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April 12, 2020: Salmonella Hader Outbreak Linked to Ground Turkey

Salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey news – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS), along with other state and local agencies, have announced that there is a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Hader linked to ground turkey. Information on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Ground Turkey As of April 12, 2021, the CDC has reported 28 people, across 12 states, have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Hader linked to several ground turkey products. The CDC, USDA-FSIS, and state and local officials are continuing their investigation of this multi-state Salmonella outbreak, but epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback data point to ground turkey as the source of the illnesses. Officials are continuing to investigate this outbreak. The affected ground turkey products are: Nature’s Promise (94% lean, 6% fat) – 1 lb. Read More

February 12, 2021: Multit-State Listeria Outbreak Possibly Linked to Hispanic-Style Fresh and Soft Cheeses

Hispanic-Style Cheese Listeria Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) infections potentially linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses. Hispanic-Style Cheese Listeria Outbreak Information On February 12, 2021, the FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local partners, announced an investigation into a multi-state Listeria outbreak possibly linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses. The FDA has begun its investigation and is in the process of collecting information to try to determine the origins of this Listeria outbreak. CDC analysis of available epidemiologic information has indicated that Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses may be the cause of the illnesses. Although, no specific brand or type of cheese have been confirmed as the source of the Listeria outbreak. According to the CDC, there have Read More

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February 8, 2021: Shenandoah Growers, Inc Issues Recall of Specific Imported Organic Basil due to Cyclospora

Shenandoah Growers, Inc. Organic Basil Recall News – Shenandoah Growers, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 3,240 units of its branded fresh cut, packaged organic basil clamshells due to a possible Cyclospora contamination. Shenandoah Growers, Inc. Organic Basil Recall Information On February 8, 2021, Shenandoah Growers, of Harrisonburg, VA, recalled 3,240 units of its fresh cut, packaged organic basil clamshells, packed at its Indianapolis, IN location, due to traces of Cyclospora. The affected product originated in Colombia and was harvested by Puerto Vallarta Herbs SAS (Farm) and imported by Vallarta Organics LLC dba Organic Destiny. Organic basic products affected by this recall were distributed to various retail stores, between 2/3/21 to 2/4/21, in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. A table of the Organic Basil affected by this recall can be found at Read More

January 27, 2021: Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak Update News

Leafy Greens E. coli Outbreak Update News – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has determined that the E. coli outbreak linked to leafy greens is officially over. They last CDC and U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) update was on December 22, 2020. Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak Update Information FDA and CDC officials, along with state and local partners, investigated E. coli infections in the fall of 2020. On December 22, 2020, the CDC declared the E. coli leafy greens outbreak over. A traceback investigation and epidemiological evidence determined the outbreak was linked to leafy greens. A specific type of leafy greens could not be determined. The FDA’s investigated multiple types of leafy greens, per patient interviews. This led FDA and state partners to investigate certain farms of interest. Per the FDA’s update notice: “Teams were deployed to dozens Read More

Paragard IUD Lawsuit

Paragard is an intrauterine device (IUD) used as a long-term birth control (contraception). It is a copper, non-hormonal IUD birth control device that has been around since the 1980’s. The Paragard IUD is a T-shaped plastic frame that is inserted into the uterus. Copper wire is coiled around the device, producing an inflammatory reaction that is toxic to sperm and eggs, thus preventing pregnancy. Paragard is the only copper IUD available in the U.S. It is able to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years after insertion. Potential Paragard Side Effects and Complications Per the Mayo Clinic: “It’s also possible to expel ParaGard from your uterus. You might not feel the expulsion if it occurs. You may be more likely to expel ParaGard if you: – Have never been pregnant – Have heavy or prolonged periods – Have severe menstrual Read More

December 30, 2020: Midwestern Pet Foods Issues Recall for Pet Food due to Aflatoxin Contamination

