Felix recall a number…

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Elevated Aflatoxin levels in dog food leads to hundreds of sickened dogs, recall initiated

Indiana based, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued a recall of their Sportmix dry dog food due to elevated aflatoxin levels. The recall was initiated after 130 dog deaths and 220 illnesses were linked to their food. Aflatoxin poisoning symptoms in pets include…

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Hand sanitizer recall expanded, again, now at more than 250 varieties

What began in June of 2020 as a recall of 9 hand sanitizers, has been expanded once again by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The number of hand sanitizer varieties recalled now totals 255. The recall is related to high levels of methanol found in the sanitizers.

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Hostess recalls hamburger and hotdog buns over salmonella and listeria concerns

Hostess Soft White Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns have been recalled by the manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to salmonella and listeria concerns. All told, nearly 50 varieties are being recalled.

Hostess was alerted to the issue after their co-manufacturer Best Harvest Bakeries had a concern…

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Frozen shrimp sold at major retailers recalled due to salmonella concerns

A June 2021 recall of Avanti frozen shrimp over salmonella concerns has been widened. The recalled products were sold across the United States in major retailers such as: Food Lion, Meijer, Target, Whole Foods, and others.

When the initial recall was issued, a half dozen Americans had been sickened. That…

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