Tagged Articles

FDA 658 articles

Golden Flake recall announced due to undeclared milk allergens in certain potato chips

Recall - Golden Flake Hot Thin and Crispy chips

Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., has announced a voluntary and limited recall of its 5 oz. HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips. The recalled Golden Flake chips may contain milk and other dairy ingredients that were mistakenly omitted from the product’s list of ingredients. Consumers with a milk allergy could experience serious of life-threatening allergic reactions upon consuming the product. The following product description indicates which Golden Flake products are impacted by this recall: Product Description Size Item UPC “Best If Used By” and Specific Product Code Lot Golden Flake HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips ... Read More

More than 600,000 food industry workers Could Be at Risk for Diacetyl Exposure

food production workers - Wikimedia commons

Last October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finalized a warning to coffee workers, popcorn plant workers and other food and beverage-making workers about the dangers of diacetyl exposure. Diacetyl is a naturally occurring chemical in the coffee-roasting process, and can be artificially added to other foods and drinks, such as microwave popcorn, baking products, and beer. The flavoring is an enhancement that mimics the creamy, smooth taste of butter. According to the FDA, it is safe to eat in trace amounts, but breathing it has been linked to serious respiratory illnesses such as bronchiolitis obliterans, a deadly disease in ... Read More

Kids Believe Vaping is Safer than Smoking

e-cigarette vaping - photo by the-best-electronic-cigarette-review dot com

National surveys have concluded that the majority of U.S. middle and high schoolers believe e-cigarettes  are safer than conventional cigarettes. They also believe them to be not as addictive. The surveys’ lead author Dr. Stephen M. Amrock of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland says that the safety of e-cigarettes “continues to be debated by public health experts.” He continues, “U.S. youth may not be wrong that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, but such a view captures only half the story. Less harmful does not equate with no harm.” National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys in 2012 and 2014 ... Read More

Many sex enhancement supplements are too good to be true; beware hidden risks

Viagra single pack

The week before Christmas the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released 14 public notifications about sex enhancement supplements that were tainted with hidden active ingredients, specifically undeclared sildenafil, which is the active ingredient in Viagra. According to Vocativ, before issuing these 14 notifications the FDA had already posted 33 other warnings about tainted sexual enhancement products in 2016. Caught in a routine inspection by the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs when the drugs were shipped from overseas, these are likely only a tiny fraction of similarly misrepresented products. The agency isn’t able to test all products on the market ... Read More

IVC Filters Not Recommended for Cancer Patients

IVC filter

Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer are at increased risk for blood clots, especially venous thromboembolism (VTE), including pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). Cancer treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy increase the risk even more. In a recent study, Alok Khorana, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic and colleagues are not in favor of using inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in cancer patients. The cage-like devices are designed to catch blood clots before reaching the heart or lungs, but they have been known to tilt, perforate the vein and organs, migrate, or fracture. Dr. Khorana remains positive about other options to help prevent blood clots. ... Read More

Lawyers allege C.R. Bard’s IVC filters are ‘ticking time bombs’

IVC filter

Claims by patients across 16 different states have been consolidated into a class action lawsuit against C.R. Bard for the injuries and deaths allegedly caused by inferior vena cava (IVC) filters made by the medical device manufacturing giant. The lawsuit covers many Bard IVC filter products, including the Recovery Filter System, G2, G2 Express, Eclipse, G2X System, Meridian, and Denali. The patient injuries reportedly linked to the device include hemorrhaging, severe and persistent pain, and perforations of the tissue, vessels and organs. The filters are each based off the model made before – the Meridian’s design came from the Eclipse, which ... Read More

Heinz announces gravy recall due to mislabeling error; risk of allergic reaction

Recall - Heinz Gravy 2

CBS News reports that Kraft Heinz Company is in hot water after mislabeling hundreds of cases of its Heinz-brand gravy right before Thanksgiving. According to the FDA, the jar’s labeling may indicate the product to be Heinz Pork Gravy; however, it might actually be Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy. If this is the case, the product would not be labeled to contain milk and soy, thus putting those with severe allergies at risk of an allergic reaction. The following Heinz products, all distributed to various U.S. retailers, are included in this gravy recall: CONSUMERS: Heinz HomeStyle Gravy Pork; individual 12 ... Read More

Baby food recall announced by H-E-B following discovery of plastic piece within a consumer’s container

baby - blue eyes - under green blanket

H-E-B, a well-known grocery store chain based in Texas, is recalling its entire H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups product line. While there have not been any deaths or injuries linked to the recalled baby food, a small piece of rubber was found inside one of the containers and the company wishes to prevent any possibility of injury in the future. According to the FDA, H-E-B is now in process of a full investigation with its H-E-B Baby Food manufacturer regarding this incident to ensure all proper safety procedures are being followed during production. “Though we have only received ... Read More

E-Cigarette retailers Receive Warning Letters From the FDA Over Selling to Minors

e-cigarette vaping - photo by the-best-electronic-cigarette-review dot com

Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handed out warning letters to five companies that sell e-cigarettes, citing them for selling their products to minors. Since new regulations have been placed on e-cigarette marketing and sales, the vaping community and sellers have been reacting with fierce opposition. Rounds of warning letters have already been sent out from the FDA to e-cigarette sellers for products sold to minors, and now five more companies – iPuffVapor, Puff n Stuff Kissimmee Inc., Encore Vapor Inc., Mission Pipe Cigar Shop and Rize Vapor – have been recipients of the letters. As of the end of September, a ... Read More

Drumstick recall announced by Nestle USA due to possible exposure to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall - Drumsticks, Nestle

Nestlé USA, the largest food company in the world in terms of revenues, has announced a recall of certain Nestle Drumsticks ice cream cone products due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Listeria monocytogenes is responsible for causing serious and sometimes fatal infections in both young children and frail or elderly adults, especially those with weakened immune systems. The Drumstick recall specifically identifies the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, both of which were manufactured at the company’s Bakersfield, Calif., production facility. Each cone weights approximately 4.6 fluid ... Read More