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Hummingbird Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Hazelnut in Organic Cocoa-dusted Chocolate Ginger

21 Apr 22:11 | U.S. News

Hummingbird Wholesale of Eugene, Oregon is recalling 5lbs of Organic Cocoa-Dusted Chocolate Ginger, because it may contain undeclared hazelnut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to hazelnut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

McCain Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns Due to Possible Health Risk. Product is Sold and Distributed Under The Roundy’s and Harris Teeter Retail Brands.

21 Apr 21:54 | U.S. News

McCain Foods USA, Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite our stringent supply standards may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product. Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth.read more »

Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

21 Apr 21:15 | U.S. News

Frito-Lay today announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning.read more »

Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot Of 25% Dextrose Injection, USP (Infant) Due To The Presence of Particulate Matter

21 Apr 19:10 | U.S. News

Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of 25% Dextrose Injection, USP, (Infant) pre-filled syringe to the hospital/user level due to the presence of particulate matter, identified as human hair, found within an internal sample syringe.read more »

H-E-B Voluntarily Issues a Precautionary Recall H-E-B and Hill Country Fare sandwich bread with a best buy date of April 29th or earlier being recalled for potential rubber in the product

21 Apr 15:01 | U.S. News

H-E-B, committed to the quality of its products, is voluntarily issuing a precautionary recall for H-E-B and Hill Country Fare sandwich bread with a best by date of April 29 or earlier due to the possible presence of a single piece of rubber in the product. This was an isolated incident. Bread purchased in the San Antonio area, Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Corpus Christi stores is not impacted by this recall.read more »

Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP by C.O. Truxton: Recall - Labeling Error on Declared Strength

21 Apr 14:10 | U.S. News

Mislabeled product could expose the consumer or their pet(s) to potential overdosing that can cause severe intoxication which may lead to cardiogenic shock, renal failure, coma or death.read more »

Flu Vaccine Protects You and Your Family

21 Apr 13:04 | U.S. News

New infographic explains the severity of the flu and why the flu vaccine is important. read more »

C.O. Truxton, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP due to Labeling Error on Declared Strength

21 Apr 12:52 | U.S. News

Bellmawr, New Jersey, C.O. Truxton, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot 70952A of Phenobarbital Tablets, USP, 15 mg, to the consumer/user level. The manufacturer received a confirmed customer complaint that a bottle labeled as phenobarbital 15 mg was found to contain phenobarbital 30 mg tablets.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. RR-1

20 Apr 13:14 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 15

20 Apr 13:09 | U.S. News

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FDA statement from Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., deputy center director for regulatory programs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on new warnings about the use of codeine and tramadol in children & nursing mothers

20 Apr 11:42 | U.S. News

The health and safety of children is a top priority at the FDA, which is why today we are requiring a series of changes to the labeling of two types of opioid medications in order to help better protect children from serious risks associated with these medicines – codeine (found in some prescription pain and cough medicines and some over-the-counter cough medicines) and tramadol (found in some prescription pain medicines).read more »

Codeine and Tramadol Medicines: Drug Safety Communication - Restricting Use in Children, Recommending Against Use in Breastfeeding Women

20 Apr 11:30 | U.S. News

New and strengthened WARNINGS and CONTRAINDICATIONS on drug labels describing serious risks, including slowed or difficult breathing and death.read more »

Codeine and Tramadol Can Cause Breathing Problems for Children

20 Apr 09:00 | U.S. News

The FDA is strengthening drug labels for codeine and tramadol to protect children and nursing babies.read more »

Organic Herbal Supply Supplement Products: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

19 Apr 08:55 | U.S. News

Use of these products may pose a threat to consumers because the undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.read more »

The FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities

19 Apr 08:00 | U.S. News

Scientific researchers now are working on how to reduce health disparities (differences in health outcomes) among racial and ethnic minorities. And they're doing it with the help of funding from--and by working with--the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Learn more.read more »

