Family, Health, Sci-Tech

Maryland Department of Health issues consumer advisory for enoki mushrooms due to Listeria risk

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers not to eat enoki mushrooms produced by Shandong Youhe Biotechnology Co Ltd. in Shandong Province, China, because of potential contamination with Listeria bacteria. Samples collected and tested by MDH in early January were positive for the Listeria bacteria. MDH is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other states …


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Baltimore County launches online Water Quality Dashboard tool

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced the launch of a water quality dashboard, a new online tool that allows the public to easily review waterway monitoring data from chemical and bacteria samples collected routinely by the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS). “Transparency and accountability are cornerstones of my administration, and this dashboard is yet another …


Wegmans recalls products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, cat grass due to Salmonella risk

ROCHESTER, NY—Wegmans Food Markets is issuing a voluntarily recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass 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 …

Lidl recalls chocolate Advent calendars due to Salmonella risk

ARLINGTON, VA—The FDA has announced that some chocolate Advent calendars that were sold at Lidl stores are being recalled. Lidl US has announced a voluntary recall for the 8.4 oz Favorina branded Advent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling) due to potential Salmonella contamination. This voluntary recall was issued because some items may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is …

Clorox recalls Pine Sol cleaners due to risk of bacteria exposure

BALTIMORE, MD—Clorox has announced a recall of approximately 37 million units of various Pine Sol cleaners. The recalled products may contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an environmental organism found widely in soil and water. People with weakened immune systems or external medical devices who are exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment. …

Baltimore County conducts enhanced bacterial monitoring, provides update on Back River

TOWSON, MD—In response to recent public health concerns about water quality in sections of Back River, County Executive Johnny Olszewski has directed Baltimore County’s environmental health specialists and natural resource specialists to coordinate enhanced bacterial monitoring of Back River in the areas adjacent to and downstream from Baltimore City’s Back River Wastewater Treatment plant. In addition to routine seasonal sampling …

Lakeside Refrigerated Services recalls ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

WASHINGTON—Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week. The ground beef products were produced from February 1, 2022, through April 8, 2022. The complete list of products and product codes for …

HEALTH ALERT: Residents advised to avoid contact with water in Back River

BALTIMORE, MD—Due to contaminants in Back River that can cause illness, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Health on Friday issued an alert advising residents to avoid contact with the water. The advisory contains the following recommendations: Avoid contact with Back River water Do not drink stream water Do not swim or wade in the …