Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash More than 100,000 bottles of hydrogen peroxide mouthwash are being recalled due to a poisoning hazard. Heritage Store issued the recall for two of its products sold at health food stores and online from October 2010 to December 2023  The recalled mouthwash contains ethanol in a concentration that must be in child-resistant packaging, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, t…
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection A recall has been issued for multiple brands of eye ointment products due to the "lack of sterility assurance at the facility" of the manufacturer during an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "For those patients who use these products, there is a potential risk of eye infections or related harm," the FDA said. "These products are intended to be sterile. Ophthalmic drug products pose a potentially heightened risk of harm to users because drugs applied to the eyes bypass some of the body’s natural defenses."  Brassica Pharma Pvt. Ltd. is voluntarily recalling…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
‘Beyond Excited’: Longtime Employees Taking Reins At Popular Farm In Western Mass ‘Beyond Excited’: Longtime Employees Taking Reins At Popular Farm In Western Mass
‘Beyond Excited’: Longtime Employees Taking Reins At Popular Farm In Western Mass These longtime farmhands are sprouting into farm owners. After a combined 18 years of helping to keep things running at Franklin County’s popular Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland, employees Max Traunstein and Lilly Israel are set to purchase the business. If all goes to plan, Traunstein and Israel, both 31, will take over operations from owners Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox in the spring, the farm announced Monday, Feb. 26. “Both are graduates of agriculture programs at the University of Massachusetts and have worked alongside Tim and Caroline to make the farm into a successful business,” t…
Mass 'Survivor' Celeb's Whiskey Will Launch Next Month Across State Mass 'Survivor' Celeb's Whiskey Will Launch Next Month Across State
Mass 'Survivor' Celeb's Whiskey Will Launch Next Month Across State Watertown Whiskey, the brainchild of Mikey Bortone of "Survivor" fame, is set to release in Massachusetts on March 1.  Bortone told the Daily Voice that getting his coconut-flavored whiskey into Massachusetts was a milestone he was excited to make.  Related: Watertown Native, 'Survivor' Alum Launches Whiskey Label “It has always been one of our top priorities to have Watertown Whiskey for sale in Watertown,” says Mikey Bortone, CEO and co-founder of Watertown Whiskey, in a news release. “We’re thrilled to start our national expansion in Massachusetts as well as in Rhode Island an…
Western Mass Restaurant To Temporarily Close; Owners Plan Revamp, Work On New Eatery Western Mass Restaurant To Temporarily Close; Owners Plan Revamp, Work On New Eatery
Western Mass Restaurant To Temporarily Close; Owners Plan Revamp, Work On New Eatery The owners of The Federal in Hampden County said they would close one of their locations beginning later this month as they update the restaurant and prepare to launch another eatery. Michael Presnal, executive chef and co-owner of The Federal, said in a news release that the 135 Cooper Street restaurant would close on Feb. 24 for an undisclosed period of time.  "We have made small updates to the restaurant since opening 22 years ago, but we are at a point where we’d like to reimagine the physical and operational aspects of The Federal Restaurant," he said in a news …
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination A  nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of meat products. Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., based in Mount Olive, NJ, says the undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa may be under-processed, which may have resulted in possible contamination with foodborne pathogens. The recall was announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Coppa products have various best-by-dates.  Coppa, a dry-cured capicola, is a boneless pork shoulder product that is dry-cured. Click here to view product…
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including MA, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including MA, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including MA, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination A recall has been issued for several Dole Fresh Vegetables salad kits due to possible Listeria contamination. Dole says the kits were processed on the same line as cheeses produced by Rizo-López Foods, which recalled a line of its dairy products, including cheeses. Related story - Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA "This recall notification is being issued due to the potential for cross-contamination of cheese contained in certain master packs by cheese potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from our packaged cheese supplier," Dole sai…
Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns
Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns More than three-quarters of a million Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled due to potentially faulty air bags that could cause them to deploy unexpectedly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the motor vehicle giant is recalling upwards of 750,000 cars, SUVs, minivans, and pick-up trucks due to the malfunctioning air bags, which could pose a safety hazard, the agency says. Recalled models include Honda Civic, Accord, CR-V, Fit, HR-V, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Passport, Ridgeline vehicles, as well as the Acura MDX, RDX and TLX that were produc…
