RECALLS

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#126

Post by Addie » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:18 pm

HealthDay
Second Blood Pressure Med Recalled for Contamination

November 1, 2018 -- Another high blood pressure drug is being recalled due to contamination that could pose a cancer risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Certain lots of irbesartan are being recalled by SciGen because they contain an industrial chemical that's a suspected carcinogen, CNN reported.

The recalled drugs have "Westminster Pharmaceuticals" and "GSMS Inc." on the label.

Another heart drug, valsartan, was recalled recently due to contamination with possible cancer-causing chemicals, CNN reported.

Not all medicines that contain valsartan or irbesartan are being recalled. The new recall covers only about 1 percent of irbesartan drug products available in the United States, according to the FDA.

User avatar
ZekeB
Posts: 16010
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:07 pm
Location: Northwest part of Semi Blue State

Re: RECALLS

#127

Post by ZekeB » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:55 pm

I whined to my doctor today that one of my meds, already in a small tablet, are to be split in half and taken twice daily. The result is a smaller chunk of white something. She ended up changing my prescription to a 200 mg tab, to be split and taken once a day. It seems there's a 24 hour version of this med. The other med was imported from India. The VA using a foreign drug company? Thanks Thump.
Trump: Er hat eine größere Ente als ich.

Putin: Du bist kleiner als ich.

User avatar
Tiredretiredlawyer
Posts: 9209
Joined: Tue May 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Location: Animal Planet
Occupation: Permanent probationary slave to 1 dog, 1 cat, and 1 horse, 4 granddogs, and one grandcat.

Re: RECALLS

#128

Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:07 pm

Addie wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:10 am
UPI
Exploding toilet tanks prompt recall of pressure-assisted flushing systems

Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Complaints about exploding toilet tanks has prompted a recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing system can burst at weld seams and cause pressure that "can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage," the CSPC said in a recall statement.

Flushmate, a division of Illinois-based Sloane Valve Co., said it's received 1,446 reports of bursting systems since 1996, with nearly two dozen associated injuries. The exploding systems have also caused about $710,000 in property damage.

:snippity:
Where are the Mythbusters when we need them?
A 19th Amendment Centennial Moment: Helen Keller supported women’s suffrage and was a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.

User avatar
Sugar Magnolia
Posts: 10412
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:44 am

Re: RECALLS

#129

Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:54 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Addie wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:10 am
UPI
Exploding toilet tanks prompt recall of pressure-assisted flushing systems

Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Complaints about exploding toilet tanks has prompted a recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing system can burst at weld seams and cause pressure that "can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage," the CSPC said in a recall statement.

Flushmate, a division of Illinois-based Sloane Valve Co., said it's received 1,446 reports of bursting systems since 1996, with nearly two dozen associated injuries. The exploding systems have also caused about $710,000 in property damage.

:snippity:
Where are the Mythbusters when we need them?
My girlfriend had to replace one of these and it got expensive fast. Because of meds her son is on, she has to have the super duper strong flush toilets or it clogs about once a week and those things are expensive to begin with. Then, the plumber found a leak in a pipe joint (which he directly attributed to the super duper strong flush action) so she had to have the bathroom re-plumbed, which also meant taking out part of the ceiling downstairs. At least it didn't explode.

User avatar
Tiredretiredlawyer
Posts: 9209
Joined: Tue May 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Location: Animal Planet
Occupation: Permanent probationary slave to 1 dog, 1 cat, and 1 horse, 4 granddogs, and one grandcat.

Re: RECALLS

#130

Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:03 am

Oohhhhh, I feel for your friend.
A 19th Amendment Centennial Moment: Helen Keller supported women’s suffrage and was a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#131

Post by Addie » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:03 pm

USA Today
Duncan Hines recalls 2.4 million boxes of cake mix for potential salmonella risk

Time to check your pantry: Four types of Duncan Hines cake mixes have been voluntarily recalled by parent company Conagra Brands over the potential risk of salmonella contamination.

During an investigation into a salmonella outbreak, the Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found salmonella in a sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix.

