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Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says
Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says Approximately 70 ice cream products sold by multiple brands including Friendly's and Hershey's are being recalled due to a possible presence of listeria, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The brands were recalled this week by Totally Cool, Inc. based in Owings Mills, MD, which has stopped the production and distribution of the affected products due to FDA sampling. Some of the most popular items recalled include: Friendly's 60 fl oz Celebration Ice Cream Cake 40 fl oz Strawberry Krunch Ice Cream Cake; Hershey's 38 fl oz vanilla and chocolat…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk A nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of ground black pepper that could be contaminated with Salmonella. UBC Food Distributors issued the recall for the product under the Baraka brand name in 7-ounce plastic containers with UPC code 8 22514 26626 6, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The company said it was notified of the potential for contamination based on a routine state surveillance sample collected by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets that tested positive for Salmonella the presence of Salmonella in some packages of the product. Salmon…
Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels
Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels A recall has been issued for a popular brand of apple juice due to high levels of arsenic. S. Martinelli & Co. said the recall is for a single lot of Martinelli’s Apple Juice, one-liter (33.8-ounce) bottles.  The recalled product has a “Best By” date of “09MAR2026” or “10MAR2026” on the front of the bottle above the label.  The product was shipped between March 13, 2023, and September 27, 2023, with the majority of the product shipped before July 28, 2023. This recall results from a sampling by the State of Maryland that found samples from one produc…
Shirley Resident Selling Weight Loss Drugs On Social Media Sickens Woman, Feds Say Shirley Resident Selling Weight Loss Drugs On Social Media Sickens Woman, Feds Say
Shirley Resident Sold Weight Loss Drugs On TikTok: Feds A wannabe social media influencer from New York hoping to cash in on the medication weight loss craze illegally sold Ozempic and other drugs on TikTok, sickening at least one victim, federal prosecutors allege. Long Island resident Isis Navarro Reyes, age 36, of Shirley, is named in a six-count indictment that was unsealed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, May 1. Prosecutors allege that Reyes posted dozens of TikTok videos advertising and selling various misbranded and adulterated weight loss drugs, including Ozempic, Mesofrance, and Axcion, between November 2022 and January 2024. S…
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Nineteen people in nine states, including New Jersey and New York, reported illness after injections from a "counterfeit or mishandled" injection of botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. As of April 15, a total of 19 people from 9 states reported harmful reactions after receiving botulinum toxin injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals or in non-healthcare settings, such as homes and spas, the CDC said.  Counterfeit Botox packages. FDA States reporting these reactions include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, K…
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak The US Food and Drug Administration has recalled oysters grown and harvested in Connecticut following an outbreak of norovirus. In a notice on Thursday, March 14, the FDA said the outbreak was caused by oysters sold by Norwalk-based Norm Bloom and Son harvested in February. Although the FDA did not give many how many people were sickened, they did reveal the contaminated batch was associated with an outbreak in Minnesota. In the notice, the FDA warned consumers that the oysters were also sold to restaurants and retailers throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryl…
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…
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States 'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States A popular hummus sold at Wegmans in eight states and the District of Columbia has been recalled by the company, the FDA announced on Feb. 3.  A producer for Wegmans, Summer Fresh Salads Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada has recalled Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped With Harissa, according to the FDA.  The recall was prompted due to undeclared sesame in the produce. The company explained that people with sesame allergies "run the risk of [a] serious or life-threatening allergic reaction[s] if they consume [this] product." Notably, "No illnesses have been reported to date in connect…
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Two types of Robitussin cough syrup products sold nationwide are being recalled due to potential microbial contamination, federal authorities announced. This week, New Jersey-based Haleon announced a recall of several lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult that could be contaminated, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled items include:  Four- and eight-ounce Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult with these lot numbers/expiration dates:  T18010 with an expiration date of Oct. 31, 2025; T08730 with an…