Cereal Dreams Offers Childhood Nostalgia For Mass Native: 'I Want People To Feel Happy' Cereal Dreams Offers Childhood Nostalgia For Mass Native: 'I Want People To Feel Happy'
Cereal Dreams Offers Childhood Nostalgia For Mass Native: 'I Want People To Feel Happy' Waking up on Saturday morning with a big bowl of cereal and turning on cartoons was a rite of passage for people of a certain age. A Massachusetts Native who now lives in South Orange, New Jersey, opened an eatery aiming to bring that feeling of nostalgia back. Anne Mandell, a Fall River native, recently opened Cereal Dreams at the Co-Lab at 57 South Orange Ave. Cereal Dreams features 25 different cereals, with Mandell serving as the cerealtender, mixing different cereals to whatever anyone's heart desires, even for the weirdos who don't like milk in their cereal. Cereal Dreams also ser…
Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest
Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest The Quaker Oats Company has added a new product to a recall for some of its cereals, bars, and snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were sold in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. The initial recall, announced in mid-December, was first expanded in early January to include additional products. The latest item was added to the recall list on Wednesday, Jan. 31 -- a granola bar with Best Before dates of Feb. 10 or Feb. 11, 2024 that was discontinued in September 2023. "Consumers should check their pantries and dispose of the product," Quaker O…
Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products
Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products Federal Health officials are cautioning consumers to avoid certain products that may contain an ingredient known as "gas station heroin."  Neptune Resources LLC announced a voluntary recall of all lots of "Neptune's Fix Elixir," "Neptune's Fix Extra Strength Elixir," and Neptune's Fix Tablets due to the possible presence of tianeptine, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Tianeptine, which has been called "gas station heroin" by some, is not FDA-approved for any medical use, and its presence in the products prompted the nationwide recall. "The presence of tianepti…
Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips
Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips Nearly two million popular Ford SUVs are being recalled due to the possibility a piece of trim could fly off the vehicles and create havoc for other drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this week that Ford is recalling 1,889,110 Explorer vehicles that were produced between 2011 and 2019. It impacts an estimated 5 percent of Explorers that were produced during that stretch. Documents posted this week by the NHTSA state that a detached piece of trim that covers the roof support near the windshield could potentially fall off the vehicles due to retenti…
New Info On Pair Of Brands Released After Massive Nationwide Eye Drop Recall New Info On Pair Of Brands Released After Massive Nationwide Eye Drop Recall
New Info On Pair Of Brands Released After Massive Nationwide Eye Drop Recall A nationwide recall of more than two dozen eye drop products has just been amended. The original recall was announced this past November for 27 drops distributed to wholesalers and retailers by Velocity Pharma LLC. The recall was issued due to potential safety concerns after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators found insanitary conditions. In a new announcement, the company said product details on two of the brands sold at outlets including Rite Aid have been corrected. The two drops and the changes are: Lubricant Gel Drops, 15 ml., Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium Ey…
Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children
Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children A massive recall of furniture tip kits and tip restraints sold across the country since 2019 are being recalled due to possible entrapment hazards to children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. New Age Industries is recalling millions of products that feature plastic zip ties that can become brittle or break, potentially allowing a clothing storage unit believed to be anchored to the wall to detach, creating the potential for serious injuries or death to children. There have been two reports of New Age tip kits breaking, though no injuries have been reported as of …
Xfinity Rate Hikes For TV, Broadband Take Effect Xfinity Rate Hikes For TV, Broadband Take Effect
Xfinity Rate Hikes For TV, Broadband Take Effect Customers of Xfinity TV and broadband across the Northeast will likely see rate increases take effect on their next upcoming bill.  The price hikes are likely to show up on customers' bills in January, parent company Comcast announced on its website.  The company attributed "rising costs from our entertainment partners, as well as the investments we make to bring you the most reliable experience," for the rate increases.  According to a report by PCMag, broadband-only subscribers are likely to see a $3 increase in most markets, and TV subscribers will see rates vary more.&nb…
Quaker Expands Nationwide Recall For Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat Quaker Expands Nationwide Recall For Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat
