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Sept 10th 2018

Tesco, Asda and Lidl are recalling these products over safety and allergy fears

Asda, Lidl and Tesco have recalled a number of products after they were found to pose a health risk to consumers.

Revealed by the Food Standards Agency, the reasons for the product recalls from the three supermarkets vary from undeclared ingredients to traces of salmonella.

Affected shoppers are being urged not to eat the affected foods, and should return them to the supermarkets as soon as possible.

Here is what you need to know about the affected products.

Tesco: Organic Almonds (200g)

Best before: February 2019
Product number: L8004010

A batch of Tesco Organic Almonds (200g) has been found to contain salmonella.

Salmonella can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Any customers who have the Tesco Organic Almonds should not eat the nuts, and instead return them to the store immediately to receive a refund.

Tesco: Boksburg Blue Cheese

Product number: all batches

Boksburg Blue Cheese has been recalled by producers Carmarthenshire Dairy Products Ltd after it was produced without approval.

The cheese is sold in Tesco stores in England and Wales.

There are no health or safety concerns with this product, however, customers have been asked to return the cheese to their nearest Tesco store to receive a full refund.

Lidl: Harvest Basket Potato Croquettes (750g)

Best before: 27 March 2020
Product number: L808603001

Lidl Ireland has recalled its Harvest Basket Potato Croquettes (750g) from its stores in Northern Ireland because of a labeling error.

As wheat and egg were not written in English on its list of ingredients, this was declared to be a potential risk to those with allergies or intolerances to egg, wheat or gluten.

Lidl customers who have bought the potato croquettes are being urged not to eat the food and return it to their nearest Lidl for a full refund.

Asda: Crosse & Blackwell Green Vegetable & Kale Soup (400g)

Best before: May 2020
Product number: TYJH 8149

Crosse & Blackwell Green Vegetable & Kale Soup’s has been recalled after milk was found in its recipe but not declared on its ingredients list.

Milk is a potential health risk for consumers with allergies or intolerances to milk or milk constituents.

The soup is only sold in Asda stores and any Asda customers who have bought Crosse & Blackwell Green Vegetable & Kale Soup are being advised not to consume the soup, and to return it to an Asda store as soon as possible for a full refund.

 

Aug 27th 2018

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets

For Immediate Release

ContactConsumers

Torrent Medical Information 
Medinfo.Torrent@apcerls.com
 1-800-912-9561
Qualanex
 1-888-424-4340
 1-800- 505-9291

Announcement

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling ALL LOTS within expiry of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification.

To date, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Valsartan is used to control high blood pressure and for the treatment of heart failure. In combination with amlodipine or amlodipine plus hydrochlorothiazide, it is used to control high blood pressure. Patients should contact their pharmacist or physician who can advise them about an alternative treatment prior to returning their medication. Patients who are on valsartan should continue taking their medication, as the risk of harm to the patient’s health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment.

The products subject to recall are listed below and packaged in bottles. The product can be identified by checking the product name, manufacturer details and batch or lot number on the bottle containing these products.