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…
Listeria Prompts Recall Of These Spinach, Salad Kits Listeria Prompts Recall Of These Spinach, Salad Kits
Listeria Prompts Recall Of These Spinach, Salad Kits A voluntary recall has been issued across seven states for BrightFarms spinach and four salad kits, the FDA announced on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The recall includes spinach grown by BrightFarms's supplier, Element Farms, located in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Brightfarms has temporarily suspended the distribution of any spinach grown at the farm due to the recall. The FDA explained there was "potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes" from the products distributed from its Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania facility.  Listeria monocytogenes can cause potentially fatal infe…
Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In NY Being Recalled Due To Contamination Concerns Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In NY Being Recalled Due To Contamination Concerns
Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In NY 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…
Massive New Nationwide Recall Issued For 27 Eye Drop Products Due To 'Insanitary Conditions' Massive New Nationwide Recall Issued For 27 Eye Drop Products Due To 'Insanitary Conditions'
Massive New Nationwide Recall Issued For 27 Eye Drop Products Due To 'Insanitary Conditions' A new nationwide recall has been issued for 27 eye drop products. The drops, distributed to wholesalers and retailers by Velocity Pharma LLC,  are being recalled due to potential safety concerns after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators found insanitary conditions. All lots subject to the recall have expiration dates ranging from November 2023 to September 2025. For a table listing all 27 brands involved, click this link from the FDA. A risk statement accompanying the recall says: "For those patients who use these products, there is a potential risk of eye infections or…
Stop Using These Eye Drop Products Sold At CVS, Rite Aid, Target Due To Infection Risk: FDA Stop Using These Eye Drop Products Sold At CVS, Rite Aid, Target Due To Infection Risk: FDA
Stop Using These Eye Drop Products Sold At CVS, Rite Aid, Target Due To Infection Risk: FDA Consumers should stop using more than two dozen over-the-counter eye drop products because of the risk of eye infections that may lead to vision loss or blindness. Click here for a new, updated story - Massive Eye Drop Recall Expands: 3 New Products Added As List Hits 29; Here's New Rundown The 26 products are from these brands: CVS Health, Leader (Cardinal Health), Rugby (Cardinal Health), Rite Aid, Target Up&Up, and Velocity Pharma. The alert comes after FDA investigators found bacterial contamination in critical drug production areas of a manufacturing facility. For the comp…
Van Leeuwen Recalls 4,000 Ice Cream Pints Due To Undeclared Ingredient Van Leeuwen Recalls 4,000 Ice Cream Pints Due To Undeclared Ingredient
Van Leeuwen Recalls 4,000 Ice Cream Pints Due To Undeclared Ingredient More than 4,000 pints of ice cream are being recalled by a New York-based manufacturer due to an undeclared ingredient. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn says frozen 14-ounce pints of its French Ice Cream product "Brown Sugar Chunk” may contain an undeclared allergen, walnuts.  "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products," according to the FDA. The recalled products are distributed nationally in retail stores.  The product comes in a reddish-brown package with black le…
Company Issues Recall For Frozen Fruit Products Due To Hepatitis Outbreak Company Issues Recall For Frozen Fruit Products Due To Hepatitis Outbreak
Company Issues Recall For Frozen Fruit Products Due To Hepatitis Outbreak A company has issued a recall for various frozen food products sold at Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe's, and other businesses due to a hepatitis outbreak. Scenic Fruit Company said it is recalling frozen organic strawberries sold at Costco and Aldi, and frozen organic tropical blend sold to Trader Joe’s due to an outbreak of Hepatitis A illnesses. Although Hepatitis A has not been detected in this product, out of an abundance of caution, consumers should stop consuming the product and return it to their local store for a refund, the FDA said. The company has ceased the production and distributio…
Recall Issued For Popular Rao's Specialty Food Product Recall Issued For Popular Rao's Specialty Food Product
Recall Issued For Popular Rao's Specialty Food Product A recall has been issued for a popular Rao's Homemade Brand specialty food product. Sunny Dell Foods is recalling its 12-ounce jars of Rao’s Homemade Brand Roasted Red Peppers with Portobello Mushrooms because the affected jars of the condiment may contain undeclared tree nuts (pine nuts), the FDA announced.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. The recalled products were distributed across retail stores in the Northeast US and through mail order e-commerce. The pro…
Recall Issued For Brand Of Mushrooms Due To Possible Health Risk Recall Issued For Brand Of Mushrooms Due To Possible Health Risk
