The Senate ~ Congress 2020 ~ The House


House Floor Activity 

 

Friday, January 3, 2020

12:02 PM The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 8(c) of H. Res. 758. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 7, 2020.

12:02 PM The Chair announced that pursuant to section 8(a) of H. Res. 758, no organizational or legislative business will be conducted on this day and that bills and resolutions introduced today will receive a number but will not be referred to committee or noted in the Record until a subsequent day. The Chair also announced that executive communications, memorials, and petitions likewise will be referred and numbered on a subsequent day.
12:02 PM PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:00 PM Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00 PM The Speaker designated the Honorable Jamie Raskin to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00 PM The House convened, starting a new legislative day, pursuant to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution for the meeting of the second session of the 116th Congress.
11:55 AM The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn Sine Die.
11:55 AM The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 3.
11:01 AM The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:01 AM PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

5:00 pm H.R. 535PFAS Action Act of 2019
Committee on Rules

 

 

on this day 1/18/2017


On-This-Day.com1803 – Thomas Jefferson, in secret communication with Congress, sought authorization for the first official exploration by the U.S. government.

1778 – English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the “Sandwich Islands.”

1788 – The first English settlers arrived in Australia’s Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. The group moved north eight days later and settled at Port Jackson.

1871 – Wilhelm, King of Prussia from 1861, was proclaimed the first German Emperor.

1886 – The Hockey Association was formed in England. This date is the birthday of modern field hockey.

1896 – The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.

1911 – For the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B. Ely flew onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.

1919 – The World War I Peace Congress opened in Versailles, France.

1929 – Walter Winchell made his debut on radio.

1937 – CBS radio debuted “Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories”.

1939 – Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “Jeepers Creepers.”

1943 – During World War II, the Soviets announced that they had broken the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941.

1943 – U.S. commercial bakers stopped selling sliced bread. Only whole loaves were sold during the ban until the end of World War II.

1948 – “The Original Amateur Hour” debuted. The show was on the air for 22 years.

1950 – The federal tax on oleomargarine was repealed.

1951 – Joan Blondell made her TV debut on “Pot of Gold” episode of “Airflyte Theatre” on CBS-TV.

1957 – The first, non-stop, around-the-world, jet flight came to an end at Riverside, CA. The plane was refueled in mid-flight by huge aerial tankers.

1958 – Willie O’Ree made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He was the first black player to enter the league.

1964 – The plans for the original World Trade Center in New York were unveiled to the public.

1967 – Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison. Desalvo was killed in 1973 by a fellow inmate.

1972 – Former Rhodesian prime minister Garfield Todd and his daughter were placed under house arrest for campaigning against Rhodesian independence.

1975 – “The Jeffersons” debuted on CBS-TV.

1978 – The European Court of Human Rights cleared the British government of torture but found it guilty of inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners in Northern Ireland.

1985 – Mary Decker broke a world, indoor record when she ran the women’s, 2,000-meter race in 5:34.2. She also ran the outdoor mile in 4:16.7.

1987 – For the first time in history the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) was seen by over 100 million viewers. The audience was measured during the week of January 12-18.

1990 – A jury in Los Angeles, CA, acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges.

1990 – In an FBI sting, Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession. He was later convicted of a misdemeanor.

1991 – Eastern Airlines shut down after 62 years in business due to financial problems.

1993 – The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 U.S. states for the first time.

1995 – The “yahoo.com” domain was created.

1995 – A network of caves were discovered near the town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc in southern France. The caves contained paintings and engravings that were 17,000 to 20,000 years old.

1997 – Hutu militiamen killed three Spanish aid workers and three soldiers and seriously wound an American in a night attack in NW Rwanda.

2000 – The Chinese web services company Baidu, Inc. was incorporated in Beijing.

2002 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of a saliva-based ovulation test.

2012 – Wikipedia began a 24-hour “blackout” in protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation (S. 968 and H.R. 3261) known as the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. Many websites, including Reddit, Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, contended would make it challenging if not impossible for them to operate.

