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Johnson & Johnson subsidiary fined paltry amount for contaminated infant medicine

3/17/2015 - In May of 2009, a consumer noticed black specks in the bottom of a bottle of Infants' Tylenol, which were found to be nickel and chromium particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, pled guilty to charges of selling contaminated medicines...

More than a ton of factory farmed beef recently recalled

1/30/2015 - Over 1,000 pounds of ground beef have recently been recalled by Minnesota-based Rancher's Legacy Meat Co., after routine product inspection conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at the company's facility raised concerns over possible E. coli contamination.(1) In...

15,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled after customers complain about pieces of plastic

8/22/2014 - On Wednesday, August 8, Applegate Natural and Organic Meats voluntarily issued a recall for "Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets" with the "Best Before" date of February 5, 2015, according to a report by United Press International. More than 15,000 pounds were yanked from shelves due to small pieces...

Possible Listeria contamination prompts nationwide fruit recall

7/26/2014 - A voluntary, nationwide recall of fruits sold at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart was issued July 22. The recall includes fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots distributed by Wawona Packing Co. in Central California between July 1 and July 12. Wegmans...

Merck issues mass recall of Gardasil vaccines over glass shard contaminants

5/27/2014 - Nearly three-quarters of a million doses of Merck & Co.'s Gardasil vaccine for HPV and cervical cancer have been recalled following the discovery that they may be contaminated. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which actively promotes the vaccine for 11- and 12-year-old boys...

Seven-ton hummus recall a nationwide concern

5/26/2014 - A healthy alternative to many dips and dressings, hummus, is at the center of a massive food recall. How massive? Seven tons of it have been voluntarily recalled by the food manufacturer Lansal, Inc., after Texas health officials noted possible Listeria contamination in Target Archer Farms Traditional...

FDA to make recall data public beginning this year

2/21/2014 - 2014 will be the year that the Food and Drug Administration begins making product recall data available to the public, in a further bid by the Obama administration to increase government transparency. According to the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), whose membership focus on the...

Plum Organics issues baby food recall due to possible spoilage

11/22/2013 - Upon discovering that a manufacturing defect could cause spoilage, Plum Organics issued a press release on November 8, 2013, regarding the voluntary recall of its Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids lines. Approximately 25 products were affected. In an open letter on the Plum Organics web site,...

Johnson & Johnson issues voluntary recall of popular infant drops

10/19/2013 - Plastic particles linked to Motrin Infants' Drops Original Berry Flavor's active ingredient - ibuprofen - have caused Johnson & Johnson (McNeil Consumer Health Division) to voluntarily issue a recall. In a press release issued on September 6, 2013, the healthcare giant told retailers to remove three...

Over 38,000 pounds of sausage contaminated with plastic gloves recalled by Virginia packing company

3/12/2013 - A subsidiary of Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc. has issued a Class II recall on 38,000 pounds' worth of breakfast pork sausage that it says may be contaminated with small bits of plastic. According to an announcement made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the affected product is known...

Glass particles prompt recall of major Kellogg's cereal brand

3/1/2013 - The latest in a series of recalls that spans several years, corporate food giant Kellogg's has voluntarily summoned back 36,000 boxes of Special K Red Berries cereal that it says might be contaminated with potentially dangerous fragments of glass. Though a company spokesman insists that no injuries...

Peanut butter on a nationwide recall

10/24/2012 - Peanut butter is a staple in many children's diets, but a massive recall may up the ranks of ham and turkey. The country's largest organic peanut plant is facing a major scrub down after their products were linked to an outbreak of salmonella, and more than 200 peanut products have been recalled for...

Glass particles found in injectable cancer drugs; massive FDA recall issued

7/20/2012 - Having to deal with the mental and physical pains of cancer is bad enough, but it's worse when you have to fear the medicine used to treat it. Hospira, the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, announced in June that it will recall four of its cancer drugs and other...

Doctors, patients rarely hear about important drug recalls

6/17/2012 - Dozens, if not hundreds, of pharmaceutical drugs are recalled every single year because of contamination or adverse side effects, but many pharmacists and healthcare providers never get the memo. According to a new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug...