Recall Issued For Brand Of Mushrooms Due To Possible Health Risk A Brooklyn-based company is recalling Enoki mushrooms that were imported from Korea which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA announced that H&C Food Inc. is recalling 7.05-ounce Enoki mushrooms that were important from Green Co. and distributed to supermarkets in New York, Maryland, and Virginia. The mushrooms subject to recall were distributed between Saturday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, March 5. According to the FDA, the mushrooms were sold in a clear plastic packaging with a green label, UPC code of 831211204181, and “H&C Food Inc.” on the back of the package. …
Wegmans Recalls Some Vegetable Products Due To Salmonella Concerns Wegmans Recalls Some Vegetable Products Due To Salmonella Concerns
Wegmans Recalls Some Vegetable Products Due To Salmonella Concerns Check your refrigerator. Wegmans has issued a voluntary recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass due to concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella. The recall involves the following products: Wegmans Organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves 5 oz (UPC: 0-77890-52377-3) with a best by date of 12/20/22 Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens 1.75 oz (UPC: 0-77890-25036-5) with best by dates 12/17/22 and 12/24/22 Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass (UPC: 0-77890-50938-8 The recalled productsFDA The recall…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Hand Sanitizer Brand Due To Potential Contamination Nationwide Recall Issued For Hand Sanitizer Brand Due To Potential Contamination
Nationwide Recall Issued For Hand Sanitizer Brand Due To Potential Contamination A company has recalled bottles of hand sanitizer that may be contaminated with methanol. Adam's Polishes LLC recalled several lots of Adam’s Polishes Hand Sanitizer after FDA testing found that lot 133475 contains undeclared methanol, the company announced on Saturday, Nov. 5. Find the list of recalled lot numbers here. The hand sanitizer products were distributed nationwide to online customers between June 2020 and March 2022, Adam's Polishes said.  The company said those who accidentally ingest the products are at risk of methanol poisoning, which can cause comas, seizure…
Recall Issued For Butter Brand Sold At Wegmans Due To Listeria Concerns Recall Issued For Butter Brand Sold At Wegmans Due To Listeria Concerns
Recall Issued For Butter Brand Sold At Wegmans Due To Listeria Concerns A company is recalling tubs of butter that were sold at Wegmans Food Markets because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Epicurean Butter LLC recalled its three-and-a-half-ounce tubs of "Wegmans Lemon Dill Finishing Butter" on Friday, Aug. 19, due to a recall from its frozen dill supplier, SupHerb Farms. The products were distributed at Wegmans Food Markets in the following locations: New York Massachusetts Pennsylvania New Jersey Maryland Virginia North Carolina Washington, DC The recalled products come in black plastic cups with a Wegmans label around and on the lid, …
Hudson Valley Polio Case May Be 'Tip Of Iceberg,' State Health Commissioner Warns Hudson Valley Polio Case May Be 'Tip Of Iceberg,' State Health Commissioner Warns
Hudson Valley Polio Case May Be 'Tip Of Iceberg,' State Health Commissioner Warns A polio case identified in New York may be the "tip of the iceberg," the state's health commissioner is now saying. Dr. Mary T. Bassett issued the warning after officials said wastewater samples had detected the virus in Orange County shortly after officials confirmed a case in neighboring Rockland County in late July, the first time the disease has been seen in the United States in nearly a decade. "Based on earlier polio outbreaks, New Yorkers should know that for every one case of paralytic polio observed, there may be hundreds of other people infected," Bassett said in a statement.…
Recall Issued For Supplement Due To Presence Of Undeclared Ingredient Recall Issued For Supplement Due To Presence Of Undeclared Ingredient
Recall Issued For Supplement Due To Presence Of Undeclared Ingredient A company recalled a supplement that was sold across the United States due to the presence of an undeclared ingredient.  Distributor RFR LLC recalled SANGTER Energy Supplements 3000mg with expiration date 01/2025 after Food & Drug Administration analysis found the products contained undeclared sildenafil, a substance found in FDA-approved treatments of male erectile dysfunction, according to an FDA announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The presence of sildenafil makes the supplements an unapproved new drug, the FDA reported.  Undeclared sildenafil can interact with nitrates f…
Recall Issued For Supplement Sold On Amazon Due To Presence Of Unapproved Ingredient Recall Issued For Supplement Sold On Amazon Due To Presence Of Unapproved Ingredient
Recall Issued For Supplement Sold On Amazon Due To Presence Of Unapproved Ingredient Cartons of supplement products that were sold on Amazon are being recalled due to the presence of an undeclared, unapproved ingredient.  Ultra Supplement LLC announced the recall of cartons of its Sustango capsules packaged in 10-count blisters on Thursday, July 21. The company recalled products with lot number DAP272109 with an expiration date of 4/1/26 after laboratory analysis found that the products were contaminated with tadalafil, an ingredient in FDA-approved products for treatment of male erectile dysfunction. The presence of the ingredient makes the product an unapp…
COVID-19: New Wave With 'Worst Version' Of Omicron Starting, Leading NY Doctor Says COVID-19: New Wave With 'Worst Version' Of Omicron Starting, Leading NY Doctor Says
