Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 8:39 am
Researchers at Dartmouth College have found high levels of arsenic in some organic foods containing brown rice syrup.
Food products such as organic baby formula, cereal bars, and energy shot drinks made with brown rice syrup were found to have arsenic levels above the federal limits for drinking water. There are no laws restricting the amounts of arsenic allowed in food products.
Inorganic arsenic, like the kind found in the foods tested, is a known carcinogen that can cause cancer. Infants that consume baby formula with high levels of arsenic could suffer from lower intellectual functions and lower IQs.
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Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 8:16 am
California Innovations, Inc. is recalling nearly 248,000 insulated and expandable lunch box sets due to leaking freezer gel in the freezer gel packs.
The Ci Sport three-piece lunch box, which comes with an aluminum bottle and freezer gel pack, was sold in Cost U Less, Leon Korol, and Costco from May 2007 to September 2008.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, California Innovations received two reports of dogs ingesting the gel from the freezer gel packs. One dog fell seriously ill and the other died. The gel, which contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, is poisonous to humans.
Consumers who purchased the lunch box can return it to Costco for a full refund.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 10:17 am
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a report on its investigation into the listeria outbreak in Jensen Farm cantaloupes. This outbreak is considered the deadliest in United States history, claiming 25 lives and sickening over 125.
The investigation found that a possible source of the contamination was in Jensen Farms' packaging facility. Dirty equipment, pooling water, and unsafe storage practices could have created ideal environments for listeria to grow. Of the 39 samples taken from the packaging facility, twelve tested positive for listeria. More illnesses are expected to be reported since it can take two months for listeriosis to develop in the body.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 6:33 am
Over 60,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled after the US Department of Agriculture's routine testing found traces of E. coli in the meat. The bacteria was found in an Ohio processing plant regulated by the National Beef Packing Co. So far there has been no reports of illnesses linked with the contaminated beef.
A large part of the southeast has been affected by the recall, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee. However, some meat may have been distributed nationwide. The beef was shipped to Kroger, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixe and Publix stores.
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Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 5:59 am
A recall of Publix Caesar Salad Dressing was recently issued by the product's manufacturer, Ken's Foods Incorporated, after the dressing's ingredient label was found to be incorrect.
The dressing contains fish, soy, and gluten products, all of which are known allergens that were not listed on the product's label. Prior to the recall, the dressing was sold in several Publix stores throughout the country, including in South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.
Ken's Foods Incorporated has advised anyone who has purchased the dressing and has an allergy to fish, soy, or gluten to return the dressing to the store from which they purchased it. No illnesses caused by the dressing has been reported.
If you or someone you love has suffered an illness because of an incorrectly labeled food product, please contact the Charleston defective food product lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.