Health Alerts

Rice Crisp Snack Recalled For Undeclared Allergen

Summary Company Announcement Date: February 26, 2021 FDA Publish Date: March 01, 2021 Product Type: Food & Beverages Snack Food Item Allergens Reason for Announcement: May Contain Undeclared Soy Ingredients Company Name: The Quaker Oats Company Brand Name: Quaker Product Description: Rice Crisps Sweet Barbecue Flavor Company Announcement The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of […]

Medication Recalled Due To Risk of Poisoning

Name of product: Imatinib Mesylate Tablets 100 mg, Imatinib Mesylate Tablets 400 mg, Pregabalin Capsules 50 mg, Pregabalin Capsules 75 mg, Pregabalin Capsules 100 mg, Pregabalin Capsules 150 mg, Sevelamer Carbonate Tablets 800 mg, Tadalafil Tablets 5 mg and Tadalafil Tablets 20 mg Hazard: The products are prescription medications that were labeled and distributed by […]

Prepared Food Items Recalled For Possible Listeria

Summary Company Announcement Date: February 26, 2021 FDA Publish Date: February 26, 2021 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Listeria monocytogenes Company Name: J&J Distributing Brand Name: Haug, Fresh Tyme & more Product Description: Taco products Company Announcement J&J Distributing of St. Paul, MN, is recalling multiple products because they have the potential […]

Protect Yourself from Food Allergies

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works to ensure that the labels of food consumers buy have accurate and complete information about the eight foods/ingredients that cause 90 percent of serious allergic reactions to food. Food allergies are a top food safety concern for the agency. Anyone who suffers from food allergies must protect themselves. […]

Public Health Alert for Beef Meatball Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because Whole Foods Market, Inc., sold an undetermined amount of beef meatballs with marinara sauce that were misbranded and were produced with an undeclared allergen. The products contain parmesan cheese made from milk, which is […]

Health Products Recalled Due to Risk of Poisoning

Name of product: DeSensua Wintergreen, Birch and Pain Soother Essential Oils Hazard: The products contain the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).  The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by […]

Kitchen Appliance Recalled For Electric Shock Risk

Name of product: Presto Indoor Electric Smoker Hazard: The heating element/wiring on the smoker is defective, posing an electric shock hazard to consumers. Remedy: Refund Recall date: February 17, 2021 Units: About 25,000 Recall Details Description: This recall involves all units of the Presto Indoor Electric Smokers with Model No. 0601304 or 0601405.  The model […]

How Food Gets Contaminated – The Food Production Chain

It takes several steps to get food from the farm or fishery to the dining table. We call these steps the food production chain (see graphic). Contamination can occur at any point along the chain—during production, processing, distribution, or preparation. Production means growing the plants we harvest or raising the animals we use for food. Most […]

Beef Recalled Due to Lack of Proper Inspection

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2021 – GLG Trading Inc., a Chino, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 96,810 pounds of beef tallow products that were imported from the People’s Republic of China, an ineligible country for beef, without the benefit of FSIS import re-inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. […]

Beverages Recalled for Undeclared Almond and Cashew

Summary Company Announcement Date: February 22, 2021 FDA Publish Date: February 22, 2021 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Undeclared almonds and cashews Company Name: Urban Remedy Brand Name: Urban Remedy Product Description: Beverages Company Announcement Urban Remedy, a California-based producer and retailer of ultra-fresh, organic meals, is voluntarily recalling 462 beverages because […]