FDA Alerts

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat VR Green Farms Jarred Food Products Because of Botulism Risk

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat VR Green Farms jarred food products because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Issues Voluntary Recall For Various Chunks of Energy Products Because They Contain Organic Carob Powder From Ciranda, Inc., Which May Be Contaminated With Salmonella

Lakewood, CO. Natural Grocers is issuing a voluntary recall of Chunks of Energy Carob Greens and Chunks of Energy Date / Flax/Tumeric because they contain organic carob powder from Ciranda, Inc., Hudson, WI 54016, which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Coop issues voluntary recall of Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because of possible health risk

SW Wisc Dairy Goat Products Coop of Mt Sterling, Wisc is recalling Raw Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese Lot Code 103-114 because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111:H8 bacteria. This is one of the 6 STEC strains that have been deemed to be of serious health concern as it can cause diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools, and may lead to more severe complications like Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals and can lead to severe kidney damage and even death.

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Hummingbird Wholesale Recalls Organic Raw Carob Powder for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Raw Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

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Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2 percent, 20 mg per mL Single-dose Vial, Preservative-free, Due To Particulate Matter

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2 percent, 20 mg per mL, 5 mL single-Dose Vial, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-2066-05; Lot 25-550-DD, Expiry 1JAN2015) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of discolored product with visible particles in the solution as well as particulate embedded in the molded glass container. Hospira has identified the particulate as iron oxide. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot.

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CONSUMER ALERT: UNDECLARED MILK IN Uprising brand Carrot Drink, Beet Drink and in Peanut Punch

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared milk in Uprising Brand Carrot Drink, Beet Drink and Peanut Punch, distributed by Erlo Distribution Inc., Brooklyn, NY. People who have severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

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Starway Inc. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds

Starway Incorporated, located at 137 Grattan Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237, is recalling Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

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