Product Liability Articles
Most ground turkey products contaminated with fecal bacteria, new study finds
Nearly seventy percent of ground turkey samples tested by Consumer Reports researchers contained enterococcus, harmful bacteria harbored by fecal matter, and 60 percent of the samples also contained Escherichia coli (E. coli), another pathogen associated with the fecal contamination.
FDA to take closer look at impact of caffeinated foods on children, teens
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will take a “fresh look” at the potential impact foods with added caffeine have on children and adolescents.
Frozen snack food recall expanded due to risk of E. coli
Rich Products Corp. has expanded its recall of several of its frozen snack foods to include products manufactured at its Waycross, Ga., plant. The earlier recall, issued March 28, includes nearly 200,000 pounds of Farm Rich and Market Day brands
CDC launches second round of graphic ads warning against smoking
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched its second round of graphic advertisements aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and encouraging those who don’t smoke not to pick up the habit.
New study shows energy drinks can raise blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythm
A new study shows that energy drinks, such as Red Bull, Monster, and 5-Hour Energy, may increase blood pressure and cause erratic heartbeat.
Nearly 200,000 pounds of Farm Rich quesadillas, pizza, other products recalled for E. coli risk
Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites. The recall involved 192,222 pounds of products
Boeing completes Dreamliner test flight in effort to solve lithium-ion battery problems
Fleets of Boeing 787 Dreamliners that have been grounded around the world for two months are a step closer to becoming airborne again after the first of two test flights was completed Monday in an effort to demonstrate the aircraft’s
FDA gives up fight for graphic images on cigarette packages
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving up its fight to require tobacco companies to put large, graphic warnings on packages of cigarettes. A federal appeals court sided with the big tobacco companies, saying the warnings violate the First
NHTSA investigates Mercedes E-class cars for possible fuel leak problems
More than 50 complaints from Mercedes-Benz owners about a strong odor of gasoline, mainly after refueling, has led to a federal investigation into possible fuel leaks in about 250,000 Mercedes E-Class cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is