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MDS Foods Inc, of Massillon, OH is Expanding the Current Recall to include Products Identified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana from their 02/15/2017 Product Recall

1:36 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism Listeria Monocytogenes which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. At the time of this release, no illnesses have been reported.read more »

Los Angeles, CA. Chapis Spice & Tea. Today Announced a Recall/Amendment to the Bread Crumbs and Seasoned Bread Crumbs Distributed on or after 11/10/2017 – 02-16/2017

18 Feb 10:59 | U.S. News

This follows notification from our supplier, that there were undeclared allergens in the “regular” Natural Bread Crumbs manufactured on 11/01/17. Allergens such as, Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts, and, Soybean.read more »

Synergy Rx Pharmacy Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of the Products Listed Below due to a Lack of Quality Assurance

17 Feb 19:38 | U.S. News

San Diego, CA, Synergy Rx Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling the following non-sterile products; Sublingual Tablets, HCG and HCG with resveratrol Human Chorionic Gonadoptropin), Non Sterile Dermatology creams all strengths (retinoic acid creams, hydroquinine creams, bleaching creams), Numbing Creams, acne creams, hair growth serums with minoxidil, betamethasone creams and Chemical Peels (salicylic acid peels, trichoracetic acid peels, glycolic acid peels, Jessners Peels, custom peels solutions) to the retail level due to a lack of quality assurance.read more »

Licata Enterprises Asks For Volunary Recall of Multiple Vitamin Because of A Possible Fish Allergen Health Risk

17 Feb 15:31 | U.S. News

Licata Enterprieses of Huntington Beach, California is recalling its The Supreme One / Theravits 100 multiple vitamin (all lots) due to the discovery of a confusing labeling issue which could cause cause individuals allergic to fish oils to ingest the product in error. The product contains Vitamin A (partially from fish liver oil) which is clearly stated in the Supplement Facts portion of the label; however, another part of some labels also incorrectly state “... contains no common allergens” leading some with fish allergies to believe the product is safe for them. Further, the separate Allergen statement contains fish is missing.read more »

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach Branch Announces a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Assorted Cheese Items for Potential Listeria Monocytogenes

17 Feb 15:22 | U.S. News

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch is issuing a recall on various Cheeses and cheese containing items due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

Treat Your Flu Illness

17 Feb 13:04 | U.S. News

Flu activity remains elevated nationally and widespread across the U.S. read more »

Biery Cheese Company Recalls Various Types Of Specialty Longhorn Colby Cheeses Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

17 Feb 10:32 | U.S. News

Biery Cheese Co. is voluntarily recalling specialty Longhorn Colby cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

Alert - Yellow Fever in Brazil

17 Feb 00:00 | U.S. News

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever starting in December 2016. In response to this outbreak, health authorities have recently expanded the list of areas in which yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers.read more »

Ditos Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries W/Dip with Chocolate Frosting and Heart Plastic Platter Mixed Fruit W/Dip with Chocolate Frosting

16 Feb 21:08 | U.S. News

DITOS of Anchorage, Alaska is recalling 50 cases of Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting 32oz, and 30 cases of Heart Plastic Platter Mixed Fruit w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting 40oz, because it contains undeclared soy and milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy and/or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Saputo Inc. Recalls Certain Gouda Cheese Products Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes

16 Feb 17:52 | U.S. News

Saputo Inc. (Saputo), is voluntarily recalling certain Gouda cheese products in the United States after having been notified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana that some specialty Gouda cheese products that it supplied to Saputo’s Green Bay, Wisconsin facility may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.read more »

Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder by Zimmer Biomet: Class I Recall - High Fracture Rate

16 Feb 09:30 | U.S. News

Fractures may result in revision surgeries which could cause serious adverse health consequences such as permanent loss of shoulder function, infection, or rarely, death.read more »

Controlling Cholesterol with Statins

16 Feb 08:00 | U.S. News

So, your doctor has prescribed a statin. FDA answers six common questions.read more »

Veggie Noodle Co. Recalls Butternut Spirals Due to Possible Health Risk

15 Feb 20:08 | U.S. News

Veggie Noodle Co. of Austin, Texas is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Butternut Spirals due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

FDA approves new psoriasis drug

15 Feb 17:47 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Siliq is administered as an injection.read more »

The FDA is issuing this recall notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to alert U.S. consumers who may have purchased these products in Canada not to eat or serve them. The products under recall were manufactured specifically for the Canadian marketplace. - Updated Food Recall Warning - PC Organics brand baby food pouches recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

