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Ground beef products recalled due to E.coli scare

More than 132,600 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass are being recalled because the meat may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26 (E. coli), a bacteria that can cause potentially life threatening illness in some humans. At least 17 people have been sickened and one person has died between July 5 and July 25, 2018, after eating the meat. The recall was initiated by Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colorado-based establishment. Affected ground beef products were produced and packaged on June 21, 2018, and bear the establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the ... Read More

Nissan Recalls Vehicles For Ignition Switch Defect

Nissan is recalling more than 165,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to repair an ignition switch problem that could turn off the engine while the vehicle is in motion, resulting in the risk of a crash and deactivating the airbags. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has yet to announce a recall of the Nissan vehicles, the Japanese automaker confirmed the recall to Consumer Reports. Canada’s transportation regulatory agency, Transport Canada, announced the Nissan recall on Aug. 22, saying that the problem stems from a spring in the ignition assembly that could wear out over time and ... Read More

More blood pressure pills recalled due to cancer-causing contaminant

The list of valsartan-containing blood pressure and heart failure drugs recalled due to the presence of a cancer-causing substance has once again expanded to include all lots of Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited valsartan/amlodipine/HCTZ, valsartan/amlodipine, and valsartan tablets, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall was initiated on July 13 for certain valsartan tablets because they were found to contain a chemical known as N-nitrocodimethylamine (NDMA) in levels that exceeded those considered acceptable for public safety. The chemical is sometimes found in water supplies and food and is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable human ... Read More

FDA expands recall of blood pressure drugs due to cancer-causing impurity

The list of blood pressure drugs recalled because they may contain a cancer-causing impurity has been expanded to include nearly five dozen products from 12 different pharmaceutical companies. On July 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first announced a recall of certain valsartan tablets because they were found to contain a chemical known a N-nitrocodimethylamine (NDMA) in levels that exceeded those considered acceptable for public safety. The chemical, which is sometimes found in water supplies and food, is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable human carcinogen – something that can increase the risk of cancer ... Read More

Risk of Fire, Burn Injuries Prompts Three Product Recalls

The risk of overheating, fire, and burn injuries has triggered a nationwide recall of three consumer products in recent days, federal safety regulators announced. Zebra Technologies Printer Power Supply Units According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zebra Technologies is expanding a previous recall of the power supply units used on its thermal printers. The power supply units can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture and overheat, posing a fire hazard. The CPSC said Zebra Technologies recalled about 166,000 of the power supply units in Dec. 2016 and then expanded the recall on Aug. 2, ... Read More

Cancer-causing impurity may have been present in blood pressure drugs for years

The presence of a potentially cancer-causing impurity in some brands of the blood pressure and heart failure drug valsartan may have been present in the products for as long as four years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a Safety Alert and update about the agency’s ongoing investigation into drugs possibly tainted with N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. Last week, the FDA announced three recalls related to the NDMA impurity detected in the valsartan active pharmaceutical ingredient (API): Teva Pharmaceuticals USA labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals – recall at the retail level because these products are only used in facilities where ... Read More

Del Monte Vegetable Trays Linked to Second Midwest Cyclospora Outbreak

Del Monte vegetable trays have been linked to one of two separate outbreaks of cyclospora parasite in the Midwestern U.S., public health officials warn. Combined, the cyclospora outbreaks have sickened at least 400 people in every Midwest state along with Montana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 237 cases of cyclosporiasis in people who ate vegetables from Del Monte Fresh vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, and dill dip. Reports of illnesses linked to cyclospora-contaminated Del Monte vegetable trays came from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Of the people sickened after ... Read More

Blood pressure meds contaminated with carcinogen recalled

Several brands of the high blood pressure and heart failure drug Valsartan nd Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide are being recalled because the medication is contaminated with trace amounts of a known human carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The presence of the impurity was unexpected and is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organization of the United Nations. Studies have linked NDMA exposure to liver, respiratory tract, kidney and blood vessel tumors ... Read More

Water Pik toothbrushes recalled due to fire risk

Water Pik Inc., is recalling 3,800 Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrushes because the charging base may overheat and catch fire, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported. The company initiated the recall after receiving reports of the toothbrush malfunctioning with the base overheating causing localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns. Toothbrushes affected by this recall include the Sonic-Fusion model SF-01 with the serial/lot numbers SF01 17 06 01 through SF01 18 06 28, and model SF-02 with the serial/lot numbers SF02 17 06 01 through SF01 18 06 28. The serial/lot numbers can be found under the product’s ... Read More

Blister packs of drugs recalled because they are not child resistant

Novartis and Sandoz are recalling several blister packaged prescription medications because they fail to meet child-resistant closure requirements as required by the Poison Prevention Package Act. The companies have received one report of a child consuming the antipsychotic haloperidol from a blister pack. The recall affects about 470,000 units and includes drugs packaged with 3 to 10 tablets per blister card. The blister packs were designed for use in hospitals but some were sent to retail pharmacies and were likely dispensed for in-home use. Novartis products affected by the recall include the anti-nausea drug Zofran ODT (ondansetron) 4mg and 8 ... Read More