NDC Product Description Lot/Batch Expiration Date NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D025 Nov-2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D026 Nov-2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2E001 Jan-2020 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2E002 Jan-2020 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2E003 Jan-2020 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2E004 Jan-2020 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2E005 Jan-2020 NDC 13668-328-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX9D004 Nov-2019 NDC 13668-328-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX9E001 Jan-2020 NDC 13668-326-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/12.5mg, 30 Tablets BBY1E001 Dec-2019 NDC 13668-326-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/12.5mg, 30 Tablets BBY1E003 Mar-2020 NDC 13668-327-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/160mg/12.5mg, 30 Tablets BBY2E001 Mar-2020 NDC 13668-329-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBY4D004 Nov-2019 NDC 13668-329-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBY4E001 Jan-2020 NDC 13668-329-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBY4E001 Jan-2020 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D003 Mar-2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D004 Mar-2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D005 Mar-2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D006 Mar-2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D007 Mar-2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D008 Mar-2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D015 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D016 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D017 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D018 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D019 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D020 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D021 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D022 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D023 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D024 Nov 2019 NDC 13668-328-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX9D001 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-326-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/12.5mg, 30 Tablets BBY1C002 Sep 2018 NDC 13668-326-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/12.5mg, 30 Tablets BBY1E002 Mar-2020 13668-327-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/160mg/12.5mg, 30 Tablets BBY2D001 Feb 2019 13668-327-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/160mg/12.5mg, 30 Tablets BBY2D002 Nov 2019 NDC 13668-207-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV53D004 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-206-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV65D002 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D013 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84D010 Oct 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84E001 Dec 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D001 Dec 2018 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D002 Dec 2018 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D009 Mar 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D010 Apr 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D011 Apr 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D012 May 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D013 May 2019 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2D014 Aug 2019 NDC 13668-328-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX9D002 Mar 2019 NDC 13668-328-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX9D003 Jul 2019 NDC 13668-326-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/12.5mg, 30 Tablets BBY1D001 May 2019 NDC 13668-329-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBY4D001 Apr 2019 NDC 13668-329-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBY4D002 Apr 2019 NDC 13668-329-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 5mg/160mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBY4D003 Jun 2019 NDC 13668-068-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 80 mg, 90 Tablets BV46C007 Sept 2018 NDC 13668-068-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 80 mg, 90 Tablets BV46C008 Oct 2018 NDC 13668-068-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 80 mg, 90 Tablets BV46C009 Oct 2018 NDC 13668-068-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 80 mg, 90 Tablets BV46C010 Oct 2018 NDC 13668-068-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 80 mg, 90 Tablets BV46C011 Nov 2018 NDC 13668-068-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 80 mg, 90 Tablets BV46C012 Nov 2018 NDC 13668-069-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP,160 mg, 90 Tablets BV47C005 Sep 2018 NDC 13668-069-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 160 mg, 90 Tablets BV47C006 Sept 2018 NDC 13668-069-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 160 mg, 90 Tablets BV47D001 Dec 2018 NDC 13668-070-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 320 mg, 90 Tablets BV48D001 Dec 2018 NDC 13668-070-90 Valsartan Tablets, USP, 320 mg, 90 Tablets BV48D002 Dec 2018 NDC 13668-207-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV53C006 Nov 2018 NDC 13668-207-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV53D001 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-207-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV53D002 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-207-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV53D003 Sep 2019 NDC 13668-206-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV65C002 Sep 2018 NDC 13668-206-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV65C003 Oct 2018 NDC 13668-206-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV65C004 Nov 2018 NDC 13668-206-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV65D001 Aug 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77C011 Oct 2018 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D001 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D002 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D003 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D004 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D005 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D006 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D007 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D008 May 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D009 Aug 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D010 Sep 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D011 Sep 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77D012 Sep 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84C011 Oct 2018 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84D001 Jan 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84D002 Jan 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84D005 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84D006 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84D007 Feb 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84D008 May 2019 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84D009 May 2019 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77C009 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-204-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 10 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV77C010 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-207-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/160 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV53C004 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-207-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV53C005 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84C006 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84C007 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84C008 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-205-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets 5 mg/320 mg, USP, 30 Tablets BV84C009 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-325-30 Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 10mg/320mg/25mg, 30 Tablets BBX2C007 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-069-90 Valsartan Tablets USP, 160 mg, 90 Tablets BV47C003 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-069-90 Valsartan Tablets USP, 160 mg, 90 Tablets BV47C004 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-068-90 Valsartan Tablets USP, 80 mg, 90 Tablets BV46C003 Aug 2018 NDC 13668-068-90 Valsartan Tablets USP, 80 mg, 90 Tablets BV46C006 Aug 2018

 

Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ. Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan tablets were distributed Nationwide to Torrent's wholesale, distributor, repackager and retail customers. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is notifying its distributors and customers by phone and in writing to immediately discontinue distribution of the specific lots being recalled and to notify their sub-accounts. Torrent is arranging for return of all recalled products to Qualanex. Instructions for returning recalled products are given in the recall letter.

Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall or to report an adverse event can contact Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited at:

·       1-800-912-9561 (live calls received 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time, voicemail available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week).

·       Medinfo.Torrent@apcerls.com

Consumers should also contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Any general questions regarding the return of this product please contact Qualanex at 1-888-424-4340 or 1-800- 505-9291 (live calls received 8 am -5:30 pm Eastern Time).

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

·       Complete and submit the report Onlinewww.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm

·       Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm Call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Aug 18th 2018

CVS-Brand Nasal Spray Recalled for Potential Bacterial Contamination

The recalled product has the Lot# 173089J and expiration date 09/19 stamped on it.

Credit: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

A CVS-brand nasal spray is being voluntarily recalled due to potential bacterial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today (Aug. 8).

The recall applies to Lot# 173089J of CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, a nasal decongestant, according to the FDA statement.

The nasal spray is manufactured by a Florida company called Product Quest Manufacturing, which initiated the voluntary recall after discovering that the product was contaminated with a bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. [6 Superbugs to Watch Out For]

The symptoms of Pseudomonas infections depend on what part of the body becomes infected with the bacteria. For example, if the bacteria get into the lungs, a person can develop pneumonia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pseudomonas bacteria can also cause ear, skin, eye and blood infections.

People who are hospitalized or those with a weakened immune system are most at risk for a Pseudomonas infection, the CDC says. In these groups of people, the infection can lead to severe illness and death.

Infections are treated with antibiotics, though they are becoming more difficult to treat as the bacteria develop resistance to the drugs, according to the CDC.

Repeated use of the recalled nasal spray could potentially lead to a buildup of the bacteria in a person's body, which could make them sick, the FDA said. In addition to people with weakened immune systems, people with cystic fibrosis are also at risk for life-threatening complications from this infection, the FDA said. (Cystic fibrosis is a disease that causes damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs, according to the Mayo Clinic.)

To the best of Product Quest's knowledge, the company hasn't received any reports of adverse events related to the product that's being recalled, the FDA statement said.

People who have purchased the recalled product should stop using it immediately and return it to the place of purchase or throw it away. Anyone with questions regarding the product can contact Product Quest Manufacturing at 386-239-8787

 

May 21st 2018

Homeopathic teething products are being recalled

There’s a recall underway of homeopathic teething products that the company says were manufactured “with a lack of adequate controls.” MBI Distributing is recalling homeopathic teething drops, cough syrup, throat spray, and other products that were distributed to consumers, health care providers, and stores. The company says it hasn’t received any reports of problems linked to the products — but there’s concern that products made without proper controls might vary in strength and quality, which can pose a risk to infants and children in particular.

Dec 11th 2017

One of the world's largest baby -milk makers has been forced to recall millions of products over fears they are contaminated with salmonella.

French company Lactalis ordered the global recall after it was warned by health authorities that at least 26 infants had become sick since December 1.

Company spokesman Michel Nalet said “nearly 7,000 tonnes” of product may have been contaminated and could not confirm how much remained on the market.

The company said a possible source of the outbreak has been identified in a tower used to dry out the milk at a production site.

A statement from the French economy ministry said the measures put in place by Lactalis since December 2 were “not sufficient to manage the risk of contamination” and a recall was the only option.

The symptoms of salmonella infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and fever.

The illness, which is caused by intestinal bacteria from farm animals, is extremely dangerous for the very young and elderly because it can cause dehydration.

The French babies affected have all recovered and no causes have yet been reported abroad, Mr Nalet said.

Lactalis employs 75,000 people in 85 countries, with a turnover of 17 billion euros (£15 billion.)

The recall includes products for export, including to China, Taiwan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Morocco, Lebanon, Sudan, Romania, Serbia, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Colombia and Peru.

