Toxic Fashions… It’s 2021 have things changed or just gotten worse?


So, I say, play it again Sam!

Sometime around the 21st  of November in 2012, Greenpeace discovered and exposed Zara as one of maybe many companies using manufacturers that have toxic chemicals in their clothing… 

On the 29th of November,  a statement of commitment from Zara’s manufacturing company to toxic-free fashion ~~ below  Clothes rack

Achieving the Zero Discharge

        Inditex‘s commitment, in connection with the use of chemical substances in the manufacturing process of its products, is reflected in its chemical policy, which establishes restrictions and prohibitions in the use of these substances.

        So far, this policy has been developed and periodically updated in conformity with the most demanding international legislation and in collaboration with the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The policy regulates not only those “substances whose use is legally limited” and which, if present in the product above certain levels, could be hazardous for human health, such as: Formaldehyde, Arylamines, Phenols (PCP, TeCP), Cadmium, Lead, Chromium (VI), Nickel, Allergenic Dyes, among others; additionally, it limits the use of certain parameters not contemplated by the effective legislation, such as: Organochlorinated Compounds and Isocyanates. In order to guarantee the compliance of said policy by Inditex’s suppliers, Inditex carries out audits and regular inspections of the production processes and continuous reviews of the products.

        INDITEX Commitment to Zero Discharge

        27th November 2012

        In line with Inditex’s long-term sustainability program Inditex recognizes the urgent need for eliminating industrial releases of all hazardous chemicals (1).  According to its approach based on prevention (2) and the Precautionary Principle (3) Inditex is committed to zero discharges (4) of all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures that are associated with the making and using of all products Inditex sells (5) by 01 January 2020. Inditex recognises that to achieve this goal, mechanisms for disclosure and transparency about the hazardous chemicals used in its global supply chain are important and necessary, in line with the ‘Right to Know principle’ (6). In line with this principle Inditex will increase the public availability and transparency of its restricted substance list and audit process and will set up public disclosure of discharges of hazardous chemicals in its supply chain.

        Inditex also commits to support systemic (i.e. wider societal and policy) change to achieve zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (associated with supply chain and the lifecycles of products) within one generation (7) or less. This commitment includes sustained investment in moving industry, government, science and technology to deliver on systemic change and to affect system change across the industry towards this goal.

        The 2020 goal also demands the collective action of industry, as well as engagement of regulators and other stakeholders. To this end, Inditex will work with other companies in the apparel sector and other brands it could sell, as well as material suppliers, the broader chemical industry, NGOs and other stakeholders to achieve this goal.

        Inditex understands the scope of the commitment to be a long term vision – with short term practice to be defined by the following individual action plan:

        Individual action plan.

        1. Supply-chain disclosure.

        In line with Inditex’s commitment to the public’s ‘right to know’ the chemical substances used within its global supply-chain and the products it sells, Inditex will be taking the following actions:

        1. publish its updated ‘Restricted Substances List’ and audit processes by the end of April 2013, and annually thereafter.        

        2. begin public disclosure of discharges of hazardous chemicals in its supply chain via individual facility level disclosure of chemical use and discharges data, to be achieved via an incremental process, beginning with the following actions:

        i) by no later than end of March 2013 public disclosure of at least 10 Chinese supplier facilities, plus at least 10 additional facilities in other parts of the “global south” (i.e. 20 facilities in total);        

        ii) by no later than December 2013, at least another 30 Chinese  supplier facilities (in addition to the facilities in i) above), plus at least another50 additional facilities in other parts of the “global south” (in addition to the facilities in i) above, i.e. 100 facilities in total;

        using a credible public online platform, with full facility transparency (i.e.  location and individual data of facilities) and covering at least the hazardous chemicals within the 11 priority groups of chemicals (8)

        

        2. APEO elimination policy.

        Inditex recognises the intrinsic hazardousness of all APEOs, and therefore acknowledges it is a priority to eliminate their use across its global supply chain. There are multiple supply-chain pathways for potential APEO contamination (including chemical formulations). Inditex will enhance both training and auditing of its supply-chain in conjunction with other global brands, as well as ensuring its suppliers have the latest information on APEOs,  highlighting where there is a risk that APEOs may enter into the undocumented contamination of chemical supplier formulations.

        In addition to these actions, Inditex will enforce its APEO ban with the following actions:

        i. initiate an investigation into the current compliance to this requirement, reporting the findings to the public and simultaneously strengthening its supplier legal agreement language to ensure only APEO-free chemical formulations are utilized by the end of April 2013,

        ii. work with its supply chain and other global industry leaders, to ensure the most current technological limits of detection are reflected via the lowest detectable limits within its testing regimes.

        

        3. Perfluorocarbon (PFC) elimination policy.

        In application of the precautionary principle, and recognizing that enough scientific evidence is available pointing towards a recognizable hazard posed by PFCs, Inditex commits to impose a ban on PFOS, PFOA, their salts and derivatives, and  telomeric alcohols by January 2013. This prohibition includes the manufacturing of any products Inditex sells.

