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T. Marzetti Recalls Frozen Biscuits Over Listeria Concerns

T. Marzetti Company, the manufacturer of biscuits and other baked goods sold under various brand names, said on Tuesday that it is recalling a number of products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. So far no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled products, which are not ready to eat and require cooking, which reduces the risk of causing illness. Still, if the baking instructions are not properly followed or the product is mishandled, the risk of contracting listeriosis remains. Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in young children, elderly people, and others with ... Read More

Delta Flight Nearly Landed on Taxiway in Atlanta

A Delta Air Lines plane approaching Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport almost landed on a taxiway that was occupied by another airplane, prompting a federal aviation safety investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that Delta Flight 2196 from Indianapolis had been cleared to land on runway 09R about 11:06 on the morning of Nov. 29. Initially, the Delta plane was lined up properly with the runway, but about one mile from the runway the plane started to drift to the left, lining up with taxiway N where another Delta plane was taxiing. Delta Flight 2196, a Boeing B737, descended ... Read More

Woman’s IVC filter punctured aortic wall

Susie Allen was only 49 years old when she was implanted with a Cook Celect IVC filter, a tiny, cage-like device placed inside the inferior vena cava (IVC) – a large vein that delivers deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities – designed to catch blood clots before they reach the heart. But something went horribly wrong. In January 2012, nearly four years after receiving the IVC filter, doctors discovered that the device had fractured inside her body. In July 2013, doctors discovered that one of the fractured legs of the filter had perforated her aortic wall – the main artery ... Read More

Pieces of fractured IVC filter remain in woman’s body

Tonya Brand was 44 in March 2009 when she was implanted with the Gunther Tulip IVC filter made by Cook Medical prior to back surgery. The metal, cage-like device, called an IVC filter, was placed inside the inferior vena cava – a large vein that caries deoxygenated blood to the heart – in order to capture blood clots before they travel to the heart or lungs. Brand was a candidate for the filter because two years prior she had developed deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in the deep veins in her legs. In June 2011, a foreign body ... Read More

Kroger recalls infant water due to mold contamination

The Kroger Company is recalling Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added after receiving complaints that there was mold in the product. Laboratory testing identified the mold as Talaromyces penicillium, which can cause allergic reactions in some people. Affected products include 1 gallon (3.78 L) clear bottles with the sell by dates from April 26, 2018 to Oct. 10, 2018,  the UPC Code 0 41260 37597 2, and the plant code 51-4140. The labels also state DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202. The water was distributed to Kroger stores, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C ... Read More

Whistleblowers, Taxpayers Lose In Indiana Supreme Court Ruling

There was a huge loss for whistleblowers and taxpayers in Indiana this month. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled against a former state employee who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the state, alleging she was fired for speaking out against the misuse of state tax dollars and a lack of oversight governing how taxpayer money is spent. According to Indianapolis’ CALL 6 Investigates, Suzanne Esserman, a former senior environmental manager who worked for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for 25 years, said she refused to rubber-stamp claims and sought oversight for the Excess Liability Trust Fund Program, a fund ... Read More

FDA raises concerns about herbal supplement kratom

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Public Health Advisory due to its growing concerns about the risks associated with the use of the herbal supplement kratom, and is calling on those who believe in the potential medical benefits of the herb to conduct research on kratom so that its risks and benefits can be better understood. Kratom is a plant indigenous to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has grown in popularity in the U.S., and is often marketed as a “safe” treatment for a variety of conditions. The FDA said it knows people are using kratom ... Read More

Fewer IVC filters implanted since FDA warning

The rate of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement has declined nationally since reaching a peak in 2010, a trend experts say was triggered by a 2010 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning regarding serious risks associated with long-term use of the blood clot-catching devices. An IVC filter is a tiny, cage-like device that is implanted into the inferior vena cava – the large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower body to the heart – to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs, a condition called pulmonary embolism. The FDA warning stated that long-term risks associated with IVC ... Read More

First IVC filter trial currently underway

The first bellwether trial involving allegedly defective IVC filters manufactured by Cook Medical Inc. is currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. IVC filters are medical devices implanted into the inferior vena cava – the large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower and middle body into the right atrium of the heart – to prevent blood clots from entering the lungs, a condition known as pulmonary embolism. The complaint was brought by Elizabeth Jane Hill, who was implanted with Cook Medical’s retrievable Celect IVC filter prior to back surgery. The cage-like device ... Read More

Produce packer’s recall spurs chain reaction of recalls

Dozens of vegetable products are being pulled from grocery store shelves across the country after California-based Mann Packing announced it was recalling several of its products due to concerns that the vegetables had been contaminated with listeria, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with compromised immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Mann Packaging’s recall spurred a chain of recalls from other companies who carry or use Mann Packaging’s produce products. Meijer, a Midwestern chain similar to Walmart, recalled nearly 20 different ... Read More