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food recall

If you have any of these crackers in your cupboard, throw them out

October 12th, 2020

A cracker distributor accidentally packed a bunch of product boxes with peanut butter cookies. The cookies themselves aren’t harmful unless you have a peanut allergy, and that was enough to trigger the recall. It’s unclear exactly how many packages were messed up, but the company claims it was a small number. As though we need …

Coronavirus Vaccine

White House reportedly blocked FDA’s new coronavirus vaccine guidelines

October 6th, 2020

Reports say the White House disagrees with new coronavirus vaccine approval guidelines from the FDA which would make it impossible for a vaccine candidate to seek emergency use authorization before the presidential election. The FDA wants volunteers to be followed for at least two months after receiving the shots to identify potential side effects. This …

onion recall salmonella

That salmonella onion recall just got even bigger

September 14th, 2020

The onion recall over potential salmonella contamination now includes over 1,000 confirmed cases of illness. The onions are sold across the United States in a variety of stores and under multiple brand names. If you have any of the recalled products in your home, throw them out immediately and sanitize anything they may have come …

dog food recall

If you have any of this dog food, throw it out immediately

September 8th, 2020

The FDA has announced a voluntary recall of various dog food brands do to the possibility that they contain toxic mold at high levels. The food was sold in multiple bag sizes and may make your dog sick. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea as well as yellowed eyes and gums. We humans have enough to …

Coronavirus Vaccine

FDA might approve coronavirus vaccines before Phase 3 trials are done

August 31st, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine emergency approval might come before Phase 3 trials are finished, said FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. The remark came days after a report claimed the FDA might be pressured to issue an emergency use approval for one of the vaccines that are in the final stage of testing before the presidential election. Hahn said …

FDA hand sanitizer warning

FDA just issued a new warning about hand sanitizers

August 28th, 2020

The FDA is warning consumers that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in a way that they could be mistaken for food or drink, especially by children. Even a small amount of hand sanitizer can be fatal if ingested by a child, but ingesting any amount can cause serious injury and put you in the …

shrimp recall

If you have frozen shrimp in your freezer, read this before eating them

August 13th, 2020

Shrimp sold under a variety of brand names has been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. The FDA says that shrimp originally distributed by Kader Exports may have been cross-contaminated during processing and could make you ill. If you have any of the recalled product, return it to the store for a full refund. Food …