5 Facts on ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ author A.A. Milne


5 Facts on ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Author A.A. Milne

Winnie the Pooh, the “Bear of Very Little Brain,” continues to be a bear with lots of fame. In fact, Pooh is honored every January 18th, otherwise known as Winnie the Pooh Day. That particular date was chosen because it’s the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne), author of Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Without Milne, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and the rest of the gang would never have seen the light of day. In honor of Pooh’s creator, let’s take a look at five fascinating facts about the man behind the honey-loving bear.

FDA/USDA ~ January ~ Alerts & Safety ~ 2020


  • 1/8 Mavidon is notifying customers, we are amending our recall and have removed Collodions, Collodion Remover, Medical Adhesive Remover and Acetone from the recall.
    Hospital and clinics to STOP using LemonPrep, Pedia Prep, Wave Prep, Cardio Prep manufactured by Mavidon in the Riviera Beach, FL Facility IMMEDIATELY due to potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.
    Mavidon is voluntarily recalling all lots of products manufactured at our facility including LemonPrep®, PediaPrep® and Wave Prep 4-ounce tubes and single use cups, Cardio Prep single use cups due to potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. We were notified on December 19, 2019 that samples of 114gm tubes of Lemon Prep, collected during a Food and Drug Administration inspection that occurred at our facility on October 15, 2019 were tested and found to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all products manufactured at our facility.
    Actions to be taken:
    Hospitals, distributors, and clinics that have any Mavidon products should immediately stop using the product and quarantine it.
    Fill out the Medical Device Recall form below and email it to CS@mavidon.com
    We will follow up and give instructions on how to return the product for credit
    Burkholderia cepacia is a multi-drug resistant pathogenic microorganism. Contaminated products with Burkholderia cepacia can potentially result in serious infections, may be life-threatening for patients with compromised immune systems, such as neonates, elderly, pregnant women, cancer patients, but also in previously healthy individuals. To date, Mavidon has received one report of adverse event in a neonate related to this product in recall.
    Mavidon is notifying of all of its customers by email and phone of this recall. Contact Mavidon at 800-
  • • 119-2019, Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Recalls Frozen Sausage Breakfast Burrito Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination(Dec 10, 2019)
  •         TOPIC: LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators by Stryker: Recall – Due to failure to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressedBACKGROUND: LIFEPAK 15 is a complete acute cardiac care response system designed for basic life support and advanced life support patient management protocols.ISSUE: Stryker is notifying a population of LIFEPAK 15 customers of an issue that may cause their devices to fail to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressed. This is a result of oxidation that may have formed over time within the “Shock” button.Stryker is contacting customers with impacted devices to schedule the correction of their device(s), which will include replacement of the affected keypad. Stryker anticipates that all devices subject to this field action will be serviced by June 2021.RECOMMENDATION: Stryker is instructing customers to continue to use their LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator according to the operating instructions until the correction can be completed. Customers should continue to perform the daily check as described in the Operator’s Checklist, specifically, the QUIK- COMBO therapy cable check as described in the General Maintenance and Testing Section (pages 10-4 and the LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator Operator’s Checklist, number 7).Health professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
    • Complete and submit the report online.
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
  • Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (“Taro” or the “Company”) is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 (expiration date June 2021) in 100 count bottles, NDC 51672-4131-1 to the consumer level. This single lot of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets Lot #331771 (expiration date June 2021) was found to have been cross-contaminated with a small amount of another drug substance (Enalapril Maleate) used to manufacture another product at the same facility.
    This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200110005522/en/
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    Risk Statement: Use of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets could potentially result in exposure to a small amount of Enalapril Maleate, if present in the product in question. Enalapril Maleate is a drug substance indicated for hypertension and congestive heart failure. There is potential with chronic exposure to Enalapril Maleate to impact users particularly if they are small children or pregnant women. Enalapril Maleate is also associated with risk of birth defects in a developing fetus. Therefore, there is risk associated with the continued, long-term use of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 (expiration date June 2021).
