This week, DrugNews highlights eight recalls announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during the month of September. Seven of these involved food products while one dealt with a line of injectable drugs.
Below you will find more information on the recalls, and what consumers need to know for their safety.
FDA Food Recalls
On September 20th, Apple Tree Goat Dairy announced a recall of certain lots of their feta, gouda and chevre goat cheeses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria is a bacterial infection that can cause mild to severe symptoms or even death in young children or the elderly.
Blue Bell Ice Cream announced a recall on September 21st of several types of ice cream containing chocolate chip cookie dough supplied by a 3rd party supplier due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
On September 22nd, Krishna Food Corporation announced a recall of its BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI brand snack food due to possible salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism that can cause severe or even fatal infections in young children and the elderly.
McCain Food USA issued a recall on September 23rd of frozen onion rings sold under the brands Save-A-Lot Stores, Krasdale Brand, Spartan Brand and Shur Fine Brand due to the undeclared presence of milk.
On September 23rd, Waymouth Farms announced a recall of its Good Sense Cranberries N’More brand product due to the possible undeclared presence of allergens including pecans, walnuts, milk and soy.
A division of Del Monte Foods announced a recall of around 15,000 cases of field pees and green bean products primarily distributed to commercial foodservice providers due to possible shellfish contamination.
Finally, New York based Mt. Kisco Smikehouse issued a recall of its whole and sliced smoked Atlantic Salmon on September 26th due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
FDA Drug Recalls
On September 22nd, Florida-based Wells Pharmacy Network issued a recall of several injectable drug products designed for human and animal use, manufactured between February 22, 2016 and September 14, 2016, due to concerns over the sterility of the drugs.
The affected products range from injectable testosterone to vitamins and oils.
Check back with DrugNews for more of the latest information on food and drug warnings, studies and recalls.
FDA. Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts. (September 28, 2016). Retrieved from www.fda.gov
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