Wednesday, May 1, 2013
What do you think about the agency's approval of over-the-counter emergency contraceptive for ages 15 and up.
Tell us what you think! The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved over-the-counter sales for Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive for women ages 15 and up. The contraceptive was previously available over the counter for women ages 17 and up. According to the FDA, the Plan B pill will be labeled “not for sale to those under 15 years of age *proof of age required* not for sale where age cannot be verified.” The item will contain a product code prompting the cashier to ask for the consumer's age.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Classic Kettle Korn ready-to-eat popcorn may contain an undeclared milk allergen.
ConAgra foods today is voluntarily recalling Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn packages because they may contain an undeclared milk allergen. In Alpharetta, Orville Redenbacher products can be found at places like Kroger, Publix and Target. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some bags may accidentally contain white cheddar flavored popcorn, which contains milk, an allergen, which is not declared on the product label. This recall is only a concern to those who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk. No illnesses have been reported to date, and this is the only Orville Redenbacher product affected. This recall is nationwide. The popcorn is packaged in 5-ounce and 1…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The voluntary recall has been expanded to include all products from its Waycross, Ga. plant due to possible E.Coli contamination. No deaths have been reported, but seven people have been hospitalized.
Friday, April 5
Due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. Coli O121”), Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, NY, has expanded its voluntary recall to include all products from its Waycross plant. According to a press release posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, the recall has been expanded to include all products produced at its Waycross, Georgia plant with “Best By” dates ranging from Jan. 1, 2013 to Sept. 29, 2014. This was due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. coli O121”). The expanded recall is in addition to products recalled on March 28, 2013. Rich Products press release states that the Center for Disease Control has reported 24 cases of E. coli 0121 in 15 states. It …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Tri Fruit and Grain Salad may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for the Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad, since it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from their supplier, Allison's Gourmet Kitchens. Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad, UPC # 41415-39662, was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Product was sold in pre-packaged 12 ounce containers, and this recall involves all product sold from December 2012 through March 26, 2013. There are seven Publix locations that serve Alpharetta and Milton: "Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Natura Pet Products expands its voluntary recall of dry pet foods.
Not only can your pets be affected by Salmonella from dry pet food being recalled by Natara Pet Products. Humans also are at risk from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced that Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding its recall of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been confirmed to date. The FDA has a complete online list of the dog and cat food products – and even ferret food – that have been recalled. The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The voluntary recall was issued on March 6. These items were sold nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28.
If you are fond of using canned tuna for your lunch dishes, you may want to take note of this news from Bumble Bee Foods. The seafood product company first announced on March 6 that it is recalling some of its tuna products. However, a day later the recall was expanded. The US Food and Drug Administration reports on its website that the voluntary recall by Bumble Bee Foods on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products has expanded. The recall was issued on March 6 because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness. The products under this recall were distributed for retail sale nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28. Full details of the products in question can be found on the FDA …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The manufacturer said the packaging fails to list the allergen milk as an ingredient, though it is used in the snack.
Tuesday, January 8
If you like Somersault Snack Co.'s Cinnamon Crunch snack, beware if you have milk allergies. Today, Somersault Snack Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling all packages of Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch products with sell by dates of 8/30/2013 or earlier. The packaging of the affected Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch products fails to list milk as an ingredient/allergen contained in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide. No allergic reactions have been reported. Somersault Snack is voluntarily recalling approximately 36,757 cases of the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Kinnikinnick said a label applied to some boxes of its frozen pie crust failed to list eggs as an ingredient, creating a danger for people with allergies.
If you have egg allergies, watch out for Kinnikinnick Frozen Pie Crust, as the company says it contains egg products that may not be listed on an applied ingredient label. The Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), company said products without an ingredient label applied to the box are not subject to this recall, as they correctly list the eggs as an ingredient. The product being recalled is: Kinnikinnick Pie Crust (frozen) Weight: 290 g/10 oz Qty/Pkg: 2 UPC: 62013300600 9 The product is distributed across United States. This incorrectly labeled Kinnikinnick Frozen Pie Crust may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to eggs. Consumers who are allergic to EGGS should return the product to point of sale for a refund. …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Consumers with milk allergens or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they use the dressing.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
If you don't have allergies or sensitivies to milk, then the most recent recall of a dressing won't affect you. But if you do, be aware that Newman’s Own Inc. announced the voluntary recall of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing with the affected time code. No other Newman’s Own products or flavors are impacted. The products are sold in retail stores in the Eastern to Midwestern US. The affected packages are 16 fl. oz. bottles of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing that have a sell-by date of 16 OCT 13 M with a …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Two kinds of wedding cookies were recalled because they contained undeclared nuts.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Did you buy any wedding or almondine wedding cookies in the bakery section of Harry's Farmers Market or Whole Foods Markets recently? The grocer is recalling these bulk cookie items because they contain almonds and pecans, two undeclared allergens. These products were sold loose as Cookies-by-the-Pound, a self-service section in the Bakery area of the store. The two products are Consumers with almond or pecan allergies who have purchased these cookies from the Cookies-by-the-Pound section are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds or pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Wedding Cookies and …