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lemtrada-nov30.jpg The FDA is warning consumers about the risk of rare but serious cases of stroke and tears in the lining of arteries in the head and neck associated with multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada, chemically known as Alemtuzumab. These problems can lead to permanent disability and even death.

fad-nov29.jpg Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 4 wheels of "Kinkead" cheese made on 5-10-18, due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date. "Kinkead" is a raw semi-firm, washed natural rind cheese, packaged with an orange label.

recall-nov21.jpg Houston, Texas establishment 165368 C. Corp., doing business as Long Phung Food Products, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat pork products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. FSIS determined that there is a link between the Listeria monocytogenes illnesses and ready-to-eat pork products produced by Long Phung Foods.

vegetable-nov21.jpg As the investigation of an ongoing multistate outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce progresses, regulatory authorities in the U.S. and Canada have warned consumers not to eat any type of romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce.

deleitefoodsenterprises-nov20.jpg Deleite Foods Enterprises, Inc. is recalling approximately 11,000 pounds of marinated raw poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. This problem was discovered during routine label verification activities by an FSIS inspector. Meanwhile, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

groundturkey-nov16.jpg Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC is recalling approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella Reading. Based on continuing investigation, additional product from other companies may also be recalled. As of November 5, 2018, 164 people infected with outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 35 states.

usda-nov15.jpg FSIS announced that Houston, Texas establishment Ron's Home Style Foods is recalling approximately 6,912 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Meanwhile, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

fad-nov14.jpg The Pictsweet Co. announced the recall of 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam'ables Asparagus Spears due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date with respect to this recall.

recall1-103118.jpg ScieGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg dosage forms due to the presence of N-nitrosodiethylamin, or NDEA, a probable human carcinogen, in the drug substance.

Shirley's Cookie Company Inc. is recalling its 16 ounce packages of "Chocolate Whoopie Pie" due to presence of undeclared peanuts. No illnesses have been reported to date related to this problem. The recalled "Chocolate Whoopie Pie" were distributed to Weis Markets Headquarters on September 14, 2018.

Sirob Imports, Inc. is recalling, Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri's Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods Brand and Butera Fruit Market Curry Powder due to elevated levels of lead. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after FDA sampling found elevated levels of lead in the product.

fad-oct23.jpg Promise Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling one lot of Prednisolone and Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 1%/0.5% sterile, 3ml vials, due to presence of unidentified small particulate floating in the solution. According to the FDA, Lot Number 09042018@2, Exp. 12/03/2018 is the affected lot.

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