La Granja INC. Recalls Mango Flavored Ice cream Because of Possible Health Risk

18 Apr 20:46 | U.S. News

La Granja INC of Doraville Georgia is recalling 4000 units of Hand crafted Paleteria, Mango Flavored Ice cream, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms pain and diarrhea. Long term complications can include severe arthritis.read more »

Organic Herbal Supply Issue Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of All Lots Of Various Supplements For Male And Female Sexual Enhancement Due To Undeclared Tadalafil And Flibanserin

18 Apr 20:25 | U.S. News

Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of Uproar, Cummor, Zrect, Monkey Business, Xrect, Rectalis, Tornado, Zdaily, BigNHard, Enhancerol Natural Male Enhancement capsules. FDA analysis has found the products to contain Tadalafil. Tadalafil is a FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), the presence of tadalafil in these male enhancement products renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall. Organic Herbal Supply is also recalling Zrect for Women and LabidaMAX. FDA analysis has found these two products contain Flibanserin, an FDA-approved prescription drug for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women. There have been no reports of illness to date.read more »

Press Releases: On-the-Record Briefing on Biosecurity

18 Apr 16:28 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Office of the Spokesperson William A. Walters, M.D., Managing Director for Operational Medicine, Bureau of Medical Services, Department of State; and Joseph P. Lamana, Director, Operations Division, Office of Emergency Management, Department of Health and Human Services Via Teleconference Washington, DC April 18, 2017 MODERATOR:read more »

Beyond Meat Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Beyond Meat Feisty Crumbles

17 Apr 18:37 | U.S. News

Beyond Meat of El Segundo, CA is voluntarily recalling certain bags of Feisty Crumbles from three production lots because they may contain low levels of undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

TP Food Processing, Inc. Announces the Recall Of Shrimp and Lemongrass Satay Sauces Due to Risk for Clostridum Botulinum

17 Apr 18:26 | U.S. News

TP Food Processing, Inc. of Westminster, CA is recalling Lemongrass Satay; and Shrimp Satay (Lot code 2016) because the acidified sauces were not properly produced making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum. No illnesses, customer complaints, or illnesses have been reported to date.read more »

Jimmy’s Cookies LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies LOT# 047

17 Apr 15:33 | U.S. News

Jimmy’s Cookies LLC of Clifton, NJ is recalling LOT #047 The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from all retail stores, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Watch - Measles in Belgium

17 Apr 00:00 | U.S. News

Health officials in Belgium have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to Belgium protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.read more »

Watch - Measles in Italy

17 Apr 00:00 | U.S. News

Health officials in Italy have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to Italy protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.read more »

Watch - Measles in Germany

17 Apr 00:00 | U.S. News

Health officials in Germany have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to Germany protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.read more »

Northern California Whole Foods Market Stores Issue Recall for Undeclared Eggs in Some Cookies

16 Apr 21:55 | U.S. News

Nine Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California are voluntarily recalling some decorated (iced) cookies from the self-service cookie displays because the products contained egg allergen that was not listed on the product sign. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Feng Mao Biotechnology Organic Food CO.,LTD. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Almond Drinking Powder.

14 Apr 16:44 | U.S. News

Feng Mao Biotechnology Organic Food CO. of R.O.C is recalling Almond Drinking Powder in 600 g cans, because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

US Streams Carry Surprisingly Extensive Mixture Of Pollutants

14 Apr 15:00 | U.S. News

Many U.S. waterways carry a variety of pollutants, but not much is known about the composition or health effects of these chemical combinations. A new in-depth study, however, is providing insight as it shows the mixtures are more complex than expected and contain compounds that could potentially harm aquatic species. read more »

Upcoming Webinar - Thursday April 20

14 Apr 13:04 | U.S. News

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More Than $16 Billion Spent On Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

14 Apr 11:03 | U.S. News

A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans spent more than ever before - $16 billion - on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures in 2016. read more »

Choice Farms LLC Recalls Limited Quantity of Caesar Side Salad Due to Undeclared Milk, Egg, Wheat and Fish (anchovies) Allergens

