Recalled Peanuts are for Sale in Retail Stores

Peanut Corporation of America has revealed that it manufactured and shipped peanuts to dollar stores for retail sale.  While no peanut butter was involved, peanuts in cans and jars were distributed to 99 Cent Stuff, 99 Cents Only Stores, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree Stores,…

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FDA Increasing Oversight of Opioid Pain Medicine

The Food and Drug Administration is increasing its requirements for safe prescription and use of pain medicines that contain opiates beginning with a meeting in early March with manufacturers.  Additional input is planned through discussions with other government agencies, the addiction and pain treatment communities,…

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Find Peanut Butter Product Recalls

Salmonella Outbreak Update The Food and Drug Administration has a website where consumers can search for information on foods recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination. You can search by brand name, UPC, product description (for example, crackers with peanut butter), or any combination of the…

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FDA Recommends Consumers Avoid Products Containing Peanut Butter

Salmonella Update With many new recalls of foods containing peanut butter or peanut paste, the Food and Drug Administration is now recommending that consumers avoid all commercially prepared foods made with peanut butter or eating peanut butter served in institutional settings. Current recalls, listed on…

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Kellogg Removes Peanut Butter Crackers from Store Shelves

Salmonella Update The Kellogg Company has put a hold on shipping its sandwich crackers with peanut butter.  It is removing them from retail store shelves and asks consumers not to eat them until further notice that their safety is assured. Products affected include Austin® and…

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King Nut Peanut Butter Recalled Because of Salmonella

The Food and Drug Administration and the King Nut Companies have announced a recall of King Nut Peanut Butter after Salmonella was found in an open five pound tub of peanut butter.  King Nut is also recalling Parnell’s Pride peanut butter, which is manufactured by…

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Another Ethex recall: 2 Mg Hydromorphone

On December 23, 2008 Ethex Corporation recalled one lot of 2 mg hydromorphone tablets because it may contain oversized pills. Hydromorphone is used to manage pain.  Too high a dose could cause difficulty breathing, excessive sedation, or low blood pressure.  Patients taking hydromorphone who experience…

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C.B. Fleet Recalls Its Over-the-Counter Phospho-soda Products

On December 11, 2008 the C.B. Fleet Company voluntarily recalled all their over-the-counter oral sodium phosphate products including Fleet Phospho-soda® and Fleet EZ-Prep™ Bowel Cleansing System. The recall follows the Food and Drug Administration safety alert on Thursday connecting oral sodium phosphate bowel cleansers to…

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Leucovorin Shortage Threatens Colorectal Cancer Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration is reporting shortages of leucovorin calcium, used to enhance the effectiveness of 5-FU (fluorouracil) in treating colorectal cancer.  The reason the FDA gives for the shortage is “Manufacturing Delays.” Leucovorin is supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals and Bedford Laboratories, and the…

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