Johnson & Johnson baby lotion found contaminated with deadly bacteria

2/2/2012 - More quality control issues at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have spurred yet another consumer product recall. At least 2,200 bottles of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion from lot number 0161LK have been found to be contaminated with coagulase-negative staphylococci, a highly-contagious, antibiotic-resistant...

FDA launches soft investigation, but no recall, after infant formula linked to causing death in babies

1/3/2012 - Walmart has voluntarily recalled a batch of Enfamil Newborn powdered formula cans from 3,000 US stores after the substance inside them was linked to causing death in some babies. Though the product in question, which includes 12.5-ounce cans from lot number ZP1K7G, are suspected to be the culprit, the...

Urgent: Johnson & Johnson recall of more than 60,000 bottles of contaminated Tylenol

7/2/2011 - It appears as though Johnson & Johnson (J&J) may soon have nothing left to recall, as the company announced this week yet another recall in a long line of recalls in the past several years. This time, more than 60,000 bottles of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets produced in 2009 for US distribution...

Foul odors caused by chemical contaminants prompt sixth J&J drug recall

4/3/2011 - Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is back in the news again, this time for yet another drug recall. According to the McNeil Consumer Healthcare product recall website, J&J is recalling 34,000 bottles of Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release because the medicines reportedly have a "musty or moldy odor" that the company...

J&J recalls 50 million more drugs on top of 200 million recalled throughout 2010

1/21/2011 - Just when it seemed like the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recall saga had come to a close, the company announced yet another recall that includes nearly 50 million units of Tylenol, Benadryl, Rolaids, Sudafed and Sinutab. According to the official press release from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the pharmaceutical...

J&J recalls 13 million boxes of Rolaids

12/16/2010 - Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced its 14th major drug recall this year so far, this time for contaminated Rolaids products. According to an announcement from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the J&J division that produces Rolaids, the company is voluntarily recalling 13 million packages of Rolaids Extra...

Oh Mylanta! Yet another Johnson & Johnson recall

12/3/2010 - On Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced yet another recall of two more of its over-the-counter (OTC) drug products. The company has issued a recall for 12 million bottles of its heartburn medicine Mylanta and nearly 85,000 bottles of its antacid liquid AlternaGel, because the products contain...

It's not the bugs in Similac that make me sick - let's recall the other ingredients (opinion)

9/27/2010 - It has been a few days since Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac infant formula, issued a recall after discovering some of its products may have been contaminated with beetles (and beetle larvae). The mainstream media ran with this story and parents everywhere suddenly got concerned that their babies...

Similac baby formula contaminated with beetles, larvae

9/24/2010 - Drug company Abbott Laboratories is recalling millions of containers of its Similac baby formula powder because they may be contaminated with beetles or larvae, says a company press release. The voluntary recall extends across the U.S. and includes Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. According...

Tylenol side effects unveiled: Hundreds injured, possible deaths

9/20/2010 - The FDA has announced that it is investigating reports of at least 775 serious side effects, including 30 deaths, associated with Tylenol and other over-the-counter drugs recalled by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil. The side effects were reported by consumers who experienced them after taking...

FDA uses egg recall to demand more power, authority over food

8/26/2010 - Following the recall of more than half a billion commercially-produced eggs potentially tainted with salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now petitioning the U.S. Congress for more power and authority over food. Margaret Hamburg, FDA chief, recently pressed for laws to be enacted that...

FDA exploits salmonella eggs recall to pursue food sterilization agenda

8/23/2010 - It's always amusing to see how quickly consumers can be worked up into a false fear frenzy by health authorities. We saw it last year with the overhyped H1N1 swine flu scare which was fanned into a flaming fear fest by WHO advisors on the take from vaccine manufacturers. Now we're getting a new round...

FDA uses massive egg recall to push for egg pasteurization

8/21/2010 - Amid the massive egg recall currently underway over potential salmonella poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working hard to push its pasteurization agenda. The agency recently made an announcement recommending that all grocery stores and restaurants begin stocking pasteurized...

