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These 5 popular groceries are being pulled from supermarket shelves

January 14th, 2022

It’s a sign of this strange and occasionally disconcerting pandemic-era moment we’re living in that something as mundane as shopping at the grocery store has managed to become a political football. US Senators like Elizabeth Warren have been railing against the price spikes increasingly seen on grocery store shelves. Meanwhile, food recalls continue to be …

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Critical drug recall: If you take these common meds, call your doctor immediately

January 1st, 2022

The FDA this week announced two drug recalls for entirely different but nonetheless equally serious reasons. The first recall involves Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release tablets from Viona Pharmaceuticals. This recall stems from the fact that some lots of the drug likely contain a carcinogen known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The second drug recall involves lots of Nitroglycerin …

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Pet food recall: Stop feeding this food to your dog immediately

December 27th, 2021

A pet food recall due to Salmonella contamination is just as important as human food recalls caused by the detection of the pathogen in routine sample tests. On top of that, it’s not just pets that risk developing a Salmonella infection. Humans who handle the food for their pets can also be infected. That’s why …

Food Recalls

If you have any of this ice cream in your freezer, throw it out

January 11th, 2021

Thousands of gallons of ice cream have been recalled by the manufacturer for a potentially serious reason. The FDA recall notice states that there may be metal parts mixed into the ice cream. Anyone who purchased ice cream from the batches listed in the recall has been advised not to consume any of the potentially …

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Blood pressure medication recalled because it gives you cancer instead

August 14th, 2018

If you’re on a drug for high blood pressure or heart failure, it’s pretty likely that you’re doing your best to keep your body in working order. However, some patients with heart issues have recently found themselves trading one life-threatening condition with the risk of another. An FDA investigation has triggered a recall of over …