Dec 5th 2017

The Kroger Company has recalled Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added 1 GAL (3.78 L) with sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018, after receiving complaints about mold in the product. Testing by Kroger has identified the mold as Talaromyces penicillium. The water is sold in clear containers, but the mold may not be visible with the naked eye.
The FDA is issuing this consumer alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product, which is intended for infants.
The products were distributed to Kroger stores, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Kroger, Kroger Marketplace, Owen’s, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Kroger Company has instructed its stores to remove the recalled product

April 15th 2017

Nestle has recalled a batch of its KitKat Bites and warned people with nut or peanut allergies to be "especially vigilant" after incorrectly packaging the chocolates.

The confectioner said it is recalling bags of KitKat Original Milk Chocolate Bites as they may have been incorrectly packed with peanut butter chocolates.

A company spokesman said: "Although these packs are clearly labelled with 'may contain peanuts and nuts' there is a risk to anyone with a nut or peanut allergy who may consume their contents without realising.

"Although these products are otherwise safe to consume we are making this recall as a precaution.

"This does not affect any other KitKat products."

Nestle said the product affected is the 104g KitKat Bites pouch bag, with the line code 12311184 and batch code 70720457V2.

People who have bought the chocolates are advised not to eat them but return them to Nestle, with a full refund.

Anyone concerned about the issue should contact Nestle on 0800 604 604.

PRODUCT RECALL August 1st 2016

Major supermarket own-brand yoghurts are amongst 23 being recalled over fears they contain rubber.

Health fears sparked the recall of ASDA, the Co-op, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose products, manufactured by Yeo Valley.

Own brand yoghurts as well as Collective Dairy packs are affected by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) notice.

The FSA said the products "may contain small pieces of rubber".

Officials added: "If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them. Instead, follow the advice on the point-of-sale notices."

It comes just days after IKEA was forced to urgently recall a number of its chocolate bars after they were found to contain nuts.

The retailer called on customers with nut allergies not to eat any of the chocolate bars affected and instead to bring them back to a branch of the shopping giant

See a full list of the yoghurts affected by the recall below

ASDA

Product: Asda Extra Special Scottish Raspberry West Country Yogurt Brand : Asda Extra Special Use by: 4 August 2016, 15 August 2016 Pack size : 150gProduct: Asda Fat Free Red Cherry Yogurt Brand : Asda Pack size : 450g Use by dates: 13 August 2016, 14 August 2016, 17 August 2016

Product: Asda Fat Free Red Cherry Yogurt (4 pack) Brand : Asda Pack size : 4 x 125g Use by dates: 13 August 2016

Product : Asda Low Fat Coconut Yogurt Brand : Asda 'Use by' dates: 3 August 2016, 7 August 2016 Pack size : 450g

Product: Asda Low Fat Lemon 4 pack Yogurt Brand: Asda 'Use by' dates : 5 August 2016, 12 August 2016 Pack size :4 x 125g

Product: Asda Low Fat Lemon Yogurt 450g Brand : Asda Use by dates: 11 August 2016, 15 August 2016 Pack size : 450g

Product: Asda Low Fat Mango & Passion fruit Yoghurt Brand : Asda Use by dates : 30 July 2016, 3 August 2016, 6 August 2016 Pack size : 450g

Product: Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt Brand : Collective Dairy Use by dates: 6 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 13 August 2016, 15 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 20 August 2016 Pack size : 150g

Product : Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt Brand : Collective Dairy Use by date: 9 August 2016, 11 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 21 August 2016 Pack size: 450g

Co-op

Product : Co-op Rise & Shine Greek Style Yogurt and Raspberry Brand : Co-op 'Use by' dates : All Use By dates up to and including 4 August 2016 Pack-size : 160g

Product: Co-Op Strawberry and Raspberry Low fat Yogurts (4 x 100g) Brand : Co-op Low Fat 'Use by' dates: All Use By dates up to and including 15 August 2016 Pack size : 4 x 100g

Product: Co-op Truly Irresistible Limited Edition Mango, Brazilian Orange and Coconut Yogurt (150g) Brand : Co-op Truly Irresistible 'Use by' dates: All Use by dates up to and including 8 August 2016 Pack size: 150g