    Taro has not received any product complaints or adverse events related to contamination of this product with Enalapril, or any complaints or adverse events that are associated specifically with this recall. Taro will continue to actively monitor for any and all adverse event reports that may be received, in compliance with FDA regulatory requirements.
    Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets are indicated for Epilepsy and Bipolar disorder. This product is packaged in white plastic bottles with screw cap closure, and each bottle contains 100 tablets. Each bottle is labeled to indicate the name of the product, Lamotrigine Tablets USP, 100 mg, the NDC #51672-4131-1 (see image of container label below), the lot number 331771 and expiration date of June 2021.
    Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 were distributed to wholesale distributors in the US market between August 23 and August 30, 2019. These wholesale customers may have further distributed Lot # 331771 to retail pharmacies for prescription dispensing to patients who were prescribed 100 mg Lamotrigine Tablets.
    Taro is notifying its distributors and customers by Phone, E-mail, and Letters via US Mail and is arranging for return of any containers or quantities of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 (exp. June 2021). Consumers that have any quantities of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 being recalled should stop using this product and return it to the pharmacy that dispensed it. Retailers, pharmacies and distributors should stop distributing or dispensing this product and return it to Taro.
    Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Taro by calling 1-866-923-4914 or by e-mail at TaroPVUS@taro.com, Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM US Central Time. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
  • Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of various Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
    The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
    The affected product can be identified by:
    Brand
    Product
    Lipari #
    Size
    Best By Date
    Lot #
    UPC
    Premo
    Wedge Ham & Cheese On Wheat
    915509
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002001
    Premo
    Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat
    915523
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002025
    Premo
    Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat
    915530
    5 oz.
    1/20/2020
    31201912
    612510002032
    Premo
    Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat
    915579
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002049
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Ham/American On Wheat
    252646
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002001
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat
    252901
    5 oz.
    1/20/2020, 1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002025
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat
    253377
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002032
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat
    282022
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002049
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Turkey No Cheese On Wheat
    253445
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510002100
    Fresh Grab
    Wedge Ham/American On White
    253479
    5 oz.
    1/23/2020
    31201912
    612510093962
    This was brought to our attention by JLM Manufacturing after environmental sampling returned a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to these products or recall.
    Lipari Foods began shipping this product on December 31, 2019.
    Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800- 729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.
  • Appco Pharma LLC (Appco) is voluntarily recalling all quantities and lots, within expiry, of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules to the Consumer level. Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules are being recalled because of the presence or potential presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels above the acceptable daily intake levels established by the FDA, based on FDA-validated tests. To date, Appco has not received any reports of adverse events related to use of the product as part of this recall.
    Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.
    Ranitidine Hydrochloride in strengths of 150 mg and 300 mg, is a prescription-only oral medication indicated for the treatment of duodenal ulcer, benign gastric ulcer, reflux esophagitis, post-operative peptic ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, and other conditions where reduction of gastric secretion and acid output is desirable.
    The products subject to recall are listed below and are packaged in bottles. The product can be identified by checking the product name, count/bottle, manufacturer details and batch or lot number on the bottle containing these products.
    Description
    Strength
    NDC
    Batch #
    Counts
    Expiration date
    Ranitidine Capsules 300 mg
    300 mg
    62559-691-30
    1905227UE
    30’s
    Apr-21
    300 mg
    62559-691-30
    1905228UE
    30’s
    Apr-21
    Ranitidine Capsules 150 mg
    150 mg
    62559-690-60
    1905225VN
    60’s
    Apr-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-05
    1905226VD
    500’s
    Apr-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-60
    1906295UN
    60’s