        With respect to the use of PFCs, Inditex agrees to the following actions:

        i. Inditex commits to eliminate C8, C7, C6 PFC based substances in manufacturing, and in any of the products it sells no later than the end of 2013.

        ii. Inditex commits to work with suitable technical / scientific partners and stakeholders to find safer, non-fluorinated alternatives in the shortest timespan possible, with the goal of substituting all perfluorocarbon compounds with suitable, non-hazardous, non-fluorinated alternatives.

        iii.    The timelines for the elimination of all remaining PFCs will be as follows: elimination of 50% of all remaining PFCs (from the base of PFCs used as of 2012) used by January 2015; and the total elimination of all PFC use in manufacturing and in products by the end of 2015.

        The elimination of all PFC use by the products it sells will be supported by:

        i. A review of all products it produces to ensure there are no PFCs in the products we sell,

        ii. a rigorous system of control to ensure that no traces of PFCs find their way into its supply chain in line with the above.

        

        4. Targets for other hazardous chemicals.

        Inditex commits to regularly review the science of the chemicals used in the textiles/apparel industry and periodically update its chemical policy, at least annually, to further restrict or ban chemicals, as new evidence on their impact becomes available.

        In this context, its recognizes the need to not only report to the public the evidence of elimination of the 11 groups of hazardous chemicals identified as a priority but also set clear intermediate progress targets on the elimination of hazardous chemicals (beyond these 11 priority chemical groups) and the introduction of non-hazardous chemicals by 2015 on the road to elimination by 01 January 2020.

        Inditex will also ensure that it is part of an industry wide approach to ensure the use of chemicals in the products its sells and that is managed responsibly and in line with the above commitment, and in particular the intrinsic hazards approach. In line with this, Inditex commits to reinforce the work of the sectoral chemical inventory and hazardous substance black list, aiming to establish this inventory, and the black list, based on an intrinsically hazardous screening methodology, by no later than December 2013.

        The individual actions covered above will be reassessed by Inditex at regular intervals – at least annually.

        

        5. Further Actions.

        Within 8 weeks of the public release of this commitment, Inditex will publish further actions for its Individual Action Plan:

        Including a number of substitution case studies (e.g. where in the past, or currently, Inditex has substituted any of the 11 groups of hazardous chemicals as per below (8), with others non-hazardous chemicals) via a credible format (e.g. ‘Subsport system’).

      Download – Further actions included in the Individual Action Plan (updated as of 1st February 2013)

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         (1) All hazardous chemicals means all those that show intrinsically hazardous properties: persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT); very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB); carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction (CMR); endocrine disruptors (ED), or other properties of equivalent concern, (not just those that have been regulated or restricted in other regions). This will require establishing – ideally with other industry actors – a corresponding list of the hazardous chemicals concerned that will be regularly reviewed.

        (2) This means solutions are focused on elimination of use at source, not on end-of-pipe or risk management. This requires either substitution with non-hazardous chemicals or where necessary finding non- chemical alternative solutions, such as re-evaluating product design or the functional need for chemicals.        

        (3) This means taking preventive action before waiting for conclusive scientific proof regarding cause and effect between the substance (or activity) and the damage. It is based on the assumption that some hazardous substances cannot be rendered harmless by the receiving environment (i.e. there are no ‘environmentally acceptable’/’safe’ use or discharge levels) and that prevention of potentially serious or irreversible damage is required, even in the absence of full scientific certainty. The process of applying the Precautionary Principle must involve an examination of the full range of alternatives, including, where necessary, substitution through the development of sustainable alternatives where they do not already exist. The Precautionary Principle is applied across all products sold by Inditex (and any entities directed by, or licenced by the Inditex “Group” of entities).

        (4) Zero discharge means elimination of all releases, via all pathways of release, i.e. discharges, emissions and losses, from its supply chain and its products.  “Elimination” or “zero” means ‘not detectable, to the limits of current technology’, and only naturally occurring background levels are acceptable.

        (5) This means the commitment applies to the environmental practices of the entire company (group, and all entities it directs or licences) and for all products sold by Inditex or any of its subsidiaries. This includes all its suppliers or facilities horizontally across all owned brands and licensed companies as well as vertically down its supply chain.

        (6) Right to Know is defined as practices that allow members of the public access to environmental information – in this case specifically about the uses and discharges of chemicals based on reported quantities of releases of hazardous chemicals to the environment, chemical-by-chemical, facility-by-facility, at least year-by-year.

        (7) One generation is generally regarded as 20-25 years.

        (8) the 11 priority hazardous chemical groups are : 1. Alkylphenols 2. Phthalates 3.Brominated and chlorinated flame retardants 4. Azo dyes 5. Organotin compounds 6. Perfluorinated chemicals 7. Chlorobenzenes 8. Chlorinated solvents 9. Chlorophenols 10. Short chain chlorinated paraffins 11. Heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury and chromium (VI).

Stay tuned in to see if they are able to succeed …

Be a Seed for Change

It’s the end of 2021, and while i have seen the new Zara petitions and signed a couple. I had my own experience with a company to remain unnamed that not only produce dodgy clothes i tried wearing the supposed 60% cotton and aside from an incredible awful odor even after washing the clothes the chemical stink while wearing them was unbearable.  I admit to knowing the chance of some issues were a possiblitity … uh wow wow wow

History… December 31


1687 – The first Huguenots set sail from France for the Cape of Good Hope, where they would later create the South African wine industry with the vines they took with them on the voyage.

