Carcinogen benzene found in nearly 80 lots of sun care products
In late May, independent pharmaceutical watchdog Valisure petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to recall sun care products they say contain unhealthy levels of the carcinogen known as benzene. According to Valisure’s findings, 78 batches of products had “detectable levels” of benzene, and 40 of those resulted in “significantly…
Researchers from Toxic-Free Future, Indiana University, the University of Washington, and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute recently published their findings on a study that found 100% of breast milk samples tested contained forever toxins PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances).
Forever toxins have been linked to reproductive and immune system disorders,…
Hand sanitizers sold at Ulta and other stores recalled due to presence of Methanol, Benzene and Acet
Nearly a dozen varieties of hand sanitizers sold at Ulta, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx stores by Scentsational Soaps & Candles, Inc have been recalled due to the presence of methanol (wood alcohol), benzene, and acetaldehyde. In all, 8 total lots of hand sanitizer are being recalled by Scentsational Soaps &…
Botulism leads to recall of organic black beans sold at Costco and other retailers
A handful of varieties of organic black beans sold at Costco and a few other retailers have been recalled over concerns of the presence of Clostridium botulinum by parent company Faribault Foods, Inc. Consumption of foods contaminated by Clostridium botulinum can lead to botulism.
Bill to ban toxic chemicals that failed in 2019 has new life
The PFAS Action Act, originally known as the PFAS Act of 2019, is being reintroduced in the new Democrat controlled Senate. The bill seeks to regulate many manmade forever chemicals, chief among them being Polyfluoroalkyl substances and perfluorooctanoic substances (PFOS and PFAS).
2 lots of Meow Mix recalled over salmonella concerns
A limited number of 30 lbs bags of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food have been voluntarily recalled by parent company J.M. Smucker Co. due to salmonella concerns. The 2 recalled lots were shipped to select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. The…
Real Water, Inc. recalls water distributed nationwide due to possible link to non-viral hepatitis
A voluntary recall has been issued for Real Water sold nationwide by Real Water, Inc. The recall stems from a possible link to a handful of non-viral hepatitis cases reported in the Las Vegas, Nevada area around November of 2020.
FDA getting pressure from Democrats to regulate toxic metals in baby food after release of new study
Last month, a subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform completed a 15 month long investigation into the prevalence of toxic metals in baby food. Beech-Nut Nutrition, Hain Celestial Group, Gerber, and Nurture participated in the study, agreeing to provide information about “testing policies and test results regarding…
Raw and frozen dog foods recalled over salmonella and listeria
Two raw but frozen pet foods are being recalled because they may contain salmonella and listeria monocytogenes. Bravo Packing, Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of all Ground Beef and Performance Dog foods. The recalled products were sold in 2 pound and 5 pound packages.