Covid-19: New Wave With 'Worst Version' Of Omicron Starting, Leading NY Doctor Says A new COVID-19 wave with the strongest strain of the Omicron variant appears to have started in New York, one of NYC's top epidemiologists in the city is saying. Dr. Jay Varma, who was former Mayor Bill de Blasio's top public health advisor during the pandemic, said the infection rate appears to have stabilized at a high level rather than subsiding as summer starts to get into full swing. "This is likely the beginning of a BA.5 wave," Varma stated in a Tweet.  "Reported cases are at a high plateau, which means actual transmission is very high when you account for the &g…
Peanut Butter Snack Sold At Walgreens Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Peanut Butter Snack Sold At Walgreens Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Peanut Butter Snack Sold At Walgreens Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A peanut butter snack product sold in Walgreens stores is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.  F&S Produce Co. is recalling a limited quantity of its Protein Power Snack because it contains a cup of 0.75oz JIF peanut butter which could be contaminated with Salmonella, the company announced on Tuesday, June 7. The recalled products were distributed in Walgreens stores in New York and New Jersey, according to the announcement.  The product is currently past its expiration date, and the last lot of recalled products have a Best By date of 05/28/22, whi…
National Recall Issued For Rainbox Sprinkles Products National Recall Issued For Rainbox Sprinkles Products
National Recall Issued For Rainbox Sprinkles Products A popular rainbow sprinkle product is being recalled, according to federal health officials. Illinois-based Wilton Industries initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles And Rainbow Sprinkles Mix that may contain milk and could still be on store shelves, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert on Monday, June 6. Rainbow Chip Crunch SprinklesFDA According to the FDA, the undeclared allergen is not declared on the product label after the issue was discovered earlier this month. Recalled items include: Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles wi…
COVID-19: FDA Expands Eligibility For Pfizer Booster To Children 5 Through 11 COVID-19: FDA Expands Eligibility For Pfizer Booster To Children 5 Through 11
Covid-19: FDA Expands Eligibility For Pfizer Booster To Children 5 Through 11 Federal health officials have granted emergency use authorization for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children. On Tuesday, May 17, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is expanding eligibility for boosters to include children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. That age group will be permitted to receive their booster shot five months after completing their initial COVID-19 vaccination series, officials said. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said that while data shows COVID-19 is less severe in children, the vaccine and boosters can help …
Allergy Alert Issued For Planet Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Allergy Alert Issued For Planet Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Allergy Alert Issued For Planet Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Sweet lovers may want to check their freezer after an allergy alert was issued for a frozen dessert product. Massachusetts-based HP Hood LLC is recalling nearly 5,000 cases of its Planet Oat non-dairy frozen dessert products over a possible undeclared peanut contamination, according to the FDA. The recall is specifically for the chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate peanut butter swirl flavors with a best by date of 12/17/22. They were sold at stores across the United States. So far, no illnesses have been reported. The recall was issued after the company discovered that some of its…
Concerns Increase As US Baby Formula Shortage Worsens Concerns Increase As US Baby Formula Shortage Worsens
Concerns Increase As US Baby Formula Shortage Worsens The months-long baby formula shortage that has plagued parents and retailers across the country is getting worse, according to reports. In the first half of 2021, the out-of-stock baby formula hovered below 10 percent in the first half of 2021, according to Datasembly, though that number has jumped above 30 percent between November 2021 and April 2022. According to reports, that rate has increased above 40 percent in certain states, with some completely selling out of formula during the week of Sunday, April 24. Original story - Parents, Retailers Deal With National Baby Formula Shortag…
COVID-19: Stop & Shop Pharmacies Now Offering Anti-Viral Medication COVID-19: Stop & Shop Pharmacies Now Offering Anti-Viral Medication
Covid-19: Stop & Shop Pharmacies Now Offering Anti-Viral Medication Stop & Shop has begun offering two approved COVID-19 antiviral medicines, Pfizer's Paxlovid and Merck's Molnupiravir at its 55 New York pharmacies. The mega-supermarket chain made the announcement on Thursday, April 7, that the drugs would be available at no cost with a valid prescription from a health care provider. The COVID-19 anti-viral medication Molnupiravir can be prescribed to those 18 and older, while Paxlovid is authorized for use by adults and children ages 12 and older weighing at least 88 pounds, store officials said. Availability of the anti-viral oral prescript…