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salad recall

Undeclared allergens spark recall of popular salad kit

January 6th, 2021

A popular brand of prepared salad kit sold in grocery stores across many states has now been recalled due to undeclared allergens.  The salads, under the Dole brand, contain eggs that are not declared on the label. Egg allergies can be incredibly serious and lead to allergic reactions that may be life-threatening.  We all know …

cupcake recall

If you bought this delicious dessert, throw it out right now

January 1st, 2021

A new food recall announced in a bulletin posted by the FDA targets cupcakes that were sold across the United States The products, which include vanilla cupcakes with both vanilla and chocolate frosting, are not properly labeled.  The containers they are sold in do not correctly note that the food contains both milk and eggs, …

pet food recall

If you have this dog food, throw it out immediately

December 31st, 2020

A recall of pet food sold across the United States has been issued due to highly elevated levels of a mold byproduct called aflatoxin.  Aflatoxin, when consumed by a pet, builds up in its system over time and can lead to a variety of troubling symptoms, up to and including death. This is an incredibly …

mouthwash recall

If you use this mouthwash, stop immediately

December 30th, 2020

A recall of mouthwash earlier this year has since been expanded to include even more of the potentially problematic product. In a new bulletin by the FDA, Sunstar Americas Inc. announces that the recall of its popular Paroex mouth wash has been widened. The recall is due to the potential presence of a bacteria called …

garlic recall

If you have this popular seasoning in your kitchen, throw it out

December 24th, 2020

An extremely popular cooking ingredient is now being recalled after a completely different kind of seasoning found its way into containers they shouldn’t have been in. Food Club Garlic Powder is at the center of the recall, but the real problem is that the containers don’t have garlic powder in them at all. Instead, the …

Coronavirus Vaccine

FDA is about to authorize Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine – here’s how it differs from Pfizer’s

December 18th, 2020

An independent review panel voted overwhelmingly in favor of emergency authorization for Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate. The group advised the FDA to issue an EUA for the Moderna vaccine, just a week after making the same recommendation for the Pfizer/BioNTech drug. The agency is expected to issue its emergency authorization on Friday, with vaccinations likely …

soybean recall

If you have these popular beans in your house, throw them out now

December 17th, 2020

Trader Joe’s is issuing a recall of its edamame due to the potential of contamination with Listeria. Listeria can produce a number of uncomfortable symptoms ranging from fever to nausea and even severe diarrhea. The recall affects multiple lots of the beans, and anyone with the product is urged to not eat them and return …

Coronavirus Test

The FDA just approved the first rapid at-home coronavirus test

November 18th, 2020

The FDA just approved the first at-home coronavirus test that delivers immediate results. The Lucira Health test kit will cost less than $50 and should be available nationwide by spring through healthcare providers. Anyone over the age of 14 can use the test, which will provide a diagnosis within 30 minutes. The faster people who …