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10/11/2016 03:35 PM EDT

Wells Enterprises, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Blue Bunny Hoppin’ Holidoodle ice cream sold at retail outlets, because they contain snickerdoodle cookie dough pieces recalled by the supplier, Aspen Hills, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Wells has received no reports of illness attributable to this product.

10/11/2016 01:47 PM EDT

BRENHAM, Texas – Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all products that were made with a cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for them to contain Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes 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.

10/11/2016 10:44 AM EDT

Today, Mars Petcare US of Franklin, Tennessee, announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of CESAR Classics Filet Mignon Flavor product due to a potential choking risk from hard white pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process. CESAR Classics Filet Mignon can be purchased individually, as well as, in flavor variety multipacks.

An “urgent” product recall issued Thursday and encouraging “immediate action” to remove breaded trout from commerce because it contains General Mills flour linked to an E. coli outbreak was still not available on the Food and Drug Administration website Monday afternoon. Clear Springs Foods Inc. of Buhl, ID, sent the recall notice to purchasing officers…

Update:Only one Costco store was implicated as of Sunday when the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public warning about Salmonella illnesses associated with the rotisserie chicken salad from store number 1190 in Lynnwood, WA.“Based on epidemiological evidence, four Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- case patients have been identified with illness onset dates ranging from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6,” according to the FSIS notice.“Traceback investigation indicated that three of these case patients consumed rotisserie chicken salad purchased on Aug. 26, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 from this Costco location.”

 

Glendale, CA – Nestlé USA, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of its Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale) due to a possible health risk. The two pack sizes contain 4.6 fl.oz. cones and were manufactured in Bakersfield, Calif. and distributed nationally. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall.

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Chicken Product Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with a chicken salad product sold from Costco Store #1190, in Lynwood, Wash.

10/08/2016 03:47 PM EDT

Osage Gardens Inc. of New Castle, Colorado is recalling Osage Gardens Organic 2oz Micro Greens, because it has the 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. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Silver Springs Farms, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 AdulterationSilver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 7,970 pounds ofground beef and burger products, as well as an undetermined amount of sandwich steak products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 087-2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, And Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration (Sep 24, 2016).

10/04/2016 08:14 PM EDT

Nurse Assist, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of I.V. Flush Syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections with the product. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the effects of Burkholderia cepacia on people ‘vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis.’ If a patient is having symptoms, contact your health care provider.

10/04/2016 09:38 AM EDT

Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri has announced a voluntary recall of its shell eggs because they have the 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. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain

 

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 089-2016, Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Sep 27, 2016).

Daily’s Premium Meats, LLC Recalls Bacon Products Due to Possible Listeria AdulterationDaily’s Premium Meats, LLC, a Salt Lake City, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 170 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

10/03/2016 01:21 PM EDT

Hialeah, FL – Spices USA Inc. is recalling 772 bags, 50 pounds each, of TASTY SAWA GROUND TURMERIC, used for furthering manufacturing or repacking, because it contains elevated levels of lead. Consumers are warned not to use the product. Lead can accumulate in the body over time, and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences.

10/03/2016 01:30 PM EDT

Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, announced today it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of 50mm 0.2 micron filters (product code H93835) due to the potential for a missing filter support membrane and for potential presence of particulate matter. These issues are associated with a component manufactured by an external supplier, and were identified prior to patient involvement as a result of complaints from customers at compounding facilities.

09/30/2016 Sammy’s Milk Baby Food Potential for Cronobacter Milk Baby Food
09/30/2016 Fred Meyer Deli BTG Superfood Wrap Undeclared milk, soy, wheat and cashews Fred Meyer Stores
09/29/2016 Fresh Express American Salad Undeclared allergens (egg, milk, wheat, anchovy) Fresh Express Incorporated
09/28/2016 Kroger, Fareway Frozen onion rings Undeclared milk McCain Foods USA, Inc.
09/26/2016 Mt Kisco Smokehouse Smoked salmon Listeria monocytogenes Mt Kisco Smokehouse
09/26/2016 Café Valley Banana Nut mini muffins Undeclared Walnuts Café Valley
09/26/2016 Various: Allens, Reliance, Monarch, Silver Source Peas with snaps, cut green beans Undeclared shellfish Sager Creek Foods, Inc.
09/23/2016 Good Sense Cranberries Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Milk and Soy Waymouth Farms
09/23/2016 ShurFine, Spartan and more Frozen onion rings Undeclared milk McCain Foods USA, Inc
09/22/2016 BIKAJI

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U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) another warning posted


skin creams

Whatever your complexion, it’s important to use products that will help your skin and not damage it. But as you wade through the beauty aisles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that you should avoid skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions that contain mercury.

How will you know if mercury’s in the cosmetic, especially one that’s marketed as “anti-aging” or “skin lightening”? Check the label.

Read the Consumer Update to learn more.