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FDA Alerts & Recalls

11/01/2013 02:12 PM EDT
The recent expansion of the Reser’s Fine Foods product recall for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination has impacted select prepared foods offerings sold at Giant Eagle, Inc. locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. As a result, Giant Eagle has implemented a voluntary recall of Diced Summer Slaw, Diced Summer Salad and several Grab and Go combo meals that may include Diced Summer Slaw.



The Perrigo Company announced that it has initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to the retail level of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid, 160 mg/5 mL, sold in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bottles with syringes in a box under store brand products including Babies R Us, Care One and more  (refer to the Firm Press Release for full list of affected brand names and products).

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10/31/2013 06:36 PM EDT: On September 16, 2013 PENTAX Medical Company initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of 76 PENTAX Gas/ Water Valves, model OF-B194. The valves were offered as a separate purchase for use with PENTAX GI Video Endoscopes (90i/90k series and i10/k10 series).
10/31/2013 09:11 PM EDT
World Class Distribution of Fontana, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Joes Southwest Salad (SKU 56077) with a Use by Date11/2/13, because it may not list soy in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Updated information Maryland Firm Recalls Broccoli Salad Kits for Possible Listeria Contamination (Oct 25, 2013) / Maryland and Texas Firms Recall Broccoli Salad Products with Dressing for Possible Listeria Contamination (Oct 29, 2013).

 10/26/2013 08:47 AM EDT
Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration.
10/26/2013 09:29 PM EDT
Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton, Oregon is voluntarily expanding its October 22, 2013 recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems
10/07/2013 08:35 AM EDT
Orange County Produce, LLC (“OC Produce”) is voluntarily working with the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) to coordinate a recall of fresh red and green Bell Peppers for potential contamination with Salmonella. The FDA has advised that a random sample of OC Produce Bell peppers has tested positive for Salmonella.
10/01/2013 05:45 PM EDT
Mandy Star Trading Inc., located at 349 Maujer Street Brooklyn NY 11206 is recalling “Good Taste” brand Plum, because it contains undeclared sulfites and unallowed E124 (Acid Red 18) dye. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic-like reactions if they consume this product.
10/04/2013 07:42 PM EDT
Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) initiated a voluntary recall to remove the ForeCYTE Breast Health Test and the Mammary Aspiration Specimen Cytology Test (MASCT) device from the market. This voluntary recall includes the MASCT System Kit and Patient Sample Kit.
10/04/2013 07:39 PM EDT
Hospira, Inc.(NYSE: HSP), announced today it has initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 10 mg/mL, 20 mL Multiple-dose Fliptop Vial, NDC 0409-4276-01 Lot 25-090-DK (the lot number may be followed by 01 or 02).
10/03/2013 08:21 PM EDT
OnTime Distribution Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is voluntarily recalling PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC because it was found to contain high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women if consumed. Recent analysis of the product found that it contained lead levels as high as 28 and 42 parts per million (ppm).
10/04/2013 05:29 PM EDT
On August 27, 2013, H&H Medical Corporation initiated a nationwide recall of 6,619 units of the H&H Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit. The product has been found to show the potential for a defective cuff balloon on the provided endotracheal airway.
10/08/2013 10:37 AM EDT
Today Dräger issued a statement regarding its voluntary recall on specific Fabius anesthesia machines. Dräger initiated this voluntary action in August of 2013 as a result of an internal investigation into devices that did not pass the high voltage test portion of the final production test.
10/15/2013 08:55 AM EDT
Yoder’s Country Market, is recalling custom gift boxes distributed in December 2012 because they may contain 11 oz. bags of honey roasted peanuts which contain undeclared milk and wheat. People who have allergies to milk or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the honey roasted peanuts. No other components of the gift boxes are affected.
10/11/2013 04:36 PM EDT
Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. of Perham, MN is recalling one specific lot of Safeway Snack Artist BBQ Potato Chips (UPC 21130-29106) because they contain undeclared milk. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
10/07/2013 02:34 PM EDT
Turkey Hill Dairy of Conestoga, Pa., is recalling specific packages of 1.5 qt. (48 oz./1.42L) of Fudge Ripple Premium Ice Cream and 1 Pint (16 oz./473 ml) packages of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Premium Ice Cream, and Moose Tracks Stuff’d Frozen Dairy Dessert due to the possibility that some packages may contain metal shavings.
10/15/2013 04:39 PM EDT
B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) is voluntarily recalling one lot of 1g Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP (Lot H3A744, catalog 3193-11) to the consumer level. The 1g Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP lot has been found to contain visible organic particulate matter in a reserve sample unit
10/02/2013 10:25 AM EDT
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of Metoclopramide Injection, USP, 10 mg/2 mL (5 mg/mL), NDC 0409-3414-01, Lot 28-104-DK and two lots of Ondansetron Injection, USP, 4 mg/2 mL, (2 mg/mL), NDC 0409-4755-03, Lots 29-484-DK and 29-510-DK. This action is due to a confirmed vial defect where glass particulate matter (glass strands) were identified as being affixed to the inside of the vial walls. There is potential for the glass particulates to dislodge into the solution.
10/09/2013 03:09 PM EDT
B@B Trade, Inc., Florida is voluntarily recalling all lots of Slim Fortune, Lidiy, and Slim Expert to the consumer level. The FDA laboratory analysis of these dietary supplements found to contain undeclared Sibutramine.
10/08/2013 03:54 PM EDT
Asia Cash & Carry Inc. of Maspeth, New York is voluntarily recalling PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC, Net Wt. 8.82 oz. (250 gm) jars, because it was found to contain high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women if consumed. Recent analysis of the product found it contained 28 parts per million (ppm).
10/16/2013 09:13 AM EDT
BEST VALUE, INC. of Detroit, MI is voluntarily recalling PRAN TURMERIC POWDER because it was found to contain high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women if consumed. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained high levels of lead (53 ppm) based on sampling by Food and Drug Administration.
10/16/2013 03:51 PM EDT
GE Healthcare has initiated a voluntary field corrective action for the Engström ventilator and Aespire View, Aisys, and Avance anesthesia machines due to a potential safety issue. The affected units were manufactured between the dates of April 23, 2013 and July 22, 2013.

