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Delta Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

The stroller leg bracket can break, posing a fall hazard to infants in the stroller.

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FOODS_RECALLRecalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts for U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This information has recently been updated and is now available.

 

 

 

1.  Belleville Farmer’s Market Recalls Shelled Walnuts Because of Possible Health Risk

05/23/2014 05:13 PM EDT

Belleville Farmer’s Market of Belleville, IL is recalling its packages of Shelled Walnuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

2. Sun Tree LLC Recalls 12oz Packaged California Grown Shelled Walnuts Due to Possible Health Risk

05/23/2014 09:52 PM EDT
Sun Tree LLC is voluntarily recalling walnuts comprising of 46 cases of 24 count 12oz produce bags, California Grown Shelled Walnuts, Lot No. 42720, Best by 12/11/2014 UPC code, 69887507806, because it has been determined that there is a possibility of contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

3. Sherman Produce Recalls Bulk and Packaged Walnuts Due to Possible Health Risk

05/21/2014 07:27 PM EDT
St. Louis-based Sherman Produce is voluntarily recalling walnuts comprising of 241 cases of bulk walnuts packaged in 25 lb bulk cardboard boxes and Schnucks brand 10 oz trays with UPC 00338390032 with best by dates 03/15 and 04/15 because the products are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

4.Whole Foods Market Recalls Thai Soba Noodle Salad in Five States, Due to Undeclared Allergen

05/23/2014 12:37 PM EDT
Whole Foods Market is recalling Thai Soba Noodle Salad sold in all stores in five states due to an undeclared soy allergen. The product has a Use by Date of: 5/25/14.

Voluntarily Recall of Limited Quantity of 12 oz Tejava® Premium Iced Tea

Recall — Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Voluntarily Recall of Limited Quantity of 12 oz Tejava® Premium Iced Tea

Contact:
Consumer:
1-888-847-8742

Media:
Richard Weklych
Executive Vice President of Manufacturing
707-265-3912
RichardW@CrystalGeyser.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 9, 2011 – As a precautionary measure, certain production lots of Tejava® Premium Iced Tea in 12 oz glass bottles are being recalled nationwide due to the possible presence of glass fragments which could be harmful if swallowed. To date, there have been no reports of any illness or injury.

The 12 oz Tejava® production lot code dates being recalled are:

1BT220                     1BT221                   1BT222                  1BT223
1BT252                     1BT253                   1BT254                  1BT255
1BT277                     1BT278                   1BT279                  1BT280 
1BT313

These production codes can be found on the back of the bottle label and on the long panel of the case tray. They are for case UPC 6-54871-24901-2, four pack UPC 6-54871-04901-1, and single bottle UPC 6-54871-00901-5.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are asked to return the product to the store where it was purchased and coupons, product replacement, or credit will be issued.

Note: The 1 liter size of Tejava® Premium Iced Tea is NOT affected and is NOT part of this recall.

For further information, consumers should contact the Tejava® Consumer Hotline at 1-888-847-8742 or www.Tejava.com 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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CooperVision Continues the Voluntary Recall of Avaira™ Toric Contact Lenses

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > CooperVision Continues the Voluntary Recall of Avaira™ Toric Contact Lenses.

Recall — Firm Press Release

CooperVision Continues the Voluntary Recall of Avaira™

Toric Contact Lenses

Contact:
Media:
Erin Crew
(646) 935-4263
Erin.crew@ketchum.com

Consumer:
855-526-6737

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 13, 2011 – In full cooperation with the United States Food and Drug Administration, CooperVision, Inc. is continuing to work with the FDA, distributors, customers, eye care practitioners and lens wearers to complete the worldwide recall initiated on August 19, 2011 on certain lots of Avaira™ Toric contact lenses.

“Our first priority is always the health and safety of all CooperVision lens wearers and as such we responded quickly to complaints from our customers by initiating a voluntary recall” said Christine Moench, vice president, Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. “We want to ensure that all consumers are aware of this action and know where to go for more information.”

If you wear Avaira Toric contact lenses and experience any symptoms, CooperVision recommends that you stop wearing the lenses immediately.  Contact your eye care practitioner for advice.