    May-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-60
    1906296UN
    60’s
    May-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-60
    1906297UN
    60’s
    May-21
    150 mg
    62559-690-05
    1906298UD
    500’s
    May-21
    Ranitidine Capsules 150 mg & Ranitidine Capsules 300 mg were distributed nationwide.
    Appco is notifying their marketing partner (ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) by phone, email or other communication with recall notification communication. ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc., on behalf of Appco Pharma LLC, will be notifying its distributors and customers by phone and in writing to immediately discontinue distribution of the specific lots being recalled and to notify their sub-accounts. Appco is arranging for return of all recalled products to ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Instructions for returning recalled products are given in the recall letter. Anyone with an existing inventory will be asked to immediately stop distribution and return any stock to ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by contacting Stephen Bitter at stephen.bitter@anipharmaceuticals.com or 218-634-3655 (between 8 to 5PM CST). All the recalled product shall be sent to:
    ANI Pharmaceuticals
    Attn: Stephen Bitter
    210 Main Street West
    Baudette, MN 56623
  • Mylan N.V.
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    (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall, to the consumer level, of three lots of Nizatidine Capsules, USP (including the 150mg and 300mg strengths). While Mylan has not received any reports of adverse events related to these batches to date, this product is being voluntarily recalled due to detected trace amounts of an impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) contained in the API Nizatidine, USP, manufactured by Solara Active Pharma Sciences Limited.
    NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables. NDMA has been classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
    The finished products are manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. These batches were distributed nationwide to wholesalers, mail order pharmacies, retail pharmacies, and a distributor between June 2017 and August 2018. The recalled batches are as follows:
    NDC
    Product Description
    Strength
    Size
    Lot Number
    Expiry
    0378-5150-91
    Nizatidine Capsules, USP
    150mg
    Bottles of 60
    3086746
    May 2020
    0378-5300-93
    Nizatidine Capsules, USP
    300mg
    Bottles of 30
    3082876
    Jan 2020
    0378-5300-93Nizatidine Capsules, USP300mgBottles of 303082877Jan 2020Nizatidine is indicated for the short-term treatment (up to 8 weeks) of active duodenal ulcers and active benign gastric ulcers, as maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients for up to one year, and for up to 12 weeks for the treatment of endoscopically diagnosed esophagitis and associated heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
    Mylan is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Wholesalers, retailers and consumers that are in possession of recalled product should contact Stericycle at 888-628-0727 for the return of the recalled product. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
  • Denton Pharma, Inc. dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals, an affiliate of Northwind Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Northwind”) today announced the voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of Ranitidine Tablets, 150 mg and 300mg, to the consumer level. The recall is in response to the manufacturer’s recall of all unexpired lots of Ranitidine Tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg, which were repackaged by Denton Pharma, Inc. dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals. To date, Northwind has not received any reports of adverse events that have been confirmed to be directly related to this recall.
    Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant typically found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables.
    The Ranitidine Tablets, USP, distributed by Northwind are prescription oral products. Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker, which decreases the amount of acid created by the stomach. Prescription ranitidine is approved for multiple indications, including treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
    The Ranitidine Tablets, USP, subject to the recall can be identified by the NDC number on the product label. The following NDCs of Ranitidine Tablets, USP, 150 mg and 300 mg, are included in this recall:
    Product
    NDC
    Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg
    70934-017-04
    70934-017-20
    70934-017-24
    70934-017-30
    70934-017-90
    Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg
    70934-017-04
    70934-017-20
    70934-017-24
    70934-017-30
    70934-017-90
    The affected Ranitidine Tablets were distributed directly to Northwind Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Crosswind Pharmacy.
    The 150mg products product are packaged in unit of use bottle packs of 4’s, 20’s, 24’s, 30’s, and 90’s, whereas, the 300mg product are packaged in unit of use bottle packs of 15’s and 90’s. Photos are attached below.