15 Feb 16:49 | U.S. News

The food recall warning issued on February 3, 2017 has been updated to include additional products. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Organics brand baby food pouches from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.read more »

Allergen Alert Expansion: Legendary Baking Issues Allergy Alert - Almonds And Egg In Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie - Allergens Not Declared In Ingredient List

15 Feb 14:00 | U.S. News

Legendary Baking of Denver, CO, has expanded its recall of 34 ounce packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie because the almonds and eggs were not listed in the ingredient statement. People who have allergies to almonds and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. Recalls Various Colby Type Cheeses due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

15 Feb 09:26 | U.S. News

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on its customers’ wellness and safety, Guggisberg Cheese Inc. is recalling various types of Colby type cheeses and sizes due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.read more »

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Freeze Dried Vials by Synergy Rx: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

15 Feb 08:30 | U.S. News

Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.read more »

Against The Grain Pet Food Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Pulled Beef Due to Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital

14 Feb 19:33 | U.S. News

Out of an abundance of caution, Against the Grain Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed in 2015. The 12 oz. Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that is being voluntarily recalled, due to the potential presence of pentobarbital, has an expiration date of December 2019, a lot number of 2415E01ATB12, and the second half of the UPC code is 80001 (which can be found on the back of the product label).read more »

Synergy Rx Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)Freeze Dried Vials Due to a Lack of Sterility Assurance

14 Feb 19:32 | U.S. News

Synergy Rx Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all lots of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) 5,000 units/vial and 11,000 units/vial to the retail level due to a lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.read more »

Sargento Recalls Select Products

14 Feb 11:01 | U.S. News

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Ind. has notified Sargento Foods Inc. that a specialty Longhorn Colby cheese they supplied to Sargento must be recalled due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported.read more »

How Devices in Public Places Can Restart Hearts

14 Feb 09:00 | U.S. News

If cardiac arrest occurs, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defibrillator, or 'AED' for short, can be life-saving. Learn about the FDA's role and how these devices are used.read more »

Choice Farms LLC Recalls Very Limited Quantity of Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese Supplied by a Third Party that may have the potential for Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

13 Feb 22:49 | U.S. News

Choice Farms LLC is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of stuffed mushrooms because the mushrooms may contain a cheese component which a third party supplier advised has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stuffiness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

Country Fresh Recalls Various Cooking And Snacking Products Due To Possible Health Risk

13 Feb 22:48 | U.S. News

Following the Sargento Cheese Company recall where select Sargento branded cheeses were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 2,552 cases of various cooking and snacking products (product descriptions attached), that contained Sargento branded cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

Cousins Products LLC Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on 16oz Creole Tomato Dressing, Best by Date 05/18/17, due to Undeclared Milk

13 Feb 17:16 | U.S. News

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MDS Foods Inc. - Food Safety Press Release

13 Feb 16:24 | U.S. News

MDS Foods Inc., of Massillon, OH is recalling multiple products some of which were found to be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and other products which may have the potential to be contaminated with the bacteria. Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with Colby and Colby Jack minihorn cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

Meijer Recalls Meijer Brand Colby and Colby Jack Deli Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

10 Feb 18:38 | U.S. News

Meijer is announcing a recall of its Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese sold exclusively through its deli counters due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Grreat Choice® Canned Dog Food Due to Possible Health Risk

10 Feb 14:56 | U.S. News

PetSmart has issued a voluntary recall of one production lot of its Grreat Choice® Adult Dog Food sold on PetSmart.com, Pet360.com, PetFoodDirect.com and in nationwide PetSmart retail stores. This product is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure due to metal contamination that could potentially be a choking hazard to pets.read more »

FDA approves drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

9 Feb 14:05 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Emflaza (deflazacort) tablets and oral suspension to treat patients age 5 years and older with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle deterioration and weakness. Emflaza is a corticosteroid that works by decreasing inflammation and reducing the activity of the immune system.read more »

Ruth’s Salad Charlotte NC Expands Recall of Ruth’s Salads Pimento Spreads due to Possible Health Risk. May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

9 Feb 12:32 | U.S. News

Ruth’s Salads Charlotte, NC is expanding the recall of Ruth’s Salads Pimento Cheese Spreads packed in Chester, SC. The products involved include: Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 7oz; Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 12 oz.; Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 24 oz.; Ruth’s Old Fashion Pimento Spread 16 oz.; Ruth’s Jalapeno Pimento Spread 12 oz.; Ruth’s Lite Pimento Spread 12 oz.; and Ruth’s Cream Cheese with Pineapple-Pecans 12 oz.read more »