Quaker Expands Nationwide Recall For Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat The Quaker Oats Company has expanded a recall for some of its cereals, bars, and snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella it announced on Thursday, Jan. 11. The products were sold in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. The view the full list of recalled products, including their best-by dates, check this link from Quaker Oats. Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products and dispose of them, the company said. Those who purchased any of the products can contact Quaker Consumer Relations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday …
Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards
Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 50,000 massage guns sold at major retailers across the country are being recalled due to more than a dozen reports of overheating and a burn injury. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced this week that Homedics is recalling tens of thousands of personal massagers that ca overheat while charging, leading to a report of fire or burn risk.  In total, approximately 46,000 are being recalled in the US, and another 41,000 in Canada, according to federal officials. The recall includes "HoMedics Therapist Select Massagers" with model number HHP-715 and a 120 VAC, 6…
TGI Fridays Closing These 6 'Underperforming' Massachusetts Restaurants TGI Fridays Closing These 6 'Underperforming' Massachusetts Restaurants
TGI Fridays Closing These 6 'Underperforming' Massachusetts Restaurants TGI Fridays is closing nearly 30 "underperforming" locations across the northeast and will sell eight restaurants to the chain's former CEO, the chain said in a news release. The 27 closures include restaurants in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In total, 36 TGI Fridays locations are shutting down nationwide. The company says about 1,000 employees, which represent more than 80% of those impacted, will be offered transfer opportunities. "As we continue along our path of transformation to revitalize the Fridays brand and …
Western Mass Store Closing After 43 Years In Business Western Mass Store Closing After 43 Years In Business
Western Mass Store Closing After 43 Years In Business A beloved mainstay of Hampshire County is closing its doors for good after 43 years in Northampton.  Acme Surplus, tucked inside Thornes Marketplace at 150 Main Street, announced on New Year's that this would be the store's last week in business in a Facebook post.  We are so honored to have been members of our wonderful Northampton community for so many years. Thank you to all who showed up in the last days of 2023 to share stories about your experiences with us over the years! You continue to bring smiles to our faces as we start to say goodbye. Dear Acme Surplus Friends and…
Magnetic Balls Sold By Walmart Recalled As Feds Cite 7 Deaths Linked To Similar Products Magnetic Balls Sold By Walmart Recalled As Feds Cite 7 Deaths Linked To Similar Products
Magnetic Balls Sold By Walmart Recalled As Feds Cite 7 Deaths Linked To Similar Products Thousands of units of small magnetic balls sold by Walmart and used as stress relievers and building blocks are being recalled after reports of several deaths and numerous hospitalizations due to similar products. The Relax 5mm Science Kit, Large Hematite Magnets Magnetic Stones Building Blocks ball sets (shown in the images above) do not comply with the requirements of the mandatory federal magnet regulation because the sets contain one or more magnets that fit within the Consumer Product Safety Commission's small parts cylinder and the magnets are stronger than permitted. …
BlandJet Recalling 4.8M Portable Blenders Nationwide For Fire, Laceration Hazards BlandJet Recalling 4.8M Portable Blenders Nationwide For Fire, Laceration Hazards
BlandJet Recalling 4.8M Portable Blenders Nationwide For Fire, Laceration Hazards Nearly five million portable blenders sold nationwide are being recalled due to fire and laceration risks. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that a total of around 4.8 million BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders that can overheat or catch fire. If the blender were to get too hot, the blender blades can break off, creating the hazard. The recall includes blenders sold in a variety of colors and designs, federal authorities noted Recalled items have the serial numbers printed on the bottom of the base along with “blendjet2” and “The Original Portable Blender.”  The…
Chicopee Retailer To Close After 45 Years In Business Chicopee Retailer To Close After 45 Years In Business
Chicopee Retailer To Close After 45 Years In Business Herbarium, a mainstay in Chicopee since it first opened in 1978, will close its doors for good on Sunday, Dec. 31.  The store sells herbal remedies and treatments along with supplements and vitamins.  In a Facebook post earlier this month, the owners of the Exchange Street shop said they were not able to "bounce back" after COVID and the economic downturn that followed.  From the bottom of our hearts, Kathy, Jonathan, and Jessica would like to say " Thank You" for your unwavering support and patronage that you have given us these past 45 years. We have tried to provide …
Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In MA Being Recalled Due To Contamination Concerns Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In MA Being Recalled Due To Contamination Concerns
Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In MA Being Recalled Due To Contamination Concerns The FDA is expanding a recall on a popular raw pet food product that could possibly be contaminated by Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes, authorities announced. Earlier this month, Blue Ridge Beef began recalling certain lots of their "Kitten Grind," "Puppy Mix," and "Kitten Mix," after the company notified the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that a sample had tested positive. The products subject to the recall were distributed between Nov. 14 and Dec. 20 packaged in clear plastic sold primarily at stores in these states:  Connecticut; Massachus…
Honda, Acura Recalling 2.5M Vehicles For Defective Fuel Pumps That Can Cause Stalling Honda, Acura Recalling 2.5M Vehicles For Defective Fuel Pumps That Can Cause Stalling
Honda, Acura Recalling 2.5M Vehicles For Defective Fuel Pumps That Can Cause Stalling More than two million Honda and Acura vehicles are being subject to a national recall due to fuel pumps that could be defective and cause engines to stall while driving.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that upwards of 2.5 million vehicles are subject to the recall, which covers a host of different makes and models. Vehicles included in the recall:  2018-2020 Honda Accord, Civic Coupe, Civic Sedan, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R, CR-V, HR-V, Ridgeline, Odyssey, Acura ILX, MDX, MDX Hybrid, RDX, RLX, TLX; 2019-2020 Honda Insight, Passport; …
Quaker Issues Nationwide Recall For Some Granola Bars, Cereals Due To Salmonella Risk Quaker Issues Nationwide Recall For Some Granola Bars, Cereals Due To Salmonella Risk
Quaker Issues Nationwide Recall For Some Granola Bars, Cereals Due To Salmonella Risk The Quaker Oats Company is recalling some granola bars and granola cereals because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were sold in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, the company announced on Friday, Dec. 15. The view the full list of recalled products, including their best-by dates, check this link from Quaker Oats. Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products and dispose of them, the company said. Those who purchased any of the products can contact Quaker Consumer Relations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday at 1-…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Popular Brand Of Chicken Bites Due To Possible Presence Of Plastic Nationwide Recall Issued For Popular Brand Of Chicken Bites Due To Possible Presence Of Plastic
Nationwide Recall Issued For Popular Brand Of Chicken Bites Due To Possible Presence Of Plastic A recall has been issued for a popular brand of chicken bites due to the possible presence of plastic. Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 26,550 pounds of TGI Fridays boneless chicken bites products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear, hard plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, Dec. 15. The boneless chicken bites items were produced on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and shipped to retail locations nationwide: 15-oz. carton containing "TGI FRIDAYS BONELESS CHICKEN BITES H…
1.75 Million Travel Steam Irons Part Of Expanded Recall For Fire, Burn, Shock Hazards 1.75 Million Travel Steam Irons Part Of Expanded Recall For Fire, Burn, Shock Hazards
1.75 Million Travel Steam Irons Part Of Expanded Recall For Fire, Burn, Shock Hazards Federal authorities announced that a recall initially reported in May has been expanded to include an additional 1.7 million travel irons after there were new reports of injuries. Kansas-based Vornado announced that it is now recalling upwards of two million Steamfast Home and Away Travel Steam Irons due to fire, burn, and shock hazards due to a faulty power cord. According to the company, the cord can become damaged, leading to possible overheating, which then poses fire and burn risks. The damage can also lead to exposed copper wires, representing a shock hazard. Steamfast travel ste…
Applesauce Pouches May Have Been Intentionally Contaminated: FDA Applesauce Pouches May Have Been Intentionally Contaminated: FDA
Applesauce Pouches May Have Been Intentionally Contaminated: FDA Lead contamination from applesauce that sickened dozens of youngsters may have been an "intentional act," a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said in a brand-new report. The WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Purée Pouches were distributed nationwide through online and retail stores. The products subject to the recall, along with lot codes, are: WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches – including three packs of 2.5 oz. - with the following lot codes shown on this page from the (FDA). Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack, 90g pouches, were …
Crash That Killed Beloved Bakery Owner Linked To Recall Of 2 Million Tesla Vehicles Crash That Killed Beloved Bakery Owner Linked To Recall Of 2 Million Tesla Vehicles
Crash That Killed Beloved Bakery Owner Linked To Recall Of 2 Million Tesla Vehicles Millions of Tesla vehicles are being recalled to fix an Autopilot safety problem that could lead to crashes including one in Virginia that claimed the life of a beloved baker. The auto giant announced the recall of more than two million vehicles following a two-year investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) into several crashes - some fatal - that happened while drivers were not paying attention. It comes on the heels of the news that Fauquier County businessman Pablo Teodoro III was killed while his Tesla was on autopilot and he crashed into the back …