Sainsbury's

Product: Sainsbury's Basics Fruit Selection Yogurts (2x strawberry 2x peach) Brand : Sainsbury's Basics 'Use by' dates: 30 JUL through to 18 AUG Pack size : 4 x 125g

Product: Sainsbury’s Basics Strawberry Yogurt Brand : Sainsbury’s basics Use by : 30 JUL through to 17 AUG Pack size : 125g

Tesco

Product : Tesco Finest Strawberries & Cream Yoghurt Brand : Tesco Finest '‘Use by' dates : 30 July 2016, 4 August 2016, 7 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 16 August 2016 Pack size : 150g

Product: Tesco Low Fat Coconut Yoghurt 450g Product : Tesco 'Use by' date : 8 August 2016

Product: Tesco Low Fat Lemon Yoghurt Brand : Tesco 'Use by' dates: 5 August 2016, 10 August 2016, 11 August 2016, 14 August 2016, 18 August 2016 Pack size : 450g

Product: Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt Brand : Collective Dairy 'Use by' dates: 6 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 13 August 2016, 15 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 20 August 2016 Pack size : 150g

Waitrose

Product : 125g Deliciously fruity raspberry low fat yogurt Pack Size: 125g 'Use by' dates : 30 JUL through to 15 AUG

Product: Fragrant, creamy Scottish raspberry yogurt Pack Size: 150g 'Use by' dates: 30 JUL through to 15 AUG

Product: Multipack Deliciously fruity low fat yogurt 2 strawberry, 2 raspberry Pack Size : 4x 125g 'Use by' dates : 30 JUL through to 15 AUG

Product : The Collective Dairy wild blueberry yoghurt Brand : The Collective Dairy Pack Size: 450g 'Use by' dates : 6 August 2016 through to 21 August 2016

Product: The Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt Brand: The Collective Dairy Pack size: 150g 'Use by' dates : 6 August 2016 through to 21 August 2016

Medical warning food item withdrawn


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China's food safety watchdog has asked three milk producers in central Shaanxi province to recall substandard infant formula milk powder and urged local authorities to punish the firms severely if they have broken the law.

China Food and Drug Administration said on its website on Tuesday that excessive nitrate was found in five batches of milk powder products made by Shaanxi Guanshan Dairy and tested earlier this year.

Higher than standard levels of selenium were found in another two batches of milk powder produced by Xi'an Guanshan Dairy and Shengtang Industry. All the products were made from goat's milk.

The watchdog said nitrate itself was harmless but could become toxic if it encountered particular kinds of bacteria, and that food safety regulators had yet to approve selenium as a nutrient suitable to be used in infant milk formula.

Almost weekly we have news of a food item on the supermarket shelves that is unsafe to use.


Usually because it contains something that shouldn’t win sometimes because it has been sabotaged, because of the speed with which production lines operate in the food factories and the vast quantities of prepared and prepackaged food that we consume, despite batch production if a fault is discovered it can involve many thousands of items.

If you take the trouble to check the items that you buy in your supermarket. Look where the product came from, you will see that the most common items are sourced from all over the world, so the markets are constantly looking for the best suppliers and the best by supermarket standards is usually the cheapest, unfortunately production standards are not the universal and overseas production standards are not always up to scratch

It is only because we have an efficient food sampling system that these disasters are brought to light, the authorities are continually sampling the food on our supermarket shelves, the other danger comes from people that deliberately sabotage the quality of the products by tampering with the packaging, they do this by stealing one or more packages off the shelves, doing their dirty work in private and then surreptitiously replacing the packages, the reasons why they do this can be that they have a grudge against the company or they are just suffering from a mental abnormality.

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The recent example of contaminated baby milk products sourced from a foreign country and distributed in vast quantities throughout the civilized world is a typical example of how thorough our food sampling is and how easy it is for these items to get to the consumer. this milk product intended for consumption by babies was on the shelf for some months and was consumed in vast quantities by children in many countries, fortunately the contamination was not fatal and to my knowledge no reports of any sickness have been filed

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Fortunately with modern communication systems these dangerous situations can be monitored easily and warnings issued by local government, civil defense, police, local radio and television.

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