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Black Forest Hams sold at Costco and Sam's Club recalled

A Washington state establishment is recalling approximately 8,694 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, primarily rubber fragments. This is a Class II recall.

Op-Ed: Canned pumpkin? Chances are good that the can contains squash

It's getting to that time of year when our thoughts turn to pumpkin pies, fresh out of the oven, their spicy aroma wafting insidiously around our nostrils, telling us that fall is here. Ah, yes, squash never smelled so good......

FDA orders removal of antibacterials from consumer soaps

It's time to say good-bye to those antibacterial soaps and washes says the FDA. In a final ruling issued September 2, 2016, the federal agency said that over-the-counter consumer antiseptic wash products will no longer be allowed to be sold.

Foodborne illness — How does food become contaminated? Part one

September is National Food Safety Education Month and this is the perfect time to focus on a number of issues related to food safety and foodborne illness. Today, we will look at where a contaminant enters the food production chain.

Country Fresh recalls 30,000 cases fresh-cut vegetable products

Conroe - A producer and distributor of fresh-cut vegetables and fruits is recalling approximately 30,000 cases of their vegetable products after it was discovered that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Op-Ed: EpiPen execs got huge raises after they jacked up the price

The life-saving EpiPen had a ridiculously steep increase in price recently, and now the world is finding out that all the big executives at Mylan gave themselves huge raises at right about the same time they stuck it to consumers.

Tanning industry is quick to blame Obamacare for closures

Rather than admit to health violations or refusing to follow state and federal rules governing tanning salons, the tanning industry has instead gathered in force to blame Obamacare for the closure of what they claim is 10,000 facilities across the nation.

FDA seeking information on hand sanitizers to 'fill in the gaps'

Hand sanitizers are everywhere we go today, from disposal wipes at the grocery store to little plastic bottles we carry in our purse or pocket. But just how safe and effective are they? That is what the FDA wants to know.

Bolthouse Farms recalls 3.8 million drinks because of illnesses

Bakersfield - Reports of numerous consumer illnesses has prompted Bolthouse Farms Inc to recall about 3.8 millions bottles of protein shakes and cappuccino beverages across the United States.

Health Alert — Frozen vegetable recall is now international

The number of companies recalling frozen vegetables over concerns about Listeria contamination has not only expanded, but now includes Canada, the UK, and Japan. There is also the possibility this latest recall may be unrelated to the CRF recall.

Migraine patch withdrawn due to burns risk

A medical patch designed to help relieve the symptoms of migraine has been withdrawn for a temporary period by its manufacturer. The migraine patch is branded Zecuity.

FedEx accused of shipping illegal prescription drugs

Washington - The U.S. government has accused global distributor FedEx of knuckling shipping company illegal prescription drugs. The case has begun in a federal court.

Florida residents unsure about mosquito disease risks

Miami - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering testing out a new anti-mosquito control method in one community within Florida. However, a recent survey suggests the residents are skeptical.

Op-Ed: Food safety in America — FDA turns inspections into a joke

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come under fire from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for its inefficient and ineffective food recall procedures. It was also learned that CRF Foods has been in violation of food safety rules for years.

Imodium in FDA health warning

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that taking higher than recommended doses of the diarrhea medicine loperamide (Imodium) can cause serious heart problems that can lead to death.

Ex-FDA head calls for easier access to medicines

The former head to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Margaret Hamburg has teamed up with the head of a major pharmaceutical company to call on drug regulators like FDA to improve the approval of new medicines.

Op-Ed: Another chicken recall due to plastic and rubber pieces

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, Louisiana is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully-cooked frozen chicken breast nuggets that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic and rubber.

Op-Ed: How serious is a food recall due to Listeria contamination?

The recent recall notices issued for frozen vegetables and frozen fruit blend in Canada and the U.S. are just one of a number of tools the CFIA and FDA/FSIS uses to warn the public about possible bacterial contamination of food products.

Listeria threat widens - FDA and Pictsweet not talking

With the latest recall over listeria contaminated chopped onions, Reser's Fine Foods has been the only company to voluntarily issue a recall notice to the public about its products. Pictsweet and the FDA are still remaining silent.

Experts suggests food packages with how long to burn calories off

Put down that candy bar. The UK’s Royal Society of Public Health is suggesting food labels display how much activity is required to burn off calories that have just been consumed.

'Black Box' warning is now required on all painkillers says FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl will now be required to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death.

Is it time to ban powdered gloves for medical use?

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering banning powdered gloves for use in medical procedures. This is due to the health risk they pose to the patient.

Head of GSK to retire, and other pharma news

The head of GlaxoSmithKline is to retire, amid some concerns about the company’s performance. Digital Journal presents this and other news from the pharmaceutical sector, including mergers and FDA warnings.

Surgeon accused of malpractice Special

A law suit has begun relating to the chief of cardiac surgery at Northwestern University. Here Dr. Patrick McCarthy is accused using an unauthorized medical device.

U.S. compounding pharmacies oversight under fire

A new review of compounding pharmacies from the Pew Charitable Trusts has raised questions about the industry's regulations. This follows a series of product sterility issues in recent years.

Starbucks breakfast sandwiches recalled over Listeria concerns

A food supplier has recalled pre-packaged breakfast sandwiches made for sale at Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma because of concerns over possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The FDA questions Xarelto safety due to defective device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating on the reliability of the ROCKET-AF clinical trial that led to the approval of Xarelto. Despite the European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirming its validity, a defective device may have compromised it.

India’s Ipca Laboratories receives FDA warning

Mumbai - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning notice to Ipca Laboratories, which is based in India, for data integrity issues.

Your Parmesan cheese may be nothing but wood fiber

Parmesan cheese sprinkled over pasta dishes is almost as American as apple pie to many of us, but the cheese police have discovered that we have been unknowingly sprinkling wood shavings on our spaghetti.

GE-salmon imports blocked until FDA decides on labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced recently it was putting a hold on the import of Aqua Bounty's recently approved genetically-engineered salmon until the agency could figure out how to label the product.
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