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Special Alerts

FDA: Recalls

Miravalle Foods, Inc. Recalls Ground Annato Because of Possible Health Risk
Miravalle Foods, Inc. of El Monte, CA, is conducting a voluntarily recall on its 0.75 ounce packages of Miravalle brand Achiote Molido Ground Annato spice 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

Nano Well-being Health Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Super Arthgold Due to Undeclared Ingredients
La Mirada, CA, Nano Well-being Health Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot L1P1-6100/Expiration date June 25, 2016 and lot L1P2-6000/Expiration date September 16, 2016 of Super Arthgold, 500 mg capsules to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis has found the product to contain chlorzoxazone, diclofenac and indomethacin, making it an unapproved new drug. Go To Site

Dominex Natural Foods, LLC, Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Undeclared Nut Allergen in AngelBowls brand of Corkscrew Pasta & Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce Pasta Bowl
Dominex Natural Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling its AngelBowls Corkscrew Pasta and Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce with following day codes: 00914 and 01314; (“Corkscrew Pasta”) because its ingredients may include undeclared pine nuts, a potential allergen. The company has determined that a small number of cases were inadvertently mispackaged. Go To Site

CDC: Flu Updates

NEW: April 2014 Spanish NIVDP Newsletter (PDF)
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FluView - Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report
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NEW: NIVDP Influential News, April 2014 PDF
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CDC: Travel Notices

Watch - Chikungunya in Tonga
As of April 9, 2014, 20 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga is an independent Polynesian sovereign state made up of 176 islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. CDC recommends that travelers to Tonga protect themselves from mosquito bites. Go To Site

Alert - Polio in Equatorial Guinea
As of March 20, 2014, 1 case of polio has been reported from Equatorial Guinea. The case is in Centro Sur Province close to the border with Cameroon, where an outbreak is already occurring. This is the first polio case reported from the country since 1999.  Go To Site

Alert - Polio in Syria
As of April 3, 2014, 27 cases 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

BedHead Pajamas Recalls Children's Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Go To Site

J.P. Boden Recalls Boys' Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard (Recall Alert)
The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children. Go To Site

Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls Due to Burn Hazard
The circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. Go To Site

CPSC: Household Products

Ontel Recalls Isometric Exercise Devices Due to Projectile Hazard
The handle grips on each end can break during use and cause parts to be forcefully ejected from the shaft, posing a risk of injury from impact to the user or bystander. Go To Site

Pier 1 Imports Recalls Hanging Glass Star Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard
The solder welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from a tea light. This can cause the candle holder to break and expose the flame, posing a fire hazard. Go To Site

GunBox Recalls Gun Storage Boxes Due to Lock Failure (Recall Alert)
The GunBox storage box locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun stored inside. Go To Site

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