Health Alerts

Cheese & Olives Recalled Due to Botulism

UNFI is voluntarily recalling cases of Arla Apetina Marinated Feta & Olives in Oil, Pitted distributed by UNFI. The product requires refrigeration to ensure food safety and we have learned that some product distributed to retail customers from 2 UNFI distribution centers may have been exposed to temperatures above refrigeration during storage and/or distribution by […]

Sandwiches Recalled Due to Listeria Infections

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 02, 2019 FDA Publish Date: October 02, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Prepared Food Reason for Announcement: Potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes Company Name: Lipari Foods Brand Name: Lipari Old Tyme, Premo, Fresh Grab, Premo Signature Product Description: Chicken Salad and Chicken Salad Sandwiches Company Announcement Lipari Foods has […]

Frozen Berries Contaminated with Norovirus

Cornerstone Premium Foods of Syracuse, New York is recalling a specific lot of product containing frozen blackberries (noted below) due to the potential of being contaminated with Norovirus. FDA testing of frozen blackberries was reported to have tested positive for Norovirus. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Consumption of product contaminated with Norovirus may cause […]

Cheese Recalled Due to Listeria Infection

Summary Company Announcement Date: September 30, 2019 FDA Publish Date: September 30, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Listeria monocytogenes Company Name: Consider Bardwell Farms Brand Name: Consider Bardwell Farms Product Description: Dorset, Slyboboro and Experience Cheeses Company Announcement Consider Bardwell Farm, LLC of West Pawlet, Vermont, is recalling the following cheeses: […]

Smoked Ham & Canadian Bacon Recalled

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2019 – Fisher Packing Company, a Redkey, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 744 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The RTE pork products were packaged on August 27, 2019. The following products are subject […]

Acid Reflux Medication Recalled Due to Cancer

Summary Company Announcement Date: September 23, 2019 FDA Publish Date: September 23, 2019 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Due to an Elevated Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Company Name: Sandoz Inc. Brand Name: Sandoz Inc. Product Description: Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules Company Announcement Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling all quantities and lots within expiryof […]

Microbiologist: Treat Your Arthritis and Look Good Doing It!

Brooke Russell, Texas A&M University Collagen products are popping up everywhere. While collagen is probably most well known for its touted skin care benefits and as a major component of lip enhancers and injections, some celebrities, like Kourtney Kardashian, are suggesting that people drink it. Products derived from collagen are not just in skin creams […]

Can sitting less decrease your risk of heart disease?

Gautam Ramesh, University of California San Diego; Andrea LaCroix, University of California San Diego, and John Bellettiere, University of California San Diego Too much sitting has long been criticized for contributing to premature mortality, Type 2 diabetes, and a host of other illnesses. In a new study of 5,638 women, we looked at how sedentary […]

Flour Recalled Due to Deadly E. Coli Strain

Summary Company Announcement Date: September 16, 2019 FDA Publish Date: September 16, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: E. coli O26 Company Name: General Mills Brand Name: Gold Medal Product Description: Unbleached All Purpose Flour Company Announcement General Mills announced today a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal […]

Fish Recalled Due to Poisoning

Summary Company Announcement Date: September 10, 2019 FDA Publish Date: September 11, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Fish Reason for Announcement: Potentially elevated levels of histamine or scombroid fish poisoning Company Name: Alfa International Seafood, Inc. Brand Name: Alfa International Seafood, Inc Product Description: Refrigerated, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins Company Announcement On September 6, […]

Hamburger Buns Recalled Due to Contamination

Summary Company Announcement Date: September 06, 2019 FDA Publish Date: September 06, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Foreign Object White Plastic Company Name: Conagra Brands Brand Name: Udi’s Product Description: Classic Hamburger Buns Company Announcement Conagra Brands is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity (approx. 2,200 cases) of Udi’s Classic Hamburger Buns […]

American Beef Packers, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products Deemed Unfit for Human Consumption

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2019 – American Beef Packers, Inc., a Chino, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 24,428 pounds of raw beef products that are deemed unfit for human consumption, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. FSIS inspection personnel retained the carcass and collected a sample for further analysis. […]

Spices Recalled Due to Lead Contamination

Summary Company Announcement Date: August 26, 2019 FDA Publish Date: August 29, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Spices, Flavors &  Salts Reason for Announcement: Excessive levels of lead Company Name: Makzemo LLC Brand Name: Balquis Product Description: Spice Company Announcement Makzemo LLC of Brooklyn, NY is recalling Balquis Yemeni spice, because it has the potential […]

Herbal Tea Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination

Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods, LLC of Welches, OR is recalling The Milk Lady’s Tea with LOT # ML6271950, Peaceful Baby Herbal Tea with LOT # PB781950, and Diges-Teas Herbal Tea with LOT # DT7619100, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young […]

Chicken Recalled Due to Listeria Contamination

Class I Recall Health Risk: High WASHINGTON, August 20, 2019 – Tip Top Poultry, Inc., a Rockmart, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, diced, and mechanically separated ready to […]

Whole Foods Cookie Recall Due to Allergic Reaction

“Decorated Red Apple Cookies” are being voluntarily recalled by Southern Pacific Whole Foods Market stores because they may contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The cookies were sold by the pound and available […]

An Estimated 92% of Cancers Caused by HPV Could be Prevented by Vaccine

CDC data underscore urgent need for new HHS plan to increase HPV vaccination rate to 80 % nationwide During 2012-2016, an average of 43,999 HPV-associated cancers were reported each year, according to a new study published today in CDC’s  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Among the estimated 34,800 cancers probably caused by HPV, 92 […]

Pfizer Recall Due to Microbiological Contamination

Summary Company Announcement Date: August 14, 2019 FDA Publish Date: August 15, 2019 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Microbiological Contamination Company Name: Pfizer Inc Brand Name: RELPAX Product Description: RELPAX® (eletriptan hydrobromide) 40 mg tablets Company Announcement Pfizer Inc. is voluntarily recalling RELPAX® (eletriptan hydrobromide) 40 mg tablets, lots AR5407 and CD4565, to the Patient […]

Spinach Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination

Summary Company Announcement Date: August 09, 2019 FDA Publish Date: August 09, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Produce Reason for Announcement: Potential Salmonella contamination Company Name: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. Brand Name: Dole Product Description: Baby Spinach Company Announcement Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach. […]

Entenmann’s Contaminated: Recall Ensues

Summary Company Announcement Date: August 01, 2019 FDA Publish Date: August 01, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Due to the potential presence of visible, blue plastic pieces Company Name: Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. Brand Name: Entenmann’s Product Description: Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies Company Announcement Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. has initiated […]