1695 – The window tax was imposed in Britain, which resulted in many windows being bricked up.

1711 – The Duke of Marlborough was dismissed as commander-in-chief.

1775 – The British repulsed an attack by Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec. Montgomery was killed in the battle.

1841 – The State of Alabama enacted the first dental legislation in the U.S.

1857 – Britain’s Queen Victoria decided to make Ottawa the capital of Canada.

1862 – U.S. President Lincoln signed an act admitting West Virginia to the Union.

1877 – U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes became the first U.S. President to celebrate his silver (25th) wedding anniversary in the White House.

1879 – Thomas Edison gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting to an audience in Menlo Park, NJ.

1891 – New York’s new Immigration Depot was opened at Ellis Island, to provide improved facilities for the massive numbers of arrivals.

1897 – Brooklyn, NY, spent its last day as a separate entity before becoming part of New York City.

1923 – In London, the BBC first broadcast the chimes of Big Ben.

1929 – Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played “Auld Lang Syne” as a New Year’s Eve song for the first time.

1946 – U.S. President Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.

1947 – Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were married.

1953 – Willie Shoemaker broke his own record as he won his 485th race of the year.

1954 – The last episode of the radio show “Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok” aired.

1955 – General Motors became the first U.S. corporation to earn more than one billion dollars in a single year.

1960 – The farthing coin, which had been in use in Great Britain since the 13th century, ceased to be legal tender.

1961 – In the U.S., the Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.

1967 – The Green Bay Packers won the National Football League championship game by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 21-17. The game is known as the Ice Bowl since it was played in a wind chill of 40 degrees below zero. (NFL)

1974 – Private U.S. citizens were allowed to buy and own gold for the first time in more than 40 years.

1978 – Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for the final time from the embassy flagpole in Washington, DC. The event marked the end of diplomatic relations with the U.S.

1979 – At year end oil prices were 88% higher than at the start of 1979.

1986 – A fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, killed 97 and injured 140 people. Three hotel workers later pled guilty to charges in connection with the fire.

1990 – Titleholder Gary Kasparov of the U.S.S.R. won the world chess championship match against his countryman Anatoly Karpov.

1996 – NCR Corp. became an independent company.

1997 – Michael Kennedy, 39-year-old son of the late U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was killed in a skiing accident on Aspen Mountain in Colorado.

1999 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin resigned. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was designated acting president.

1999 – Five hijackers left the airport where they had been holding 150 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane. They left with two Islamic clerics that they had demanded be freed from an Indian prison. The plane had been hijacked during a flight from Katmandu, Nepal to New Dehli on December 24.

1999 – Sarah Knauss died at the age of 119 years. She was the world’s oldest person. She was born September 24, 1880.

2004 – In Taiwan, the Taipei 101 skyscraper opened to the public.

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December Daily Holidays and Observances


  • December 1: Rosa Parks Day, World AIDS Day, Eat a Red Apple Day, National Pie Day, Giving Tuesday* (Tuesday after Thanksgiving)
  • December 2: Special Education Day, National Mutt Day
  • December 3: Make a Gift Day, National Roof Over Your Head Day, Let’s Hug Day, National Apple Pie Day
  • December 4: Santa’s List Day, National Cookie Day, Wildlife Conservation Day
  • December 5: Repeal Day, International Volunteer Day, National Communicate With Your Kids Day
  • December 6: Mitten Tree Day, National Microwave Oven Day, Coats & Toys for Kids Day* (first Saturday), National Gazpacho Day
  • December 7: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Letter Writing Day, International Civil Aviation Day, National Cotton Candy Day, Walt Disney Day* (first Monday)
  • December 8: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day, National Brownie Day, National Christmas Tree Day
  • December 9: Christmas Card Day, National Pastry Day
  • December 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day, First Night of Hanukkah* (varies, sometimes in November), Dewey Decimal System Day, National Lager Day
  • December 11: First Day of Hanukkah* (varies, sometimes in November), National App Day
  • December 12: National Poinsettia Day, Gingerbread House Day, National Ding-a-Ling Day
  • December 13: National Violin Day, Ice Cream Day, International Children’s Day* (second Sunday), National Horse Day, World Choral Day* (second Sunday), National Cocoa Day
  • December 14: Roast Chestnuts Day
  • December 15: Bill of Rights Day, National Cupcake Day, International Tea Day
  • December 16: Boston Tea Party Day, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • December 17: Wright Brothers’ First Flight Anniversary, National Maple Syrup Day
  • December 18: Bake Cookies Day, National Twin Day, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day* (third Friday)
  • December 19: Look for an Evergreen Day, National Oatmeal Muffin Day, Holly Day
  • December 20: Go Caroling Day, Games Day, National Sangria Day, National Wreaths Across America Day* (third Saturday)
  • December 21: First Day of Winter/Winter Solstice* (date varies), Crossword Puzzle Day, Humbug Day, Look on the Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day, National Hamburger Day, Forefathers’ Day, Don’t Make Your Bed Day* (first day of Winter), National Short Story Day* (first day of Winter)
  • December 22: National Date Nut Bread Day
  • December 23: Festivus, National Roots Day, National Pfeffernüsse Day
  • December 24: Christmas Eve, National Egg Nog Day, National Chocolate Candy Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day, National Pumpkin Pie Day
  • December 26: National Whiners Day, Boxing Day, National Candy Cane Day
  • December 27: National Fruitcake Day, Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
  • December 28: National Card Playing Day
  • December 29: Tick Tock Day
  • December 30: Bacon Day
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve, Make Up Your Mind Day

