FDA/USDA ~~ May 2016 Alerts & Safety p4


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05/13/2016 05:16 PM EDT

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its frozen Hy-Vee Vegetable Fried Rice and frozen Hy-Vee Chicken Fried Rice products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with 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.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 037-2016, La Autentica Foods, LLC Firm Recalls Meat Tamale Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination (May 7, 2016).

05/11/2016 08:36 PM EDTWhole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling one batch of Whole Foods Market Korean BBQ Sauce because the product contains Peanut Coconut Sauce and therefore includes peanut and treenut (coconut) allergens that were not declared on product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and or tree nuts (coconut) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling one batch of Whole Foods Market Korean BBQ Sauce because the product contains Peanut Coconut Sauce and therefore includes peanut and treenut (coconut) allergens that were not declared on product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and or tree nuts (coconut) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

 

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 036-2016, The Grey Plume Provisions, LLC Recalls Charcuterie Meat Products Produced Without Benefit Of Inspection (May 5, 2016).

05/12/2016 05:05 PM EDT

SOS Telecom, Inc. of Bayside, NY is voluntarily recalling all lots of the following products to the consumer level because these products were tested by the FDA and found to contain Sildenafil, and analogs of Sildenafil. Sildenafil is a PDE-5 Inhibitor which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED), making this tainted dietary supplement and unapproved drug.

05/13/2016 10:11 AM EDT

As part of the CRF Frozen Foods recall, McCall Farms Incorporated is notifying consumers that it is recalling Piggly Wiggly brand frozen Yellow Cut Corn due to the potential risk that it may contain Listeria monocytogenes. McCall Farms was notified by its supplier, CRF Frozen Foods, of this potential contamination.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 035-2016, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc. Recalls Vegetable Lasagna Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens (May 4, 2016).
05/11/2016 08:37 PM EDT

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for cranberry nut and seed mix because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from the walnut supplier, Woodstock Farms, after routine testing was completed

05/10/2016 07:42 PM EDT

United Natural Trading LLC, d/b/a Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of lots of conventional walnuts and walnut-containing products (see attachment for products and lot numbers) that were purchased from Gibson Farms and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

 

05/11/2016 02:23 PM EDT

Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., with establishments in Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Carthage, Mo.; and Portland, Ore., is recalling approximately 47,112,256 pounds of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

05/11/2016 05:10 PM EDT

Vending Nut Company is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have 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.

05/10/2016 07:36 PM EDT

Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling its Organic Hojicha Tea due to potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

 

 

 

The EPA Passes Gas (Limits)


The EPA Finalized New Limits On Methane Pollution

Today, the EPA issued new safeguards to protect Americans by placing limits on methane emissions from new oil and gas operations. The new limits on the dangerous pollution are a much-needed step in the right direction. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and the oil and gas industry is the largest industrial source of this pollution. Pound for pound, the gas is 84 times more powerful than carbon pollution at warming the atmosphere. Today’s announcement is key to achieving the Obama administration’s targets for climate action, but must be accompanied by strong limits on leaks from existing sources.

Limiting these dangerous leaks isn’t just about our planet. As we saw with the Porter Ranch leak this winter, methane poses a serious health risk to nearby communities. Methane pollution and toxic chemicals from the oil and gas industry can make smog worse, trigger asthma attacks in children, and cause cardiovascular disease and even premature death.

Like most pollution, methane has a higher impact on communities of color and low income communities: 1.8 million Latinos and 1 million African Americans live within half a mile of oil and gas infrastructure, making them more susceptible to the health threats posed by unregulated methane leaks.

Earlier this year, the Aliso Canyon leak in Porter Ranch California—which became the largest known methane leak in U.S. history—drew attention to the national problem of methane pollution. Unfortunately, we still need action to address leaks from existing methane sources. All of the national actions proposed or announced to date still leave methane from the vast majority of all of the wells and oil and gas infrastructure in use today–at least 75 percent–virtually unregulated. Next, the EPA must act to impose limits on existing sources.

BOTTOM LINE: It was a good day for the climate. President Obama and the EPA are continuing their bold climate leadership by placing limits on methane pollution from new oil and gas operations. But there is still more work to be done. Now, the EPA must act swiftly to address existing sources of this dangerous pollution – waiting is simply too costly to our health and our planet

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