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Thursday, November 14, 2013

11/14/12 Health News: Ramon Noodles Contaminated, Kids sickened by Pet Turtles, Johnson & Johnson Kickbacks, Inmates Win Salmonella Law Suit

Sing-Lin Foods Corp. fined over tainted noodles
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Sing-Lin Foods Corp. was yesterday fined by Nantou's Health Bureau for lying about the number of their noodle products that contained sodium copper chlorophyllin, a food additive not allowed in noodle products. US retailers have been informed to take them off the shelves.  Continue Reading

Federal inmates settle 2011 Salmonella outbreak lawsuits for more than $700,000
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has paid more than $700,000 to hundreds of inmates at the Canaan penitentiary in northeastern Pennsylvania to settle suits arising from a 2011 salmonella outbreak. Continue Reading

Pet Turtles Blamed For Salmonella Outbreaks, Kids Sickened In Michigan
Health officials say the handling of small pet turtles is to blame for a recent series of salmonella outbreaks. A total of three outbreaks occurred over the past 18 months across 43 states, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health. At least five people, most of them children, were sickened in Michigan Continue Reading

Johnson & Johnson will pay $2.2 billion to settle charges that the company marketed drugs for unapproved uses and paid "kickbacks" to doctors and nursing homes.

The penalties announced Monday involve fines and forfeiture to the federal government and several states. The settlement involves the schizophrenia drugs Risperdal and Invega, and the heart failure drug Natrecor. Continue Working

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