Recalled children's Tylenol products were knowingly contaminated, says FDA

5/6/2010 - The other day I wrote a story about the massive recall by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, of its infants' and children's line of Tylenol products. An FDA inspection report found these drugs to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria (they did not disclose the actual type)...

Children's Tylenol recalled over tiny particles and out-of-control manufacturing processes

5/2/2010 - Johnson & Johnson has issued a recall of over 40 Tylenol brand children's products, including Concentrated Tylenol Infant Drops, Children's Motrin, Children's Zyrtec, Benadryl and other over-the-counter products. The recall was triggered by what the FDA calls "manufacturing deficiencies." Douglas Stearn,...

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) recall leaves food consumers wondering: What is this stuff?

3/8/2010 - Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) is one of most common soy-based food "fillers" used to make literally thousands of processed food products. It's found in veggie burgers, gravy mixes, soups and many other grocery products. Last Thursday, one of the largest producers of HVP in the United States, Las...

Drugs like Tylenol can be contaminated with mold and chemicals

1/18/2010 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription drugs kill about 40,000 Americans each year and over the counter drugs (OTC) -- from pain relievers to cough medicines -- cause thousands of additional deaths. Drugs can sicken, and sometimes kill, through side effects,...

Slim-Fast warning: Bacterial contamination leads to nationwide recall of processed "junk" beverage

12/5/2009 - If you drink Slim-Fast and suffer from diarrhea, cramps and vomiting, now there's a new reason for such effects, beyond the simple fact that Slim-Fast is made primarily from processed milk and sugar water: All Slim-Fast beverages have just been recalled by the manufacturer due to possible contamination...

HPV Vaccine Batch Makes Girls Sick; Emergency Recall Results

4/8/2009 - The Health Ministry of Spain has ordered an emergency recall of a batch of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, manufactured by Merck and jointly marketed by Merck and Sanofi-Aventis. Gardasil is marketed as preventive against cervical cancer and genital warts. It is designed to immunize...

Alert: Diabetic Insulin Syringes Recalled

11/13/2008 - Adding to the long list of recent recalls, people with diabetes using ReliOn® insulin syringes should check their boxes. On November 5, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Website publicized notice of the ReliOn® Insulin Syringe Recall. The syringes being recalled from lot number 8133900 are...

Mars Pet Food Recall Announced on September 12th, 2008

9/17/2008 - Mars Pet Food announced a voluntary recall of many brands of dog food and cat food on September 12th, 2008 due to "potential contamination with Salmonella". The recall only affects products sold in the United States. Products affected include Old Roy Dog Food, Pedigree Dog Food, Special Kitty Cat...

When It Comes to Pet Food Safety Reform, the FDA Is Full of Excuses

8/27/2008 - You are well aware of the pet food recall of 2007. You are well aware that due to that recall thousands of pets died, and thousands more became ill. You are probably aware that the FDA held a public meeting on May 13, 2008 to seek input from stakeholder groups –- including consumers –- for the future...

The Recent Limited Recall of Pedigree Dog Food

8/21/2008 - Mars Petcare issued a limited recall of Pedigree dog food. The recall is limited to Southern California and Las Vegas, NV. A "component" of the food that tested positive for Salmonella contamination "was inadvertently shipped to our Tracy, California facility and used in the production of 100 bags of...

USDA Refuses to Recall "Comingled" Meat That Contains Beef from Westland Plant Downer Cows

2/22/2008 - Following the unprecedented recall of 143 million pounds of beef that was potentially contaminated with mad cow disease, the USDA has decided that it's okay for children and consumer to eat that beef as long as it is comingled with beef from other cows. This startling decision appeared in a USDA memo...

USDA Waited 18 Days to Recall Contaminated Beef that Sickened 28 People

2/21/2008 - According to an internal U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) e-mail obtained by the Chicago Tribune, the USDA waited 18 days after confirming that a Florida teenager had become sick from E. coli-contaminated meat before recommending a recall of the contaminated beef. Under U.S. law, the USDA is...

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