FDA/USDA December RECALLS -UPDATES FOR PREVIOUS MONTHS ~ SAFETY ALERTS~ 2021


** 12/28/2021 – Cranford, New Jersey, Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc., is voluntarily recalling thirty three (33) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg to the retail level. Reason for the recall is an Out of specification result observed for the said product, Lot number M008132, “N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) (By GC-MS/MS)” test at 17 Month(s), 25°C/60%RH Long-term stability samples. As a precautionary measure firm voluntarily recall all the marketed 33 batches having valid shelf life. This product was manufactured by Cadila Healthcare Limited, Ahmedabad, India for U.S. distribution by Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Livia Global, Inc a health and wellness company that offers LiviaOne Liquid Probiotics & BioLifePet Liquid Probiotics, today announced that it is voluntarily recalling two lots of its liquid probiotics due to the possibility of contamination by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a microorganism found in the environment that, if ingested, can cause life-threatening infection in immunocompromised individuals. P. aeruginosa infections are generally limited to hospital settings.

This recall only affects the following products with the Lot# 001005-1 Best by: 04/2023 & LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics with Lot# 010620-1 Best by 08/2023 with the following ship dates:

LiviaOne Daily Probiotics 2oz – UPC 030915 107112 Ship dates 04/16/2021 – 08/30/2021 (1067 units)

LiviaOne Daily Probiotics 4oz – UPC 030915 107167 Ship dates 07/09/2021 – 08/30/2021 (384 units)

LiviaOne Topical Spray Probiotics 4oz – UPC 030915 107105 Ship dates 07/08/2021 – 07/30/2021 (571 units)

LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics 1oz – UPC 030915 107198 Ship dates 04/21/2021 – 05/12/2021 (480 units)

LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics 1 oz – UPC 030915 107198 Ship dates 07/14/2021 – 08/24/2021 (600 units)

LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics 1 oz – Lot# 010620-1 UPC 030915 107198 Ship dates 10/27/2021 – 11/25/2021 (50 units)

BioLifePet Probiotics for Cats – UPC 030915 107044 Ship dates 05/05/2021 – 07/26/2021 (128 units)

BioLifePet Probiotics for Dogs – UPC 030915 107037 Ship dates 05/05/2021 – 08/25/2021 (128 units)

Lot numbers are located on the side of the bottle and on the bottom of the outer container in which the product is sold. (See below) No other lots or ship dates or any other LiviaOne products are affected by this recall. These products are distributed nationwide through Amazon, wholesale, and direct sales from the company’s website.

The company discovered the potential issue during routine 3rd party laboratory testing, which is part of Livia Global’s quality assurance procedures and safety protocols and decided to take this precautionary measure. Even though the company has not received a direct complaint from using their products, we felt compelled to do this out of abundance of caution.
“We apologize for any concern or inconvenience this situation causes our customers and are here to support them,” said Deborah Moreno, Chief Operations Officer. “Livia Global is dedicated to the safety, health and welfare of its customers above all else. We continue to invest in the safety and quality protocols to ensure we produce only the best products.”

The company is asking consumers who have product from the above-mentioned Lot and ship dates to dispose of products. Impacted consumers may contact Livia Global Customer Care to request a full refund (please have order # available), see contact information provided below.

For more information, please contact Deborah Moreno, Livia Global via phone, 1-559-372-8593 or email support@liviaglobal.com. Hours of operations are from 8:30AM – 4:30PM PST Monday – Friday.

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**  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for an undetermined amount of imported meat and poultry products from China. A recall was not requested because FSIS has been unable to identify and contact the importers. The total amount of ineligible product is undetermined because the investigation is ongoing.

The products subject to the public health alert and labels are listed here.

The meat and poultry products do not identify an eligible establishment number on their packaging and were not presented to FSIS for import reinspection. These products are ineligible to import into the U.S., making them unfit for human consumption.

The problem was identified through an investigation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). FSIS will continue working with CBP and APHIS on the ongoing investigation.

Retailers who have purchased the products are urged not to sell them. Consumers who purchased the products should not consume them and need to dispose of them properly. Consumers are asked to dispose of the products by double bagging them to reduce the possibility of animals accessing the products. USDA cannot confirm whether the products were properly heated to control pathogens that affect domestic livestock.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

** Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces a Voluntary Precautionary Recall of all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and Yuma, AZ processing facilities due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.,is voluntarily recalling from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and its Yuma, AZ production facilities due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes and is also temporarily suspending operations at both facilities to conduct an extensive cleaning and sanitation protocol. Products subject to the voluntary recall are identified by a product lot code beginning with either the letter “N” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package (see examples below) and will have a “Best if Used By” date between November 30, 2021, and January 8, 2022. Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerators are urged not to consume the product and to discard it immediately. This suspension of operations and recall are being performed voluntarily by Dole out of an abundance of caution, in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decision to suspend operations and recall all products from these facilities was made after analyzing the strain of Listeria monocytogenes isolated in a single package of Dole-branded Garden Salad produced in the Bessemer City facility and a single package of shredded iceberg lettuce produced in the Yuma, AZ facility. Both of those items were randomly sampled by the state of Georgia and the state of Michigan, respectively, and were a genetic match with a strain of Listeria monocytogenes which FDA and CDC believe is responsible for sixteen illnesses since 2014.

