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Cargill Ground Turkey Recall A Result Of Salmonella

Posted on 03 August 2011 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Cargill, one of the largest meat processors in the U.S., has announced a massive recall of ground turkey.

Cargill confirmed that they have recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey. Continue Reading

Johnson & Johnson Recalling Leaky Insulin Cartridges

Posted on 09 March 2011 by staff

Yet another recall has been initiated involving a Johnson & Johnson product as hundreds of thousands of leaky insulin cartridges are being recalled.

The insulin cartridges are manufactured by their Animas unit and have the potential to lead to serious health problems and death, thus this recall is very serious. Continue Reading

Unilever Recalls Peanut Butter Because Of Salmonella

Posted on 07 March 2011 by staff

The latest product recall in the United States involves two brands of Skippy peanut butter believed to be contaminated by salmonella bacteria.

Unilever is the maker of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy as well as Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk peanut butter which was distributed to 16 US states. Continue Reading

Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled Over Salmonella Fear

Posted on 06 March 2011 by staff

Eating Skippy peanut butter from Unilever would be a very bad idea these days as it may very well be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

Eating Skippy peanut butter from Unilever would be a very bad idea these days as it may very well be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.


Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – Eating Skippy peanut butter from Unilever would be a very bad idea these days as it may very well be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

The company has issued a recall of the product which was distributed to 16 US states: North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Illinois, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, and New Jersey. Continue Reading

Hazelnuts Recalled Because Of E. Coli Bacteria

Posted on 06 March 2011 by staff

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – A massive recall of hazelnuts has been announced because of a possible link with E. coli bacteria. The packaged and bulk containers of in-shell hazelnuts and mixed nuts made by DeFranco & Sons of Los Angeles were sold in the United States and Canada last November and December and have been linked to seven cases of E. coli bacteria contamination in the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The affected nuts were sold under the brand names Sunripe, George Packing, Firestone Farms, and Northwest Hazelnut, in a variety of packages as small as one pound.

E. coli infection is generally not that serious but can make life very unpleasant for up to 72 hours. Symptoms include: abdominal cramps and diarrhea, along with vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc. Young children and the elderly are at greater risk of complications from E. coli contamination and in extreme cases infection can result in kidney failure.

FDA Rips Over 500 Cough, Cold Medications Off Shelves

Posted on 03 March 2011 by admin

cough_medicine_fdaHouston (HealthKnowItAll) – The Food and Drug Administration has put out an order to immediately remove over 500 unregulated and unapproved cold and cough medication from the market.

While the drugs have not had any major side effects – mostly drowsiness – there is concern that there could be worse medical problems in the future. Continue Reading

Medtronic Recalling 37,000 Faulty Pacemakers

Posted on 12 June 2009 by admin

Medical device maker Medtronic have issued a recall for a type of pacemaker that they say can considerably raise a patient's risk of sudden death because of problems that have been reported with it
Medical device maker Medtronic have issued a recall for a type of pacemaker that they say can considerably raise a patient’s risk of sudden death because of problems that have been reported with it.

According to the company up to 37,000 of their devices are being recalled due to wiring issues that could cause the device to missfire or even quit working. Continue Reading

(Update) Valley Meats LLC Issues Nationwide Ground Beef Recall

Posted on 23 May 2009 by admin

Over 96000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled due to it being contaminated with E. coli bacteria
Over 96000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled due to it being contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

The recall is being issued by meat packing company, Valley Meats LLC of Coal Valley after cases of E. coli poisoning were reported and linked to their product. Continue Reading

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Company Recalls Ground Beef Tainted With E. Coli Bacteria

Posted on 22 May 2009 by admin

It is being reported that Valley Meats LLC of Coal Valley, Illinois has issued a massive recall of ground beef because it is tainted with E. coli bacteria
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – It is being reported that Valley Meats LLC of Coal Valley, Illinois has issued a massive recall of ground beef because it is tainted with E. coli bacteria.

The news was broke by the U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday in a statement. Continue Reading

FDA Issues Recall For Toxic Childrens Face Paint

Posted on 13 May 2009 by admin

The FDA have announced a recall of a type of face paint made in China because it contains a toxic bacteria
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – The FDA have announced a recall of a type of face paint made in China because it contains a toxic bacteria.

According to the agency they have received numerous reports of children developing rashes and itchy skin from using the face paint. Continue Reading