Legendary Baking Issues Allergy Alert-Almonds and Egg in Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie Allergens Declared but Listed Under “May Contain”

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Legendary Baking of Denver, CO, is recalling its 34 ounce packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie because the almonds and eggs were listed under “may contains” instead of “contains”. People who have allergies to almonds and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Alaris Syringe Pump Module (Large Volume Pump), Model 8100 and AIL Sensor Kits by CareFusion: Class I Recall - Alarm Error

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Faulty Air-In-Line sensor which may generate a false alarm, and cause the syringe pump to stop supplying the infusion to the patient. Interruption of infusion could lead to serious adverse health consequences or death.read more »

Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distributor, Regeneca Worldwide

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

A California dietary supplement distributor has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products, which were found to contain unsafe ingredients including 1, 3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA).read more »

Help The FDA Keep Kids from Using Tobacco

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs your help to ensure that communities nationwide are following federal tobacco laws. Here's how you can report potential violations.read more »

Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 mg /2 mL (10 mg/mL) by Exela Pharma Sciences: Recall - Particulate Matter

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Particulate matter has the potential to block blood vessels, provoke an immune reaction, and/or lead to microinfarcts which could be life threatening.read more »

Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement by Kingsway Trading Inc.: Recall - Product Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.read more »

Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement by Kingsway Trading Inc.: Recall - Product Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids

9 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.read more »

Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 Mg/2 Ml (10 Mg/Ml) Due to Particulate Matter

8 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC (“Exela”), in association with marketer X-Gen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“X-Gen”), is voluntarily recalling lot number PLND1613 of Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 mg /2 mL (10 mg/mL), vials to the hospital or user level. Some of the vials have been found to contain particulate matter.read more »

Too Loud! For Too Long!: CDC Vitalsigns Report

8 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

About 40 million Americans aged 12 years and older have hearing loss.

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Fred Meyer Stores Issues Allergy Alert on Fred Meyer 100% Whole Wheat Bread due to Undeclared Milk

8 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Fred Meyer Stores has recalled the 16 oz Fred Meyer 100% Whole Wheat Bread sold in its retail stores because the product may contain nonfat dry milk not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Kingsway Trading Inc. Recalls “Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement” because it Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids

8 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Kingsway Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 1.06 oz (30g) bottles of “Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian)” Batch No. 130401 & Batch No. 150201 because they contain the presence of undeclared Ephedra Herba (ma huang), an FDA banned item. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use, or under ordinary conditions of use if the labeling is silent.read more »

Starway Inc. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Peony Mark Brand Dried Lily Flower

7 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Starway Incorporated, located at 137 Grattan Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237, is recalling Peony Mark Brand Dried Lily Flower because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consumer this product.read more »

Global Vaccine Injury System Needed to Improve Public Health

7 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

System would improve global vaccine participation, MU expert argues in JAMAread more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

7 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

If you have trouble reading this e-mail, please click here. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_wk.html?s_cid=mmwr_wk_e MMWR Logo "MMWR" Early Release read more »

Evanger’s Voluntarily Recalls Hunk of Beef Because Of Pentobarbital Exposure in one Batch of Food

3 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, IL is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus. Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.read more »

FDA permits marketing of first newborn screening system for detection of four, rare metabolic disorders

3 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

FDA permits marketing of first newborn screening system for detection of four, rare metabolic disordersread more »

Protect Yourself & Family Against the Flu

3 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

If you have not gotten vaccinated yet this season, you should get vaccinated now—it's not too late! read more »

Ruth’s Salad Charlotte NC is Recalling Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 7 oz Because of Possible Health Risk. May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

2 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Charlotte, NC Ruth’s Salads is undertaking a recall of Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread in 7oz plastic containers. The product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.read more »

Falafel King Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in “Tzatziki Sauce”

2 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Falafel King of Boulder, Colorado is notifying the public that its containers of Tzatziki Sauce made with sour cream contains milk, a known allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Chlorhexidine Gluconate: Drug Safety Communication - Rare But Serious Allergic Reactions

2 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Reactions can occur within minutes of exposure, and may include wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face; hives that can quickly progress to more serious symptoms; severe rash; or shock, a life-threatening condition.read more »

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