    Northwind is notifying its direct customers with a recall notification letter and is arranging for return of all recalled product. Anyone with an existing inventory of the product should quarantine the recalled lot immediately. Northwind is committed to product and consumer safety. It will continue to fully cooperate with the FDA as the agency evaluates ranitidine products for the presence of NDMA above established limits and formulates guidance for ranitidine manufacturers. As a further precautionary measure, Northwind ceased distribution of its Ranitidine products in the United States while the manufacturer continues its efforts to test and investigate in cooperation with the FDA.
    Customers who purchased the impacted product directly from Northwind can call Northwind at 1-800-722-0772 Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST to arrange for product return.
  • Fresh Location, of Lenoir City, Tennessee is recalling:
    Protein Snack Tray 6.44 oz total weight packaged in a 4-compartment plastic tray with UPC: 8-5511000804-6 and with Fresh by lot dates of: 12/21/19, 12/22/19, 12/24/19, 12/27/19, 12/28/19, 12/29/19, 12/31/19, 01/03/20, 01/04/20
    Protein Trail Mix 3.52 oz total weight packaged in a 10.5 ounce plastic cup with UPC: 8-5511000813-8 and with Fresh by lot dates of: 12/23/19, 12/24/19, 12/26/19, 12/29/19, 12/30/19, 12/31/19, 01/02/20, 01/05/20, 01/06/20
    Due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. To date, we have not received any reports of illness related to the consumption of our Protein Snack Tray or Protein Trail Mix
    Almark Foods which manufactures the Hard-Boiled at the Gainesville facility may be associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has been linked to several reported illnesses and one reported death.
    Affected product could have been delivered in the following states through convenience stores, micro markets, hospitals, hotels and vending machines: Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Mississippi.
    Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-865-717-6800 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET.
  • Veggie Noodle Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cece’s® Veggie Co. brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth (11.5 oz, UPC 5228700653), all expiration dates, sold at retail stores nationally, because the separately packaged egg ( branded Peckish) that is included in the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other Cece’s brand products are subject to this recall. Veggie Noodle is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution, due to a recall by a provider of the eggs, Almark Foods, used in the product.
    Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
    Veggie Noodle has received no reports of illness associated with the recalled Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth product. No other Veggie Noodle/Cece’s products are affected by the recall, and may be consumed.
    An illness outbreak appears to be associated with eggs supplied by Almark Foods that were ingredients in foods produced by other companies.
    Veggie Noodle contacted all affected customers to confirm that the recalled product has been removed from store shelves.
    Consumers who have purchased any recalled product are urged not to consume it, but to discard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may call Veggie Noodle at (512) 200-3337 (Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM Central) or by email at info@cecesveggieco.com.
  • Limena, LLC of Palm Springs, FL. is recalling its 1 lb. (16 ounce) blocks of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) semi-soft cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
    The recalled “Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese)” was distributed to retail stores and through mail orders.
    The product has a blue and white label and comes in a 1 lb. (16 oz.), clear plastic vacuum package marked with lot #1041020 on the top. The Expiration date is blank.
    No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
    The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one sample of 1 lb. (16 ounce) blocks of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese).
    The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
    Consumers who have purchased the 1 lb. block of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) are urged to discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (561) 541-5206, M-F, 8 am – 6 pm EST.
  • Dianne’s Fine Desserts of Newburyport, MA 01950 is recalling twenty six cases of product Sienna Turtle Brownie 849-524-1115 lot code 19198 , because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
    Sienna Turtle Brownie 8495241115 lot code 19198 was distributed through retail wholesale clubs located in MI, IL, IN.
    Sienna Turtle Brownie 8495241115 lot code 19198 can be identified by the name and product image on the tray. Tray size 17.1875×13.125×2, Lot code 19198 can be found on the top and or bottom of tray side panel.
    No illnesses have been reported to date.
    The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.
    Consumers who have purchased Sienna Turtle Brownie 8495241115 lot code 19198 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Monday- Friday 9am-5pm EST:
  • FiveStar Gourmet Foods takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling two fresh produce snack products, MiniMeal2Go-ProteinPack 8.25oz and MiniMeal2Go- AvocadoToast 6.75oz. due to the notification from Almark Foods of Gainesville, GA that Almark Foods may have supplied single-serve prepackaged Hard Boiled Eggs contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and its association with a current foodborne illness investigation.