14 Apr 08:53 | U.S. News

Choice Farms LLC is initiating a limited voluntary recall of 7-Eleven brand Caesar Salad containers produced on April 11th, at the Denver production facility only, because they contain undeclared Milk, Egg, Wheat and Fish (anchovies) allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these foods run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Standard Homeopathic Company Issues Nationwide Recall of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets Due to Mislabeling

13 Apr 20:52 | U.S. News

Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling all lots of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores to the consumer level. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the medicines have been found to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that may differ from the calculated amount on the products' labels. FDA believes that belladonna represents a serious health hazard to children and that the effects of belladonna are unpredictable.read more »

Certain Homeopathic Teething Products: Recall - Confirmed Elevated Levels of Belladonna

13 Apr 19:00 | U.S. News

Updated 04/13/2017. Homeopathic teething products containing belladonna pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children.read more »

New CDC Funding Opportunity: Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas

13 Apr 15:21 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 14

13 Apr 13:10 | U.S. News

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13 Apr 10:04 | U.S. News

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Alert - Yellow Fever in Brazil

13 Apr 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 »

The Smokehouse of NY Recalls Smoked Fish Products Listed Because of Possible Health Risk

12 Apr 20:38 | U.S. News

The Smokehouse of NY, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 is recalling all of the Smoked fish listed below, because they have 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 weaken 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 still births among pregnant women.read more »

FDA allows marketing of first whole slide imaging system for digital pathology

12 Apr 16:56 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS), the first whole slide imaging (WSI) system that allows for review and interpretation of digital surgical pathology slides prepared from biopsied tissue. This is the first time the FDA has permitted the marketing of a WSI system for these purposes.read more »

Autism: Beware of Potentially Dangerous Therapies and Products

12 Apr 07:00 | U.S. News

There is no cure for autism. And many products claiming to 'cure' autism carry significant risks. Learn more about autism and how FDA cracks down on false claims.read more »

Nassau Candy Distributors Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in H.E.B Brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate

11 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Nassau Candy Distributors of Hicksville, NY, is voluntarily recalling 8 oz. bags of H.E.B brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate because they may contain undeclared Almonds. People who have allergies to Almonds run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Lakeside Foods, Inc. Recalls Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Because of Possible Health Risk

11 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, WI is voluntarily recalling 1,568 packages of 16 ounce Season's Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because it 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, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

FDA approves first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia

11 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ingrezza (valbenazine) capsules to treat adults with tardive dyskinesia. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this condition.read more »

Orthodox Baking Co Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almond Paste In "Chocolate Kokosh Cake"

11 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Orthodox Baking Co. in Belleville, N.J. 07109, today announced a voluntary recall of its 16 ounce packages of Oberlander Gluten Free Brand “Chocolate Kokosh Cake" chocolate filled cake because they contain undeclared almond paste. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Allergy Alert Issued by Whole Foods Market store in Dedham, Massachusetts for In-Store Produced Yogurt and Granola Parfaits due to Undeclared Almonds

10 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

The Whole Foods Market store in Dedham, Massachusetts is issuing an allergy alert on single-serve organic vanilla yogurt parfait cups with strawberries and granola, because the granola contained almonds, which were not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Your Workout, Your Way

10 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

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StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts by Medtronic: Recall - Potential for Under-Drainage of Cerebrospinal Fluid

8 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

If left untreated, under-drainage can potentially lead to coma and death.read more »

Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Organic Marketside Spring Mix Salad is Announced by Fresh Express

8 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Fresh Express is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited number of cases of Organic Marketside Spring Mix.read more »

Medtronic Announces Voluntary Worldwide Recall of its Stratamr Adjustable Valves and Shunts

7 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that on February 22, 2017 it notified customers of a voluntary recall of all unused units of the StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts. These products are manufactured and marketed by Medtronic's Neurosurgery business, which is part of the Brain Therapies division of the company's Restorative Therapies Group.read more »

Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

7 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

The single best way to protect children from the flu is to get them vaccinated each year. read more »

FDA approves two hepatitis C drugs for pediatric patients

7 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved supplemental applications for Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages 12 to 17. Harvoni and Sovaldi were previously approved to treat HCV in adults.read more »

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