Rallies, Not Riots

By CAP Action War Room

Rallies for Trayvon Martin Sweep the Nation

While many right-wing pundits predicted riots if George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, what we saw instead were moving rallies meant to honor Trayvon’s memory and the ongoing pursuit of justice for him and his family.

Here are some of the most moving images from across the country.


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Oakland, CA via @shadirahimi



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Seattle, WA via seattlepi.com


Milwaukee, WI via @ShantTHEGREAT



No Justice , No Pizza


Laura Torres, a single mother of six, has worked at the Palermo’s Pizza plant in Milwaukee for 10 years. After safety issues led to thousands of dollars in fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, she and her co-workers began organizing to form a union to secure safe working conditions.[1]

Palermo’s executives could have taken the high road and sat down with Laura and other workers to hear their concerns. Instead, they chose to start an intimidation campaign that has forced the National Labor Relations Board to investigate claims of unlawful threats and firings.[2]

Laura and her co-workers have been on strike for two months now, but with every passing day management is digging in its heels. Workers, though, are not giving up and are joining together with working families across the country to take the next step in the campaign for justice at Palermo’s. And you can help.

As the largest purchaser of Palermo’s products, Costco can put pressure on Palermo’s to stand with workers. Thousands already have sent letters to Costco and held events outside Costco stores in multiple cities asking the company to support Palermo’s workers.

Click here to stand with pizza workers and let Costco know they should, too.

Costco has built a reputation on its commitment to a strong Supplier Code of Conduct. A major part of this code sets forth a “continuing commitment to the protection and improvement of employees’ rights” and allows Costco to audit its suppliers, like Palermo’s, to make sure they are in compliance with the code.

By asking Costco to take a stand and letting Palermo’s know Costco won’t tolerate the company’s lack of workplace safety and unfair treatment of workers, we can put pressure on Palermo’s to finally do the right thing for their workers and customers.

Tell Costco to put pressure on Palermo’s to end its intimidation campaign, improve conditions and let workers have a voice on the job.

Thank you for your support of Palermo’s Pizza workers in their struggle for dignity and justice on the job.

In Solidarity,

Andy Richards
Digital Strategies, AFL-CIO

P.S. Workers have been on strike for two months and have relied on the generous support of donations to the strike fund to keep them going. But the strike fund is dangerously low. Can you make a donation of $5 to support the workers’ strike fund?

[1] www.theuptake.org/2012/06/10/records-show-palermos-strikers-safety-concerns-are-real/
[2] www.milwaukeelabor.org/in_the_news/article.cfm?n_id=00276

Stand with Wisconsin



Wisconsinites need our help in recalling Gov. Scott Walker and other extreme lawmakers.
Click here now to sign up for our free online tool to help in the recall effort.

Wisconsin holds a special place in my heart. I grew up in the suburbs outside Milwaukee in a small town called Mequon. Though my family moved to Michigan when I was in high school, I still consider Wisconsin home in many ways and I want to see its people succeed.

When Gov. Scott Walker launched his attack on working families and Wisconsin communities last year, I wanted to find ways I could help. That’s why I will be using the new Friends and Neighbors (FAN) tool in the coming weeks to get the word out to friends and other Wisconsinites about recalling Walker and other anti-working family candidates on June 5.

Will you join me in signing up for free for the FAN tool to make calls from home to help stop the destructive Walker agenda?

A recent poll shows the race is a dead heat1 and it is going to come down to the side that turns out the most people from now until June 5.

Walker and his political allies are relying on millions in out-of-state donations from corporate donors and right-wing billionaires to blanket the state with misleading ads.

They may have unlimited money, but we can cut through the noise by having real conversations with Wisconsinites about how Walker’s policies are wrong for them and their communities.

Click here now to sign up for the FAN and get started connecting with Wisconsin voters.

Let’s show Walker in these final weeks leading up to the recall elections on June 5 that working families in Wisconsin and across the country are more united than ever and ready to stand against the extreme policies that are leading our country in the wrong direction.

In Solidarity,

Andy Richards
New Media Strategist, AFL-CIO

P..S. Need some more motivation? Check out this video that recently surfaced of Walker talking about his strategy to “divide and conquer” working families.

1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/wisconsin-democrats-say-polling-shows-a-dead-heat/2012/05/22/gIQAWKediU_blog.html