As a result, Conagra says it has voluntarily recalled about 2.4 million boxes of cake mix, including Classic White and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period out of an abundance of caution.

"We are recalling these products out of an abundance of caution and always encourage consumers to follow baking instructions provided," the company said in a statement to USA TODAY.

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#132

Post by Addie » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:42 am

CBS News
Nearly 50 tons of ground beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The weekend recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef possibly tainted with E. coli is the second large meat recall in as many months by JBS USA, a unit of the world's largest meat processor.

Swift Beef Co. recalled 99.260 pounds of ground beef that many be contaminated with E. coli, a potentially deadly bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Swift Beef shipped the recalled meat to retail distributors for further processing and food service providers for institutional use in five states, including California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, the agency said.

The problem was discovered the previous day after the FSIS found E. coli in the beef of a Swift Beef customer. That led to a recall of roughly 530 pounds of ground beef, patties and meatballs shipped to restaurants across Utah.

Swift Beef is part of JBS USA, which in early October recalled 6.9 million pounds of beef tied to a 25-state salmonella outbreak that has now stricken 246 people, 59 of whom were hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control reported last week.

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#133

Post by Addie » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 pm

Not exactly a recall, but dump your romaine lettuce.
WaPo

Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns U.S. consumers

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat in any form, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday in a broad alert in response to a new outbreak of illnesses caused by a particularly dangerous type of E. coli contamination.

The CDC told consumers to throw away any romaine lettuce they may already have purchased. Restaurants should not serve it, stores should not sell it, and people should not buy it, no matter where or when the lettuce was grown. It doesn’t matter if it is chopped, whole head or part of a mix. All romaine should be avoided.

The CDC alert, issued just two days before Americans sit down for their Thanksgiving dinners, reported that 32 people in 11 states have become sick from eating contaminated romaine. Of those, 13 have been hospitalized, with one patient suffering from a form of kidney failure. The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported 18 people infected with the same strain of E. coli.

No deaths have been reported.

“Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick,” the CDC said in the Food Safety Alert issued shortly before 3 p.m.

User avatar
Lani
Posts: 4840
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Location: Some island in the Pacific

Re: RECALLS

#134

Post by Lani » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:25 pm

FOOD SAFETY ALERT

Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.

This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.

Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing romaine.
More at the link: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html
Insert signature here: ____________________________________________________

User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 22010
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:52 am
Location: Near the Swiss Alps

Re: RECALLS

#135

Post by RTH10260 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:31 pm

32 ill among a population of 320mio seems rather small to call for abolishing the total production of a vegetable just cause the agencies cannot trace back the origin of the contamination from the small sample.

User avatar
tek
Posts: 3694
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:02 pm
Location: Happy Valley, MA
Occupation: Damned if I know

Re: RECALLS

#136

Post by tek » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:08 pm

Good thing salad has appeared on no Thanksgiving table ever ;)
There's no way back
from there to here

User avatar
NMgirl
Posts: 4335
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:02 am

Re: RECALLS

#137

Post by NMgirl » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:56 pm

tek wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Good thing salad has appeared on no Thanksgiving table ever ;)
I bought a beautiful head of romaine this morning for a Thanksgiving caesar salad. :crying:

User avatar
tek
Posts: 3694
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:02 pm
Location: Happy Valley, MA
Occupation: Damned if I know

Re: RECALLS

#138

Post by tek » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:14 pm

NMgirl wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:56 pm
tek wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Good thing salad has appeared on no Thanksgiving table ever ;)
I bought a beautiful head of romaine this morning for a Thanksgiving caesar salad. :crying:
Probably safe if you run it through the dishwasher first ;)
There's no way back
from there to here

User avatar
Lani
Posts: 4840
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Location: Some island in the Pacific

Re: RECALLS

#139

Post by Lani » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:57 pm

tek wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:14 pm
NMgirl wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:56 pm
tek wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Good thing salad has appeared on no Thanksgiving table ever ;)
I bought a beautiful head of romaine this morning for a Thanksgiving caesar salad. :crying:
Probably safe if you run it through the dishwasher first ;)
Or boil it!
Insert signature here: ____________________________________________________