If you wear Avaira Toric contact lenses and are not experiencing symptoms, CooperVision recommends that you:

  • Go to the CooperVision recall web page at www.coopervision.com/recall, and enter the lot number of your package to determine whether your lenses have been recalled.
  • Alternatively, you may contact us on our toll-free consumer hotline (1-855-526-6737)
  • If your lenses have been recalled, immediately remove your existing lenses, discontinue lens wear; and return your lenses to your eye care practitioner or point of purchase. 

The recall was initiated because of the unintended presence of a residue on certain lots of Avaira Toric lenses, which may cause hazy vision, discomfort, or eye injuries requiring medical treatment. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms. Since the initiation of the recall, the company has received some additional complaints of severe eye pain. Avaira Toric contact lens wearers that experience any symptoms should stop wearing the lenses immediately and speak with their eye care practitioner.

We have ongoing relationships with practitioners to continue to identify all the affected lots in the market. To date, the recall has impacted approximately 600,000 Avaira Toric contact lenses in the U.S.

As part of the recall, CooperVision notified its customers and requested eye care practitioners contact their patients regarding this recall. Because CooperVision lenses are sold through distributors and eye care practitioners, communication efforts have been focused through these channels in order to most effectively reach lens wearers. Within the first two weeks of the initiation of the recall on August 19, 2011, CooperVision completed the following actions:

  • Sent worldwide recall notifications to more than 9,000 Avaira Toric CooperVision customers.
  • Contacted more than 7,000 U.S. eye care practitioners who have received or sampled Avaira Toric contact lenses.
  • Issued a press release via GlobeNewswire from CooperVision’s parent, The Cooper Companies, regarding the voluntary recall of limited lots of CooperVision Avaira Toric lenses.
  • Included information on the CooperVision website for lens wearers to easily and quickly check if their lenses are impacted (www.coopervision.com/recall), established a toll-free consumer hotline (1-855-526-6737), and included an informational notice on www.coopervision.com.
  • Instructed authorized distributors to send back all Avaira Toric products – not just specific lot numbers – so that CooperVision could ensure that affected lenses were removed.
  • Provided retailers and distributors access to patient communications materials – including post cards and e-mail messages – to send to Avaira Toric lens wearers impacted by the recall.
  • Worked with eye care practitioners to specifically remove affected lots of Avaira Toric products, by providing them with more than 3,500 customized reports detailing affected lots specific to their location.
  • Deployed customer care resources to answer questions from patients, and a specialized team of customer care representatives were made available to contact patients on behalf of eye care practitioners.

The efficient and effective implementation of this recall remains a priority for CooperVision.

About CooperVision
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges; such as astigmatism, presbyopia and ocular dryness; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, thereby creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.

Contact lenses are medical devices and can only be prescribed and dispensed by a licensed eye care professional.  (Aricle Link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm275772.htm)

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Farmer’s Markets Spur Job Growth, New Report Finds | Rodale News

farmer’s market jobs | Farmer’s Markets Spur Job Growth, New Report Finds | Rodale News.

Farmer’s Markets Spur Job Growth, New Report Finds As the economy limps along, farmer’s markets are showing record growth, and that growth could bring thousands of jobs with it.

By Leah Zerbe

Learn how to find truly organic food at farmer’s markets.

The little economic engine that could: Farmer’s markets spur local development and job growth.

RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—In a dismal week for the U.S. economy featuring debt-ceiling drama in Washington and the threat of a double-dip recession on Wall Street, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) delivered some powerhouse statistics demonstrating the public’s demand for healthy, organic food: The number of farmer’s markets in the country increased 17 percent in the last year. “There’s a yearning for the 99 percent of Americans who are no longer connected to the farm to reconnect,” Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of the USDA, said in a press call Friday afternoon.

The timing is perfect—this week marks National Farmer’s Market Week—and comes on the heels of a new report finding that farmer’s markets could generate thousands of jobs in the U.S.

THE DETAILS: The 2011 USDA Farmer’s Market Directory lists 7,175 farmer’s market, and Merrigan says the number is probably even higher because some markets don’t self-report. The states with the most markets include California, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. And, though not on the top 10 list, Alaskan farmer’s markets increased 46 percent over last year, and Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico were each up 38 percent. As an indication that shoppers are indeed searching for more local, organic food, Merrigan said more than 2 million people have searched the USDA Farmer’s Market Directory so far in 2011.