Midwestern Pet Foods Pet Food Recall News – Midwestern Pet Foods (Midwestern) initiated a recall for various pet food due to tests indicating elevated levels of Aflatoxin, a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus. Midwestern Pet Foods Pet Food Recall Information On December 30, 2020, Midwestern Pet Foods (Midwestern), of Evansville, IN, issued a recall for the below mentioned dog and cat food products due to tests revealing Aflatoxin levels exceeding acceptable limits. At high levels, Aflatoxin can cause illness and possibly death in pets. Reports indicate that dogs have died due to the below listed lots of Sportmix High Energy dog food. Per the recall from Midwestern, “If your pet shows signs of aflatoxin poisoning including sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums, or skin due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea, contact a Read More

December 22, 2020: Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak Investigation

Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with state and local agencies, have investigated a nationwide outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections occurring in Fall 2020. Their investigation found that the illnesses were linked to leafy greens. Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak Information On December 22, 2020, the CDC announced that their investigation into the E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak appears to be over. Accordingly to epidemiology and traceback investigation, the FDA and CDC were able to determine that the E. coli outbreak was linked to leafy greens. These tests were not able to determine a specific type of leafy green that caused the illnesses. The FDA and CDC had announced this E. coli outbreak originally on October 28, 2020. Through tests and research, this E. Read More

December 15, 2020: Penumbra Issues Urgent Recall of JET 7 Catheters with Xtra Flex Technology Due to Increased Risk of Serious Injury and Death

Penumbra’s JET 7 Xtra Flex Catheter Recall News – Penumbra issued a recall for all models of its JET 7 Reperfusion Catheter with Xtra Flex Technology (JET 7 Xtra Flex) due to unexpected deaths and serious injuries while being used for removing clots in stroke patients. Penumbra’s JET 7 Xtra Flex Catheter Recall Information On December 15, 2020, Penumbra issued an urgent recall for consumers and providers for all configurations of the JET 7 Xtra Flex due to “unexpected death or serious injury” while the affected product was being used for removing clots in stroke patients. Use of the JET 7 Xtra Flex should cease immediately and facilities should take the affected devices out of their inventory. The affected JET 7 Xtra Flex devices include: All lots of Penumbra JET 7 Reperfusion Catheter and Penumbra Hi-Flow Aspiration Tubing with Catalog Read More

December 12, 2020: MPM Medical Issues Nationwide Recall of Regenecare HA Hydrogel Due to Burkholderia cepacia Contamination

Regenecare HA Hydrogel Recall News – MPM Medical has issued a recall for one lot of Regenecare HA Hydrogel. Following customer complaints of visible contamination, the Regenecare product tested positive for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). Regenecare HA Hydrogel Recall Information On December 2, 2020, MPM Medical, of Mesquite, TX, issued a recall for one lot of its Regenecare HA Hydrogel product due to a B. cepacia contamination. The affected product was packaged in 3 oz. plastic tubes and distributed in boxes of 12. The recalled Regenecare HA Hydrogel can be identified by the following: NDC #66977-107-03; Lot #41262; Date: 2021-01 This product was distributed nationwide to wholesalers and healthcare facilities. Patients and healthcare facilities with this affected lot of Regenecare HA Hydrogel should stop use immediately. Consumers should contact their healthcare provider or physician if they have experienced any problems. Read More

December 4, 2020: WishGarden Herbs Issues Nationwide Recall of Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder Due to Bacterial Contamination

WishGarden Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder Recall News – WishGarden Herbs, Inc. (WishGarden) has issued a recall for its Cord Care Powder and Goldenseal Powder products due to being contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had previously warned the public on August 14, 2020 about Maison Terre’s similar Goldenseal Root Powder product. The product was contaminated with multiple microorganisms, one of which was Cronobacter sakazakii, leading to an infant death. Maison Terre recalled the affected product on August 17, 2020. WishGarden Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder Recall Information On December 4, 2020, WishGarden recalled 14 lots of Cord Care Powder and Goldenseal Powder products. These products were produced after July 26, 2018, with expiration dates between July 26, 2018 and September 1, 2020. WishGarden determined the affected Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder products were Read More

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