Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued recalls on ten consumer products: nine foods and one prescription drug.
Here, DrugNews discusses the details behind these recalls and what you should know as a consumer.
FDA Food Recalls
The FDA announced a recall by Krispak, Inc. of their Gordon Food Service (GFS) brand of Honey Roasted Peanuts based on the undisclosed presence of pecans in some packages, which may cause aggravation of food allergies in some users.
Agave Dream issued a recall of its Cappuccino Ice Cream brand based on the possible presence of listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an infection that can cause symptoms ranging from mild to severe, and even death in young children or the elderly.
Theo Chocolate issued a recall of its Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars, lot # 3037431, expiration date 05/2017, distributed in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IA, ID, FL, MI, MT, ND, NH, OR, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA, and WI. The recall was due to the possible undisclosed presence of milk in the product.
ConAgra Foods issued a recall of several varieties of its P.F. Chang’s brand frozen meals due to the possible presence of small metal fragments between 2mm and 9mm in the sugar sauce.
Tippin's Gourmet Pies issued a recall of its Key Lime Pie due to the possible presence of undisclosed peanuts that may cause an allergic reaction in some users.
Faribault Foods, Inc. issued a recall of several brands of black beans, including Hyvee No-Salt-Added Black Beans, La Preferida Low Sodium Black Beans, Our Family No-Salt-Added Black Beans, Sprouts No-Salt-Added Black Beans, Mrs. Grimes No-Salt-Added Black Beans, Kuner’s No-Salt-Added Black Beans and HEB Black No-Salt-Added Beans due to the possible presence of plastic and/or metal pieces.
Monogram Appetizers, LLC issued a recall of its Poppers brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks due to the possible undisclosed presence of egg.
Finally, both the Marie Callender's brand Biscuit Mix and Golden Dipt brand Jalapeno Breader were recalled due to the risk of E. coli O121.
The agency only issued one drug advisory last week, however, it was serious enough to warrant a recall rather than just a warning.
PharmaTech, LLC issued a recall of its Rugby brand Diocto Liquid from lot # NDC 0536-0590-85. The product is a stool softener sold to wholesale, retail, pharmacy and hospital locations. Diocto was recalled after the detection of Burkholderia cepacia, a bacteria that can cause serious infections in patients with weak immune systems or lung conditions.
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FDA. Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts. (July 26, 2016). Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
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