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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 -->

Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illnesses & Contaminants

While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year these illnesses result in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the FDA. Follow these tips on how -->

Caffeine-Laced Foods Spur F.D.A. Investigation

Caffeine has become increasingly easy to find in foods that are intentionally laced with it. Caffeine is being added to different products that you wouldn’t expect to contain it such as marshmallows, jelly beans, potato chips, waffles and even water. Wrigley, the chewing gum manufacturer, has created a line of caffeinated chewing gum. Each piece -->

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 -->

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 -->