    The MiniMeal2Go products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin in Meijer supermarkets only. Both MiniMeal2Go products come in a 6/8.25-ounce and 6/6.75-ounce clear plastic package marked with specific lots (see chart) with an expiration dates from 12/26/19 through 1/06/20 printed on the film.
    No other FiveStar items are involved with this voluntary recall. There are no reported illnesses to date related to the FiveStar Gourmet Foods products.
    Consumers who purchased products listed in the chart below from the affected sell by dates or with an unreadable date code are urged not to consume them and to throw the products away. For any questions, consumers may contact FiveStar Gourmet Foods at 877-546-8763 (Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PST) for the most up-to-date information.
    Retailer
    Brand
    Item Name
    Package Weight
    Item SKU
    UPC #
    Lot No
    States Affected
    Best By
    Meijer
    MiniMeals2Go
    Protein Pack
    6/8.25oz
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  • As part of a multi-state recall due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes, Meijer – in conjunction with Almark Foods – is announcing a voluntary recall of frozen hard-boiled egg products used on two salad bars at two stores in Grand Rapids, Mich.Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as igh fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.Meijer is recalling the following products:UPC – 79379900993 – DICED EGGS FROZEN 5 LBThe multi-state recall involves product potentially sold between Oct. 25, 2019 and Dec. 23, 2019 at two stores in Grand Rapids, Mich. There have been no illnesses reported to date. Store locations are:The Knapps Corner Meijer at 1997 East Beltline Road in Grand Rapids, Mich.
    The Rockford Meijer at 2799 10 Mile Road NE in Rockford, Mich.Almark Foods issued the initial recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, out of an abundance of caution to its customers. Meijer used the hard-boiled egg ingredients on its salad bars which originated from Almark Foods.
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot number 03119002A3 of Mirtazapine Tablets to the consumer level. The product is being recalled due to a label error on declared strength; bottles labeled as Mirtazapine 7.5 mg may contain 15 mg tablets.
    Taking a higher dose than expected, may increase risk of sedation, agitation, increased reflexes, tremor, sweating, dilated pupils, gastrointestinal distress, nausea, constipation and more. Unexpected levels of sedation in particular can contribute to falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents in adults.
    Mirtazapine tablets are indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder and are packaged in 500 count bottles. The affected lot number for both Mirtazapine Tablets 7.5 mg and Mirtazapine Tablets 15 mg are 03119002A3 Exp 03/2022. The product can be identified by checking the product name, manufacturer details and batch or lot number on the bottle containing these products.
    Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is notifying its distributors by letter and is arranging for return of all of the recalled product. Distributors/retailers that have product which is being recalled should return the bottle(s) to place of purchase.
    Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall or to report an adverse event can contact Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. at:
    1-866-850-2876 Option 2
    pvg@aurobindousa.com
  • Almark Foods has recalled all products using boiled eggs produced at its facility in Gainesville, Georgia. Sven Hoppe / picture alliance via Getty Images
    Hard-boiled eggs from a production facility in Georgia have been recalled after being linked to an ongoing listeria outbreak.
    The recall spans products from over 30 brands sold at stores like Trader Joe’s, Costco, Walmart, and Kroger.
    So far, the listeria outbreak has resulted in seven reported infections across five states and one reported death.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that people especially vulnerable to listeria infection discard any store-bought products containing hard-boiled eggs.
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  • J&J Distributing, a St. Paul, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 136 pounds of ready-to-eat salad products that contain meat due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain pine nuts (tree nut), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
    The ready-to-eat salad products that contain meat were produced on various dates from December 21, 2019 through December 27, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
    14-oz. plastic sealed cartons containing “KOWALSKI’S MARKETS SICILIAN CHOPPED SALAD” with a “SELL BY” sticker placed on the carton with dates of 12/27 through 01/02 (inclusive).
    14-oz. plastic sealed cartons containing “KOWALSKI’S MARKETS ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE COBB SALAD” with a “SELL BY” sticker placed on the carton with dates of 12/27 through 01/02 (inclusive).
    The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 38450” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Minnesota.
    The problem was discovered during routine FSIS inspection activities.
    There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
    FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
    FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
    Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Ron Carkoski, CEO of J&J Distributing, at (651) 292-3822.

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