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|10/14/2016 - Nestle is recalling some of its products due to possible listeria contamination and misbranding of allergens.
Two of the company's ice cream products, a Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, were recalled after routine testing found Listeria monocytogenes on equipment surfaces...|
|10/7/2016 - In the first such incident in the state, the Maine Department of Marine Resources has issued a recall of clams and mussels harvested in the downeast region after testing found higher than acceptable levels of the deadly neurotoxin known as domoic acid.
"The recall applies to mussels...|
|10/4/2016 - An ICP-MS analysis of Plato brand dog treats in my laboratory, CWC Labs, found alarmingly high levels of toxic mercury in salmon flavored products.
For the analysis, we tested 31 salmon and fish products sold as pet food or pet treats by the online retailer Amazon.com. No mercury was found in 29...|
|10/4/2016 - If you suffer from a serious diabetic condition, and rely on a medical injection device for insulin, beware: Many such devices have been recalled throughout this past year for potentially fatal flaws, the latest being the GlucaGen HypoKit by Novo Nordisk Inc.
A September 8 recall warning issued by...|
|9/30/2016 - The processed food giant Tyson Foods has just issued a massive recall on more than 130,000 pounds of their chicken nuggets, due to concerns that the products are "contaminated with hard plastic," NBC News is reporting. Doesn't that just sound delightful?
The recall is a Class I Recall – which...|
|9/28/2016 - A voluntary recall has just been issued for two flavors of Blue Bell ice cream out of concern about possible contamination with listeria. The recall is being instituted out of an abundance of caution in cooperation with the FDA.
The problem has been traced to a cookie dough ingredient that comes...|
|9/24/2016 - An Arkansas-based company has recalled more than 650,000 pounds of meat and poultry products after US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspectors discovered rodents in the meat storage area and signs of fecal contamination in the meat.
All the retail stores...|
|9/21/2016 - There are many reasons that a person might want to avoid eating pre-packaged food, and now you can add another to the list as a number of ready-to-eat salads have been recalled due to a potential Listeria risk.
SM Fish Corp., which is based in Rockaway, New York, has recalled the food products, which...|
|9/20/2016 - Hopefully you weren't planning on having a romantic oyster dinner anytime soon. Despite their reputation for being an aphrodisiac, oysters may not be the best choice for any upcoming dates you might be planning.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently detected Salmonella in oysters distributed by...|
|9/16/2016 - Consumers in 30 U.S. states may have been exposed to potentially dangerous pieces of plastic found in a variety of junk food products made by Bimbo Bakeries, the American corporate arm of the Mexican multinational bakery product manufacturing company Grupo Bimbo.
The company issued a vast recall...|
|9/5/2016 - The new Galaxy Note 7 had barely left the warehouse when the first reports appeared on social media of the device randomly exploding while it was charging.
One of the unlucky people who saw his shiny new $800 smartphone spontaneously burst into flames was Ariel Gonzalez. In a video posted on YouTube...|
|8/12/2016 - Just two weeks after the release of my new book Food Forensics, which identifies dangerous levels of lead contamination in turmeric products, the FDA has taken bold enforcement action on the subject. At least three turmeric spice manufacturers -- Gel Spice, JM Exotic Foods and Gel Spice -- have been...|
|6/17/2016 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not force a recall of salmonella-tainted peanut butter and almond products after advanced DNA testing confirmed a salmonella contamination, a government watchdog said in a review of the agency's food safety program.
In the report, Daniel R. Levinson, the...|
|5/31/2016 - Popular brand Quaker Oats announced earlier this month that there would be a voluntary U.S. recall of a small quantity of its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars, due to the possible risk of Listeria contamination. The Quaker Oats Company, which is a unit of PepsiCo, said that although there have been no reported...|
|5/25/2016 - A slew of both organic and conventional frozen foods have been recalled, including 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, due to fears of potential listeria contamination.
In addition, the recall of 47 million pounds of meat and poultry sold at several different grocery stores, has...|
|3/25/2016 - If you chowed down on a frozen pizza or TV dinner recently and noticed a little more "crunch" than you were expecting, you may have unwittingly ingested tiny glass shards that somehow made it into product packaging during processing.
Global food giant Nestle has issued a massive recall on several...|
|3/9/2016 - On Friday, the Austin city clerk tossed a petition to recall District 5 Councilwoman Ann Kitchen on a technicality, arguing that each of the document's 989 pages did not include a notarized affidavit. The petition met two of the three requirements: 10 percent of eligible voters in Kitchen's district...|
|2/3/2016 - Just like with food, cheap, toxic chemicals are often used in cosmetics that pollute the body, the environment and even workers employed to manufacture them. Synthetic chemicals present in cosmetics aren't the only concern, but such products can also be prone to bacterial contamination, something that...|
|10/8/2015 - General Mills' decision to produce certified gluten-free Cheerios delighted the nearly 30% of consumers who avoid gluten until a recall of 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios was announced earlier this week.
According to the company, their Lodi, California facility lost rail service...|
|10/5/2015 6:23:19 PM - General Mills Inc. has come forth publicly, apologizing for a crucial weeks-long mistake that went down at one of their plants in Lodi, California. Over the course of several days in July, workers at the plant loaded wheat flour into the gluten-free loading system. Workers were supposed to fill the...|
|8/9/2015 - From time to time, the evil nature and deeds of a particular individual rise to the level of such absurdity that a supervillain nickname becomes inevitable.
Today, we hilariously adorn Calif. Sen. Richard Pan with the monitor, "The Mercury Joker." (See the sharable image below.)
Here's a summary...|
|8/7/2015 12:14:46 PM - The state senator behind California's SB277 forced vaccination law is a pro at spreading misinformation, particularly on social media.
Carrying out the job that Big Pharma paid him to do -- which we recently proved by publishing information about the industry cash he's received -- Senator Richard...|
|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...|
|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)
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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)...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
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|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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