User avatar
NMgirl
Posts: 4335
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:02 am

Re: RECALLS

#140

Post by NMgirl » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:38 am

Lani wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:57 pm
tek wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:14 pm
NMgirl wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:56 pm

I bought a beautiful head of romaine this morning for a Thanksgiving caesar salad. :crying:
Probably safe if you run it through the dishwasher first ;)
Or boil it!
Akshully, when I was a kid and we were living in South America, the State Department issued these jugs of some kind of disinfectant in which all fruits and veggies were supposed to be soaked. Market produce was spectacularly delicious before the obligatory disinfecting, not so delicious after the disinfecting, so of course my sisters and I would sneak strawberries, etc., in their pre-soaked condition. But oh my what a high price we occasionally paid.

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#141

Post by Addie » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:17 pm

CBS News
FDA identifies possible culprit as source of tainted romaine lettuce ...

The potentially deadly strain of the bacteria has sickened 32 people in 11 states since October. Nearly a third of the cases are in Los Angeles County. Scott Horsfall, the CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, said most of the romaine on the market when the outbreak began was grown in his state.

"Given the harvest cycle at that time, I think there's a good possibility that it came from California, yes," Horsfall said. ...

An important clue for investigators is the bacteria's DNA. It's very similar to the E.coli strain that caused a still unsolved outbreak in 2017.

"If you look at the map of illness onsets from last year, it is very similar to this recent outbreak….because these two are related, we have really more clues to go by now in terms of where people got sick and the timing involved," Horsfall said.

The CDC said about 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses every year – 46 percent of them from eating leafy vegetables and other produce. Cooking kills most germs found in food, but because romaine lettuce is usually eaten raw that's not really an option. The CDC says just throw it out, it's not worth the risk.

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#142

Post by Addie » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:56 pm

USA Today
Two more blood pressure drugs recalled for potential cancer risk

Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched a voluntary recall into two drugs used to treat high blood pressure as yet more medications face concerns over a possible cancer risk.

In a statement from Teva posted by the Food and Drug Administration, the recall affects all lots of combination tablets featuring the drugs amlodipine and valsartan and another combo drug featuring amlodipine, valsartan, and hydrochlorothiazide.

The drugs could contain an impurity called N-nitroso-diethylamine (NDEA), which has been classified as a possible human carcinogen, the FDA said.

Patients taking either drugs should contact their doctor or pharmacist for advice or alternative treatments. Stopping the drugs immediately with no comparable alternative could pose a greater risk to patients' health, said Teva.

User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 23490
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Re: RECALLS

#143

Post by Volkonski » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:36 pm

Happily I take amlodipine and valsartan in separate tablets. :)
Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 22010
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:52 am
Location: Near the Swiss Alps

Re: RECALLS

#144

Post by RTH10260 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:47 pm

5.1 million pounds of beef added to salmonella recall
BY EMILY BIRNBAUM - 12/04/18 02:11 PM EST

One of the nation's largest beef producers, JBS Tolleson, is recalling an additional 5 million pounds of beef products over possible salmonella contamination, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Tuesday.

The raw beef items, which were sold to grocery stores across the country, were packaged between July and September 2018, according to the statement. This is an expansion of an October recall by JBS Tolleson, which took around 7 million pounds of beef off the market after a salmonella outbreak caused hundreds of people to fall ill in the U.S.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in the statement said it is concerned that some consumers may have frozen the recalled beef in their freezers.

"These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase," the statement warns.


https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/4 ... lla-recall

User avatar
Dolly
Posts: 14219
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:32 pm

Re: RECALLS

#145

Post by Dolly » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:24 am

FDA Issues Warning for Dog Food Brands Containing Toxic Levels of Vitamin D
More brands may be recalled as the FDA tests them
Updated at 7:56 AM PST on Dec 4, 2018

Several popular brands of dry dog food have up to 70 times the safe levels of vitamin D and could kill dogs who eat them, the Food and Drug Administration warned Monday.

“Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death. Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.”