Recalled salad items from the Bessemer City facility were distributed in the states of AL, CT, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, and VA. Recalled salad items from the Yuma facility were distributed in the states of AL, AZ, CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, NC, ND, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WI.

No products produced from Dole facilities in Springfield, OH (production/lot codes beginning with “W”) or Soledad, CA (production/lot codes beginning with “B”) are included in these voluntary recalls. In addition, no other Dole products, including “ready-to-eat” salad products, fresh fruit, and field-packed fresh vegetables, are part of these voluntary recalls and are safe to consume.

Dole retailers have been advised to check store shelves and warehouse inventories to confirm that no recalled product is available for purchase by consumers.

Retailer and consumer questions about the voluntary recalls should be directed to the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday—Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Time.

LISTING OF PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO BESSEMER CITY RECALL

Production DescriptionProduct UPC
Ahold 10oz Chopped Romaine688267011085
Ahold 12oz American Blend688267011535
Ahold 12oz Garden Salad Mix688267184437
Ahold 32oz Garden Salad688267011610
Ahold 5oz 50/50 Spinach & Spring Mix688267176524
Ahold 5oz Arugula688267011559
Ahold 5oz Spring Mix688267011191
Ahold 6oz Baby Spinach Bag688267010965
Ahold 7oz Butter Blend688267011436
Ahold 8oz Italian House Blend688267011627
Dole 10.2oz Chopped Bacon Caesar071430000892
Dole 10.6oz Chopped Greek071430000885
Dole 10.7oz Chopped Fiesta Lime Kit071430000991
Dole 10.8oz Chop Caesar Kit071430000847
Dole 10oz 50/50 Spinach & Spring Mix Blend Clamshell071430010983
Dole 10oz Angel Hair Coleslaw071430009741
Dole 10oz Baby Spinach Clamshell071430000168
Dole 10oz Caesar Kit071430008065
Dole 10oz Light Caesar Kit US071430009253
Dole 10oz Shredded Carrot071430000281
Dole 10oz Spring Mix Clamshell071430000137
Dole 10oz Very Veggie071430010082
Dole 11.3oz Chop Avocado Ranch Kit01430000915
Dole 11.3oz Chop Avocado Ranch Kit071430000915
Dole 11.3oz Ultimate Caesar Kit071430017029
Dole 11.5 oz Creamy Coleslaw Kit071430017173
Dole 11oz Greener Selection071430009659
Dole 12.1oz Buffalo Ranch Chopped Kit071430000946
Dole 12.2oz Chopped Applewood Bacon Kit071430001011
Dole 12.2oz Chopped Sunflower Crunch Kit071430000342
Dole 12.9oz Bacon & Bleu Chopped Kit071430000304
Dole 12.9oz Chipotle and Cheddar Chopped Kit071430000311
Dole 12oz American Blend071430009338
Dole 12oz Garden Salad071430011355
Dole 12oz Premium Sweet Kale Kit071430000809
Dole 13 oz BBQ Ranch Chopped Kit071430000298
Dole 13.25oz Country Ranch071430017302
Dole 13.6oz Sesame Asian Chopped Kit071430000359
Dole 13.6oz Sunflower Crunch Chopped Kit071430000342
Dole 13oz Endless Summer Kit071430010730
Dole 13oz Southwest Kit071430017012
Dole 14oz Coleslaw071430010662
Dole 14oz Southern Slaw071430010365
Dole 15.5oz Family Ultimate Caesar071430000830
Dole 15oz Family Classic Romaine071430010372
Dole 24oz Garden Salad071430011362
Dole 2lb Chopped Romaine071430009512
Dole 5.5oz Baby Spinach071430009642
Dole 5oz 50/50 Spinach & Spring Mix Blend071430010976
Dole 5oz Arugula071430010723
Dole 5oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell071430846254
Dole 5oz Spring Mix071430009437
Dole 6 oz Butter Bliss071430010709
Dole 6.9oz Blueberry Bliss Salad Kit071430010495
Dole 7oz Field Greens071430009611
Dole 8.3oz Spinach Miso Crunch Kit071430010532
Dole 8oz Shredded Lettuce071430010655
Dole 8oz Spinach071430009765
Dole 9.0oz Premium Romaine071430009109
Dole 9.1oz Peppercorn Ranch Chopped Kit071430000939
Dole 9.8oz Chopped Teriyaki Pineapple Kit071430001004
Dole 9oz Classic Romaine071430010693
Dole 9oz Hearts of Romaine071430009567
Kroger 10oz Hearts of Romaine011110910448
Kroger 10oz Baby Spinach Clamshell011110910509
Kroger 10oz Italian Blend011110910455
Kroger 10oz Leafy Romaine011110910462
Kroger 10oz Premium Romaine Blend011110910387
Kroger 10oz Spring Mix Clamshell011110910523
Kroger 10oz Tender Spinach (Teen)011110916495
Kroger 12oz Garden Salad011110910363
Kroger 12oz Veggie Blend011110910486
Kroger 16oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell111110911308
Kroger 1lb Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell111110911513
Kroger 24oz Garden Salad011110910370
Kroger 4.5oz Shredded Green Leaf011110061065
Kroger 5.5oz 50/50 Mix Clamshell011110910530
Kroger 5oz Chopped Kale011110221490
Kroger 5oz Organic Baby Arugula Clamshell111110911506
Kroger 5oz Organic Baby Kale Clamshell111110917270
Kroger 5oz Organic Baby Romaine Blend Clamshell111110911278
Kroger 5oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell111110911285
Kroger 5oz Organic Power Greens Clamshell111110917331
Kroger 5oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell111110911315
Kroger 5oz Spring Mix Clamshell011110910516
Kroger 6oz Baby Spinach Clamshell011110910493
Kroger 8oz Field Greens011110910424