“Farmer’s markets are just growing exponentially,” said Merrigan, who highlighted farmer’s market innovations, particularly those that bring healthy produce to low-income areas. One such advancement is the increase in farmer’s markets’ allowing electronic benefit transfers (EBT), so people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, can purchase fresh, healthy food at farmer’s markets. Many of these markets are moving into food deserts, areas without grocery stores that sell fresh produce and where the few stores that do sell fresh vegetables are bodegas and corner stores with a high mark-up.

Note: Many of the USDA programs that help boost farmer’s markets numbers and bring healthy food to people could be on the chopping block in the 2012 Farm Bill. (Read more)

Elderberry Juice ‘Drug’ Raid | Health Freedom Alliance

Elderberry Juice ‘Drug’ Raid | Health Freedom Alliance.

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Elderberry Juice ‘Drug’ Raid

Submitted by Lois Rain on June 10, 2011 – 6:08 pm

To punish a crime, you must have a crime. The FDA creates crimes when elderberry juice concentrate magically becomes a drug!

Such raids have taken place a lot in the last few years, but lately it’s almost overwhelming to keep up! FDA raids operate the same way: issue a warning not to make health claims, company makes changes, inspections ensue, everything seems fine with no more word from FDA, then BAM! agents raid the place like a crack house and confiscate the drug.

~Health Freedoms

 

Feds seize elderberry juice from Kansas winery

U.S. marshals have seized elderberry juice concentrate products distributed by a Mulvane area-based company because a federal agency said the products make false claims about prevention and treatment of diseases.

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that Wyldewood Cellars has been distributing products that are nonapproved and misbranded drugs.

Wyldewood claims that its elderberry juice concentrate cures, treats or prevents various diseases such as AIDS, diabetes and flu, according to the FDA complaint.

But John Brewer, who co-founded the business in 1994, said Wyldewood doesn’t make any such claims.

“This is a matter of the attorneys talking to each other, find out what the complaint is and we’ll fix it,” Brewer said.

Marshals came to Wyldewood’s main distribution center near Mulvane on Wednesday and moved all the elderberry juice concentrates to a back room.

“They put some stickers on it saying we can’t touch it,” Brewer said.

Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for Kansas, said that Wyldewood was first notified in 2006 in a warning letter that its claims for the medicinal powers of elderberry juice are unproven and violate federal law.

Wyldewood responded by promising to remove all such claims from its websites, the FDA said. But the FDA said it discovered during subsequent inspections that the company continues to make the same claims.

Brewer said the company did receive that warning letter and the issue was over labeling. A consultant familiar with FDA regulations was hired by Wyldewood to make changes so the label reflected that the product was being sold as a supplement.

“We haven’t heard anything from (the FDA) since,” he said. “They’ve been in our facility multiple times.

“It’s like, ‘C’mon guys, we changed our label, we changed everything we thought we were supposed to do.’ And then they show up and so this.

” (Supplements) seems to be one of their hot buttons these days.”

The FDA filed its complaint against the company May 27.

“Products with unapproved disease claims are dangerous because they may cause consumers to delay or avoid legitimate treatments,” Dara Corrigan, FDA’s associate commissioner for regulator affairs, said in a statement.

There are no claims by the FDA that drinking the elderberry juice concentrate causes any health concerns, said Jim Cross, a spokesman for Grissom.

Wyldewood has retail stores in west Wichita, Lawrence, Paxico and St. Joseph, Ill. FDA hasn’t sought to seize any of the products except for those at the facility near Mulvane, Cross said.

Wyldewood produces more than 40 types of Kansas wine, according to the company’s website.

Posted on Sat, Jun. 04, 2011

BY RICK PLUMLEE

Source:   http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/03/2924919/feds-seize-elderberry-juice-from.html

madagascar bourbon pure vanilla bean paste 1 gallon

madagascar bourbon pure vanilla bean paste 1 gallon.

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall for Specific Lot of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
Tue, 17 May 2011 17:15:00 -0500

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. of Waukegan, Illinois is voluntarily recalling lot no. 11123 of its Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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