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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Granny Smith apples recalled due to mutable types of bacteria

Northstar Produce Inc.is recallng Granny Smith Size 175ct apples due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and / or Enterohemorrhagic E. coli. Salmonella, is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Listeria monocytogenes, is 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.
Enterohemorrhagic E. coli is a bacteria that causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
The Granny Smith Size 175 ct apples were sold at Mike’s Discount Foods, 230 Osborn Ave., Fridley, MN and Mikes’s Discount Foods, 516 East River Road, Anoka, MN
The apples were sold in tray packs between October 1, 2015 and October 19, 2015
Consumers who purchased these apples should directly contact Mike Abernathy at 763-286-0110.


Beef, chicken and pork dumpling products recalled

Pelmen Foods, an Ontario, Canada, establishment, is recalling approximately 332 pounds of beef, chicken and pork dumpling products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
The dumpling products were imported on Oct. 8, 2015. The following products, sold between Oct. 8, 2015 and Oct. 30, 2015, are subject to recall: [View Labels]
  • 12.4 lb. cases containing 12 bags of “Pelmen Foods PELMENI Siberian Recipe (Pork & Beef)” with “EXP Oct 02’ 16” and Lot 5275 on the bags
  • 12.4 lb. cases containing 12 bags of “Pelmen Foods PELMENI Chicken” with “EXP Oct 02’ 16” and Lot 5275 on the bags
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “721” inside Canada’s mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Illinois and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Sexual Enhancement supplement RHINO 7 recalled

Sexual Enhancement supplement RHINO 7 recalled
National Video Supply located in Santa Clarita, California is voluntarily recalling the following product to the consumer level: RHINO 7 3000 Platinum Capsules packaged in single 1 count blister hang tab cards with UPC # 700729253748 ALL LOT NUMBERS WITHIN EXPIRY. Lot numbers are located on the back top right of the (1) count and on the side of the 6 count bottles. FDA analysis found these products to contain undeclared desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine. Desmethyl carbondenafil is a phosphodiesterase PDE-5 inhibitor which is a class of drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction, making these products unapproved new drugs. Dapoxetine is an active ingredient not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Desmethyl carbondenafil may pose a threat to consumers because this PDE-5 inhibitor may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that can be life threatening. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
Dapoxetine has not been approved by the FDA and therefore its safety or efficacy has not been established. Chemically, dapoxetine belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) used to treat depression. Studies have shown that antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults when compared to placebo. Therefore, consuming these products presents a health risk which could be life threatening.
These products are marketed as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement and packaged in single 1 count blisters and 6 count bottles and distributed to retail stores nationwide. National Video has discontinued sales of these products.
National Video Supply has notified its customers of this voluntary recall via e-mail and phone. Consumers that purchased these products from National Video Supply should stop using them immediately and can return the products to: 21100 Centre Pointe Park Way, Santa Clarita, Ca. 91350
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact National Video Supply by Telephone at 800-586-1915 Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these products. Consumers can report adverse reactions or quality control problems to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax as follows:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Great Britain: Sunny Start My First Banana Muesli recalled due to insect contamination

Cow & Gate recalls its Sunny Start My First Banana Muesli from 10 Months
Cow & Gate is recalling one batch of its Sunny Start My First Banana Muesli from 10 months on a precautionary basis because of complaints regarding insects found in the product. The company has advised that this product should not be consumed, in case other packs in the batch are affected.
This product is not suitable for consumption because the presence of foreign bodies such as insect.
Product name: Cow & Gate Sunny Start – My First Banana Muesli (from 10 months)
Pack size: 330g
‘Best Before’ date: 27 September 2016
No other Cow & Gate products are affected.
Cow & Gate has recalled the affected batch, notified its customers and displayed point-of-sale recall notices in stores. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what actions to take if they have bought the product. A copy of the point-of-sale recall notice is attached.
Advice to consumers
If you have bought this product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was purchased or contact Cow & Gate (via their Careline on 0800 977 4000) for a full refund.

Ireland: Banana Muesli recalled due to insect contamination

Cow & Gate Ireland is recalling a batch of Cow & Gate Sunny Start My First Banana Muesli, due to possible insect contamination.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores that may have sold the affected batch.

Cow & Gate

Australia: EES Marketing Pty Ltd recalls First Quality Free Range Eggs- 700 g

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Identifying features Best Before 26 Nov 2015 Batch code: GF3 285
The recall is due to a system failure: potential for unacceptable cracked or dirty eggs. Cracked or dirty eggs can harbour pathogens that may cause illness if consumed.
Where the product was sold
  • Queensland
Traders who sold this product
Lawnton Country Markets
Supplier
EES Marketing Pty Ltd
What should consumers do?

Consumers - Return product to place of purchase for a full refund.