Kroger 8oz Shredded Romaine011110221483
Lidl 10oz Caesar Kit20737740
Lidl 11oz 50/50Baby Spinach/Spring Mix Blend Clamshell4056489503576
Lidl 11oz Baby Spinach Clamshell4056489503552
Lidl 11oz Spring Mix Clamshell4056489503569
Lidl 12oz American4056489210511
Lidl 12oz Garden Salad20737726
Lidl 12oz Sesame Asian Chopped Kit4056489210450
Lidl 14oz Coleslaw4056489151265
Lidl 16oz Baby Spinach Clamshell4056489210542
Lidl 5oz Baby Arugula4056489210535
Lidl 5oz Spring Mix20737702
Lidl 6oz Baby Spinach20737696
Lidl 8oz Shred Lettuce4056489151272
Lidl 8oz Teen Spinach20269845
Lidl 9oz Italian Blend20737733
Little Salad Bar 10.65oz Caesar Kit4099100263923
Little Salad Bar 10oz Caesar Kit4099100087000
Little Salad Bar 11.5oz Chopped Avocado Ranch Kit4099100219555
Little Salad Bar 12oz Chop Sunflower Crunch Kit4099100087925
Little Salad Bar 12oz Chopped Asian Kit4099100086973
Little Salad Bar 12oz Chopped Southwest Kit4099100087031
Little Salad Bar 12oz Chopped Sweet Kale Kit4099100083552
Little Salad Bar 12oz Garden Salad4099100082982
Little Salad Bar 14oz Coleslaw4099100154887
Little Salad Bar 5oz Spring Mix4099100083507
Little Salad Bar 6oz Butter Lettuce4099100083064
Little Salad Bar 8oz Shredded Lettuce4099100087963
Little Salad Bar 8oz Spinach4099100083453
Little Salad Bar 9oz Italian Blend4099100083194
Marketside 10oz Angel Hair Coleslaw681131387491
Marketside 10oz Leafy Romaine Salad681131027816
Marketside 10oz Premium Hearts of Romaine Salad681131027830
Marketside 10oz Spinach681131329460
Marketside 11.3oz Chopped Caesar Kit681131148320
Marketside 11oz 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Blend Clamshell681131355018
Marketside 11oz Baby Spinach Clamshell681131090254
Marketside 11oz Spring Mix w/ Greenleaf Clamshell681131355001
Marketside 12.3oz Chopped Avocado Ranch Kit681131305136
Marketside 12oz Classic Iceberg681131328944
Marketside 12oz Crisp Greens681131355032
Marketside 13.4oz Chopped Southwest Kit681131305129
Marketside 13.7oz Asian Chopped Kit681131305150
Marketside 13.8oz Cherry Almond Gorgonzola Chop Kit681131305167
Marketside 13.8oz Sunflower Bacon Kit681131305143
Marketside 14.6oz Bacon Caesar Kit681131387354
Marketside 15oz Caesar Kit681131387446
Marketside 16oz Organic 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Clamshell681131354783
Marketside 16oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell681131085731
Marketside 16oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell681131354769
Marketside 16oz Shredded Iceberg681131532099
Marketside 16oz Tri-Color Coleslaw681131387484
Marketside 18oz Premium Romaine Salad681131388078
Marketside 22.2oz Family Sunflower Bacon Chopped Kit681131377348
Marketside 23.5oz Family Caesar Kit681131387460
Marketside 24oz Classic Iceberg Salad681131328951
Marketside 5.5oz Organic 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Clamshell681131354790
Marketside 5oz Organic Arugula Clamshell681131221733
Marketside 5oz Organic Baby Spinach & Baby Kale Clamshell681131221290
Marketside 5oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell681131328982
Marketside 5oz Organic Spinach Arugula Blend Clamshell681131532082
Marketside 5oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell681131354776
Marketside 5oz Spring Mix681131354998
Marketside 6 oz Butter Blend Salad681131027861
Marketside 6oz Baby Greens681131355025
Marketside 6oz Baby Spinach681131027908
Marketside 8oz Bacon Ranch Crunch Kit681131305440
Marketside 8oz Shredded Iceberg681131328968
Marketside 9.5oz Kale Pecan Cranberry Chopped Kit681131221320
Marketside 9oz Chopped Romaine Mix681131221412
Marketside 9oz Premium Romaine Salad681131387538
Naturally Better 16oz Organic 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Clamshell607880203431
Naturally Better 16oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell607880203417
Naturally Better 16oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell607880203424
Naturally Better 5oz Organic 50-50 Spinach &Spring Mix Clamshell607880203363
Naturally Better 5oz Organic Arugula Clamshell607880203394
Naturally Better 5oz Organic Baby Romaine Clamshell607880203400
Naturally Better 5oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell607880203370
Naturally Better 5oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell607880203387
Natures Promise 10oz Organic Baby SpinachClamshell688267548864
Natures Promise 10oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell688267548871
Natures Promise 5oz Organic 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Clamshell688267154560
Nature’s Promise 5oz Organic Baby Arugula Clamshell688267154478
Nature’s Promise 5oz Organic Baby Kale Clamshell688267154492
Nature’s Promise 5oz Organic Baby Romaine Clamshell688267154485
Natures Promise 5oz Organic Baby Spring Mix Clamshell688267154546
Simply Nature 16oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell4099100088632
Simply Nature 5oz Organic Baby Spinach and Arugula Clamshell4099100087994
Simply Nature 5oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell4099100088564
Simply Nature 5oz Organic Mixed Greens Clamshell4099100088069

Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

**

** USDA-FSIS Recall Cases, Retail List – Update

** Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Margherita Meats, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,990 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pepperoni products that may be adulterated with Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE unsliced pepperoni product was produced and packaged on June 17, 2021.  The following products are subject to recall [view label]:

  • 8-oz. plastic shrink-wrapped packages containing unsliced pepperoni “Margherita PEPPERONI” with lot code P1931C and a “use by date” of 12-14-21 represented on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the Department of Defense notified FSIS that they found B. cereus during routine product testing.

B. cereus is a toxin-producing microorganism that causes diarrhea and vomiting in people. Those with compromised immune systems are at risk for more severe illness. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care including antibiotics are the usual treatment.

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’ pantries or 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 recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are 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 www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Jim Monroe, Corporate Affairs, Margherita Meats Corp., at (703) 559-1875. Consumers should call the Margherita Consumer Affairs Hotline at (844) 342-2596.

** Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Margherita Meats, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,990 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pepperoni products that may be adulterated with Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE unsliced pepperoni product was produced and packaged on June 17, 2021.  The following products are subject to recall [view label]:

  • 8-oz. plastic shrink-wrapped packages containing unsliced pepperoni “Margherita PEPPERONI” with lot code P1931C and a “use by date” of 12-14-21 represented on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the Department of Defense notified FSIS that they found B. cereus during routine product testing.

B. cereus is a toxin-producing microorganism that causes diarrhea and vomiting in people. Those with compromised immune systems are at risk for more severe illness. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care including antibiotics are the usual treatment.

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’ pantries or 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 recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are 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 www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Jim Monroe, Corporate Affairs, Margherita Meats Corp., at (703) 559-1875. Consumers should call the Margherita Consumer Affairs Hotline at (844) 342-2596.

** Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), is voluntarily recalling Birds Eye Broccoli Tots in 12 ounce packages with specific best buy dates due to the potential presence of small rocks and metal fragments in the product. Conagra Brands was made aware of this issue through calls from consumers.

The impacted products are identified below. Conagra Brands will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves.

Item DescriptionCase UPCItem UPCBatch/Lot CodeBest By Date
BE BROC TOTS 10/12Z20-0-14500-00125- 600-0-14500-00125- 24715105620AUG-19-2022 and AUG-25- 2022
BE BROC TOTS 10/12Z20-0-14500-00125- 600-0-14500-00125- 24715104220AUG-11-2022 and AUG-12- 2022
BE BROC TOTS 10/12Z20-0-14500-00125- 600-0-14500-00125- 24715113720NOV-17-2022
BE BROC TOTS 10/12Z20-0-14500-00125- 600-0-14500-00125- 24715113020NOV-10-2022

No other Birds Eye products are impacted by this issue.

Conagra has received two reports to date of injury (dental damage) associated with the recalled product. Consumers who have purchased this product are advised to dispose of it. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers can reach Conagra Brands Consumer Care at 1-800-921-7404 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or at consumer.care@conagra.com.

** Princeton, NJ, Sandoz Inc. (“Sandoz”) is initiating a recall of one lot (SAB06761A, Exp 04/2023) of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP 40 mg/0.4 mL Single-Dose Syringes to the consumer level. A portion of lot SAB06761A experienced a temperature excursion during shipment. Enoxaparin Sodium for Injection Lot SAB06761A was shipped to customers in the months of September and October 2021.

