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FDA: Recalls

Carmel Food Group Announces a Voluntary Recall of One Code Date of Mislabeled Butternut Squash Ravioli Due to Undeclared Allergens
Hayward, CA. Carmel Food Group today issued a voluntary recall of Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, a frozen product, because of mixed product in the packages with SELL BY APR 09 2015 (ONLY). This mislabeling incident has resulted in product which may contain undeclared allergens, milk, egg, and soy. Go To Site

GOMACRO RECALLS "Almond Butter + Carob" and “Sunflower Butter + Chocolate” MacroBars Because of Possible Health Risk Carob Powder Supplier May Have Exposed Ingredient to Salmonella
GoMacro, of Viola, Wis., is recalling MARCOBARS brand almond butter + carob lots 1634 and 1645 and sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Go To Site

CaCoCo, Inc. Recalls Raw Drinking Chocolate Containing Voluntarily Recalled Organic Carob Powder From Their Supplier for Possible Salmonella Contamination
CaCoCo, Inc. has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Go To Site

CDC: Flu Updates

CDC: Travel Notices

Watch - Chikungunya in French Guiana
As of June 14, 2014, 390 chikungunya cases were reported in French Guiana. In December 2013, French Guiana reported locally transmitted cases for the first time. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to French Guiana protect themselves from mosquito bites.  Go To Site

Alert - Polio in Somalia
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, as of July 15, 2014, 4 cases have been reported in Somalia for 2014. In 2013, 194 cases of polio were reported from Somalia. These are the first wild poliovirus cases reported in Somalia since 2007. CDC recommends that all travelers to Somalia be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults should receive a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine. Go To Site

Alert - Polio in Syria
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, 36 cases (1 case in 2014) of polio have been reported from the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) since the outbreak began in 2013. Due to conflict in the region, immunization rates have dramatically decreased. CDC recommends that all travelers to Syria be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults should receive a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine. Go To Site

CPSC: Child-Related Products

Lea Industries Recalls Bunk Beds with Bookcases Due to Risk of Entrapment (Recall Alert)
The Lea Covington or Hannah Collection bunk beds with bookcases can be assembled incorrectly, resulting in a gap larger than allowed by industry safety standards. This poses an entrapment hazard to young children.  Go To Site

phil&teds Recalls Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard
The adaptors connecting the car seat to the stroller can crack and break and the infant can fall.  Go To Site

Hamilton Beach Recalls Baby Food Makers Due to Small Parts Hazard
Wed, 28 May 2014 10:00:00 Go To Site

CPSC: Household Products

Lea Industries Recalls Bunk Beds with Bookcases Due to Risk of Entrapment (Recall Alert)
The Lea Covington or Hannah Collection bunk beds with bookcases can be assembled incorrectly, resulting in a gap larger than allowed by industry safety standards. This poses an entrapment hazard to young children.  Go To Site

Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
Sunbeam has received more than 130 reports of model HCH1823M ceramic heaters either unexpectedly overheating or stop working. There has been one report of smoke inhalation and 10 reports of minor property damage.  Go To Site

Lithonia Lighting Recalls Emergency Lights Due to Fire Hazard
The circuit board on the Quantum® series ELM and ELM2 incandescent two-light fixtures can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items. Go To Site



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