The makers of at least 11 different dog food brands are recalling their products. The full list is available on the FDA website. Recalled brands include Nutrisca, Natural Life, Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride, Abound (sold at Kroger), and Nature’s Promise (sold at Giant and Stop & Shop), as well as others.

All the brands buy their products from the same manufacturer. “Pet owners should discontinue feeding these recalled products,” the FDA said. “At this time, the only pet products that have been impacted are food made for dogs.”

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/nation ... csVa1mdRJo

That is all at the link above. Slightly longer article below.

Some dog food has toxic levels of vitamin D, FDA warns
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-n ... ns-n943281

FDA website.

FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods
https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/Ne ... 627485.htm
Avatar by Tal Peleg Art of Makeup https://www.facebook.com/TalPelegMakeUp

User avatar
Lani
Posts: 4840
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Location: Some island in the Pacific

Re: RECALLS

#146

Post by Lani » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:01 am

Del Monte recalls canned corn in 25 states, 12 nations, due to botulism risk
https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/canned ... lism-risk/
Del Monte Foods is recalling more than 64,000 cases of incompletely sterilized canned corn that could cause life-threatening illness if consumed. Walmart and Target are among the retailers in 25 states and 12 countries that sold the recalled product, the food producer said.

The recall of 64,242 cases of "Fiesta Corn" seasoned with red and green peppers was due to under-processing, the company said in a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The missed steps from the commercial sterilization process could result in spoilage and possible contamination with life-threatening pathogens, if eaten, Del Monte warned. There have not been any reports of illness as a result of the products, the company added.
Insert signature here: ____________________________________________________

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#147

Post by Addie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:28 pm

Fox News
California farm linked to romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak recalls additional produce

A California farm that federal health officials traced to the recent E.coli outbreak from romaine lettuce has recalled additional produce “out of an abundance of caution,” the facility announced Thursday.

Adam Bros. Farming Inc. in Santa Maria has recalled red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower that was harvest from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30.

While none of the recalled products have tested positive for E. coli, and no illnesses associated with these produce items have been reported, the farm said: “Out of an abundance of caution, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. is initiating this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA.”

“The recall was initiated after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli,” the farm explained.

Adams Bros. Farming Inc. added the recalled produce was “grown in particular fields” and does not involve all of its products.

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#148

Post by Addie » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:24 am

KWQC
Ford recalls 874,000 trucks due to fire risks

(NBC) - Ford Motor Company is recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America due to fire risks.

The second largest automaker says the issue involves an engine block heater cable.

The recall covers several years of F150 and Super Duty trucks including 2015 through 2019 Ford F150 Trucks, along with the 2017 through 2019 Ford F250 Super Duty, F350 Super Duty, F450 Super Duty and F550 Super Duty pickup trucks.

Ford says water and contaminants can get into the engine block heater cable's splice connector, causing corrosion, damage and potentially fire. ...

The recall covers 410,000 vehicles in the United States and about 464,000 in Canada.

Ford dealers will inspect the engine block heater cable and replace it if necessary.

User avatar
Foggy
Posts: 28717
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:00 pm
Location: Fogbow HQ
Occupation: Dick Tater

Re: RECALLS

#149

Post by Foggy » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:37 am

Whew, at least it wasn't the transmissions! :thumbs:
Any time my questions are all fully answered, I know I'm asking the wrong questions. - Bernard Samson

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 34306
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: RECALLS

#150

Post by Addie » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:32 am

The Hill
164,000 pounds of ground turkey recalled nationally amid salmonella outbreak concerns

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday that Jennie-O Turkey is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products amid concerns of salmonella contamination.

The agency said the items that fall under the recall were produced on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, and have freeze or use dates of either Nov. 12 or Nov. 13.

CNN reported that the recall announcement coincided with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting 52 new cases of illness tied to a recent salmonella outbreak. More than 200 people have gotten ill from the outbreak since the outbreak started in November 2017, and one death has been reported.

The CDC said there have been nearly two dozen illnesses in Canada connected to the same outbreak, according to CNN.

Post Reply

Return to “Current Events”