The exposure to higher temperatures may have significantly impacted the recalled product’s (lot SAB06761A) effectiveness and thus there may be reasonable probability of risk for patients with health conditions that the product is intended to treat. Such patients could be at risk for blood clots blocking blood vessels, an artery, or traveling to other tissues or organs causing pain, swelling, stroke, clots to the lung or death as a result of the underlying condition. To date, Sandoz has not received any reports of adverse events or injuries related to this recall.

The product is used for prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs that can occur after surgeries or in patients with restricted mobility during illness; or prevention of complications associated with heart attacks. The product is packaged in cartons containing ten 0.4 mL syringes, NDC 0781-3246-64. Enoxaparin Sodium Injection was distributed Nationwide in the USA to wholesalers and retailers.

Product NameNDC NumberLot
Number
Expiration
Date
Date of
Manufacture
Enoxaparin Sodium
Injection, USP 40
mg/0.4 mL
00781-3246-64SAB06761A04/202305/26/2021

Please note: this recall is specific to only one batch (SAB06761A) of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP 40 mg/0.4 mL and does not apply to any other strengths of Sandoz Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP or to other lots of the 40 mg/0.4 mL SKU.

Any product returned that is not associated with this recall will be destroyed and no credit issued.

Sandoz has already notified its wholesalers and retailers by mail and is arranging for return of all recalled product.

Consumers who have Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP 40 mg/0.4 mL (NDC 00781-3246-64 and Lot number SAB06761A) which is being recalled, should stop taking the recalled product, immediately consult with their physician to attain another prescription, and return the product where originally purchased. 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.

Pharmacists should contact Sedgwick directly by phone at 844-265-7389 or by email at sandoz4623@sedgwick.com to request a recall packet. Representatives are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET.

** International Golden Foods, Inc (IGF) of Bensenville, IL is voluntarily recalling certain lot codes of the Al kanater brand tahini 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 system. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was distributed nationwide and is sold in 16 Oz. jars. The jars are labelled “Al kanater Tahini.” Lot codes are printed on the jar. Product code, description, lot code, and UPC information are noted below.

Product CodeProduct Description & SizeLot #UPC
AT1LBAl kanater Tahini Sesame Paste 1 lb. (454 gr)TT4N‐2011276‐92551‐00002‐0

No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with the Al Kanater Brand Tahini.

This problem was revealed as a result of a random sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Although we have not received the final laboratory reports, IGF is recalling product with the lot codes listed above. Consumers who have purchased Al kanater Tahini with these lot codes should discontinue use and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. Retailers that may have further distributed the recalled lot codes should share this notice with their customers. Retailers or consumers with questions may contact IGF at 630-860-5552. Please see attached a sample product picture. Company Contact Information: ‐630‐860‐5552, 800‐343‐7423., info@goldenfood.com,

** Press Release – Product Recall 11/24/21
Item: Golden Flax Seed Scala Bread UPC 0 7519902816 6

On 11/23 Calise & Sons Bakery, Inc. produced Italian Scala Bread (Italian bread w/Sesame Seeds) and by error were packaged in a bag that says Golden Flax Seed Scala Bread, photos below. A total of 689 packages were produced that went out to markets in RI, MA, NH and CT. The packages have a white plastic clip closure with a sell by date of 12-06 and Julian date of 327. Calise immediately contacted our sales team and distributors to begin a voluntary recall of this product. Product not yet distributed has been pulled off our trucks. Our sales reps having been returning to the stores to retrieve the product. At this moment, we have approximately 100 packages that are unaccounted for. That number will continue to decline as our route sales team reports back to us. We are working diligently to retrieve all products.

In accordance with our Recall Policy & Procedure, we are voluntarily recalling this product from our wholesale distribution pipeline and any retailers that have received this product. We ask that if you are in possession of this product to please throw it out immediately and record the number of packages discarded. Credit for the discarded packages will be issued at the time of your next delivery. Also, please notify your customers to do the same. If anyone with a known allergy to sesame seeds has consumed any of the product referenced here, we recommend that you consult with your physician immediately.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. It is because of our strong commitment to Food Safety that we were able to react quickly and efficiently to recall the affected product. We appreciate your continued loyalty to the Calise brand. Thank you for your cooperation.

**

1853 – The United States bought about 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.


The Gadsden Purchase, or Treaty, was an agreement between the United States and Mexico, finalized in 1854, in which the United States agreed to pay Mexico $10 million for a 29,670 square mile portion of Mexico that later became part of Arizona and New Mexico. Gadsden’s Purchase provided the land necessary for a southern transcontinental railroad and attempted to resolve conflicts that lingered after the

 Mexican-American War.

Map Depicting the Gadsden Purchase

While the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo formally ended the Mexican-American War in February 1848, tensions between the Governments of Mexico and the United States continued to simmer over the next six years. The two countries each claimed the Mesilla Valley as part of their own country. The Mexican Government demanded monetary compensation for Native American attacks in the region because, under the Treaty, the United States had agreed to protect Mexico from such attacks; however, the United States refused to comply, insisting that while they had agreed to protect Mexico from Native American attacks, they had not agreed to financially compensate for attacks that did occur. The persistent efforts of private American citizens to enter Mexico illegally and incite rebellions in an effort to gain territory exacerbated tensions between the governments.

Source: history.state.gov