Health Research: Learning in your sleep, the right way ♦ Language, immigrant status tied to toxic exposure ♦ Treatments offer hope for chronic fatigue syndrome

Prevention of mental disorders through physical activity Adults who perform high or mild levels of total physical activity present higher levels of mental health than those performing low levels of physical activity, a study concludes. They also found that the level of exercise performed in leisure time is inversely related to vulnerability to mental disorders.
Learning in your sleep, the right way You can swot up on vocabulary in your sleep, but only if you don’t confuse your brain in the process. Researchers have invited people to their sleep lab for a Dutch language course.
Language, immigrant status tied to toxic exposure Economically disadvantaged immigrant neighborhoods of non-English speaking Latinos are more likely to be exposed to cancer-causing air toxins than comparable communities of any other racial group in the United States.
Treatments offer hope for chronic fatigue syndrome Two treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome have long term benefits for people affected by chronic fatigue syndrome. The team was following up patients who took part in a study published in 2011. In that study they looked at four potential treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) achieved better outcomes than standard medical care (SMC) and adaptive pacing therapy (APT) at one year

Health News: Opioid overdoses linked to higher prescription rates ♦ Scientists use exhaled breath to detect hypoxia ♦ Radiotherapeutic bandage shows potential as treatment for skin cance

Manipulating cell signaling for better muscle function in muscular dystrophy Researchers report on their discovery of a way to bypass faculty cell signalling that leads to muscle damage in Duchene muscular dystrophy. This work suggests a new therapeutic strategy for patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy, a progressive neuromuscular condition, caused by a lack of dystrophin, that usually leaves patients unable to walk on their own by age 10-15.
Opioid overdoses linked to higher prescription rates in British Columbia Strong painkillers known as prescription opioids appear to be overprescribed in some regions of British Columbia, Canada, resulting in higher rates of overdose and death.
Radiotherapeutic bandage shows potential as treatment for skin cancer A radiotherapeutic bandage is being evaluated by researchers for efficacy against squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in an animal model. These results could confirm the viability of a new and improved strategy for the radiotherapeutic treatment of skin cancer in the clinic.
Scientists use exhaled breath to detect hypoxia Researchers have demonstrated a technique that may enable real-time, in-flight detection of hypoxia in pilots. The findings indicate that volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis could identify biomarkers of hypoxia

Cancer Research:Single-agent phototherapy offers new tool to fight cancer ♦Targeted therapy for gastric cancer possible ♦ utophagy works in cell nucleus to guard against start of cancer

Single-agent phototherapy system offers significant new tool to fight cancer Researchers have announced an important advance in the field of cancer imaging and phototherapy, using a single-agent system that may ultimately change the efficacy of cancer surgery and treatment around the world.
Potential new therapy for triple-negative breast cancer shows promise in lab studies Recent laboratory findings provide novel insight into potential new therapeutic approaches for triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult to treat and aggressive form of the disease.
Breast cancer becoming as common among African-American women as among white women New data finds that rates among African-American women in the United States have continued to increase, converging with rates among white women and closing a gap that had existed for decades
Targeted therapy for gastric cancer possible Gastric cancer, otherwise known as stomach cancer, does not respond well to existing treatments and it is currently the third leading cause of cancer death in the world (after lung and liver cancer). Researchers have discovered that certain drugs, currently used to treat breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancers, could also be used to treat certain gastric cancers with a particular pattern of mutations
Autophagy works in cell nucleus to guard against start of cancer Autophagy, the degradation of unwanted cellular bits and pieces by the cell itself, has been shown for the first time to also work in the cell nucleus. In addition, in this setting autophagy plays a role in guarding against the start of cancer and is related to the aging process

Weight Loss Research: Could your job be making you obese? ♦ Count your bites, count down the pounds ♦ Low-fat diet not most effective in long-term weight loss

Count your bites, count down the pounds People who counted bites over a month's time lost roughly four pounds -- just about what the CDC recommends for 'healthy' weight loss. Those in the pilot test counted the number of bites they took each day and then committed to taking 20 to 30 percent less bites over the next four weeks. Participants who stuck with the task saw results despite changing nothing else about their routine.
Could your job be making you obese? Research reveals link between having to make lots of decisions at work and increased BMI. The findings suggest for the first time that these two psychological measures of control at work may actually have very different effects on our waistlines, so should be assessed separately
New incretin-based medicines will allow weight, diabetes control with a single weekly dose The new generation of incretin-based medicines will allow a coordinated action against the combination diabetes/obesity, also known as diabesity, in some cases with only a single weekly dose, and with the likelihood of additional beneficial effects on other health complications related to this condition, such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
Low-fat diet not most effective in long-term weight loss The effectiveness of low-fat diet on weight-loss has been debated for decades, and hundreds of randomized clinical trials aimed at evaluating this issue have been conducted with mixed results. New research finds that low-fat interventions were no more successful than higher-fat interventions in achieving and maintaining weight loss for periods longer than one year.
Molecular switch generates calorie-burning brown fat A molecular switch capable of converting unhealthy white fat into healthy, energy-burning brown fat has been discovered in mice,

SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread recalled

Hormel Foods Sales LLC is voluntarily recalling 153 cases, or 1,871 total pounds, of a single code date of SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, due to the possibility that some jars may contain small pieces of metal shavings which were discovered on an in-line magnet check during routine cleaning. Foodborne objects that are greater than 7mm in length may cause injury such as severe choking with airway obstruction, gastrointestinal peroration or secondary infection. The recalled product is limited to 16.3 ounce jars with a "Best If Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 with a package UPC code of 37600-10500. The code date is located on top of the lid. A photo of the product and "Best If Used By" date appears below. Recalled product was sent to distribution centers for Publix, Target and Walmart located in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware and Arkansas.
The company is issuing the recall to ensure that consumers are made aware of the potential hazard. No reports have been received to date of any consumer injuries or complaints.
No other sizes, varieties or other packaging configurations of SKIPPY® brand peanut butter or peanut spreads are included in this recall.
If a consumer has this product, they should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or call Hormel Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-475-4779, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sockeye Suzy’s Fish Co.recalled canned seafood


  • Sockeye Suzy’s Fish Co. of White Swan, Washington is voluntarily recalling ALL canned catfish, salmon, sturgeon, and walleye with any codes starting with “OC”, sold under brand Sockeye Suzy Fish, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
  • Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
    All products were sold to consumers from our store and distributed to retail stores and wineries in Washington. The last date of distribution of recalled products was September 2015.
    The affected OC code can be found on either the bottom or on top of the can. Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight of 6 oz.
    Product Name
    Brand
    Net Wt.
    UPC
    Fancy Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67292 6
    Fancy Spring Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67412 8
    Peppered & Smoked Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67282 7
    Peppered & Smoked Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67302 2
    Peppered & Smoked Coho
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67212 4
    Peppered & Smoked Steelhead
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67332 9
    Peppered & Smoked Sockeye
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67232 2
    Smoked Catfish
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67252 0
    Smoked Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67282 7
    Smoked Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67212 4
    Smoked Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67302 2
    Smoked Coho
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67222 3
    Smoked Garlic Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67322 0
    Smoked Garlic Steelhead
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67362 6
    Smoked Jalapeno Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67312 1
    Smoked Jalapeno Spring Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67392 3
    Smoked Jalapeno Sturgeon
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67272 8
    Smoked Jalapeno Steelhead
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67352 7
    Smoked Sockeye
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67242 1
    Smoked Spring Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67402 9
    Smoked Spring Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67382 4
    Smoked Spring Chinook
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67372 5
    Smoked Steelhead
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67342 8
    Smoked Sturgeon
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 48252 67262 9
    Smoked Walleye
    Sockeye Suzy Fish
    6 oz.
    7 94504 39610 2
    There have been no reported cases of illnesses associated with our products to date.
    The recalled canned seafood products were made by Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC and this voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that that our products were possibly under- processed. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    Consumers who have purchased recalled canned seafood products are urged to destroy or return it to the firm for a full refund.
    If you have any questions, please call Sockeye Suzy’s Fish Co. at 509-731-0688 between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm PST, Monday-Friday, or send email tosuzylumley@yahoo.com.
    13 Sockeye Suzy's 6oz product labels: Coho Peppered and Smoked, Coho Smoked, Sockeye Peppered & Smoked, Sockeye Smoked, Catfish Smoked, Sturgeon Smoked, Sturgeon Smoked Jalapeno, Walleye Smoked, Chinook Fancy, Chinook Smoked, Chinook Peppered & Smoked, Chinook Smoked Jalapeno, Smoked Garlic
  • 13 Sockeye Suzy's 6oz product labels: Steelhead Peppered & Smoked, Steelhead Smoked, Steelhead Smoked Jalapeno, Steelhead Smoked Garlic, Spring Chinook Smoked, Spring Chinnok Smoked, Spring Chinook Smoked Jalapeno, Spring Chinook Smoked, Spring Chinook Fancy, Chinook Smoked, Chinook Peppered & Smoked, Chinook Smoked Jalapeno, Chinook Smoked Garlic
  • 13 Sockeye Suzy's 6oz product labels: Peppered & Smoked Coho, Smoked Coho, Peppered & Smoked Sockeye, Smoked Sockeye, Smoked Catfish, Smoked Sturgeon, Smoked Jalapeno Sturgeon, Smoked Walleye, Fancy Chinook, Smoked Chinook, Peppered & Smoked Chinook, Smoked Jalapeno Chinook, Smoked Garlic Chinook