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FDA Announces New Infant Formula Safety Rules

The FDA has recently announced new guidelines meant to make sure infant formula is both safe and nutritious. The new guidelines are based on research following recalls on Gerber formula and some other brands of organic formula after discovering his levels of inorganic arsenic. Most formula makers already abide to the practices, but the FDA -->

Taylor Farms Inc. Recalls Over 20,000 lbs. of Broccoli Salad Kits

Taylor Farms Inc. is located in both Maryland and Texas. On October 25, 2013 the corporation publicly announced the recall of the broccoli salad kits (Contains Dressing) in suspicion that the dressing is potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The salad kits were shipped to deli markets in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas -->

Imported Spices from Some Countries Carry Salmonella, Insects, Excrement and Hair

According to the FDA, salmonella, insects, excrement, and hair have been found in imported spices from countries such as India and Vietnam. This has caused outbreaks all over the world. Between 2007 and 2010, 12% of some imported spices have been contaminated. The spices were also twice as likely to contain salmonella as any other -->

Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Some Varieties of Kraft And Polly-O String Cheese And String Cheese Twists Due to Premature Spoilage

According to the FDA on October 25, Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of its Kraft & Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 to -->

H&H Medical Corporation Issues Nationwide Recall of Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit

On October 4, he FDA announced that H&H Medical Corporation intiated a nationwide recall of 6,619 units of the H&H Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit. The product has been found to show the potential for a defective cuff balloon on the provided endotracheal airway. Consumers who have this product should stop using the product and return them -->

FDA Airs Plan to Strengthen Rules for Imported Foods

According to the FDA, the agency’s first public meeting on imported food safety rules in taking place in Washington D.C. Approximately 15% of the total U.S. food supply is imported from other countries and many of the recent recalls have raised concern among the public as to whether or not these imported foods are safe. -->

Frequent Recalls from Big Food Supplier, Taylor Farms

The largest vegetable producer, Taylor Farms, has been voluntarily recalling its tainted products for the last three years, including the salad mix that has been linked to hundreds of sickened people in 22 states. The recent recall of the salad mix which was sold to Olive Gardens, Red Lobster and possibly other chain restaurants, was -->

GE Healthcare Nuclear Medicine Systems: Class I Recall

GE Healthcare has issued a recall for several Nuclear Medicine Imaging Systems because of the possibility of serious injuries or death due to the failure mode associated with this recall. GE Healthcare became aware of an incident at the VA Medical Center facility in the U.S. A patient died due to injuries sustained while being -->

Whole Foods Market Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

According to the FDA on July 5, 2013, Whole Foods Market announced that it is recalling Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese in response to a recall by the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company of Waterloo, Wisconsin. The cheese is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can -->

Beta Labs, LTD Announces a Recall of Dietary Supplements Oxyphen, Phentalene, Phen FX, and Red Vipers Due to Possible Health Risk

According to the FDA on June 20th, Beta Labs, LTD (“Beta”), dietary supplement retailer, is recallingOxyphen XR Lot #s 200910 and 200911, Phentalene Lot # 58800512, Phen FX Lot # 1205129, and Red Vipers Lot # 1205128 (hereinafter referred to as the “Products”). The recall was initiated on June 15, 2013, after a review of -->

Food Co. Recalls Gouda Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

According to the FDA on June 3, Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company LLC of Trumansburg, NY is recalling 12 wheels of GOUDA cheese manufactured on December 20, 2012. he results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration product sampling revealed the presence of GOUDA Cheese contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Type 1. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism -->

Orville Redenbacher’s® Classic Kettle Korn Ready-to-Eat Popcorn Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

According to the FDA, on April 26, 2013, ConAgra Foods, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is voluntarily recalling packages of its Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn that may contain an undeclared allergen, milk. Certain bags of the Kettle Korn flavored ready-to-eat popcorn may have inadvertently been filled -->

Wegmans Food Markets Announces Voluntary Recall of Selects Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Roasted Red Pepper Dip, 8 oz., Due to Undeclared Milk and Eggs

According to the FDA on April 16, 2013, Wegmans Food Markets is recalling approximately 1,100 affected units of Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Roasted Red Pepper Dip, 8 oz. tub, with a best-by date of 5/17/13, because some of the tubs may have an incorrect ingredient label that does not list milk and eggs. -->

Rich Products Corporation announces a voluntary recall of Farm Rich® Products due to possible contamination with E. Coli O121

On March 28, 2013, the FDA announced that Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York is voluntarily recalling their Farm Rich® Mini Quesadillas (PC 35635), Farm Rich® Mini Pizza Slices (PC 35643 and PC 37690), Farm Rich® Philly Cheese Steaks (PC 35634), Farm Rich® Mozzarella Bites (PC 37443 and PC 37691) and Market Day® Mozzarella -->

Azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax): Drug Safety Communication – Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms

On March 12, 2013 the FDA posted a warning to the public that azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax) can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that may lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm. Patients at particular risk for developing this condition include those with known risk factors such as existing -->

Tri-union Seafoods Expands Recall To Include Chunk Light Tuna In Oil Products

According to the FDA on March 8, 2013, Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, which previously announced a voluntary recall, is now expanding it to include a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk light tuna in oil. This is in addition to the limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk white -->

Bumble Bee Foods Issues Voluntary Recall On Specific Codes Of 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore And Chunk Light Tuna Products Due To Loose Seals

According to the FDA on March 6, 2013, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has issued a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness. Loose seals or seams could result in product -->

Affymax and Takeda Announce a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Lots of OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection

The FDA issued a safety alert on February 23, 2013 alerting health care professionals and patiens of a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injections by Affymax, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, According to the companies, serious and fatal hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in some patients receiving their first dose -->

Medical Device Class I Recall: Lumenis Limited, Lumenis VersaCut Tissue Morcellator

According to the FDA on February 25, 2013, Lumenis Limited is recalling certain models of VersaCut Morcellator devices to correct its labeling. These devices break up and remove dissected tissue during surgical procedures when access to the surgical site is limited. There is a potential for air embolisms to occur if the aspiration tubing is -->

Voluntary Recall of Dakota Specialty Milling Select Flours and Grain Blends

According to the FDA on February 14, 2013, Dakota Specialty Milling has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of its specialty flours and grain blends in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration due to the possible presence of fragments of thin metal wire from a defective screen on one of its manufacturing -->